The nation’s energy consumption grew by 8.4 per cent to 139 billion models in July this yr in comparison with the identical month final yr. Within the year-ago interval, energy consumption stood at 128.25 billion models (BU), increased than 123.72 BU in July 2021, in response to authorities information. The height energy demand met, which is the very best provide in a day, rose to 208.82 GW in July 2023. The height energy provide stood at 190.35 GW in July 2022 and 200.53 GW in July 2021.
The ability ministry had estimated the nation’s electrical energy demand to the touch 229 GW through the summer season season. However the demand didn’t attain the projected degree in April-Could this yr resulting from unseasonal rains. Energy consumption was affected in March, April, Could and June this yr resulting from widespread rains within the nation. Specialists stated that unseasonal rains in March, April, Could and June affected the ability consumption within the nation. Nevertheless, they stated that the ability consumption development was not that unhealthy in June this yr and improved considerably in July.
Rains lowered the demand for electrical energy as individuals used fewer cooling home equipment in comparison with the earlier yr, in response to specialists. Nevertheless, they stated that the ability consumption and demand surged in July due excessive humid circumstances which resulted in use of cooling home equipment like air conditioners for longer hours within the day.
Additional, specialists had expressed hope that energy consumption and demand would develop in August resulting from additional enchancment in financial actions in addition to excessive humidity ranges.