The Ministry of Energy said on Tuesday that the maximum power requirement for all of India that was met during the day reached 201.06 gigawatts (GW), which exceeded the previous record of 200.54 GW on July 7 last year.
The ministry further estimates that demand is expected to reach around 215-220 GW in May-June. The government and other stakeholders are working together to ensure unhindered power supply and action on all fronts, and steps are being taken to make better use of various resources.
“The growing demand for electricity reflects the economic growth in the country. In March this year, the growth in energy demand was around 8.9 percent, “says Per Ministry in a statement.
Increasing power consumption
India’s electricity consumption has increased consistently as the country emerged from the Covid pandemic with growing economic and industrial activity.
For example, on April 8, the maximum power requirement during the day reached 199.58 GW. Although the maximum peak power demand met during the day fell from that recorded on April 8, the figures are still high as the average demand met between April 13 and April 4 (10 days) was 195.43 GW.
So on April 20, the maximum power requirement during the day was 197.28 GW. On April 25, the maximum demand was met at just over 199 GW.
April 26, 2022