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Sufficient electricity for Delhi, load shedding lowest in June, says Satyendar Jain

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Guihiamliu Riamei | Updated on: 23 Jun 2018, 12:06:13 AM

New Delhi:

Power supply in the national capital is sufficient and load shedding level was lowest in June, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.

“Power supply in the national capital is sufficient and the level of load shedding faced in June was the lowest when the city’s electricity demand hit an all-time high” Jain said.

“The average load shedding (percentage) for this month (June 1-19) is 0.08 per cent. On June 11 it was 0.13 per cent. The corresponding average figure in 2017 was 0.1 per cent and in 2016 it was 0.23 per cent,” according to data shared by Jain.

“It (load shedding percentage) is still lowest in the country. And, our electricity supply is sufficient as of now,” he claimed.

Delhi’s peak electricity demand had hit an “all-time high” of 6,934 MW this summer at 3:28 pm on June 8.

"South Delhi consumes maximum electricity during day time and west Delhi areas like Uttam Nagar at night," Jain added.

The power minister cautioned that coal stock in plants is still below ideal requirement.

“The stock level had dipped to less than a day last month, now the availability is such that it can last for 4-5 days. It should be 15 days ideally,” Jain said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 23 Jun 2018, 12:05:51 AM