Maharashtra Minister Orders Probe In Mumbai Power Outage Incident
Nitin Raut, the Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut, on February 27, ordered a high level inquiry in 18 hours long power outage in Mumbai. After 2008, this was longest power failure in Mumbai, putting Mumbai people in trouble. "I have taken this matter very seriously and have ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter. Appropriate action will be taken against those found guilty in this inquiry", said Raut.
Tags: mumbai power outage, Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Government, Power Minister, Citizens
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Pulwama Kashmir gets first Gas Insulated Substation to improve power supply
Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district got the first Gas Insulated Substation (GIS), commissioned by the Power Development Department. The new establishment will be giving boost to electricity supply. It is the first GIS of Jammu & Kashmir Transmission Corporation Limited (JKPTCL), said the concerned officials. Locals of the area have hailed this effort of department, as the project will solve their long pending demand pertaining to… read-more
Tags: Power Minister, Power demand, Electricity sector, J&K, Pulwama
India's Power Consumption Grew By 1.83% In Sept Than Last Year
After India's power consumption demand got affected by the COVID-19's second wave in April, the data released by the power ministry shows a gradual rise in consumption in September at 1.83% to 114.49 billion units (BU) from 112.43 BU, comparing to the last year. It's expected to improve further if the third wave doesn't strike. However, owing to the heavy rains the demand remained subdued, said experts.
Tags: Power Minister, Power supply, Commercial power, Industrial output
Courtesy: Money Control
India's Demand In Power Consumption Up By 19% For 1st Fortnight Of May
Recent Union power ministry data has showed a 19% spike in India's power consumption as compared to last year. The power consumption in first fortnight of May 2020 was 43.55 Billion Units which rose to 51.67 Billion Units in May 2021. Citing lockdown-led dip in power consumption in 2020, the ministry said that the significant recovery is due country's industrial and commercial demand for electricity picking up.
Tags: Power Minister, Electricity, power consumption, electricity bill
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Centre Serves Notice to Jharkhand; Asks To Pay Power Bill Of Rs 5,600 Crore
Union Power Ministry served a notice to Jharkhand, asking to pay power supply dues of Rs 5,600 crore to Damodar Valley Corporation. It stated that JBVNL had been irregular in paying the power bills. However, it suggested that Jharkhand can “avail a loan under the Atmanirbhar Bharat” package. It also stated the RBI will deduct the amount from the state's account in quarterly instalments if there is failure in payment.
Tags: Jharkhand, Power Minister, RBI, Power supply
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Telangana: 9 Die in Massive Fire Mishap at Srisailam Power Plant
On August 20, a massive fire outbreak in Telangana's Srisailam Hydroelectric Power Plant claimed the lives of nine people, out of which, seven were employees of Telangana state power generation corporation. The rescue team faced obstruction as the smoke chocked the escape tunnel. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has ordered the Crime Investigation Department (CID) to submit reports after investigating the cause of the accident.
Tags: Massive Fire, Telangana, NDRF, Power Minister
Courtesy: Hindustan Times