Telangana records the highest-ever power consumption of 14,117 MW

The power utilities registered 14,117 MW power load in the state on Tuesday afternoon as against 13,162 MW peak load registered in undivided Andhra Pradesh on the same day.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 March 2022 2:43 PM GMT
Telangana records the highest-ever power consumption of 14,117 MW

Hyderabad: Telangana recorded the state's highest power consumption of 14,117 MW on Tuesday.

Telangana is the second-largest consumer of electricity in south India after Tamil Nadu.

The power utilities registered 14,117 MW power load in the state on Tuesday afternoon as against 13,162 MW peak load registered in undivided Andhra Pradesh on the same day.

According to electricity officials, the highest demand in power consumption since Telangana's establishment occurred on Tuesday. Electricity consumption at irrigation projects is rising, and power consumption in the state increased due to high temperatures. Commercial and domestic power consumption is expected to increase significantly, said officials.

According to Transco CMD D. Prabhakar Rao, the power load might increase further before late evening on Tuesday. He said the power utilities were ready to supply more power even if the peak load touches 18,000 MW in the next few days.

The highest power consumption was recorded at 13,688 MW on 31 March 2021, while the record demand was 14,117 MW this year. According to electricity officials, Greater Hyderabad's power usage has increased dramatically. Hyderabad used 55 million units of electricity last year, as compared to 65 million units this year.

Officials said per capita electricity consumption increased by 11.34%. With a per capita electricity consumption of over a thousand units per annum, Telangana has the highest growth rate of 10% and ranks first among the states. The per capita electricity consumption in Telangana was 1,727 units in 2017-18 and reached 1,896 units by 2018-19.

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