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  • To woo UP voters, AAP promises 300 units of electricity free, 24X7 supply Sep 16, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    To woo UP voters, AAP promises 300 units of electricity free, 24X7 supply

    Addressing a press conference here, AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also announced providing free electricity to farmers.

  • India asks "captive" coal mines to increase output as power demand rises Sep 06, 2021 09:57 PM IST

    India asks "captive" coal mines to increase output as power demand rises

    Power demand has risen as economic activity picks up due to the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions.

  • India seeks to move coal to areas of shortage as power demand rises Sep 04, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    India seeks to move coal to areas of shortage as power demand rises

    Data from the Central Electricity Authority showed more than a half of India's 135 coal-fired power plants had less than a week's supply of coal left, of which 50 had fewer than three days left.

  • Economy: Eight core sectors' output up 9.4% in July Aug 31, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Economy: Eight core sectors' output up 9.4% in July

    According to the commerce and industry ministry data, production of coal, natural gas, refinery products, steel, cement and electricity jumped by 18.7 percent, 18.9 percent, 6.7 percent, 9.3 percent, 21.8 percent and 9 percent in July, respectively.

  • Tesla awaiting nod to become retail electricity provider in Texas Aug 27, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    Tesla awaiting nod to become retail electricity provider in Texas

    An application was submitted by Tesla Energy Ventures -- a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tesla -- with the Public Utility Commission in Texas earlier this month to become a retail electricity provider.

  • Govt plans 17 more islanding schemes for power supply Aug 20, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Govt plans 17 more islanding schemes for power supply

    The ministry said that the resilience of the electricity grid is very important particularly in restoration of supply in the event of any major power outage.

  • Rajasthan govt to give Rs 1,000 monthly grant to agri power consumers Jul 16, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    Rajasthan govt to give Rs 1,000 monthly grant to agri power consumers

    According to a statement, agricultural consumers will be able to get a grant of Rs 1,000 per month on electricity bills or a maximum of Rs 12,000 per year.

  • Power demand in India expected to grow 6% in FY22: ICRA Jul 13, 2021 03:52 PM IST

    Power demand in India expected to grow 6% in FY22: ICRA

    ICRA has also estimated power generation capacity addition at 17- 18 GW for the ongoing fiscal year.

  • India's power demand surges to all-time high; crosses 200 GW mark Jul 08, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    India's power demand surges to all-time high; crosses 200 GW mark

    Experts opined that high temperatures in many states due to delayed monsoon and easing of restrictions that were in place to curb coronavirus infections have led to a surge in power demand these days.

  • India's power demand soars to all-time high of 197.06 GW Jul 06, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    India's power demand soars to all-time high of 197.06 GW

    Experts opined that high temperatures in many states due to delayed monsoon and easing of restrictions that were in place to curb coronavirus infections have led to a surge in power demand.

  • NTPC invites EoI for hydrogen fuel cell-based pilot projects Jun 13, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    NTPC invites EoI for hydrogen fuel cell-based pilot projects

    NTPC would set up two pilot projects, standalone fuel-cell based backup power system and a standalone fuel-cell based microgrid system with hydrogen production using electrolyser on its premises.

  • India may build new coal plants due to low cost despite climate change Apr 19, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    India may build new coal plants due to low cost despite climate change

    Coal's contribution to electricity generation in India fell for the second straight year in 2020, marking a departure from decades of growth in coal-fired power. Still, the fuel accounts for nearly three-fourths of India's annual power output.

  • India's power consumption grows nearly 45% in first half of April Apr 18, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    India's power consumption grows nearly 45% in first half of April

    Power consumption in April last year had dropped to 84.55 BU from 110.11 BU in the same month in 2019.

  • India's annual electricity usage falls first time in 35 years Apr 01, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    India's annual electricity usage falls first time in 35 years

    Power generation fell 0.2 percent during the year 2020/21, compared with the previous year, an analysis of daily load despatch data from federal grid operator POSOCO showed, mainly due to the imposition of lockdowns that resulted in a decline in electricity production for six straight months ending in August.

  • India can hold electricity-sector emissions by increasing clean power capacity: Report Mar 30, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    India can hold electricity-sector emissions by increasing clean power capacity: Report

    A new study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from researchers at Berkeley Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of California, Berkeley, shows India can aim even higher with its renewable energy goals.

  • Renewable electricity needs to grow 55-fold to achieve zero emission in India by 2050: Study Mar 22, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Renewable electricity needs to grow 55-fold to achieve zero emission in India by 2050: Study

    India will need to generate at least 83 percent of its electricity from (non-hydro power) renewable energy sources by 2050 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, according to the study.

  • India’s per capita power consumption rising but wide variations persist across states Mar 18, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    India’s per capita power consumption rising but wide variations persist across states

    India’s per capita electricity consumption has risen steadily in recent years, but it is much below the world average and has wide variations with Bihar being abysmally low, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli being higher than developed countries.

  • Power Ministry sends Electricity Amendment Bill for inter-ministerial comments: Report Mar 15, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    Power Ministry sends Electricity Amendment Bill for inter-ministerial comments: Report

    This comes after the Union Budget 2021 announced in February proposed to allow consumers to choose their electricity supplier

  • Cold snap leaves 8 million in Texas, Mexico without power Feb 16, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Cold snap leaves 8 million in Texas, Mexico without power

    The cold snap sweeping Texas reached the northern part of neighboring Mexico as well, where authorities said 4.7 million users lost power early on Monday. Around midday, service had been restored to almost 2.6 million of them.

  • India's electricity sector on cusp of solar-powered revolution, says International Energy Agency Feb 09, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    India's electricity sector on cusp of solar-powered revolution, says International Energy Agency

    Once the coal‐fired power plants currently under construction are completed over the next few years, there is unlikely to be a net growth in India’s coal fleet.

  • At 5265 MW, Delhi records season's highest power demand Jan 07, 2021 08:45 PM IST

    At 5265 MW, Delhi records season's highest power demand

    On December 1, 2020, Delhi's peak power demand was 3,504 MW. Since then, the city's peak power demand has increased by over 50 percent.

  • Power sector limping back to normal; ensuring 24X7 power supply, discoms' financial health key challenges Dec 28, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    Power sector limping back to normal; ensuring 24X7 power supply, discoms' financial health key challenges

    The most important task before the government will be to deal with the sickness of power distribution utilities (discoms), which are cash-strapped and unable to pay the electricity generation firms (gencos) for ensuring 24X7 power supply for all.

  • Power Minister R K Singh unveils rules to protect electricity consumers Dec 21, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    Power Minister R K Singh unveils rules to protect electricity consumers

    The rules provide for penalties for power distribution utilities (discoms) for not maintaining mandated standards of services under the Electricity (Rights of consumers) Rules.

  • Power consumption grows 4.8% in first half of December Dec 20, 2020 12:03 PM IST

    Power consumption grows 4.8% in first half of December

    Power consumption was recorded at 48.04 BU during December 1-15 last year, according to the power ministry data.

  • India will produce cheapest electricity from renewable sources: Gautam Adani Dec 09, 2020 05:58 PM IST

    India will produce cheapest electricity from renewable sources: Gautam Adani

    In his talk on 'Incredible India and the opportunities ahead for India' at the TiE Global Summit, Adani saw India's GDP rising to $28 trillion by 2050 from the current $2.8 trillion, stock market valuation swelling to $30 trillion and a $10 trillion retail market. Plus the nation will be home to one in every three middle-class people in the world.

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