Delhi peak power demand crosses 6000 MW: Tata Power

Last Updated: Thu, May 30, 2019 10:26 hrs
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New Delhi: With the summer heat pushing the capital's peak power demand to this season's highest of 6,011 MW on Wednesday, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) said it successfully met the demand of 1,690 MW in its jurisdiction without any network constraint.

TPDDL, which supplies electricity to north and northwest parts of Delhi, said in a statement that the highest peak demand registered in the discom's area last year was 1,967 MW.

"Tata Power Delhi Distribution today (Wednesday) successfully met the high peak power demand of 1,690 MW without any network constraint as Delhi touched a record high of 6,011 MW, highest for this season," it said.

"We are expecting the peak power demand to reach 2,150 MW in our area this summer," TPDDL Chief Executive Sanjay Banga said in a statement.

"To meet this demand, we have long-term tie-ups amounting to around 2,000 MW and other arrangements and up to 500 MW including renewable power, through power import banking/ bilateral imports with other states to ensure regular supply and take care of any contingency requirements," he added.