New Delhi: The searing heat in Delhi once again pushed the ever-rising power demand to a new high on Monday. According to power officials it touched 5,454 megawatts (MW) and the consumption will cross the projected demand of 5,500 MW.
"Once again the power demand has broken all the records, peaking at 5,454 MW," said a power department official.
Monday's demand surpassed the 5,389 MW demand on June 26, which was the 10th time the power demand had surged to a new high in the month of June.
Uncharacteristically, the power demand had crossed 5,000 MW on the last three Saturdays and crossed it on Sunday (July 1) as well.
Until now, the highest ever demand had been 5,028 MW in August 2011.
The peak demand for power reached 2,831 MW in 2001 and has continued to increase since then.
In 2012, the projected consumption of power has been pegged at 5,500 MW which seems soon to be crossed.