Due to the humid weather in August last month, power consumption has increased. Electricity consumption increased by over 16 per cent to 151.66 billion units in August. And according to government data, power consumption was 130.39 billion units (BU) during the same period a year ago. Whereas in August 2021 it was more than 127.88 BU.
In August this year, the country’s electricity consumption increased by more than 16 percent to 151.66 billion units as compared to the same month last year. The main reason for this is the increased use of coolers and ACs during humid weather.
Let us tell you that according to government data, electricity consumption in the same period a year ago was 130.39 billion units (BU). Whereas, in August 2021 it was more than 127.88 BU.
Increase in demand for electricity
The excess supply of electricity in the country has increased to 236.59 GW in August 2023. At the same time, it was 195.22 GW in the year 2022 and 196.27 GW in August 2021.
Why the demand for electricity increased
The power ministry had estimated that the country’s electricity demand would reach 229 GW during the summer season. This year, due to unseasonal rains in April-July, the demand did not reach the expected level. At the same time, in June the power supply touched a new high of 223.29 GW and in July it stood at 208.95 GW.
Industry experts said power consumption was affected in March, April, May and June this year due to widespread rains in the country. Apart from this, he believes that along with the consumption of electricity, the demand has also increased in the month of August. This is mainly due to high humid weather (heat) conditions and also increase in industrial activities before the festive season.
Let us tell you that the maximum power supply touched a new high of 236.59 GW in August and reached a record level of 239.97 GW on September 1, 2023.
However, the peak power supply in a single day came down marginally to 238.62 GW on Saturday and 223.12 GW on Sunday. In such a situation, experts believe that the consumption and demand of electricity will remain stable in the coming months.