New Delhi: Demand in the grid came down by 32000 MW during PM’s call to switch off lights To show unity in fight against COVID19. This is informed by the Power Minister RK Singh.
Huge response to Prime Minister’s call to switch off lights and light a lamp as a show of national solidarity in the fight against COVID19 says Union Power Minister RK Singh.
The demand went down from 117300 Megawatts at 2049 hrs to 85300 Megawatts till 2109 hrs; that is a reduction of 32000 Megawatts. Then it started increasing. Frequency was maintained within a band of 49.7 to 50. 26 Hz, which means the voltage was kept stable informed by the Power Minister RK Singh.
Demand in the grid came down by 32000 MW within a few minutes but the frequency and voltage was mantained within the normal range. The drop in national demand by 32000 megawatts shows a huge response of the nation to the call of the Prime Minister informed by the Power Minister RK Singh.
The national grid operator POSOCO and the national, regional and state load despatch centres did a great job with support from all generators; NHPC, NEEPCO, THDC, SJVNL, BBMB, NTPC, all state gencos and IPPs, Transcos and Distribution companies and their officers and staff informed by the Power Minister RK Singh.