India’s power consumption rose 3.8% to 128.38 billion units in July

In July, despite heavy rains across the country, India’s electricity consumption edged up, year-on-year, by 3.8% to 128.38 billion units (BU) , according to figures from the Department of Energy.

The amount of electricity consumed in July last year was 123.72 BU, more than the 112.14 BU consumed in the same month of 2020.

But throughout July, the highest single-day supply – peak electricity demand – fell to 190.38 GW. In July 2021, the highest electricity supply was 200.53 GW, while in July 2020 it was 170.40 GW.

The devastating impact of the introduction of lockdown limitations to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus is influencing electricity consumption and demand in July 2020.

Pre-pandemic consumption in July 2019 was 116.48 billion units.

Experts say that due to the massive rains that occurred in the country in July with the arrival of the monsoon, the demand and consumption of electricity remained low.

According to reports, particularly in the northern states, the July rains provided a respite from the extremely high temperatures seen in June this year.

Given the almost typical economic activity of the country, the demand and consumption of electricity would increase steadily in the coming months.

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