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Texas power companies face liquidity crisis as bills mount, board leaders resign

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is working to manage ongoing financial stress in the power market as several billions of dollars in invoices are still outstanding from previous event.
The winter storm nightmare knocked out power to more than 4 million customers across the state. Several retail electricity providers “are currently in payment breach” under Ercot protocols.(AP/ File photo)
The winter storm nightmare knocked out power to more than 4 million customers across the state. Several retail electricity providers “are currently in payment breach” under Ercot protocols.(AP/ File photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 06:18 AM IST
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Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages

ERCOT president Bill Magness has said Texas' power grid — which is uniquely isolated from the rest of the US — was on the brink of collapse in the early hours of Feb. 15
Four of the departing board members acknowledged “concerns about out-of-state board leadership
Four of the departing board members acknowledged “concerns about out-of-state board leadership" in a letter to grid members and the state's Public Utility Commission, which oversees ERCOT.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 10:36 AM IST
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Extreme weather testing Biden's disaster management skills

Part of the job of being president is responding to the destruction left behind by earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters, or events like deadly mass shootings, or even acts of terrorism.
Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze.(AP)
Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze.(AP)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 02:04 PM IST
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Texas governor's biggest donors: Energy industry that failed

The crisis has put the fossil fuel industry that lavishes the Texas Capitol with money in the crosshairs in ways that Abbott has not had to navigate when steering America's second-largest state through other disasters, including hurricanes and the ongoing pandemic.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blamed grid operators and iced-over wind turbines but gone easier on another culprit: an oil and gas industry that is the state's dominant business and his biggest political contributor.(AFP)
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blamed grid operators and iced-over wind turbines but gone easier on another culprit: an oil and gas industry that is the state's dominant business and his biggest political contributor.(AFP)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 08:49 AM IST
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Mumbai power outage due to cascade tripping of MSETCL lines, sub-stations: Tata Power

Tata Power had said as per its preliminary assessment of the situation, many parts of Mumbai experienced an unforeseen electricity failure in the morning due to tripping of MSETCL’s 400 KV transmission system at Kalwa.
Cascade tripping of MSETCL lines and sub-stations reason behind power outage: Tata Power(Bloomberg)
Cascade tripping of MSETCL lines and sub-stations reason behind power outage: Tata Power(Bloomberg)
Published on Oct 16, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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Large parts of Mumbai hit by power outage, trading unaffected

Stock exchanges BSE Ltd. and National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. continued to function normally. BSE also carried out the listing ceremony for Mazagon Shipbuilders in the morning, the exchange spokesperson said. Some rail services were halted due to the power outage, according to a tweet by the Central Railway
High-tension power lines are pictured outside a Tata Power sub station in the suburbs of Mumbai.(REUTERS)
High-tension power lines are pictured outside a Tata Power sub station in the suburbs of Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 11:34 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi

Cars, electricity poles damaged as tree falls in Sector 21-B

Growing in a vacant plot close to house number 1052, the tree damaged power lines as it fell, leading to a day-long power outage
A tree toppled over cars in Chandigarh’s Sector 21-B on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
A tree toppled over cars in Chandigarh’s Sector 21-B on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Essay: Why is politics always personal?

“They’re making a temple so if anything goes wrong, God help you. If your salaries don’t come, pray. If you can’t get a hospital bed, appeal the divine.”
Celebrating the laying of the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on August 5, 2020.(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Celebrating the laying of the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on August 5, 2020.(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 02:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Weather, power outage halt ATP Winston-Salem Open

Organizers had hoped to resume play in the evening once the storms moved through and power was restored. But after revisions to the schedule they finally suspended play for the day.
Fans leave the stands as a storm rolls in and play has been suspended in a match between Pablo Carreño Busta, of Spain, and Benoit Paire, of France, at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C.(AP)
Fans leave the stands as a storm rolls in and play has been suspended in a match between Pablo Carreño Busta, of Spain, and Benoit Paire, of France, at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C.(AP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 09:54 AM IST
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10 days on, 1.17 lakh families in flood-hit Maharashtra face power cuts

On Wednesday, state energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said they are planning to restore the power supply by August 15.
More than 1.17 lakh families in the flood-hit areas of Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara are still waiting for their power supply to be restored.(Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
More than 1.17 lakh families in the flood-hit areas of Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara are still waiting for their power supply to be restored.(Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 12:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

One dead after 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Taiwan

Tremors were felt across the island and high-rises in Taipei swayed as the quake struck off the northeastern coast at dawn, waking sleeping residents.
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake that rattled Taiwan on Thursday killed one woman and caused temporary power outages that affected over 10,000 homes.(AFP Photo)
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake that rattled Taiwan on Thursday killed one woman and caused temporary power outages that affected over 10,000 homes.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:23 AM IST
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Taipei | By Agence France-Presse

