Delhi’s power demand likely to reach a record level of 5,500 MW this year

As the cold wave grips parts of the national capital, with the mercury plunging to 6 degrees Celsius, Delhi’s power demand could hit a record 5,500 MW, government officials said on Tuesday. In 2021, the peak power demand was 5,104 MW and in 2020, the figure was 5,021 MW.

Last winter, power demand from discoms BRPL and BYPL stood at 2,140 MW and 1,122 MW, according to Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES).

By this year, the power demand of the two nightclubs of BRPL and BYPL may reach 2,289 MW and 1,159 MW, the BSES spokesperson added.

BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) supplies reliable power to more than 2.7 million customers in South and West areas across 22 divisions, Alaknanda, Dwarka, Hauz Khas, Jaffarpur, Janakpuri, Khanpur, Mundka, Najafgarh, Nangloi, Nehru Place, including New Friends. Colony, Nizamuddin, Palam, Punjabi Bagh, RK Puram, Saket, SaritaVihar, Tagore Garden, Vasant Kunj, VikasPuri, Uttam Nagar & Mohan Garden.

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) Chandni Chowk, Darya Ganj, Dilshad Garden, Jhilmil, Karawal Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Vasundhara Enclave, Nandnagri, Pahar Ganj, Patel Nagar, Shankar Road, and Yamuna Vihar, three circles and which are divided into 14 parts.

The official added that the company is confident in providing adequate energy availability to all its customers. The company’s discoms will also bank power with other states as they require additional power during the winter months.

BRPL will bank 415 MW with states like Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while BYPL will bank 300 MW with states like Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The backbone of the company’s power supply arrangement is long-term power plant deals during winters, which also include hydroelectric and Delhi-based gas-fired power plants.

With inputs from PTI

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