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Updated January 6th, 2024 at 09:26 IST

Delhi: Power Demand Likely to Surge as Cold Wave Continues to Sweep City

As per the weather department, Delhi is likely to see cold conditions for the next few days

Reported by: Srinwanti Das
Delhi fog
Delhi woke up to dense fog and cold on Saturday. The minimum temperature recorded in Delhi stood 9 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature was 15 degree Celsius | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: Delhi woke up to dense fog and cold on Saturday. The minimum temperature recorded in Delhi stood 9 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature was 15 degree Celsius, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). As per the weather department, the national capital is likely to see cold conditions for the next few days.

Visuals from Delhi showed dense fog in the city. Several flights to and from Delhi were delayed due to low visibility. Several passengers were seen waiting for their flights at the Delhi airport.

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Power demand likely to surge in Delhi

Amid the biting cold, power demand in Delhi has reportedly hit the highest-ever peak in winter due to extreme cold conditions in the city. According to data from BSES, Delhi's highest power requirement during winter has consistently stayed below 5,000 MW from the winter of 2015-16 to the winter of 2018-19. However, it is anticipated that this winter will witness a surge, reaching a peak demand of 5,760 MW. BRPL and BYPL, the two DISCOMS in Delhi, successfully managed peak power demands of 2,379 MW and 1,136 MW respectively on Friday.

Cold conditions in several parts of North India

The IMD said that cold to severe cold day conditions prevailed at several places in North India, with places like Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh recording maximum temperatures less than normal. "Cold to severe cold conditions prevailed at many places over Haryana, a few places over Rajasthan, and some pockets over Punjab. Cold day conditions prevailed at a few places over Delhi and at isolated pockets over north M.P.," the IMD said in a post on 'X'.

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 09:26 IST

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