Rising temperatures beat all previous power supply records for April

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Rising temperatures broke all previous April electricity supply records in the city.

For the first time in April, almost 32 crore units of electricity were supplied in 30 days. Nearly 25% more electricity was supplied in April 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.

Fans, air conditioners, coolers and refrigerators, etc. were used more during the month of April this year than last year during the same month, so the electricity consumption increased significantly.

An average of 1.07 crore units were supplied per day in April this year.

This year, peak demand in April was a record 535 MW. Supply stood at 32 crores during the month, compared to 26 crores in April 2021 and 18 to 22 crores in the previous two years.

Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh West Zone Electricity Distribution Company, Amit Tomar, said that apart from Indore, the electricity demand in the main towns of the company including Ujjain, Ratlam, Dewas, Dhar, Mandsaur, Neemuch , Khandwa, Burhanpur, Khargone, etc. also increased in April.

“Electricity was supplied on demand to all locations under West Discom,” Tomar said.

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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2022 at 01:42 IST

Alan A. Seibert