Tag: Electricity

Coal phaseout in India could make electricity cost 40% less by 2050

A new research article published in a peer-reviewed journal shows that India could cut its electricity costs by about 40 per cent with a rapid transition of its power sector from coal to renewables by 2050.

  • Friday, 23 September 2022
India supplying 1,160 MW power to B'desh, 1,500 MW more in pipeline: S Jaishankar
India supplying 1,160 MW power to B'desh, 1,500 MW more in pipeline: S Jaishankar

The External Affairs Minister said that hydropower too offers great scope for cooperation, and this is relevant even more in an era of climate action. There is an established tradition in this regard between Bhutan and India and a rapidly emerging one now between Nepal and India.

  • Saturday, 28 May 2022
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, […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021