Power consumption in India reached the level prior to the lockdown during the 4th stage of lockdown. Despite this, the consumption in May 2020 is 15% lower than the consumption in May last year. 33.5% increase in power consumption in the Northern Region due to the heatwave and ease of lockdown conditions had resulted in the overall increase in power consumption in the country. The consumption in all other 4 regions of the country is lower than that during the pre-lock down period.
Prepared by K Asokan ( Director, InSDES, Shoranur
P Subhash ( InSDES, Shoranur )