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India’s electricity requirement seen soaring 37% in 5 years

India’s electricity requirement seen soaring 37% in 5 years

Electrical energy requirement is expected to grow by 37% in five years, according to the 19th electric power survey (EPS) report released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The country needs 1,566 billion units (BUs) of energy in FY22, the report said.

Energy requirement in FY17 was close to 1,143 BU, reflecting an annual growth of 2.6%. According to the 18th EPS published in 2011, energy requirement in FY17 was expected to be 1,355 BU.

 

Power demand in Delhi soars to all-India high

Power demand in Delhi soars to all-India high

The soaring mercury level has pushed Delhi's power demand to an all-time high. The capital's peak consumption demand at 3.06pm on June 5 touched 6,361MW, the highest ever recorded in any city of India. The last time Delhi set an all-time record was on June 30, 2016 when the electricity demand shot u...

Devotees’ footsteps set to power Sai Baba shrine in Maharashtra’s Shirdi

Devotees’ footsteps set to power Sai Baba shrine in Maharashtra’s Shirdi

What if your footsteps could power up a shrine? That's what the Shirdi Trust, which manages the famous Sai Baba shrine in Ahmednagar, plans to find out.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (SSST) chairman Suresh Haware said he plans to install energy pedals at the shrine. "As many as 50,000 people devotees ...

Kudankulam nuke power units to cost Rs 50,000 cr, will generate electricity in 7 yrs

Kudankulam nuke power units to cost Rs 50,000 cr, will generate electricity in 7 yrs

India and Russia on 01-06-2017 signed an agreement for the two new reactors for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. The fifth and the sixth unit of India's largest nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu will cost about Rs 50,000 crore to build with half of it being funded by Russia as loan.

The project wi...

Kerala Becomes The First State In India To Provide Electricity To Every Household

Kerala Becomes The First State In India To Provide Electricity To Every Household

Kerala, known for its high social development, has become the first state to provide electricity to every household. Marking Left Democratic Front government's first anniversary, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan made the formal declaration at an event.

After coming to power last year in May, the state...

Bengal power distributor's computers hit by ransomware

Bengal power distributor's computers hit by ransomware

A section of computers of West Bengal's electricity distributor were affected in a ransomware attack, an official said on 15-05-2017. However, officials maintain the company remains "largely unaffected" from the global ransomware attack.

"West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDC...

Patanjali’s Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna now want to generate electricity using bulls

Patanjali’s Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna now want to generate electricity using bulls

Baba Ramdev and his associate Acharya Balkrishna of consumer goods company Patanjali are working on a unique form of renewable energy: Bull power.

Research of over one and a half years on the idea to generate electricity with the aid of a bull's pulling power has yielded initial success. The aim is t...

Solar power tariff falls further to Rs2.44 per unit

Solar power tariff falls further to Rs2.44 per unit

India’s solar power tariff hit a new low of Rs2.44 per unit on Friday at the auction of 500 megawatt (MW) of capacity at the Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan.

Acme Solar Holdings Pvt. Ltd and SBG Cleantech Ltd placed winning bids of Rs2.44 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and Rs2.45 per kWh, respectively, to wi...

UP cancels bids for 3800 MW power

UP cancels bids for 3800 MW power

In another setback for power plants languishing without long-term buyers, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the bids conducted in 2016 to procure 3,800 MW of power from independent power producers. The decision, according to sources, was taken after the central power min...

Adani, Tata Power trim supplies to Gujarat as tariff ruling skews cost

Adani, Tata Power trim supplies to Gujarat as tariff ruling skews cost

The Supreme Court ruling setting aside a decision of the Central Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, effectively denying ‘compensatory tariff’ to Tata Power and Adani Power, has driven the producers to cut back power supply to Gujarat, citing financial unviability.

The two companies have suspended el...

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

Focused reforms unleashed by the central government in the last three years have halved the rate at which power prices rose every year and improved India's position in global 'ease of getting electricity' ranking.

The compounded annual growth in power prices in the 2014-16 period stood at 3.27% again...

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