The government on Tuesday (26 April) said that the all India maximum power demand met during the day touched 201.06 gigawatt (GW), surpassing the previous record of 200.54 GW on 7 July last year.
“The maximum All India power demand met is 201.066 GW at 14:51 hours today (26 April). It has surpassed last year’s maximum demand met of 200.539 GW which occurred on 7 July 2021,” the Power Ministry said in a release.
The ministry said that in the month of March this year, the growth in energy demand was around 8.9 per cent.
Asserting that the rising power demand reflects the economic growth in the country, the ministry estimates that the power demand is expected to reach about 215-220 GW in May-June.
The Government and other stakeholders are working together to ensure unhindered power supply and efforts at all fronts are being made and measures are being taken for better utilisation of various resources, it said.