Diwali, the pageant of lights, in 2020 was brighter than final 12 months on greater electrical energy demand, in response to knowledge collated by the Energy System Operation Company Restricted.
The utmost energy demand that was met throughout the day stood at 1,40,059 MW on November 14, 2020 considerably outpacing the 1,24,786 MW peak demand recorded on October 27, 2019.
The facility era (Genco) and distribution firms (Discoms) have been additionally higher ready to deal with the surge in demand throughout Diwali. Peak scarcity fell to simply 62 MW on Diwali 2020, significantly decrease than the scarcity throughout the earlier years.
This was potential on the again of improved coal availability and extra era capability out there in 2020.
There have been 132 thermal energy crops within the nation with an put in era capability of 1,59,376 MW on October 27, 2019 (Diwali 2019). These crops had a mean of 11 days of coal inventory with them. However on November 14, 2020, there have been 136 thermal energy tasks with an put in capability of 1,63,326 MW. The coal inventory place had improved to 20 days on Diwali 2020.