Electricity Update: Electricity consumption across the country has increased by 17.2 percent year-on-year to 134.13 billion units. In the month of June, due to the scorching heat and exemption from the corona period, the main reason for this is the spurt in economic activities. According to the data of the Ministry of Power, the consumption of electricity in the month of June 2021 was recorded at 114.48 billion units, which was more than 105.08 billion units in the same month of 2020. In June 2022 this year, 134.13 billion units have been registered.
Maximum supply recorded on June 8
Apart from this, the month of June, which is the peak month of power demand, recorded the highest supply of 209.80 GW on June 8. Power supply peaked at 191.24 (GW) GW in June 2021 and 164.98 GW in June 2020. Power consumption and demand were affected in June 2020 due to the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the virus in the Corona period, Covid-19, electricity consumption in June 2019 (pre-epidemic period) was 117.98 billion units.
scorching heat increased consumption
According to experts, electricity consumption increased due to scorching heat and economic activities, which boosted the commercial and industrial requirements of electricity in the country. The third wave of the pandemic hit the country in January 2022, forcing many states to impose restrictions such as night and weekly curfews. During this, a ban has been imposed on eating and drinking in bars, restaurants. These restrictions were gradually eased. However, the demand and consumption of electricity is likely to grow at a higher rate in the coming months.