Maharashtra stands as the single largest consumer of electricity in India, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Telangana. With a demand for 75,169 million units (MU) during April to September, revealed data carried out by Central Electricity Authority.
with the increasing demand, there was an increase of 8.6% over the demand for 69,216 MU in the year ago. Among the larger states, Uttar Pradesh showed a growth of 15.37% year-on-year to 65,284 MU. Rajasthan and Telangana too showed good growth of 54.8% and 15.34%, respectively. Tripura with a consumption of around 1,000 MU saw its demand grow at a whopping 94.39%.
Overall, these states pushed up the all-India demand for power to 589,234 MU in the first half of fiscal 2018, an increase of 5.2% over a year ago