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Delhi struggles under intense heat, peak power demand crosses 6,011 MW

The highest peak demand registered in the discom's area last year was 1,967 MW, said TPDDL, which supplies electricity to north and northwest parts of Delhi.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 30, 2019 8:32 IST
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Peak power demand crosses 6,011 MW in Delhi

As Delhi continues to struggle under intense heat, the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) on Wednesday said it successfully met the demand of 1,690 MW in its jurisdiction without any network constraint. The peak power demand in the national capital is at this season's highest of 6,011 MW. 

The highest peak demand registered in the discom's area last year was 1,967 MW, said TPDDL, which supplies electricity to north and northwest parts of Delhi. 

"Tata Power Delhi Distribution today (Wednesday) successfully met the high peak power demand of 1,690 MW without any network constraint as Delhi touched a record high of 6,011 MW, highest for this season," it said.

"We are expecting the peak power demand to reach 2,150 MW in our area this summer," TPDDL Chief Executive Sanjay Banga said in a statement.

"To meet this demand, we have long-term tie-ups amounting to around 2,000 MW and other arrangements and up to 500 MW including renewable power, through power import banking/ bilateral imports with other states to ensure regular supply and take care of any contingency requirements," he added. 

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