Power demand touches all time high of 188.45 GW on Thursday
In another tweet, he said, “Southern region touched the highest ever peak demand of 53,214 MW on January 28, 2021, at 9:49 am”.
On January 20, power demand had touched a record high of 187.3 GW.
All-India power demand had touched a record high of 182.89 GW on December 30 last year.
According to data from the power ministry, the peak power demand met (the highest supply in a day) during January last year stood at 170.97 GW.
The rising power demand shows revival in economic activities leading to higher commercial and industrial demand, which was affected due to the pandemic.
The government had imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25, 2020, to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Power demand started declining from April as economic activities were disrupted due to COVID-19. The pandemic affected power demand for five months in a row from April to August 2020.
The demand recovered from September onwards. Peak power demand met grew at 1.7 per cent in September, 3.4 per cent in October, 3.5 per cent in November and 7.3 per cent in December.