Power Ministry: No power cut in Delhi

New Delhi: There was no power cut in Delhi on Thursday and the maximum power demand fell to 4,160 MW from Wednesday's 4,382 MW. The Union Power Ministry gave this information on Friday. According to the ministry, the maximum power demand in the national capital as of October 14 was 89 million units (4,160 MW), which was met. 

Releasing the details regarding the power supply in Delhi on Friday, it was said, "As per the information received from the Delhi distribution companies, there was no cut due to shortage of power, as they were supplied the required quantity of electricity." The ministry said that on October 14, 2021, 756 MW of electricity was also allocated to Delhi Power Distribution Companies from Dadri Stage-I and 95 lakh units of electricity were offered. However, the companies were not required to draw power from the additional allocation. 

According to the data, the maximum demand or maximum supply in a day was 4,707 MW on Tuesday and 4,382 MW on Wednesday. Thus the data shows that the demand for electricity has decreased with the onset of autumn. According to the ministry, there was no shortage of energy in the metropolis from September 29 to October 14. Power distribution companies last week warned their customers that thermal power plants could face power shortages due to a short supply of coal. 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in making adequate arrangements for coal and gas to power generation plants supplying electricity to the metropolis. However, the Union Power Ministry rubbished the claims of low power supply to Delhi and Union Minister RK Singh said the national capital would not face any shortfall. 

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