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There are protests over the increase in heat! Government tensions increased due to the increase in electricity consumption

Sagar Patel

By Sagar Patel

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Electricity consumption increased the tension.

The rising heat has also increased the government’s tension, so electricity consumption has suddenly increased in the country. It has broken many records so far. Electricity consumption in the country increased by about nine percent year-on-year in June to 152.38 billion units. Due to the scorching heat, household appliances such as air conditioners and refrigerators are being used excessively in homes and offices. According to official data, electricity consumption in June 2023 was 140.27 billion units. The peak supply (maximum demand satisfied) in a day also increased to 245.41 GW in June 2024 (one gigawatt equals 1,000 MW), while in the same month of the previous year it was 223.29 GW.

Record broken in May

In May this year, peak electricity demand reached an all-time high of 250.20 GW. Previously, the peak demand so far was 243.27 GW in September 2023. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Energy had estimated the peak power demand for the month of May at 235 GW during daytime and 225 GW overnight. By June 2024, peak power demand was estimated at 240 GW during the day and 235 GW during the night. The ministry has also estimated that peak summer electricity demand could reach 260 GW.

The monsoon will also increase tension

Experts say the scorching heat and humidity in the second half of June due to the arrival of monsoon rains in many parts of the country forced people to make excessive use of cooling devices like air conditioners and desert refrigerators. He said along with the rise in electricity consumption in the country, the demand for electricity has also increased.

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What does the report say?

Experts pointed out that due to excess humidity in the coming days, the use of air conditioners will be necessary, so the demand and consumption of electricity will also remain at the same level. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), conditions are favorable for the advance of the southwest monsoon towards the remaining parts of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana in the next two to three days. According to the latest bulletin released on Monday, monsoon is likely to reach the entire country in the next two to three days.

Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

I am Sagar Patel, specializing in business news reporting. With a keen focus on economic trends, market analysis, and corporate developments,

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