India’s Electricity Demand Registers Surge Of 7.5 Per Cent Over The First 18 Days Of February

India’s Electricity Demand Registers Surge Of 7.5 Per Cent Over The First 18 Days Of FebruaryHigh tension electric towers in Gurgaon (Priyanka Parashar/Mint via Getty Images)

In a major uptick for the power sector, the electricity demand in the nation has registered a growth of 7.5 per cent over the first 18 days of February, bringing big relief to stressed thermal power electricity generators which are now operating at higher capacities, reports Economic Times.

The generation of power from thermal and hydro projects has surged in the ongoing month by 7.3 per cent, while the same figure for renewable energy generators has surged by 5.3 per cent.

The latest uptick in the demand for electricity follows from the 3.7 per cent growth registered in the bygone month of January prior to which the electricity demand at the national level had registered a decline for continuous five months.

In the ongoing month, the peak hour demand for electricity has been observed to be as much as 15-20 gigawatt (GW) higher than the demand registered in the same period last year as per the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).