Power demand in New Delhi surges past last year’s peak

The peak power demand in November 2020 has surpassed that of the same month last year prompting the discoms to gear up to meet a much higher demand this winter in New Delhi.  

Reportedly, on November 20, 2020, the season’s peak power demand was 3,678 MW compared with 3,631 MW recorded on November 15 last year. The power distribution companies expect the city’s peak power demand to go up to 5,480 MW this winter, surpassing last year’s demand during the season. Last winter, the demand had peaked at 5,343 MW. The peak power demand in Delhi during winter has been going up gradually. While it was 4,125 MW in the winter of 2015-16, it increased to 4,168 MW the next winter and to 4,511 MW in 2017-18. However, it dipped to 4,472 MW in the winter of 2018-19.

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