3:21 p.m .: Peak electricity demand reaches a record level of 7,601 MW | Delhi News

New Delhi: with the Weather report relentless in terms of heat and humidityDelhi residents had no recourse on Tuesday but to turn on air conditioners and chillers, contributing to the registration peak power demand seven.601MW, the highest of all time registered in the capital. Demand broke the previous record of 7,409 MW on July 2, 2019.
On Tuesday, Delhi recorded its historic record peak power demand at 3:21 p.m. As Delhi’s power demand continues to climb north, it is expected to surpass the 8,000 MW mark.
Prior to June 9, Delhi’s peak electricity demand had never exceeded 7,000 MW in the month of June. This year, the milestone has already been reached nine times in June and once in May. In 2019 and 2020, peak demand was 6,314 MW and 6,769 MW, respectively, both on the same date, June 29. In 2021, the peak was 6,921 MW on June 30, 2021.
The capital recorded a peak power demand of 7,166 MW on June 9, followed by 7,129 MW the following day. The figure rose to 7,047 MW on June 12 and did not dip below 7,000 MW for four more days on June 13 (7,311), June 14 (7,144), June 15 (7,334) and June 16 (7,188). Electricity demand fell when temperature and humidity fell, but again exceeded 7,000 MW on Monday (7,249 MW) before breaking an all-time high on Tuesday.
Earlier in May, within five days, Delhi’s peak power demand crossed the 6,000 MW mark every day. Delhi’s peak electricity demand in May had never crossed 6,000 MW in 2021 and 2020. May 30 (6,240 MW) and May 31 (6,461 MW).
“Cooling load is the main reason for Delhi’s electric load,” an official explained on Tuesday. “In fact, it is estimated that almost 50% of Delhi’s electricity demand in summer is due to the cooling load of air conditioners, chillers and fans.”
As the demand for electricity is constantly increasing and is expected to increase further, the two distribution companies BSES and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited said earlier that they have invested substantial resources to strengthen the grid and taken several measures to ensure power supply. reliable electricity during the hottest months.


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Carol N. Valencia