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The power consumption had dipped across the country due to lockdowns - both in the first and second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. The economic activity was impacted due to lockdowns, which in turn led to fall in energy demand. India witnessed its highest ever demand of 200570 MW (or 200.57 GW) for power at on July 7, the Union power ministry said in a release on Tuesday. The figure is based on the system operations highlights for July 2021, put out by the Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO), the ministry added. This number was 17.6 per cent higher than the country's demand for power in July last year, according to power ministry.