India’s power consumption has grown 13.31 per cent on an annual basis to 127.39 billion units (BUs) in September 2022 and 11.65 per cent during the first six months of 2022-23.
The growth highlights recovery in economic activities following the pandemic-induced lockdown. Power consumption in September 2021 was recorded at 112.43 BUs, higher than 112.24 BUs in September 2020. Electricity consumption during April-September 2022 grew by 11.65 per cent to 786.5 BUs compared to 740.40 BUs in the same period in 2021. It was 625.33 BUs in April-September 2020. The peak power demand met, which is the highest supply in a day, in September 2022 rose to 199.47 GW. The peak power supply stood at 180.73 GW in September 2021 and 176.41 GW in September 2020. The peak power demand met was 173.14 GW in September 2019 (pre-pandemic period). Electricity consumption in September 2019 stood at 107.51 BUs.