Delhi is expected to witness its highest ever peak power demand of 7000 MW this summer, but the availability of electricity is more than this anticipated demand, Delhi Power minister Satyendar Jain said today.
Announcing the action plan for electricity supply arrangements in summer months, Jain said last year Delhi recorded the lowest percentage of power cuts (0.6) and the Power Department was determined to bring it down further.
“We have enough backhand arrangements to meet the power demand that is expected to soar up to a historic 7000 MW level in June this year. Besides, we have capacity to provide 700-800 MW extra power in case of emergency need,” Jain told reporters.
The peak power demand had breached the 6000 MW mark last year, settling at the highest ever level of 6526 MW in June.
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