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Ahmedabad’s power demand hits record high as heat soars to 44.5°C

Updated: May 21st, 2024

Summer power consumption in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad’s power demand has soared to a record high as the city swelters in the scorching heat. The demand for electricity from Torrent Power, the electricity provider for the city, reached a peak of 2,043 megawatts on May 20. This is a 13% increase from the demand just four days ago.

On May 16, the demand for electricity was 1,815 mW. This has now increased to 2,053 mW.

An increase of 11% in power demand figures for the last five years in May is observed.

Meanwhile, this is the first time in five years that the power demand in the electricity provider companies under the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has increased in May.

For the first time in five years, the power demand in May has crossed 24,460 mW.

The demand for electricity in Gujarat is increasing due to the continuous increase in temperature since May 16. On May 15, the power demand before GUVNL companies was 21,976 mW, on May 16 it was 22,202 mW, on May 17 it was 23,520 mW, on May 18 it was 24,188 mW, and on May 19 it was 22,431 mW.

The power demand for the same companies on Mar 29 was 21,843 mW. After a brief stint of unseasonal rain on May 14 at the temperature of 42.4°C, there has been a sudden increase in the heat.

Power demand on May 16 was reported to have crossed 49.81 cr units.

As per internal sources of GUVNL, the power demand previously increased to 23,916 mW earlier on Apr 19 due to the increase in temperatures.