Power consumption grows 13.38 per cent in October

India’s power consumption grew 13.38 per cent to 110.94 billion units (BUs) in October 2020 as compared to 97.84 BUs in October 2019.

In addition, the power consumption had grown 11.45 per cent to 55.37 BUs during October 1 to 15, against 49.67 BUs, in the corresponding period a year ago. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic affected power consumption for six months from March to August this year. Power consumption on an year-on-year basis declined 8.7 per cent in March, 23.2 per cent in April, 14.9 per cent in May, 10.9 per cent in June, 3.7 per cent in July and 1.7 per cent in August.