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Lucknow to record highest power demand growth in UP in next decade

The city’s peak demand was likely to soar to 2579 MW from the current 1450 MW by 2029-30, the 19th Electric Power Survey of mega cities said.
EPS noted that Varanasi had witnessed moderate peak demand growth in comparison to its energy requirement growth that is in contrast to most of the other mega cities.(Representational Image)
EPS noted that Varanasi had witnessed moderate peak demand growth in comparison to its energy requirement growth that is in contrast to most of the other mega cities.(Representational Image)
Published on Sep 15, 2020 08:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar

Provisional power bills to commercial users on fixed charges, taxes

The power regulator said consumers in the industrial and non-domestic tariff category had reported they were “facing difficulty” as the provisional bills issued by the discoms were “on a much higher side” since they were based on last year’s usage.
Gauging revenue losses from the DERC’s order and with the lockdown rules relaxed, the discoms have now called their meter reading officials to re-start work.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Gauging revenue losses from the DERC’s order and with the lockdown rules relaxed, the discoms have now called their meter reading officials to re-start work.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 04:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Risha Chitlangia

Cow cess to come into effect from April 1 in Chandigarh

The cess is being notified under the Punjab Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955, that has no provision of seeking public objection.
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Updated on Jan 30, 2020 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Decks cleared for imposing cow cess in Chandigarh

Administrator’s approval expected within a week, after which objections will be invited before notification
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Published on Jan 12, 2020 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh

Power bill waiver: Relief for many, concern for tenants

Delhi government’s announcement that households that use up to 200 units of power a month will not have to pay for electricity means that his family can potentially save on power bills starting this month.
Delhi government’s announcement that households that use up to 200 units of power a month will not have to pay for electricity means that his family can potentially save on power bills starting this month.(Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
Delhi government’s announcement that households that use up to 200 units of power a month will not have to pay for electricity means that his family can potentially save on power bills starting this month.(Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey

BYPL to launch energy saving app, to begin project from Mayur Vihar

In first phase of the pilot project, the power discom has selected cooperative housing societies such as Mayur Vihar to use the app.
With the launch of the initiative, the discom aims to save around 72 million units (MUs) and help consumers save up to 10% in energy bills.(HTPhotos)
With the launch of the initiative, the discom aims to save around 72 million units (MUs) and help consumers save up to 10% in energy bills.(HTPhotos)
Published on Jun 28, 2019 05:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

300 new transformers to ease summer woes

The DHBVN officials said they expect the peak summer demand to touch 1,950 MW (megawatt) this year and, as such, the infrastructure needs to be augmented to keep the power supply uninterrupted.
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) is likely to install at least 300 new transformers in the city to improve power supply in summer by April-end, when electricity consumption usually starts showing a sharp rise every year. (Photo by Yogesh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Yogesh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) is likely to install at least 300 new transformers in the city to improve power supply in summer by April-end, when electricity consumption usually starts showing a sharp rise every year. (Photo by Yogesh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Yogesh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 19, 2019 01:03 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha

Waiver on power bill of waste-to-compost machines

The machines had been provided by the authority to RWAs and AOAs. The latter had taken up the responsibility to run these facilities.
The Noida authority has decided to partially waive off charges on electricity consumption by waste-to-compost machines for the first two years in residential areas. (Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
The Noida authority has decided to partially waive off charges on electricity consumption by waste-to-compost machines for the first two years in residential areas. (Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 02:29 AM IST
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Noida | By HT Correspondent

Haryana assembly session: Power tariff cut by Rs 2 per unit for domestic consumers

Tariff slashed from 4.50 to 2.50 per unit on consumption of 200 units per month, for consumption up to 50 units it will be 2 per unit
The move is clearly aimed at wooing the electorate ahead of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections early next year and is expected to benefit 42 lakh families(HT FILE)
The move is clearly aimed at wooing the electorate ahead of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections early next year and is expected to benefit 42 lakh families(HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 09:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Toy seller gets Rs 5,000 bonanza after paying electricity bill of Rs 88 online

The monthly lottery system is an initiative of the Jaipur Discom to encourage digital payments through its newly launched ‘Bijli Mitra’ app. While the winners don’t get any cash, their future monthly bills are adjusted against the winning amount.
Paying electricity bills is just a finger tap away through the new Bijli Mitra app.(AFP file)
Paying electricity bills is just a finger tap away through the new Bijli Mitra app.(AFP file)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 01:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manoj Ahuja, Jaipur

Humidity soars, Delhi power demand at new high

Tuesday’s power demand breached Delhi’s previous record of 6,998 MW, registered on Monday.
The state power department said that if the humidity continues at this level, electricity consumption could soar up to 7,200 MW, which too could be met.(Bloomberg file photo)
The state power department said that if the humidity continues at this level, electricity consumption could soar up to 7,200 MW, which too could be met.(Bloomberg file photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 10:17 PM IST
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HT Correspondent, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Ray of hope: India’s solar dreams are big and bright. Are they realistic?

We’re racing forward on the solar-power front, building parks set to be among the biggest in the world. Can we keep up with our targets? A look at India’s turn towards the sun
In Diu, large swathes of government land have been used to build solar parks. India is building 38 parks across 23 states to meet an ambitious target of generating 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
In Diu, large swathes of government land have been used to build solar parks. India is building 38 parks across 23 states to meet an ambitious target of generating 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2018 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez

Pune civic body’s 16 crore LED street light project under fire

As civic body orders third party audit, contractor Tata Urban Infrastructure refutes allegations
It was on November 28,2016 that Pune Municipal Corporation awarded the tender number 46-2016-17 to Tata Urban Infrastructure for the installation of 83,000 LED street lights in the city.(Ravindra Joshi/ HT Photo)
It was on November 28,2016 that Pune Municipal Corporation awarded the tender number 46-2016-17 to Tata Urban Infrastructure for the installation of 83,000 LED street lights in the city.(Ravindra Joshi/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2018 03:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar

Pune airport saves 112 KW energy with LED lights

The current consumption of the Lohegaon International Airport, according to officials, was 192 KW. However, after the installation of the new LED lights, the consumption has reduced to 80 KW. This has saved a total of 112 KW of electricity.
The initiative, started on Thursday, has helped the airport save energy by 112 kilo watts (KW), said officials.(HT Representative Photo)
The initiative, started on Thursday, has helped the airport save energy by 112 kilo watts (KW), said officials.(HT Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 05:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
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