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Paras thermal plant achieves 97 per cent plant load factor

June 2016

The Unit-3 of Paras thermal station, Mahagenco, which has an installed capacity of 250 MW, generated 174 MU of power, while the Unit-4, with a capaci...

Paras thermal station, Mahagenco, Electricity, Power generation

Government provides electricity to 105 villages

June 2016

One hundred and five more villages in India now have access to electricity, adding up to a total of 7,654. Out of these, 33 villages are in Assam, 23...

Electricity, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha

Jharkhand to be a power hub by 2019

June 2016

Chief Minister Raghubar Das is optimistic that Jharkhand will become a power hub by 2019. In a proposed project, 4,000 MW will be produced after a JV...

Raghubar Das, Power hub, NTPC, JV, Electricity

South Transmission Capacity Hits New Peak at 5,900 MW

June 2016

Since May 2014, the electricity transmission capacity to southern states has touched 5,900 MW, a growth of 71 per cent....

Electricity transmission, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Telangana, Karnataka, Puducherry

CERC to clear case backlog by October

June 2016

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) began clearing its backlog of 700 cases dating back to 2012-13, and is likely to clear them by O...

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, PGCIL, Transmission

Discoms may take legal route against DERC order

June 2016

Discoms might take the legal route to challenge DERC´s order to make them pay damages to consumers for unscheduled outages. DERC came out with the fi...

Discoms, DERC, Electricity Act, Delhi government

Fixing meters to free power schemes opposed

June 2016

The All-India Agricultural Workers´ Union (AIAWU) members staged a protest against the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) for recomme...

AIAWU, Electricity, Irrigation pump sets, Bhagya Jyothi, Kuteera Jyothi schemes, CESC, DK Shivakumar, BPL, KERC

Technology should have a social and economic impact

June 2016

The government is planning to take the National Fibre Optic Network to 250,000 village panchayats. Overall there are 650,000 villages, the last-mile ...

National Fibre Optic Network, White-Fi technology, Digital India, Microsoft Corporation India, Bhaskar Pramanik, Smart Village, Dayalbagh College, Age of Electricity, SME, Transparency, Technology
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