Power Consumption jumps by 17% to 59.36 BU in July 2021
Power consumption recorded in the first fortnight of July in 2019 was at 52.89 BU. This shows that the consumption has not only increased YOY but has also reached pre-pandemic level.
According to the Govt. data, the power consumption rose by 17 per cent in the first fortnight of July to 59.36 billion units (BU) and returned to pre-pandemic level. The rise is mainly due to easing of lockdown curbs and delayed monsoon. Power consumption during July 1-14 last year was 50.79 BU.
In July 2020, power consumption recovered to 112.14 BU, but remained lower than 116.48 BU in the same month of 2019 (pre-pandemic level). Peak power demand met or the highest supply in a day touched an all-time high of 200.57 GW in the first fortnight of July (recorded on July 7, 2021). Daily power consumption also touched an all-time high of 4,508 million units on July 7, 2021