The central government said the greatest all-India power demand met on Tuesday was 201.066 GW, despite complaints of coal shortages at power facilities across the country.
The demand exceeded last year’s maximum demand of 200.539 GW, which occurred on July 7, 2021, according to the Ministry of Power. The country’s economic expansion is reflected in the rising power demand.
The increase in energy demand in March of this year was roughly 8.9%. In addition, during May and June, demand is predicted to reach around 215-220 GW.
“The government and other stakeholders are working together to ensure unhindered power supply and efforts at all fronts are being made and measures are being taken for better utilization of various resources,” said the Ministry of Power. The government and other stakeholders are working together to ensure unhindered power supply and efforts at all fronts are being made and measures are being taken for better utilization of various resources,” said the Ministry of Power.
Meanwhile, Union Minister for Power RK Singh met with Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnav on Monday to examine methods to improve coal transit efficiency to power plants.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Power, Singh asked all stakeholders at the federal and state levels to work together to ensure an uninterrupted power supply.
To deal with logistical restrictions in coal supply, the minister had pushed the Power Gencos to own freight rakes under the Ministry of Railways’ program.
Virtually attending the meeting were representatives from Coal and Power PSUs, as well as the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.
The Ministry of Railways announced on Monday that more rakes have been dispatched to transport coal to power facilities.
Additional trains and rakes have been begun by Indian Railways to boost coal transportation across its network to maintain a timely supply of coal to power plants, according to the Ministry of Railways.
Between September 2021 and March 2022, Indian Railways increased coal transportation by 32%, resulting in 32% greater coal freight loading. According to the ministry, effective resource mobilization after April 2022 resulted in a 10% increase in freight.