Power consumption in India increases by 18 per cent y-o-y in the first week of July

The power consumption in India has increased by about 18 per cent in the July 1, 2021 to July 7, 2021 to 30.33 BUs on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis. …

The power consumption during the same period in 2020 was 25.72 BUs. Additionally, the peak power demand has recorded an all-time high of over 200.57 GW on July 7, 2021. The current level of consumption has reached pre-pandemic levels due to easing of lockdowns and curbs as well as delayed monsoon. Since states have eased lockdowns and restrictions, commercial and industrial power demand is expected to see a robust recovery in the coming months.

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