The slump in overall power consumption has narrowed to just 0.85 per cent in August at 110.57 billion units (BU) amid considerable rise in economic activities and raised hopes that it would surpass normal level this month. Power consumption in August last year was at 111.52 BU, as per power ministry data.
As per the data, power consumption has improved especially in the month of August after the government started giving relaxations for economic activities and following the onset of summer.
The government had imposed lockdown to contain COVID-19 on March 25, 2020 which affected commercial and industrial electricity demand as well as consumption.
In July, the slump in power consumption had narrowed to 3.6 per cent at 112.24 BU, as compared to 116.48 BU in the same month last year.