Electricity demand rises, consumption crosses 30 billion units in first week of July

New Delhi. Electricity consumption in the country in the first week of July increased by about 18 percent to 30.33 billion units compared to the same period last year and reached the level before Kovid-19. The main reason for this is the easing of restrictions after the second wave of Kovid and the delay in monsoon. This information has been received from the data of the Ministry of Power.

According to the ministry, the electricity consumption in the country in the first week of July last year was 25.72 billion units. At the same time, in the first week of July 2019, 26.63 billion units of electricity consumption in the country was recorded. This means that electricity consumption has not only increased on an annual basis, but has also reached the level before the Kovid epidemic.

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Increased demand due to relaxation in lockdown
According to the ministry, the electricity consumption in July 2020 was 112.14 billion units. Whereas the electricity of July 2019 was 116.48 billion units. Experts say that the improvement in power demand and consumption in the first week of July is mainly on account of improvement in economic activity due to delay in monsoon and easing of lockdown restrictions by states. He said that electricity demand and consumption has returned to pre-Covid levels in the first week of July. This clearly indicates that there will be a strong recovery in this sector in the coming days.

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Industrial and commercial demand for electricity may increase
Experts say that there has been a decline in new cases of Kovid. With the relaxation of the lockdown of the states, the industrial and commercial demand for electricity can see an increase from July. According to the ministry, the power demand in the first week of July reached an all-time high with 200.57 GW. According to the new data, on July 7, 2021, the consumption of electricity in the country was recorded at 4508 million units, which is the highest daily electricity consumption till date.

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