Peak power demand drops, thanks to heavy rains across city
NEW DELHI: Amidst the scorching heat in the Capital, the peak power demand in the national Capital on Friday touched 6,035 MW. However, heavy rains in the afternoon across the city forced the power demand to nosedive to around 4,773 MW.
Power distribution companies BSES and Tata Power Limited got relief on Friday, thanks to the city-wide showers.
On Tuesday, as rains continued to be elusive, the peak power demand in Delhi broke all-time record and breached the 7,000 megawatt (MW) mark. A little before 3.30 pm, it touched 7,016 MW.
After a week of intense heat in Delhi, the temperature was brought down by nearly six degrees Celsius on Friday afternoon
The minimum temperature was 24.6 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature was 37.8 degrees Celsius.