The country’s electricity consumption rose 1.1 percent to 107.3 billion units in December. This indicates an incentive to economic activity. In December last year, the cost of electricity was 101.08 billion units. After a gap of six months, annual electricity consumption increased by 4.5 per cent in September and 11.6 per cent in October.
The demand for electricity will increase further
Earlier in November, power consumption growth was slow and stood at 9.8.6 billion units, up 3.12 per cent. Whereas in the same month of 2012 it was 93.94 billion units. According to experts, the 1.1 percent increase in power consumption in December and the highest electricity demand reached an all-time high of 1,22,8 MW are clear indications of the rise in the country’s economic activity. He estimates that the demand for electricity will increase further next month.
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Last week, Power Secretary SN Sahai wrote on Twitter, “Today (December 30) at 9.48am the maximum demand for electricity reached 1,62.6 MW, the highest ever. Earlier, on May 30, 2019, the maximum demand was 2.58am. 1,82,610 MW.The demand was met.
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The government imposed a lockdown on March 25 to spread the Kovid-19 epidemic. Because of this, economic activity was affected and electricity consumption began to decline from March. This year, the use of electricity has been reduced for six months from March to August due to the epidemic. It was down 7.7 per cent in March, 23.2 per cent in April, 14.9 per cent in May, 10.9 per cent in June, 3.7 per cent in July and 1.7 per cent in August. According to the data, electricity consumption increased by 11.733 percent in February.