With the October heat peaking, Maharashtra has recorded an all-time high power demand of 24,962 megawatts on October 22. Officials from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) said the demand in their areas was 21,580 MW, while it was 3,382 MW in Mumbai.
According to the MSEDCL, the demand on October 16 was 24,922 MW in the state, including 21,542 MW in MSEDCL areas. On October 17, it was 24,687 MW, including 21,223 MW in MSEDCL areas. On October 22, it shot up to 24,962 MW — an all-time high demand.
“Due to the October heat, the demand for power is rising continuously. The demand for power is much more in October compared to the summer,” said an official.
The official added that MSEDCL was able to provide 20,630 MW despite the sudden spike in demand. “Load-shedding of 950 MW was undertaken in areas having more distribution losses and in areas where recovery of power bills is minimum,” he said.