With the mercury rising and many establishments being allowed to operate in the national Capital, Delhi's peak power demand reached up to 6,499 MW on Thursday afternoon, the highest recorded this summer.
The peak power demand of Delhi at 6,329 MW on Wednesday night, crossed last year’s peak demand of 6,314 MW, a discom official said.
Delhi's peak power demand has increased by over 10 per cent in 48 hours and over 40 per cent from June 1 mainly under the influence of the unlocking of the city after the Covid-related lockdown and the humid weather.
The three discoms in Delhi — BRPL, BYPL and TPDDL — successfully met the peak power demand of 2,842 MW, 1,464 MW and 1,938 MW respectively, with the combined total demand peaking at 6,499 MW.
Because of the lockdown, Delhi’s peak power demand was recorded last year (6314 MW) on June 29, 2020, was lower than the all-time high peak power demand of 7409 MW on July 2, 2019.