Delhi’s peak power demand clocks 5735 MW, highest ever in April for the national capital

-In 2019, it had crossed 5000 MW on seven days in April, Delhi’s peak power demand increases by > 28 % since April 1 and by 42% since March 1

New Delhi (Santosh Suryavanshi): The unabated heat wave in the national capital continues to push the power demand to newer highs. At 3:30 pm today, Delhi’s peak power demand touched 5735 MW, the highest ever in the month of April in the national capital. This is an increase of over 28% from April 1, 2022, when the city’s peak power demand had clocked 4469 MW. Yesterday, the peak power demand had clocked 5641 MW.

From March 1, 2022, Delhi’s peak power demand has increased by over 42%, when it had clocked 4040 MW.

Since April 1, 2022, Delhi’s peak power demand has already crossed 5,000 MW on 9 (or 47%) of the days till April 19. As compared to this; Delhi’s peak power demand in April had not crossed the 5000 MW even once in 2021 and 2020. During April of 2019, it had crossed the 5K mark on seven days, first time being on April 24.

On April 8, after a gap of three years, Delhi’s peak power demand crossed the 5000 MW in April and clocked 5036 MW. In both 2021 and 2020, Delhi’s peak power demand had not crossed the 5K mark in April. Delhi’s peak power demand in April of 2021 had only reached a peak of 4372 MW on April 16. In 2020, it had only clocked a high of 3362 MW.

-In 2019, the city’s peak power demand had crossed the 5000 MW on April 24, when it had clocked 5263 MW – finally reaching a peak of 5664 MW on April 30, 2019.

-In April 2022 (till 19th), the peak power demand has been higher on 100% of the corresponding days vis a-vis that of April 2021 by upto 71%. It is also higher on 100% of the corresponding days of 2019 by upto 25%. In the first 19 days of April, Delhi’s peak power demand had clocked 4372 MW in 2021 and 4661 MW in 2019.

March 2022

The city’s peak power demand during March 2022 clocked had 4648 MW on March 31, 2022. This is the highest ever power demand recorded during March in the national capital. Delhi’s peak power demand during the March was 3725 MW (2021), 3775 MW (2020) and 4016 MW (2019).

-Delhi’s peak power demand in March 2022 (4648 MW) is an increase of nearly 25% from the peak power demand recorded during March of last year.

-After clocking 7323 MW in 2021, Delhi’s peak power demand during the summers of 2022 may cross the 8000 MW for the first time. This is more than the all-time peak power demand of 7409 MW recorded in 2019. During the summers of 2020, it had clocked 6314 MW.

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