Telangana State has recently achieved a new record for its highest power consumption, reaching a peak demand of 15,497 MW at 11.01 am on Thursday. This surpasses the previous record of 14,160 MW. The increase in demand can be attributed to the growing use of air conditioners and higher power consumption in the agricultural sector during the current season. It is predicted that the power demand will continue to rise and may even cross 16,000 MW in the coming days, with daily energy consumption ranging over 300 million units.
Despite the high demand, the State Government has taken measures to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all consumers, including farmers, during the summer. The power utility department had already predicted that the peak demand would touch 15,000 MW in March and made arrangements for electricity supply accordingly. It is worth noting that around 37% of the total electricity in the State is consumed by the agriculture sector.
Overall, Telangana State is facing a significant increase in power demand due to various factors. However, the government is taking proactive steps to ensure that all consumers receive uninterrupted power supply, especially during the summer months when demand is at its highest.