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Delhi's peak power demand reaches 6,194, highest ever in May 1st week: Report

  • Discom officials said the previous highest peak power demand in the first of May in the national capital was recorded at 5,808 MW on May 2, 2019.
On Monday, May 2, 2022, Delhi's peak power demand was recorded at 3.34 pm, touching 6,194 MW, according to the real-time data of the State Load Dispatch Centre.(HT Photo)
On Monday, May 2, 2022, Delhi's peak power demand was recorded at 3.34 pm, touching 6,194 MW, according to the real-time data of the State Load Dispatch Centre.(HT Photo)
Published on May 02, 2022 11:10 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

'No need to panic’, says coal minister on worrying power crisis during heatwaves

  • Thermal power plants account for 70 per cent of India's power generation capacity of nearly four lakh MW. As per the power ministry's website, some are operating at reduced capacities - up to 40 per cent - due to the coal supply crisis.
The IMD has forecasted heatwaves in Odisha, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, among other states, till May 2. (HT PHOTO)
The IMD has forecasted heatwaves in Odisha, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, among other states, till May 2. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 05:28 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Chernobyl nuclear plant's lab destroyed by Russian forces, says Ukraine

The Russian military had seized the Chernobyl nuclear power plant at the beginning of the war.
Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo)
Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2022 04:12 PM IST
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India has a right to energy but does it need to fire more coal plants?

India should channelise energies in negotiating for monetary compensation and technology transfer from the global North.
It may be difficult to deliver on India's COP26 commitment of a net-zero target by 2070  unless necessary steps are taken to shift from coal towards cleaner forms of energy.(AP File Photo)
It may be difficult to deliver on India's COP26 commitment of a net-zero target by 2070  unless necessary steps are taken to shift from coal towards cleaner forms of energy.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 12:44 AM IST
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ByRohit Azad and Shouvik Chakraborty, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Non-compliance to emission control measures at power plants put health at risk’

Only two of 12 coal-based power plants in the national capital with a total installed capacity of 13,500MW have commissioned mechanism to control sulfur dioxide emissions.
The operation of power plants in Delhiand the national capital region can be better regulated to meet power demand for the region without operating polluting non-compliant power plants during winter months. (File photo / AP)
The operation of power plants in Delhiand the national capital region can be better regulated to meet power demand for the region without operating polluting non-compliant power plants during winter months. (File photo / AP)
Published on Dec 09, 2021 02:13 PM IST
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