Electricity demand has increased in the region by nearly 300 MW because of the rise in temperature and higher need for power in all segments, according to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation.
Chief Engineer of Tangedco, Coimbatore region, N. Mani, says the average demand in the region, including Coimbatore, Tiruppur, and the Nilgiris districts, used to be 2,100 MW. It is now about 2,450 MW. Similarly, the average consumption used to be 41 million units and it is now 49 million units.
The increase in demand during summer is normal and this year too the jump is at the normal level.