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Sufficient measures in place to meet peak power demand in May, June: Govt
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Sufficient measures in place to meet peak power demand in May, June: Govt

| @indiablooms | 13 May 2024, 12:07 am

New Delhi: The government has implemented sufficient measures to address the projected peak power demand of 235 GW in May and 240 GW in June, an official statement said.

"With various measures, we have been able to successfully meet the peak evening power demand of 224 GW during April 2024," said the Ministry of Power.

The statement said that the power demand is anticipated to reach a peak of 235 GW during daytime and 225 GW during evening hours in May, and 240 GW during daytime and 235 GW during evening hours in June 2024.

The power ministry has estimated around 260 GW of peak demand during this summer season.

The ministry elaborated on the measures taken, stating that section 11 directions have been issued to both gas-based and coal-based power plants to ensure their full capacity is available for electricity generation.

Optimization of hydropower generation has provided an additional 4 GW capacity to meet demand during May and June.

Moreover, strategic scheduling of planned maintenance and reduction of partial and forced outages of thermal power plants have added another 5 GW capacity for the summer season.

It is anticipated that power generated from wind will increase by 4 GW to 5 GW during May and June.

"With these measures in place and the current generation trend...it is expected that the power demand would be adequately met both during the day and during night hours in the summer months of May and June 2024," the statement said.

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