All-India demand has dropped by 22%, from an average demand of 14.5 GW on 18th March 2020 to 11.3 GW on 25th March 2020 (first day of All-India lockdown).

Electricity Demand on 25th March(Compared to previous Wednesday, 18th March 2020)

Almost all states have seen a drop in demand (Vs 18th Demand), reaching up to 50%. States like Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal, and Puducheri have seen a steep drop in demand of over 40%, while States like UP, Bihar, Odisha, and Jharkhand (with high residential load, and low Commercial & Industrial load share in-demand mix) have seen the lowest demand drop, below 10%.

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