Delhi's peak power demand reaching pre-COVID levels with economic activity

New Delhi: The peak power demand of Delhi is fast catching up with pre-COVID levels as an increasing number of economic activities are being allowed under the Centre's 'Unlock' process, discom officials said. In September this year, the peak power demand was just 5.9 per cent lower as compared to the corresponding month last year. "In April, during the height of COVID-19-induced lockdown, there was a gap of around 40 per cent in comparison to the peak power demand of 2019. "The gap reduced to just about 5.9 in September. The peak power demand in September 2019 was 6,626 MW, while it was 6,231 MW this year," discom officials said.

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