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Delhi’s winter peak power demand may cross 5700 MW: Data



Delhi’s winter peak power demand may cross 5700 MW: Data

Delhi anticipates its winter peak power demand to soar beyond 5700 MW, surpassing previous winter records.

According to State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC) data, last year’s peak stood at 5526 MW, making this year’s projection a substantial increase. In specific areas, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) may experience demand exceeding 2400 MW and 1200 MW, respectively, officials said.

According to officials, BSES discoms – responsible for power distribution – are well prepared to meet this surge.

“Over 60 per cent of the winter power demand, reaching over 3600 MW, will be fulfilled by green power sources. BSES has secured agreements for 2000 MW of green power, encompassing solar, hydro, wind, and waste-to-energy. Additionally, rooftop solar installations contribute over 150 MW,” they said.

BSES will bank on other states for surplus power, enhancing energy security during summer months, stated officials.

BRPL aims to source 290 MW of power from states such as Himachal Pradesh and Goa, while BYPL plans to arrange 150 MW from several other states.

Behind these power arrangements is advanced load forecasting, utilising statistical models and weather forecasting solutions, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Accurate demand forecasting, ranging from day-ahead to medium-term, ensures optimal and cost-effective power planning, officials said.

BSES is also leveraging Real Time Market on the power exchange to balance renewable energy sources and maintain grid stability.

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