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Power use in Ahmedabad plummets 35% during Diwali

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 - 9:05pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: dna

Average consumption falls from 18 MUs last month to 10.5 MUs during Diwali days.

Contrary to belief that power consumption would go up due to all the lighting and decorations everywhere in the city, power consumption has come down by around 35% during the current Diwali season.

“The average consumption of power in the city in the last one month before Diwali is 18 million units per day. This, as per the usual trend, has come down to about 10.5 MUs per day during Diwali days,” said an official of Torrent Power.

One of the main reasons for the decline in power consumption is the fact that factories and many commercial establishments are closed in this period. Power demand has also fallen because many residences are closed due to people going on vacation.
However, a late Diwali this year means that average consumption of power during the festival days is slightly lower than the average of 11 MUs last year.

“The consumption during this Diwali is lower than last year, because the festival is in November this time as against in October last year. The power consumption is lower because winter has already started,” he said.

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