With mercury levels rising in the capital, power discoms have started preparations to meet the increased electricity demand this summer. Delhi witnessed a record peak power demand of 7,409MW in 2019 and 6,314MW in 2020, but this summer, it is expected to surpass the previous two years record.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL), the power utility that supplies electricity in north Delhi, said it has estimated a peak demand of 2,150MW this summer and made arrangements for up to 2,400MW.
“According to IMD’s forecast, the regions along the Indo Gangetic plains, including Delhi, are likely to experience maximum temperatures that will be above normal during May and June,” the company said, adding it was prepared to meet any increase in demand.
“Ensuring reliable supply in any season is as much the function of power arrangements as of accurate demand forecasting and robust distribution network.