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Power demand: Up, up and up

delhi Updated: May 26, 2010 01:08 IST
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Since the first week of May, Delhi’s demand for power has been growing by 13.64 per cent every day, distribution company BSES declared on Tuesday. In light of this, BSES has appealed to the Delhiites to “use power judiciously”.

As temperatures rose, electricity demand hit 4581 MW on Monday. The highest demand met last year was 4408 MW on July 8, 2009. The highest demand for power in May 2009 was 4136 MW.

“From 4031 MW a fortnight ago, the demand has risen to 4581 MW. Fortunately, we have been able to meet the demand but we are still cutting it thin,” said a senior official of BSES Rajdhani.

Delhi’s peak load of 4517 MW was met successfully as the discoms sourced power (1282 MW) from other states. Delhi’s own power generation stood at 900 MW.

“One relief has been that the under frequency relays are few and far between. If the overdrawal from Northern Grid by other states is severe then power arranged won’t translate into power supplied,” he said.