With the power demand in the national Capital rising above the 5000 MW mark, Delhiites have begun facing power outages.
Even as the power distribution companies claimed to have surplus electricity, several residential colonies, particularly those located in trans-Yamuna areas, faced power cuts ranging from 30 minutes to two hours.
Some areas in West and North West Delhi areas too witnessed frequent power cuts over the weekend.
Several colonies faced power cuts ranging from 30 minutes to two hours over the weekend
According to the Delhi Transco Limited, the state transmission utility, the peak power demand on Monday was 5013 MW while the total availability of electricity was to the tune of 5756 MW. Thus, Delhi had 743 MW of excess electricity on Monday.
Similarly, the peak power demand was met at 4937 MW and 4785 MW on Sunday and Saturday respectively.
The maximum electricity demand so far this year was reported on May 8 at 5111 MW.
Power department officials said the peak demand would go up to nearly 6500 MW this year. Sources said this could lead to a power crisis in the Capital with possibilities of tripping due to excess electricity drawn from the Northern Grid.
As the temperature is consistently above the 40-degree mark in the city, power cuts added to the woes of Delhiites.
Several areas like Mayur Vihar-I, Mayur Vihar-II, Vasundhara Enclave faced power cuts during the night hours. Other East Delhi areas like Laxmi Nagar, Karkarduma and Krishna Nagar and parts of Central Delhi like Nai Sarak, Chawri Bazaar, Daryaganj and Paharganj went without electricity on Sunday evening.
An official of BSES which supplies electricity in these areas said that there was no shortage of power and outages could be due to local faults.
Similarly, residents of Punjabi Bagh, Janakpuri and Hari Nagar complained of power cuts on Sunday night.
“With the rising temperature, the electricity situation has begun to deteriorate. Though the power supply was smooth during the day time, there was a power cut for nearly two hours that started after 11 pm, ” said Abha Saxena, a resident of Mayur Vihar-I.india international travel international drive restaurants miami international autodrome bupa international international investing tnt international hcc international international rape day doncaster international hotel international waters crossword clue 4 4 pantheon international conservation international oxford international cryos international international hotels group lebara international call lc international on bank statement kansai international airport international holidays 2022 international women's day 2022 quotes in english international travel news uk s.o.s international international post international-paper allama iqbal international airport baillie gifford international maps international international standard royal mail international charles schwab n s international natwest international transfer international borders australia international shipping rates when will international flights resume viking international centerprise international vgroup international equick international department of international development saving animals international care international uk oryx international growth fund share price rsw international tt international parcelforce international tracking international calling app international affairs usps tracking international international pension centre international track and trace international space station uk international women day quotes pole-emploi international international alphabet international shoe size chart taptica international share price international olympiad in informatics richard james international international day of happiness 2022 logo international nurses day 2022 uk bandaranaike international airport international day of disabled people international flowers amnesty international logo saudi international golf 2022 prize money international reaction to england win over ukraine jc international acquisition international personal finance cadburys worldwide hide cadbury worldwide hide parcelforce worldwide mr worldwide worldwide fm theme park worldwide worldwide warrington worldwide bbc worldwide edinburgh worldwide investment trust share price edinburgh worldwide investment trust edinburgh worldwide share price hellmann worldwide logistics health passport worldwide 51 worldwide games parcelforce worldwide track music business worldwide racer worldwide worldwide travel insurance twitter trending worldwide parcelforce worldwide tracking hogarth worldwide worldwide arms clubhouse games: 51 worldwide classics worldwide healthcare trust share price protection dogs worldwide europa worldwide covid deaths worldwide worldwide foods worldwide tracking health passport worldwide app prestige worldwide explore worldwide theme parks worldwide worldwide hide concern worldwide sky net worldwide express skynet worldwide express mr worldwide premiere coronavirus worldwide worldwide hide cadbury worldwide hide cadburys seven seas worldwide pitbull mr worldwide worldwide itunes chart envisage worldwide omicron cases worldwide worldwide manchester worldwide healthcare trust titan worldwide worldwide crossword clue theme park worldwide twitter worldwide covid deaths mr worldwide meme worldwide football scores parcel force worldwide aci worldwide dhl worldwide express flu deaths per year worldwide ecu worldwide worldwide disclosure facility worldwide bedlam 1996 covid cases worldwide cadbury worldwide hide uk bring it on: worldwide #cheersmack worldwide handsome hilton worldwide vaccines worldwide worldwide flags omicron deaths worldwide iris worldwide f1 channels worldwide wolverine worldwide ebay worldwide 51 worldwide games switch edinburgh worldwide