Tag: power

Indian in Afghanistan: View: Will India’s investments in Afghanistan amount to anything?

India has sunk billions into Afghanistan, hedging its bets with a combination of soft and hard power. Now, as nations desperately evacuate their troops, people...

India at 75: Economic muscle will allow India to face China challenge

India’s biggest foreign policy challenge, as it enters the 75th year of independence, is without doubt China and the associated power asymmetry that needs to...

Decommissioning coal power plants older than 25 yrs can save Rs 37K cr: Study

Decommissioning coal power plants older than 25 years on priority could result in total savings of Rs 37,750 crore, a study by Council on Energy,...

Gender inequality has cost world $70 tln since 1990: Report

With many reports confirming women and other socially-disadvantaged sections have suffered the most during the pandemic, economists at BofA Securities have tabulated the cost of...

Power consumption grows 10.2 pc in January

New Delhi: India‘s power consumption grew at a three-month high rate of 10.2 per cent at 111.43 billion units (BU) in January 2021, showing spurt...

Power consumption grows 6.1 percent in December

NEW DELHI: India’s power consumption grew by 6.1 per cent to 107.3 billion units (BU) in December, showing spurt in economic activities, according to official...

View: 2020 is the year the scales fell from our eyes, enduring challenges became visible

As the 21st century ends its adolescence and enters a new decade, the year 2020 has powerfully underscored what transition from adolescence to adulthood often...

CIL: Coal India posts 8% offtake growth in November

New Delhi: State-owned CIL on Wednesday said overall offtake of coal increased by 8 per cent to 51.3 million tonnes last month, spurred by increased...

Diesel Generators Ban in NCR: In new pollution plan, National Capital Region bans use of electricity generators

The use of electricity generators, except those needed for essential or emergency services, has been banned in the national capital region as part of the...

Power Ministry asks plants to charge late fee at less than 12% per annum

NEW DELHI: The power ministry has advised all power generating companies and transmission companies to charge late payment surcharge from distribution utilities at a rate...

Sony Xperia 1 II review: Sony’s best smartphone is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

With the new Sony Xperia 1 II, the Japanese electronics giant has launched a smartphone that can technically compete in many aspects with the flagship...

As energy prices tumble, developing countries trim subsidies

By Clifford Krauss The coronavirus pandemic has sent economies into recession and reduced government revenue, so some countries are taking a politically perilous path: removing...

CIL: CIL extends deadline for EoI submission for rationalisation of coal linkages

New Delhi: Amid nationwide coronavirus lockdown, state-owned Coal India has extended the deadline for submission of expression of interest (EoI) from power generation companies (gencos)...

As candles are ready to be lit at 9 pm, power utilities asking people to switch off only lights

BENGALURU: The Power System Operation Corporation (Posoco) which operates the national load dispatch centre expects the load to fall by 12,879 MW across the five...

lockdown in india: Discoms can’t invoke force majeure: Gencos

New Delhi: State electricity distribution utilities cannot use the countrywide lockdown to invoke force majeure clause and renege on contractual obligations under power purchase agreements,...