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Power demand in Delhi at year's peak with 7,334MW; nears record

  • Delhi has been going through a punishing heatwave over the past few weeks with the maximum temperature on Wednesday being recorded at 42.2 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal.
Before June 9 this year, Delhi’s peak power demand had never crossed the 7,000MW mark in June.(Reuters file)
Before June 9 this year, Delhi’s peak power demand had never crossed the 7,000MW mark in June.(Reuters file)
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 04:55 AM IST
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To fix energy crisis, Pak shortens work week, bans weddings after 10pm

  • Surging energy (and food and fuel) prices and blackouts are a test for the Shehbaz Sharif administration that assumed office in April, after the Imran Khan-led government lost a trust vote.
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Updated on Jun 08, 2022 07:42 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Pakistan govt bans wedding ceremonies in Islamabad after 10pm to conserve energy

Pakistan, which is facing a worsening power crisis, has taken various steps to bring down the consumption of electricity to reduce load shedding, will now ban wedding functions after 10 pm in Islamabad with effect from June 8, Geo News reported.
The restriction on wedding functions in the country's capital is being implemented on the instructions of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.(HT file photo)
The restriction on wedding functions in the country's capital is being implemented on the instructions of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2022 06:37 PM IST
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Power Crisis: Industrialists perform ‘aarti’ for BESCOM officials

The protesting industrialists are reported to have stormed the assistant executive engineer’s (AEE) office of Bescom’s Kengeri subdivision on Thursday and ridiculed the engineers by performing ‘aarti’ to mark the mounting frustration level among the consumers.
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Published on May 15, 2022 05:01 PM IST
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Peak power demand in Delhi hits season’s high of 6,780MW: Discoms

  • This is the eighth time in the 10 days of May that the national capital’s peak power demand has crossed the 6,000MW-mark, officials said.
Delhi has been setting new peak power demand records since 2018, when it first breached the 7,000MW-mark. (HT File)
Delhi has been setting new peak power demand records since 2018, when it first breached the 7,000MW-mark. (HT File)
Updated on May 13, 2022 01:13 AM IST
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