The electric utility agency had previously estimated that the peak demand would reach 15,000 MW due to the prolonged dry weather that occurred in august and the fact that most regions received little to no rain even in September. According to a government official, the demand for electricity in the agricultural sector has quadrupled since the start of the sowing season. The agriculture industry uses over 37% of the state's total electrical production.
The State's high power demand was a result of the growth of industries, IT firms, and other business institutions during the past few years as well as an increase in domestic consumption. The power officials stated that every effort will be made to guarantee a constant supply of electricity to all customers, including farmers.