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Improve power demand
The latest data from the Ministry of Power shows that the demand for electricity is improving as the government relaxes the economic activities and increases in summer. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown from 25 March 2020 to stop the spread of Kovid-19. This led to a huge decline in commercial and industrial demand and consumption of electricity.
Previously consumed so much
Electricity consumption in June declined by 10.93 per cent to 105.08 billion units. It was 117.98 billion units in June 2019. Similarly, the consumption of electricity in the country declined by 14.86 percent in May and 23.21 percent in April. In April, May and June this year, commercial and industrial demand for electricity had dropped significantly due to restrictions imposed by Kovid-19.
Expected to reach normal level
An industry expert said, “The decline in power consumption has come down to 2.6 per cent. It is expected to reach normal levels in August. In July, the peak peak power demand, the maximum power supply during the day, stood at 170.54 GW. This is 2.61% less than 175.12 GW a year ago. The peak peak electricity demand in May stood at 166.42 GW, which is 8.82 per cent lower than 182.55 GW a year ago. It was 132.77 GW in April. This is about 25% less than 176.81 GW a year ago.