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Peak power demand in India drops 12.5% as monsoon picks up pace

Total rainfall deficit drops from over 40% on June 10 to just 2% on June 21

Photo: Bloomberg

Photo: Bloomberg

Shreya JaiSanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
With the cooling down of heatwaves as the monsoon spreads across the country, power demand has fallen by 12.5 per cent from the start of this month till Monday.

Peak power demand of the country had touched a record of 210 Gw last week, mostly due to rising temperatures and opening up of the economy.

Compared with the beginning of this month, almost all states have seen a fall in power demand.

Punjab, however, is an exception where the power demand on Monday was 17 per cent higher than on June 1.

This could be due to extensive use of

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First Published: Jun 21 2022 | 9:07 PM IST

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