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Electricity demand broke records in Delhi! Demand increased to 6194 MW, for the first time in early May

Electricity crisis in Delhi.

Claiming shortage of coal in thermal power plants, the Delhi government has expressed the possibility of supply disruption. The central government has assured that electricity will be provided in Delhi as per their need.

The capital of the country, Delhi (DelhiThe maximum power demand has increased to 6,194 MW on Monday as the scorching heat continues. Which is the longest record ever in the first week of May. This information was given by the officials. For the first time in April, the demand for electricity exceeded 6,000 MW. During this, it was more than 6,000 MW for several days in the last week of April amid the increase in maximum temperature.

Realtime data from State Load Despatch Centre, Delhi shows that Delhi’s maximum demand at 3.34 pm on Monday was 6,194 MW. At the same time, a day earlier it was 6,048 MW. During this, DISCOM officials said that the maximum power demand in the capital has reached 6194 MW, which is the highest ever in the first week of May. However, earlier in the first week of May, the previous maximum demand was recorded at 5,808 MW on May 2, 2019.

Delhi government expressed the possibility of disruption of power supply

Claiming shortage of coal in thermal power plants, the Delhi government has feared supply disruption. During this, the central government has assured that the discoms (power distribution companies) in Delhi will be provided electricity according to their needs. In view of the heat and high demand for electricity, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission last week without wasting any time on the power available to the discoms in the capital. To enable procurement, several provisions relating to short-term power purchase have been relaxed.

Union Power Ministry claims – there is no shortage in power supply to the capital

Three discoms in Delhi – TPDDL, BRPL (BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd) and BYPL (BSES Yamuna Power Ltd) – have projected a substantial increase in power demand in their areas of supply this summer. Last year, TPDDL’s maximum The demand was 2,106 MW, which is expected to go up to 2,350 MW this summer. During this, the Union Power Ministry said that a total of 6,892 MW capacity is available for Delhi and there is no shortage in supply to the capital.

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Let us inform that in the past, the Delhi government has once again reiterated that the stock of coal in the thermal power plants that power the capital is almost exhausted. During this, instead of seven days’ stock, only one day’s coal is left at this time. Expressing concern in this matter, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to all the governments including the Center to find a solution to it soon.

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