Electricity Demand Falls By 24.9% During Lockdown: Centre

by Rahul Gautam Sep 18, 2020 • 06:42 PM Views 581

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Power, in April 2019, where the peak demand for electricity was 1,77,424 MW across the country, it decreased to 1,33,200 MW i.e. 24.9% in April 2020. Similarly, electricity demand in the country declined by 9.3% in June, 3.2% in July and 6.5% in August. This decline is seen in comparison to the 2019 figures. It is clear from these figures of the Ministry of Power that how the lockdown to avoid Coronavirus broke the back of the industry and the country is still emerging from that shock