Gurugram reported its highest ever peak energy demand this summer time on Monday when it touched 1,821 megawatt (MW) in response to information out there with the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) Restricted, mentioned officers on Tuesday including that the ability demand is more likely to improve additional subsequent month.
Officers from the state energy utility mentioned final 12 months, the height energy load reported within the month of June was 1,539MW, which was recorded on June 24.
P Okay Chauhan, superintending engineer of Gurugram circle-II, DHBVN, mentioned Monday’s peak energy load was the very best to be recorded in Gurugram to date this 12 months. “Nevertheless, there isn’t a scarcity of energy provide in Gurugram and the ability cuts can’t be attributed to rising load. Wherever energy outages are going down, it is because of native points,” he mentioned.
Chauhan mentioned the utmost energy load recorded until Monday is anticipated to climb additional in July.
“Actual property actions have elevated in Gurugram. The DHBVN has launched numerous non permanent connections to builders. Furthermore, the prevailing warmth and temperature, clubbed with elevated industrial and industrial actions, are driving the ability demand of the town,” mentioned Chauhan.
In response to officers, the utmost load recorded in 2018 was 1,368MW, which elevated to 1,488MW in 2019. In 2020, Gurugram recorded most energy load of 1,572MW and it additional elevated to 1,781MW in 2021.
He added the town’s energy provide infrastructure has been strengthened in the previous few years, resulting from which it now has a capability of dealing with greater than 3,000MW load for 220kv provide strains.
Regardless of the state energy utility claiming to have strengthened the infrastructure and bettering energy provide to the town, there have been some areas akin to Sector-52, Sector-28 and Udyog Vihar, which confronted energy outages for lengthy hours.
Officers mentioned that energy cuts continued for nearly half-hour to greater than an hour in areas throughout Gurugram on Monday evening in addition to on Tuesday night too.
Satyadeo Tiwari, a dealer in Sector-28, mentioned there have been frequent and lengthy energy cuts within the space even on Tuesday night. “Energy cuts happened on Monday evening too,” he mentioned.
Ashok Kohli, president of the Chambers of Industries of Udyog Vihar, mentioned there was an influence outage in his space for round two to 3 hours. “It brought about a lot inconvenience to the industrial institutions,” he mentioned.
Authorities mentioned the ability provide state of affairs was regulated by shutting down electrical energy provide from feeders in numerous areas for a while within the metropolis.
In response to officers, Gurugram’s most load recorded in April this 12 months was 1,671MW in comparison with 1,292MW recorded within the corresponding interval final 12 months.
In Might, the utmost load was 1,680MW whereas it was just one,007MW final 12 months, when Gurugram was hit laborious by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
Energy officers mentioned the ability demand has been unexpectedly excessive this 12 months and the pattern exhibits that demand for energy has elevated by 15-20% each month in comparison with the corresponding months final 12 months. Up to now, the typical improve in demand was once someplace between 6% and 10%.
“Final 12 months, industrial and industrial actions have been but to select up tempo after being hit by Covid-19 pandemic,” mentioned a senior DHBVN official including it’s a soar of round 18.3% within the most load recorded until Monday for the month of June when in comparison with final 12 months.
Resulting from this steep improve in demand, Haryana confronted an acute scarcity of energy from March finish to final week of April this 12 months and it was addressed by buying energy, mentioned officers.
It’s virtually after a decade that Haryana is importing coal this time resulting from its quick provide from home markets to feed the ability homes inside the state and meet electrical energy calls for.
As per the authorities, Haryana recorded the very best energy load of 11,775MW this 12 months. There was a gradual and sharp improve in load within the final ten days, mentioned officers including the utmost load recorded on June 19 was 7852MW.