With temperature dwindling between 35-38 degrees Celsius in the state on an average in recent days, the demand for electricity and water is again going towards pre-monsoon days.
On Sunday, the demand for electricity in the state was 1700 lakh units (LU) while during the monsoon season the demand was only about 300 LU.
The additional demand of these 1400 lakh units in this month which was supposed to be a comfortable month for the electricity companies has led them to re-devise their strategy for the month and the coming Rabi crop season.
“Demand for electricity is increasing and we are doing our best to meet out the demand,” said Arjun Singh, director of power trading cell of JVVNL.
“The rise in temperature is said to be the reason for this. The temperature has again started rising, and we expect the demand to escalate further for the festive season ahead. Since there are no rains, the humidity and moistness in the atmosphere have also been lost,” informed a senior official of the Jaipur Discom.
As a result, people have started using air conditioners once again during the nights while the coolers are also being put in use increasing the demand of electricity state-wide.
Similarly, the demand for water has also been increasing and is forcing the officials of PHED to sit and think of ways to increase the water supply. While the places like Jaipur which get water from Bisalpur Dam, the problem of low pressure has returned back forcing the PHED city circle to resume the tanker service which usually slows down by September.
“The demand of water is increasing in the state mainly because of increase in temperature. Clouds have vanished and heat is on,” said a senior official of the PHED.