Peak power supply across India breaks record high of 201 GW

All-India’s peak power demand satisfied or highest supply in a day broke a record high of 201 GW, showing a surge on Tuesday amid sweltering heat in large parts of the country.

“The peak electricity demand satisfied across India is 201.066 GW as of 2:51 p.m. today,” said a statement from the Ministry of Energy.

It exceeded last year’s peak demand (record of) of 200.539 GW which occurred on July 7, 2021, he informed.

The rise in electricity demand reflects the country’s economic growth, the ministry said.

In March this year, the growth in energy demand was around 8.9 percent, according to the ministry’s statement. Further, he said demand is expected to reach around 215-220 GW during the months of May to June.

Government and other stakeholders are working together to ensure unhindered electricity supply and efforts are being made on all fronts and measures are being taken for better utilization of various resources.

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