March 13, 2018
Tata Power Delhi Distribution makes arrangements to meet peak demand this summer
- Delhi’s overall peak demand is expected to surge to around 7,000MW
- Tata Power Delhi Distribution has estimated a peak electricity demand of about 2,000MW
New Delhi: With the summer expected to be harsh this time, Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL), the power utility that supplies electricity in North and North West Delhi, has estimated a peak electricity demand of about 2,000MW. Last year, during summer, the demand peaked to 1,852MW in the Tata Power-DDL area. The whole of Delhi’s peak demand is expected to surge to around 7000MW.
To ensure uninterrupted power supply during summer, Tata Power-DDL had exported power up to 300MW to the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh during winter of 2017-18 under the banking arrangements. The same power shall now be returned by these states to Tata Power-DDL in the summer month of 2018.
Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power-DDL, said,“We have always strived for providing better services to our consumers. As the Metrological Department has forecasted an extremely hot summer this time, we are expecting the peak power demand to reach 2000MW in our area. To meet this demand, we have long-term tie-ups amounting to around 2000MW and other arrangements, up to 300MW, through power import banking with other states to ensure regular supply and to take care of any contingency requirements.”