BEST creates two twitter handles to take plaints

Currently, a team of BEST officials, supervised by an officer from the secretary department, is managing these two handles. However, the BEST will soon hire an agency to handle it.
You can put out your complaints about the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on social media, and get timely updates about bus services, as the operator is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
You can put out your complaints about the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on social media, and get timely updates about bus services, as the operator is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 04:19 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Kailash Korde

Tiny slug throws Japan’s high-speed rail service into chaos

The official said he did not know if this set a new precedent but described it as “rare”.
Twenty-six trains were cancelled due to the power outrage caused by a slug (representational image).(Pixaby/@Michel_van_der_Vegt)
Twenty-six trains were cancelled due to the power outrage caused by a slug (representational image).(Pixaby/@Michel_van_der_Vegt)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 11:15 AM IST
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Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse

2-year-old leopard, stuck in power cables in Gurugram, electrocuted to death

Locals found the animal dangling precariously from the power lines just after 6am, following which officials from the wildlife department fetched the corpse and sent it for a post-mortem examination.
The leopard was first discovered by Satvir Singh, a resident of Lala Kherli, around 6.15am on Thursday, while he was walking to a nearby temple (where he is a caretaker), about a kilometre outside the settlement.(Manoj Kumar/ani)
The leopard was first discovered by Satvir Singh, a resident of Lala Kherli, around 6.15am on Thursday, while he was walking to a nearby temple (where he is a caretaker), about a kilometre outside the settlement.(Manoj Kumar/ani)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 07:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai

Darkness engulfs all of Argentina, Uruguay after massive power outage: Report

Streets were largely empty in Buenos Aires although some stores were open, operating with generators, while Montevideo was entirely without power with only some traffic lights working.
Photo for representation(AFP)
Photo for representation(AFP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2019 07:17 PM IST
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Buenos Aires | By Agence France-Presse

On power cuts in Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj’s lantern sting for Kamal Nath

The BJP has been targeting the state government claiming that there are frequent power outages in many areas.
The former Madhya Pradesh CM alleged that corruption is rampant under the Congress rule, “money is being charged for everything” and welfare schemes for the poor are being closed. (Photo @ChouhanShivraj/Twitter)
The former Madhya Pradesh CM alleged that corruption is rampant under the Congress rule, “money is being charged for everything” and welfare schemes for the poor are being closed. (Photo @ChouhanShivraj/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 10:00 PM IST
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Bhopal | By Press Trust India

Lakhs of residents suffer power cuts in 30 Noida sectors

Power outages lasted from four to eight hours due a faulty power supply line and tripping of the A substation.
With the scorching summer at its peak and the region reeling under a heatwave, the hours-long power outage forced residents to suffer the heat without water.(Abhinav Saha/HT / Representative image)
With the scorching summer at its peak and the region reeling under a heatwave, the hours-long power outage forced residents to suffer the heat without water.(Abhinav Saha/HT / Representative image)
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 12:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida / Lucknow | By HT Correspondents

Palam Vihar residents in Gurugram pool money to rent transformers

The residents have decided to contribute this money directly to Pro-facility Services Private Limited (Profac), the maintenance agency of the colony.
The Profac called a meeting of the residents of the colony on Sunday to address the issue of power cuts. In the meeting, the agency informed the residents that the colony required at least 20 new transformers on rent to ensure better electricity supply over the next four months.(HT Photo)
The Profac called a meeting of the residents of the colony on Sunday to address the issue of power cuts. In the meeting, the agency informed the residents that the colony required at least 20 new transformers on rent to ensure better electricity supply over the next four months.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 03:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha

Noida residents suffer due to power outages, low voltage

Locals in Noida say outages are frequent and at random times, blame ‘poor infrastructure’.
According to power officials, the outages were caused by a technical problem at a sub-station in Sector 129, which has now been rectified.(HT File Photo/Sunil Ghosh)
According to power officials, the outages were caused by a technical problem at a sub-station in Sector 129, which has now been rectified.(HT File Photo/Sunil Ghosh)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 01:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By Shafaque Alam

Gurugram reels due to power outages as mercury soars

Sudhir Sachdeva, a 46-year-old resident said, “When we asked the authorities about repairing the transformer, they said either we have to do it ourselves or request the developer to do so,” he said.
Crippling infrastructure, incapable of bearing the peak power demand during the summer months, saw residents taking matters into their own hands.(HT Photo)
Crippling infrastructure, incapable of bearing the peak power demand during the summer months, saw residents taking matters into their own hands.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 02:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi

