Plenty of winter power demand in Delhi nears 2021

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Plenty of winter power demand in Delhi nears 2021

New Delhi India January 15 ANI Plummeting temperatures have pushed up the demand for electricity in Delhi to 5104 MW, which is close to the peak winter power demand of 5021 MW, recorded in 2021.

The season's highest power demand was recorded on January 14, 2022.

On January 14, 2022, BRPL and BYPL successfully met the season's highest peak winter power demand of 2140 MW and 1114 MW in their respective areas. Peak winter power demand in BRPL and BYPL areas reached 2091 MW and 1107 MW last year.

BSES said in a statement that they are fully geared to ensure adequate power availability for around 46 lakh consumers during the winter months. Long-term agreements from power plants, including Hydro and Delhi based gas fuelled generating stations, are part of the backbone of BSES' power-supply arrangements during the winter months.

BSES is also receiving 440 MW of solar power from SECI, 250 MW of wind power, 25 MW from Waste-to Energy and 25 MW of roof-top solar power installed on roof-tops in South, West, East and Central Delhi.

Besides that, BSES discoms are using avenues like 'Banking' 'Reserve Shutdown, 'Power Exchange' and ensuring sufficient 'Spinning Reserves' to dispose of surplus power and ensure reliable power supply, as well as making arrangements to get power during the summer months.