Peak power supply across India surpasses record 201 GW

The maximum electricity demand met for all of India, or highest supply in a day, surpassed a record 201 GW and showed a boost on Tuesday amid sweltering heat across much of the country.

“The maximum electricity demand met across India as of 2:51 p.m. today is 201,066 GW,” the Energy Ministry said in a statement.

It surpassed last year’s (record) maximum met demand of 200,539 GW, which occurred on July 7, 2021, it said.

According to the ministry, the rising demand for electricity reflects the country’s economic growth.

In March of this year, energy demand grew by around 8.9 percent, according to the ministry’s statement. In addition, it has been stated that demand is expected to reach around 215-220 GW in the months of May to June.

The government and other stakeholders are working together to ensure an unimpeded supply of electricity, and efforts are being made on all fronts and measures are being taken to make better use of various resources.

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