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Heatwaves push India’s power demand to record high; Delhi hits 7,717 MW

India's ongoing severe heatwave has pushed power demand to a seasonal high of 234 gigawatts (GW) on Tuesday, exceeding the government's projected range of 225-235 GW for May. The demand is anticipated to rise further in June, reaching between 235-240 GW. Delhi, experiencing extreme heat, recorded an unprecedented peak power demand of 7,717 megawatts (MW) at 3:33 pm on Tuesday, the highest in its history. This marked the fourth consecutive day that Delhi's demand surpassed 7,000 MW, breaking the...

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