Bhubaneswar before and after Fani: NASA images hint trail of destruction

NASA’s images compare the situation in Bhubaneswar and the nighttime lights in Cuttack, Odisha’s second largest city north of the state capital, before and after Cyclone Fani, made landfall.
The images show city lighting on April 30 (before cyclone Fani) and on May 5, 2019, two days after Fani made landfall.(NASA Earth/Twitter)
The images show city lighting on April 30 (before cyclone Fani) and on May 5, 2019, two days after Fani made landfall.(NASA Earth/Twitter)
Updated on May 09, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: After BJP’s chimney processions, Pragya Thakur releases vision document for Bhopal

Pragya Thakur’s vision document comes just three days before the polls and 17 days after her rival Digvijaya Singh released a similar paper on Bhopal.
Bhopal will vote in the sixth round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on May 12. The votes will be counted on May 23.(HT Photo)
Bhopal will vote in the sixth round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on May 12. The votes will be counted on May 23.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2019 05:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan

After power failure, 3 patients on ventilator die at Madurai hospital

According to the relatives of the deceased, three people have died and two more who were on ventilator are fighting for life after a power cut that continued for nearly two and half hours in Madurai.
The relatives of the victims are alleging ventilator failure as the reason for the deaths. But Dean Vanitha Mani refuted the charge saying it was natural death due to the patients’ poor physical health. (Image for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO)
The relatives of the victims are alleging ventilator failure as the reason for the deaths. But Dean Vanitha Mani refuted the charge saying it was natural death due to the patients’ poor physical health. (Image for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2019 08:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan

High-voltage cable at Udyog Vihar catches fire, inquiry ordered

The cable, which caught fire, belonged to Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) — the power distribution company.
High-voltage cable at Udyog Vihar catches fire, inquiry ordered. (Representative Image)(AFP)
High-voltage cable at Udyog Vihar catches fire, inquiry ordered. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 02:47 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha

Five-hour power cuts as DHBVN shut feeders after Sunday’s storm

Areas such as Palam Vihar, New Palam Vihar and DLF 3 had no electricity for several hours due to some technical faults and scheduled shut down.
In Sushant Lok-1, residents started calling up DHBVN officials soon after the storm mellowed around 7.45pm to restore power supply, which only came around 11.45pm.(Yogesh Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
In Sushant Lok-1, residents started calling up DHBVN officials soon after the storm mellowed around 7.45pm to restore power supply, which only came around 11.45pm.(Yogesh Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
Published on Apr 09, 2019 05:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Technical snag hits 10 lakh BSNL users in Bihar

The fault was triggered by a power outage following a thunderstorm late on Saturday, said principal general manager (mobile services) KK Singh.
Technical snag hits 10 lakh BSNL users in Bihar(HT File)
Technical snag hits 10 lakh BSNL users in Bihar(HT File)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 08:05 AM IST
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Patna | By Ruchir Kumar

Central water management system among measures to improve supply

The move to a central water management system will help the GMDA have a larger degree of control over the entire distribution and supply chain from a single location, i.e. the upcoming integrated command and control centre.
Central water management system among measures to improve supplyPhoto by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times(HT Photo)
Central water management system among measures to improve supplyPhoto by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 04:16 AM IST
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Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

White-out Kashmir faces long power outages, rail and air traffic disrupted

Poor visibility forced suspension of all flights from Srinagar airport while heavy snowfall in the Jawahar Tunnel area closed the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
Kashmir Valley witnessed snowfall in the month of November for the first time since 2009.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Kashmir Valley witnessed snowfall in the month of November for the first time since 2009.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 02:12 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service

Fallen trees snap cables, lead to power outages in Gurugram

Day after heavy rain, accompanied by strong winds, lashed Gurugram, several areas reeled under long power cuts
A large tree fell on a car at DLF phase1, E Block on Sunday night after heavy rain that damaged several electric poles and disrupted power supply, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, September 24, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A large tree fell on a car at DLF phase1, E Block on Sunday night after heavy rain that damaged several electric poles and disrupted power supply, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, September 24, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 25, 2018 04:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha

After morning rain, residents suffer day-long power cuts

Residents complained that rainfall, recorded at 128 mm, inundated the city, and long power cuts ruined all their daytime activities.
Residents witnessed long power outages, after heavy rains lashed the city early Tuesday morning. The power supply remained erratic throughout the day with cases of heavy fluctuations, low voltage and tripping being reported in many areas.(Yogesh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Residents witnessed long power outages, after heavy rains lashed the city early Tuesday morning. The power supply remained erratic throughout the day with cases of heavy fluctuations, low voltage and tripping being reported in many areas.(Yogesh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 29, 2018 04:42 AM IST
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