Power consumption increases by 1.5 per cent in the first fortnight of January 2022

The power consumption in India has increased marginally by 1.5 per cent during January 1, 2022 to January 14, 2022, to 49.34 BUs, as compared to the same period a year ago.

During January 1 to 14 in 2021, electricity consumption stood at 48.59 BUs. Peak power demand met rose to 179.59 GW during the first fortnight of January this year as compared to 178.88 GW in the same period of the previous year. The slowdown in power consumption growth in the first fortnight of January is due to the impact of local restrictions imposed by states amid the third wave of Covid-19 which has affected industrial and commercial demand.