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No blackouts this summer! Centre invokes emergency rules

Several parts of the country are witnessing unusually warm weather for this time of the year and peak electricity demand over the past week is already close to the record levels seen during last year’s energy crisis.

Power ministry previously invoked the emergency rule during a power crisis last summer.(AP)
Updated on Feb 22, 2023 08:54 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

India to boost coal imports this year to cope with harsh weather, freight snags

India's record domestic output of coal has eased tight inventories at power plants, to an average 12 days' supply at the end of 2022 from nine days when the current fiscal year began last April.

Coal imports by Indian utilities more than doubled to 42 million tonnes during the first eight months of this fiscal year from April,(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 05:59 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

PM Modi says many states owe over 1 lakh cr to power firms, makes an appeal

Urging the states to clear the dues at the earliest, PM Modi said: “I request the states where dues are pending, to clear them as soon as possible.” 

PM Modi addresses 'Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047’  event. 
Published on Jul 30, 2022 03:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India, Sri Lanka restart talks to link power grids

India has extended assistance running into billions of dollars to its southern neighbour to fight the crisis, brought on by a steep drop in foreign exchange reserves that stalled imports of essentials such as fuel, so disrupting power supply.

The grid connection project came up in talks with India's power ministry in March, when Basil Rajapaksa, then Sri Lanka's finance minister, visited New Delhi to seek assistance, said a source with knowledge of the matter.(HT File)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:06 AM IST
Reuters |

Bengaluru to face power cuts on April 16 and 17: Here's a list of areas

The Karnataka capital will be set to face power cuts this weekend for the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) to carry out maintenance works.

Bengaluru to face power cuts on April 16 and 17.
Published on Apr 16, 2022 02:28 PM IST
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