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Tata Power-DDL Successfully Meets Peak Power Demand of 1493 MW as Delhi touches Season’s Record High of 5268 MWDate : May 25, 2020

  • Soaring temperature and heat wave main reasons behind the spurt in demand
  • Expects peak demand to touch 1930 MW in the coming days
  • Makes adequate arrangements of up to 2500 MW of power

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) successfully met the peak power demand of 1493 MW on Sunday Night without any network constraint and power outage as Delhi touched season’s high of 5268 MW amidst the ongoing heat wave.

For the last two months, the closing down of commercial and industrial establishments besides offices had led a sharp decline in the overall power demand. However, with relaxations in lockdown there are signs of revival of activities and the peak power demand in Delhi is expected to touch the last year’s peak of 7409 MW by July 2020. The company successfully met a peak demand of 2069 MW in 2019 (July).

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi will witness a severe heat wave over the next few days and the temperature will continue to soar in the range of 45-47 degrees. The Department has already declared a Red Alert in the city so that the service providers and the government agencies can plan things in advance for the overall public good.

“This summer season, Delhi is expected to witness an increase in demand with each passing day as everyone accustoms to the new normal and returns back to routine. We have made adequate arrangements of power of up to 2500 MW along with contingency planning, through long-term tie-ups , bilateral imports & power banking arrangements with other states and upgraded network to ensure regular supply in our area of distribution.” said Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL.

Tata Power-DDL adequately prepared for the summer season even during the lockdown by strengthening its power network and conducting preventive maintenance and condition based maintenance of all critical electrical installations.