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Karnataka - Villages receives full power supply only for 2 hours

 Karnataka - Villages receives full power supply only for 2 hours

The villagers pays the price for the power enjoyed by the cities in Karnataka. Villages receiving power supply from the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company will receive a full power supply only for two hours during the day. According to the company, villages will not receive power supply for 12 hours daily.

When power is available, there will be six hours of three-phase supply, which will enable them to operate irrigation pump sets, and six hours of single-phase supply during night, when they can use only domestic lighting and nonmotive power. The single-phase power supply will be during the night. Only two hours of the three-phase power supply will be available during the day. The remaining four hours will be at night, anywhere between midnight and the early hours.

 

Centre approves supply of coal for new power projects

Centre approves supply of coal for new power projectsWhen many of the thermal plants of NTPC are running short on fuel, Central Government is understood to have approved supply of coal for power projects with a combined capacity of 34,000 MW, including new projects that have land, water and tie-up for equipment supplies. Most of these projects are pro...

IEX approach CEA for week ahead and month ahead trading

IEX approach CEA for week ahead and month ahead tradingIndian Energy Exchange (IEX), India's first power exchange  approached Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for permiting them to facilitate sale-purchase of power on week and month ahead basis. Now, IEX trades less than 0.5% of the market and struggles for survival after launch of secon...

World Bank actively involving in the annual conference of Forum of Regulators

World Bank actively involving in the annual conference of Forum of RegulatorsThe annual conference of Forum of Regulators, a body of chairpersons of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and all state electricity regulatory commissions held at Bhuvaneswar on 14-11-2008,  has decided to promote competition through open access and opined that state government should make S...

Economic Meltdown will slow down Ultra Mega Power Projects

 Economic Meltdown will slow down Ultra Mega Power ProjectsThe prevailing chaos in the global markets and economic crisis appears to slow down the upcoming Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) in the private sector in the country. While three Ultra Mega Power Projects, each with a capacity of 4,000 MW, are being set up in Mundhra (Gujarat) by Tata Power, the se...

NPCIL to get stakes on uranium mines abroad

NPCIL to get stakes on uranium mines abroad

Public sector Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) is in talks to acquire stakes in companies that own uranium mining assets abroad, its CMD S K Jain said. “Preparatory talks are underway through technology and equipment suppliers. As part of a commitment to offer an uninterrupted supply of th...

Electricity consumers cannot directly approach courts- Supreme Court

Electricity consumers cannot directly approach courts- Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court has held on 14-11-2008 that courts cannot entertain a petition filed by an electricity consumer accused of pilferage or involved in any other dispute pertaining to power supply unless he or she has exhausted all available alternatives for remedy. Interpreting sub-section (1) of Sec...

Centre grants additional Rs 300 Crore for IGCC Vijaywada plant

Centre grants additional Rs 300 Crore for IGCC Vijaywada plantCentral Government has approved a special grant of Rs 300 crore for the nation's first Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant with 182 MW capacity being set up at Vijaywada. "The clean coal technology can significantly reduce green house gases in thermal power plants. Considering its un...

Karnataka buys additional 450MW- But no relief for public

 Karnataka buys additional 450MW- But no relief for publicFrom 15-11-2008, Karnataka will have 450 MW of additional power available for distribution. But this will not reduce the duration of load shedding in Bangalore and other cities. Scheduled load shedding for two hours in Bangalore, however, will continue. "But there won't be unscheduled load-shedding,...

Ice shortage due to power crisis - Tamil Nadu fishermen on strike

 Ice shortage due to power crisis - Tamil Nadu fishermen on strike

Finally the power crisis is affecting even the fisherman!. From 14-11-2008, thousands of fishermen from all over Tamil Nadu went on an indefinite strike as ice plants supplying ice blocks used to preserve fish, will remain closed from 15-11-2008 . Fishermen said they could not venture into the sea w...

BHEL and L&T plans to setup new-generation Light Water Reactors

 BHEL and L&T plans to setup  new-generation Light Water Reactors

Public sector major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is looking to tie up with private sector engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to jointly set up new-generation Light Water Reactor-based (LWR) capacities in the future. Currently, BHEL and L&T are separately in talks with four sh...

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