The State Load Despatch Centre recorded the maximum power load of 6,044 MW at 3.36 pm, earlier at 2.34 pm the electricity demand peaked at 6,011 MW. As compared to last year, the rise totals to an increase of over 20 per cent.
The previous record was logged on July 11, 2014 when consumption had touched 5,925 MW. Authorities urged residents to stop using non-important power guzzling appliances during peak hours.
The state-run Delhi Transco Limited (DTL) said demand of power has gone unpredictably high in the last few days and stated that non-payment of dues by BRPL and BYPL was hampering operations and maintenance activities.
Due to a snag with DTL’s Bamnauli-Pappakalan 220 KV transmission line for a couple of hours, power supply in parts of West Delhi, including Dwarka and Uttam Nagar was impacted, power officials said.
Although DTL put the onus on the discoms saying it is getting its legitimate dues (over Rs.2,000 crores) which have been duly approved by Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission.