India’s Power Consumption increases as lock down eases
The daily average power consumption in India touched 3200 Million Units during the 3rd stage of the lock down which ended on 17th May 2020, compared to 3522 MU prior to the lock down period in the third week of March 2020. The fall in consumption during the third stage is 9% only. The power consumption fell 22% during the 1st stage and 18% during 2nd stage of lock down declared to check the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in our country. The lock down was prevailing with effect from 25/03/2020. The first stage ended on 14th April 2020 and 2nd stage ended on 3rd May 2020. The increase in power consumption during second and third stages of lock down is mainly due to the relaxations of lock down conditions.
Prepared by K Asokan ( Director, InSDES, Shoranur
P Subhash ( InSDES, Shoranur )