Published On : Tue, Oct 23rd, 2018

October heat pushes power demand at record 24962 megawatt in State

Nagpur/Mumbai: With unprecedented heat in the month of October, the power demand in Maharashtra shot up to 24962 megawatt. On Monday, October 22, the electricity demand peaked to a record 24962 mw. The power demand in MSEDCL areas was 21580 megawatt while the demand in Mumbai was 3382 megawatt.

The unusual October heat is pushing the power demand at peak levels. The October demand has even surpassed the power demand in summer. The State on October 16 recorded 24922 mw of power with MSEDCL registering 21542 mw.

October 17 witnessed power demand at 24687 mw with MSEDCL share at 21223 mw. The October 22 created a sort of record with power demand shooting to 24962 megawatt. This power demand is highest till to date.

With sudden demand in power, the MSEDCL (Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited), with proper planning, catered to a demand of 20,330 MW on October 22. Load shedding of 950 mw was resorted in the areas having maximum distribution losses and consumers in G1 to G3 categories owing to minimum recovery of power bills. The MSEDCL officials said the increased demand has been successfully met.