Monday peak: 15,073 MW demand in state

Pune, along with other areas in the state registered the highest demand for power on Monday. MSEDCL authorities said the increase in temperature led to a peak in demand to as high as 15,073 MW in the state. A release issued here said the demand for 15,073 MW on March 25 was the highest in the state this year. In Pune, the demand soared to more than 1,200 MW, officials said.

According to MSEDCL authorities, the demand for power has been continuously soaring since mid-March. On March 21, demand was 14,629 MW while shortfall was 627 MW. On March 22, the demand for power was 14,290 MW while available supply was 13,660 MW.

On March 23, the demand was 14,399 MW while supply was 13,615 MW. On March 24, demand was 14,612 MW while supply was 13,882 MW. On March 25, when demand was at its highest, MSEDCL was able to supply 14,217 MW of power in the state.

To meet the shortfall of 856 MW, MSEDCL resorted to loadshedding in areas where there are severe transmission losses and bill collection is inefficient. Areas in Ahmednagar, Khandesh, Marathwada and others where losses are high had to face the brunt of loadshedding.

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