6,998 MW on July 9: Sweltering heat pushes peak power demand to all-time high in Delhi

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The national capital’s peak power demand hit an all-time high of 6,998 MW on Monday. It was the highest peak power demand recorded in the history of the city. In June, it had touched 6,934 MW. The increase is 200 per cent over the peak power demand of 2,879 MW in 2002, an official of the Power Department said. 

It was 6,651 MW on June 1, 6,562 MW on June 5, 6,568 MW on June 7, 6,934 MW on June 8, a spokesperson of power discom BSES said. 

Satyendar Jain, Delhi’s Power Minister, had earlier predicted 7,000 MW peak in June. The power demand breached 6,000 MW mutiple times this year. 

It had crossed the 6,000 MW mark only twice last year. 6,021 MW on May 16 and 6,001 on May 26. In 2016 too, the peak power demand had crossed the mark only twice. 6,044 on May 19 and 6,188 on May 20. 

The fact that the city’s power demand crossed the 6,600 MW mark shows the robustness of the capital’s distribution and transmission system, which has been able to measure up, a BSES spokesperson said.

(With PTI inputs) 


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