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Energy demand hits new peak for 2021, now previous 7,300mw

The national capital recorded a peak energy demand of 7,323 mega watts (MW) – the highest due to the fact 2019 – on Friday, with officials saying that they managed to meet the surge in demand “without any constraints”.

“Despite a sharp improve in electrical energy demand, Delhi has managed it effectively. No energy cuts. Uninterrupted energy provide,” tweeted chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Earlier, in a tweet, Delhi’s energy minister Satyendar Jain also lauded the energy sector’s part.

“Delhi effectively met ever-highest [highest in two years, as per government records] electrical energy peak demand of 7,323 now. Heartiest congratulations to (the) Delhi energy sector for this achievement,” he tweeted.

The highest peak energy demand ever in the Capital was 7,409 MW, which was recorded on July two, 2019.

As the mercury soared, Delhi recorded peak energy demands of six,921 MW on Wednesday and 7,026 MW on Thursday.

Friday was also the second time in two years that peak energy demand in Delhi crossed the 7,000-mark.

On June 29 final year, Delhi’s peak energy demand was recorded at six,314 MW.

In 2018, the peak demand was 7,016 MW, which was recorded on July ten as per government records.

The demand this year may perhaps additional go up to 7,400 MW, if the ongoing heatwave in the city continues, mentioned a senior energy division official who did not want to be identified.

The BSES discoms — BSES Rajdhani Energy Restricted (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Energy Restricted (BYPL) — mentioned they effectively met the peak energy demands of three,079 MW and 1,640 MW in their respective regions on Friday.

Tata Energy Delhi Distribution Restricted, in a statement, mentioned that they as well effectively met the peak energy demand of two,104 MW in their regions on Friday afternoon, “without any network constraint and energy outage”.



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