In July 2020, energy consumption stood at 112.14 BU, decrease than 116.48 BU in the identical month of 2019 (pre-pandemic degree). Thus, consumption of energy has not solely grown year-on-year but in addition returned to pre-pandemic degree.
Specialists say restoration in energy demand and consumption in July 2021 is principally resulting from delayed monsoon and surge in financial actions amid easing of lockdown restrictions by states.
They mentioned energy demand in addition to consumption returned to pre-Covid ranges in July and a powerful restoration is predicted in coming months.
The industrial and industrial energy demand and consumption bought affected April onwards this 12 months resulting from lockdown restrictions imposed by states.
Specialists mentioned that amid decline within the variety of each day Covid-19 constructive instances throughout the nation and easing of lockdown restriction by the states, the industrial and industrial demand for energy would positively rise from July onwards.
Peak energy demand met or the best provide in a day touched an all-time excessive of 200.57 GW in July (recorded on July 7, 2021). Each day energy consumption additionally touched an all-time excessive of 4,508 million models on July 7, 2021.
Peak energy demand met for all the month of July 2020 was 170.40 GW. Due to this fact, peak energy demand met recorded development of practically 18 per cent in July 2021, in comparison with 170.40 GW (recorded on July 2, 2020).
The height energy demand met was recorded at 175.12 GW in July 2019. Final 12 months, the federal government had imposed a lockdown on March 25, to comprise the unfold of coronavirus.
The lockdown was eased in a phased method, but it surely had hit the financial and industrial actions and resulted in decrease industrial and industrial demand for electrical energy within the nation. Energy consumption in April 2021 noticed year-on-year development of practically 38.5 per cent.
The second wave of COVID-19 began in the midst of April this 12 months and affected the restoration in industrial and industrial energy demand as states began imposing restrictions within the latter a part of the month.
Energy consumption within the nation witnessed 6.6 per cent year-on-year development in Could at 108.80 BU regardless of a low base of 102.08 BU in the identical month of 2020.
As per the newest knowledge, energy consumption in June grew practically 9 per cent to 114.48 BU, in comparison with 105.08 BU in the identical month final 12 months.
Energy consumption in February this 12 months was recorded at 103.25 BU, in comparison with 103.81 BU a 12 months in the past. In March this 12 months, energy consumption grew practically 22 per cent to 120.63 BU, in comparison with 98.95 BU in the identical month of 2020.
After a spot of six months, energy consumption had recorded 4.6 per cent year-on-year development in September 2020, and 11.6 per cent in October 2020.
In November, energy consumption development slowed to three.12 per cent, primarily resulting from early onset of winters.
In December, it grew 4.5 per cent, whereas this was 4.4 per cent larger in January 2021.