Gurgaon hogs more power than Delhi, Mumbai
Gurgaon: Its population is significantly lower than the metros but Gurgaon consumes much more power per person than Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata, data compiled by the state discom shows.
Gurgaon is the biggest power consumer in the country in terms of per capita load among big cities. The data denotes per capita consumption on the day a city’s power demand is at its peak. In Gurgaon, the per capita peak power load is 1,000 watts. It is 818W in Chennai and 193W in Mumbai. Delhi, with a peak load of 6,260 MW this season, has a peak per capita load of 567W. Bengaluru’s per capita load is 568 W and it is 434W in Kolkata.
Additional chief secretary (power), Haryana, Rajan Kumar Gupta said Gurgaon is one of the fastest growing cities not just in the country, but also internationally in terms of peak load growth rate. “The load growth in Gurgaon has beaten all estimates and expectations over the last 10 years,” he said. The demand growth is a factor of both its thriving economy and lifestyle.