12% jump in power demand, signs of boom in commercial and economic activity
According to the data of the Ministry of Power, on April 1, the power demand registered a growth of 12 percent on a yearly basis and stood at 198.47 GW. The summer season has started. Apart from this, industrial and economic activities have also improved, due to which demand has increased.
With the onset of the summer season, there is a huge increase in the demand for electricity.
Summer has started. It is getting hot in many parts of the country. Meanwhile on the first day of the month of April power demand ,Peak power demand) registered a rise of 12 per cent. The peak peak power demand on April 1 has increased by 12 per cent to 198.47 GW as compared to the same period a year ago. This shows that after the onset of summer and easing of lockdown restrictions by the states, commercial and industrial activities (Commercial and industrial activities) has improved. Ministry of Power (power ministryAccording to the data of ), the peak peak power demand on April 1, 2021 was 177.20 GW.
The data shows that in 2021, the highest demand for electricity was recorded during the entire month of April at 182.37 GW. It was 132.73 GW in April, 2020, which is less than 176.81 GW in April, 2019. Experts say that the huge jump in demand for electricity shows that the demand is increasing for commercial and industrial activities. There has been a strong jump in the demand for electricity especially after the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions imposed by the states to prevent corono virus infection.
It is getting hot in northern India
Experts said that apart from the spurt in economic activity, the onset of summer has also increased the demand for electricity. Especially in the northern part of the country, people have started using coolers and air conditioners (ACs) in view of the scorching heat.
Temperature expected to be above normal in April
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said on Thursday that there would be no respite from the heat in the coming months. According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperatures are likely to remain above normal in April in some parts of North-West, Central India and Northeast.
Demand was hit in April 2020
The demand for electricity was mainly affected in April, 2020 due to the lockdown restrictions imposed in the wake of rising corona virus infection in the country. The central government imposed a lockdown on March 25, 2020. In April 2021, due to the second deadly wave of the epidemic, a lockdown was imposed in the country. This affected the demand for electricity in the country.
Electricity demand at pre-epidemic level
Experts say that the peak power demand of 198.47 GW on April 1, 2022 is much higher than the demand of 176.81 GW in April, 2019. These figures show that the demand for electricity has now exceeded pre-pandemic levels.
The current record is 200.57 GW in a day
He said that if there is not another wave of the pandemic and the states are not re-imposed, then there will be a further jump in the demand for electricity and it will remain above the 200 GW level. The maximum demand or maximum supply in a single day was recorded at 200.57 GW on July 7, 2021.
Electricity demand may cross 200 GW
Union Power Minister RK Singh had said last month that the maximum power demand could cross the 200 GW mark in March itself. However, in March, the demand was slightly less than this i.e. 199.29 GW.
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