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Even after partial easing of Covid-19 lockdown, power demand declines 25%

On a weekly basis, electricity generation is down 3% in the last week of April

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Power generation | Indian Economy | Lockdown

Krishna Kant  |  Mumbai 

Electricity generation in the last week of April was down 25 per cent year-on-year, according to daily electricity generation data, suggesting a decline in economic activity even after the nationwide lockdown was partially lifted from April 20.

According to data from the National Load Despatch Centre, electricity generation averaged 2,913 million units (mu) in the last week of the April compared to around 3,000 mu during the preceding week, indicating a 3 cent per cent decline in generation on weekly basis. Compared to 2019, electricity generation is down nearly 25 per ...

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First Published: Sat, May 02 2020. 00:15 IST
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