Vitality demand touched an all-time extreme of 189.64 GW on Saturday, Vitality Secretary S N Sahai has said.
“Vitality demand galloping. All India demand: 1,89,644 MW (189.64 GW) at 10.39 hrs right now (January 30) crossed the sooner highest all India demand of 1,88,452 MW (188.45 GW) on twenty eighth January,” Sahai has tweeted.
Remaining week, Vitality Minister R Okay Singh had exuded confidence that power demand will cross the 200 GW mark rapidly.
On Friday ultimate, Singh had tweeted, “The ability demand and supply surged to a model new extreme of 1,88,452 MW at 9:42 am on twenty eighth January 2021. The velocity at which we’re going, we are going to cross 2,00,000 MW in a short time.”
In a single different tweet on the similar day, he had said, “Southern space touched the perfect ever peak demand of 53,214 MW on January 28, 2021, at 9:49 am”.
On January 20, power demand had touched a doc extreme of 187.3 GW.
All-India power demand had touched a doc extreme of 182.89 GW on December 30 ultimate yr.
In line with data from the power ministry, the peak power demand met (the perfect present in a day) all through January ultimate yr stood at 170.97 GW.
The rising power demand reveals revival in monetary actions leading to elevated industrial and industrial demand, which was affected on account of pandemic.
The federal authorities had imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25, 2020, to comprise the unfold of COVID-19.
Vitality demand started declining from April as monetary actions have been disrupted attributable to COVID-19. The pandemic affected power demand for five months in a row from April to August 2020.
The demand recovered from September onwards. Peak power demand met grew at 1.7 % in September, 3.4 % in October, 3.5 % in November and 7.3 % in December.