Tag: Power Cuts

Unmaintained reservoirs, a reason for present power crisis in Odisha!
Unmaintained reservoirs, a reason for present power crisis in Odisha!

The State’s total hydroelectricity production capacity is 2,099 MW. In contrast, only 556MW from seven hydropower plants in the State is presently being generated which is only one-fourth of the total capacity.  

  • Sunday, 24 April 2022
Power Cut looms Large Over Odisha!
Coal Crisis In India: Will Odisha See Long Power Cuts In Durga Puja?

Data shows 3 TPPs (thermal power plants) in Odisha in the critical and supercritical category - means the coal stock left is for few days only. Heavy Sept rain hampered coal production in Odisha, WB and Jharkhand

  • Sunday, 10 October 2021
Frequent power cuts cripple life across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: From Balasore to Bolangir and Koraput to Kendrapara, unscheduled power cuts have made people’s lives miserable across the State. However, authorities of Gridco, the State-run power trading firm, have ruled out the power outages allegations. Though the recent shower triggered by formation of a cyclonic circulation has brought the temperature down to some level, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
BJP holds State Govt responsible for frequent power cuts

Bhubaneswar: The state BJP on Thursday accused the BJD-led government in Odisha for the frequent undeclared power cuts across the state and failure to live up to its commitment of providing electricity to all villages by May. BJP State Secretary Kalandi Samal during a press meet here said that the state government while reviewing power […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Irked over frequent power cuts, locals observe 12-hr Telkoi bandh

Telkoi (Keonjhar): Shops, government offices and other institutions remained closed today in Telkoi block of Keonjhar district due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh being observed by locals protesting frequent long hours of unannounced power cut in the area. The markets and roads in the town wore a deserted look due to the bandh observed by the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Udala observes bandh to protest unscheduled power cuts

Protesting against unscheduled power cuts, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the people at large observed an Udala bandh today disrupting normal life in the town

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
No power cuts in state till June 30

Bhubaneswar: In a huge relief to electricity consumers in Odisha, Energy minister Pranab Prakash Das on Wednesday said there would be no power cuts in the State till June 30. After a meeting on power management in the State, the Energy minister said around 3300 -4000 megawatt is being generated at present though the State […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
No power cuts in Odisha till May 20: Minister

In a huge relief to electricity consumers in Odisha, Energy minister Pranab Prakash Das on Wednesday said there would be no power cuts in the State till May 20

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Odisha BJP President Samir Mohanty
Odisha BJP To Launch Week-Long Protest Over Electricity Tariff Hike, Frequent Power Cuts

The week-long protest will begin tomorrow and end on July 20. During the period, BJP worker will stage protest in front of all electricity offices across the State.

  • Tuesday, 13 July 2021
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Odisha to stop repair & maintenance work to avoid power-cuts

Bhubaneswar: Amid a statewide hue and cry over the undeclared power cuts during peak summer, Odisha government has decided to stop repair and maintenance work of grid stations till arrival of monsoon. “There is no shortage of power in the state. We are self-sufficient so far power generation is concerned. While the state’s requirement of […]

  • Monday, 28 June 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
Darkness Under The Lamp- Angul Villages Reel Under Acute Electricity Woes

Angul: Despite 73 years after Indian Independence, there are countless areas in Odisha which are yet to get proper electricity connection and it is especially more shocking when many villages none other than in Angul district, ‘the power generator’ in the State continue to grapple with acute dearth of electricity. According to sources, around 70 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021