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Govt Permits Operation Of Electricity Futures In India

New Delhi: In a major reform initiative, the government has permitted opening up of the derivatives market in the power sector like any other commodity, allowing both power generators and consumers to enter futures contracts and use it as a new hedging tool to mitigate price volatility and other associated risks. Sources said the order […]

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Real Time Power Regulation Likely From April 2020: CERC

New Delhi: New regulations that also provide real time power regulating are likely to come into effect from April 1, 2020, sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) said on Wednesday. Addressing the Power Forum 2019 here organised by the India Energy Forum, CERC Chairman P.K. Pujari said the new regulations are being designed to […]

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Nagada Village Gets Electricity Connection

Jajpur: Electricity connection has been finally provided to Nagada, a hilltop tribal village in Sukinda Chromite valley of Odisha’s Jajpur district which had hogged the headlines three years ago for the death of 21 children due to malnutrition, officials said. The power connection was given on Wednesday after the Odisha Lokayukta summoned six district officials […]

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Fani aftermath: Two weeks on, Puri continues to live in dark

Puri: More than two weeks have passed since cyclone Fani made its landfall, but there seems to be no end to the woes of Puri residents, who are yet to get electricity. Even though the administration has restored power at Puri Srimandir, it is not clear when the whole town will get electricity. Residents of […]

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Power supply restored at Srimandir; but no relief for Puri residents

Puri: It’s been 12 days since extremely severe cyclone Fani made its landfall in Puri, but the district is yet to get power supply. Even though the local administration today restored power at Puri Srimandir, it is not clear when the residents of the town will be able to get electricity. While Chief Minister Naveen […]

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Cyclone Fani aftermath: Many parts of Puri, Khurda still in dark

Puri: Even after 11 days have passed since cyclone Fani made landfall in coastal areas of Odisha, several affected parts of Puri and Khurda districts are yet to receive electricity.  While the state government claimed to have restored about 93 per cent piped water supply in Puri, people are anxiously waiting for the restoration of […]

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Housefly menace post cyclone Fani makes lives of Khurda villagers miserable

Khurda: As if problems like lack of water and power supply were not enough for the cyclone Fani affected residents of Kantia village under Jatni Tehsil in Khurda district, housefly menace has now added to the woes. The local residents of the village alleged that they are unable to live in their houses due to […]

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AI can spur production of safe, clean fusion energy

New York: Artificial Intelligence (AI) can speed up the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless fusion energy for generating electricity, claim researchers. A team of scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University are applying deep learning to forecast sudden disruptions that can halt fusion reactions […]

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Solar bulbs transforming lives in tribal village of Odisha

Mayurbhanj: For residents of Jadidar village in Khunta block of Mayurbhanj district, life is not same anymore. They no longer have to think twice before stepping out of their homes in the dark and children don’t have to skip their studies in the night hours. All thanks to solar-powered bulbs. “As electricity can’t reach everywhere, […]

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Dhenkanal Elephant Deaths: Crime Branch arrests 3 including 2 forest officials

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch on Saturday arrested three persons including two officials of Meramundali forest range in connection with the tragic death of seven elephants due to electrocution under Dhenkanal Sadar forest range on October 27. The arrested include CESU junior engineer Sanjay Mohanty, Meramundali section forester Prabhakar Rana and forest guard Girish Dehury, informed […]

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Death of 7 elephants: 6 officials suspended, 1 dismissed

Dhenkanal: Following the death of seven elephants near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night, the Forest & Environment, and the Energy department dismissed one official and suspended six others for dereliction of duties. While three officials each from the Forest department & CESU were suspended, the junior manager of […]

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Op-Ed: Powerless Before Power Lines

Whoever discovered electricity couldn’t have imagined that the transmission line to carry power to those who need it could someday cause death, both of humans and animals. Most humans at least know about the dangers of touching a power transmission line. But animals are blissfully unaware of the inherent danger. The rapid and inexorable spread […]

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Man electrocuted to death trying to save wife

  Sambalpur: Sabitri Brata turned into a day of mourning for a family in Sambalpur today after a man was electrocuted to death while trying to save his wife and domestic help. The deceased, identified as Brindaban Pradhan was electrocuted while he was trying to rescue his wife and domestic help, both of whom had […]

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Human body could soon power wearable devices

New York: Researchers have developed a metallic tab which, when connected to a human body, is capable of generating electricity from bending a finger and other simple movements. According to a research project led by the University at Buffalo, New York, and Institute of Semiconductors (IoP) at the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), the tab […]

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Nuapada wonder kid produces electricity from demonetised 500 notes

Nuapada: Demonetised 500 notes may have been painful for most but a Class XII student of Khariar College has shown a rare feat of scientific innovation by generating electricity by recycling the notes. He can light a 220 volt bulb and also rotate a fan using the electricity from the notes. Lachhman Dundi, a college […]

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Now AAP offers free water, power subsidy to Delhi tenants

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said those living in rented houses will also get free water and subsidised electricity if the AAP comes to power in the civic corporations. “Those staying in rented houses don’t get benefit of low water and electricity tariff. After municipal elections, we will make sure even […]

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Load-shedding unlikely during summer 2017: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today virtually ruled out possibility of load-shedding during the ensuing summer as most of the hydel project reservoirs have enough water due to a normal monsoon. This was stated by Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das in the Assembly while replying to a written question. “As per the data received from the […]

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Odisha govt to set up modern truck terminal at Paradeep

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today proposed to set up a  modern truck terminal at Paradeep. The truck terminal will have the facilities like weigh bridge, fuel stations, cold storages, godowns, workshop, rest reas, police stations, RTO office, health care facilities, check posts, Post offices, banks, administrative block, drinking water, electricity, toilets, shops and lodging facility. “The […]

Electrify all villages in Odisha by Mar, 2017, directs CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked the officials of Energy department to provide electricity to all villages across the state by March, 2017. While reviewing the status of rural electrification projects at state secretariat here, the chief minister directed to expedite the process to meet the deadline of ensuring electricity to each and […]

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Odisha aims to cut discoms’ T&D losses to 30%

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today set a target of bringing down the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) losses of four distribution companies (discoms) to 30%. In a meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary a decision was taken to limit the T&D losses of Cesu, Wesco, Nesco and Southco at 30% by next year from the current […]

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Centre rejects Odisha’s demand for coal royalty hike

Bhubaneswar: Rejecting Odisha demand for a hike in coal royalty, the Center today said that there will be no increase in the royalty in the current situation. Briefing media persons after a meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here, Union Coal secretary Anil Swarup said that to increase royalty on a […]

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No power tariff hike this year: Energy secy

Bhubaneswar: Energy secretary Rajesh Verma on Monday emphatically refuted media reports that the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) may hike power tariff this year. “Filing of review petition on tariff with OERC or Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) by power distribution companies (discoms) is a routine matter. Through their appeal, the companies have reiterated their […]

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All villages to get electricity by 2019: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: All villages in the state will be provided with electricity connection by 2019, chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced at a training programme of the Energy department yesterday. While attending a training programme for newly appointed assistant executive engineers, the chief minister said the Energy department will be reformed to provide quality electricity services 24×7 […]

OPGC halts operation of Unit-1

State-run Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) has halted the operations of its only functional unit-1 power plant based in Jharsuguda yesterday for next 10 days