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Delhi peak power demand likely to cross 7,400 Mw this summer

   May 17, 2019        248        Sarita C Singh

Delhi’s peak powerdemand is expected to cross 7,400 Megawatt in the summer months, according to a statement from private power distributor BSES.

Apart from making adequate power availability arrangements, BSES discoms invested Rs 825 crore in 2018-2019 and increase the network capacity by around 750 Mega Volt Ampee (MVA).

BSES discoms installed and augmented around 600 distribution transformers and laid over 650 Kms of cable to strengthen the network, the statement said.

Additionally, BSES is also working with generation and transmission companies to ensure that the entire generation, transmission and distribution system is aligned to meet the summer load.

Peak power demand in BRPL area of south and west Delhi, which had reached 3,081 Mw last summer is expected to touch around 3,200 Mw this year. In BYPL area of east and central Delhi, the peak power demand, which had reached 1,561 Mw last year, is expected to touch around 1,640 Mw.

Besides preventive maintenance, BSES conducted extensive predictive checks to identify hot-spots or to pre-determine potential faults and to take remedial measures, the company said.

ET Energy World

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