The ongoing cold wave in Delhi propelled the national capital’s peak winter power demand to an unprecedented high of 5,559 MW on Friday, officials from the power distribution companies (discoms) said.
As per real-time data obtained from the State Load Dispatch Centre, Delhi’s peak winter power demand peaked at 5,559 MW around 11:05 am. This surpassed the previous record of 5,526 MW, which was observed on January 6, 2023, during the winter season.
A spokesperson from BSES mentioned that both BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) effectively fulfilled peak power demand, catering to 2,379 MW and 1,136 MW, respectively, in their respective areas. Similarly, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), responsible for power supply in North Delhi, met a peak power demand of 1,735 MW, as stated by a company representative.
Early on Friday, several parts of Delhi experienced dense to very dense fog, while the minimum temperature settled at 9.4 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Officials have issued an orange alert for Delhi due to the likelihood of shallow to moderate fog and cold day conditions in a few areas throughout the day. (With inputs from PTI)