As some parts of Gujarat already witness temperature in 40s, the demand for electricity is amplifying. On Monday, the maximum power demand in the state touched 14757 MW at 12 pm which is the highest for the month of March. The sudden rise in power demand on Monday was 14% more than the maximum which is 12884 MW.
The State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC), Gujarat is a supreme body which keeps a track of power consumption state-wise.
“Yes, it is an all time high for this time of the year,” said Pankaj Joshi, managing director of GUVNL (Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited). “It is due to the sudden rise in ambient temperature in entire state. All the consumer segments have observed a rise in demand,” Joshi added.
“We a power surplus state. We are able to meet the incremental demand,” Joshi said.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday the demand for power went even higher up to 14974 MW at 2:48 pm.
On Tuesday, the peak demand for power rose further to 14974 MW at 2:48 pm. However, it is yet to cross the peak demand of 15,143 MW that was recorded in May 19, 2016, GUVNL officials said.