Plummeting temperatures within the metropolis have seen the winter energy demand surpassing that of the corresponding interval final 12 months, discom officers mentioned.
Delhi’s early winter is getting mirrored within the metropolis’s energy demand. The height energy demand in November 2020 surpassed the height energy demand of November 2019, mentioned a BSES discom official.
“Delhi’s peak energy demand in November this 12 months was 3678 MW (November 20) as in comparison with final November’s peak energy demand of 3631 MW (November 15). Additionally, it surpassed the ability demand of November 2019 on 15 corresponding days,” he mentioned.
Within the first 5 days of December additionally, Delhi’s peak energy demand has been greater than the height energy demand of December 2019 on three corresponding days. An analogous sample was witnessed in October too, officers mentioned.
The October demand (4820 MW) this 12 months was greater than 4605 MW in the identical month final 12 months. In addition to, it was larger than 17 corresponding days in October final 12 months, mentioned the BSES official.
The height energy demand of the nationwide capital on this winter can go as much as 5480 MW, surpassing final 12 months’s winter demand. Final 12 months, it had peaked at 5343 MW, he mentioned.
The height winter energy demand in BRPL and BYPL areas had reached 2020 MW and 1165 MW respectively throughout final winter. This 12 months, it’s anticipated to achieve 2200 MW and 1270 MW for BRPL and BYPL respectively, he mentioned.
“Dependable provide in any season depends upon correct energy preparations, correct demand forecast and strong distribution community. On all these points, BSES discoms are absolutely geared to make sure sufficient energy availability through the winter months,” mentioned the BSES official.
The preparations embrace long-term agreements from power-plants. Moreover, BSES can also be receiving greater than 190 MW of wind energy, 25 MW from waste-to power and 70 MW of solar energy from SECI. It’s also being helped by greater than 90 MW of solar energy panels put in on rooftops in South, West, East and Central Delhi, he added.