Delhi: Discoms work to meet winter peak demand

Delhi: Discoms work to meet winter peak demand

The capital’s power distribution utilities are getting ready to meet peak winterdemands and ensure uninterrupted supply.

With the Delhi government reducing the city’s dependency on coal-generated electricity, the discoms will use gas-based power to the maximum, with the remaining requirement being met by the two thermal stations, Dadri II and Aravalli. As per the discoms, the city’s peak is expected to touch 4,800MW this winter against last year’s 4,511 MW.

In 2017, the demand in BSES Rajdhani (BRPL) and Yamuna (BYPL) areas reached 1,888MW and 1,136MW. This year, it is expected to reach 1,950MW and 1,223MW, a BSES official said. The other discom, Tata Power Delhi Distribution, expects the demand to reach approximately 1,500MW. “A total of 1,650MW is available from long-term tie-ups,” said a spokesperson.

All three discoms said they were fully ready to supply adequate power. In case of any unforeseeable contingency, they will buy short-term power at economical rates, officials said. Read More

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