Heatwave pushes city peak power demand to highest ever in May

  • | Tuesday | 21st May, 2024

A heatwave in parts of Delhi on Monday pushed the national capitals peak power demand to its highest ever for May. Realtime data from the State Load Dispatch Centre, Delhi, showed the peak power demand at 7,572 MW at 3:33 pm. This was the highest-ever peak power demand for Delhi in May. It was also higher than the peak power demand recorded last year -- 7,438 MW on August 22. Discoms expect the citys peak power demand to cross the 8,000-MW mark this summer. Delhis all-time high peak power demand was recorded at 7,695 MW on June 29, 2022. Discom officials said Monday was the third consecutive day that Delhis peak power demand crossed the 7,000-MW mark, breaking the previous all-time May high of 7,070 MW, recorded on May 19, 2022.

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