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Most of those surveyed said solar home system is expensive and also requires more space which is not feasible.(Representative Photo/AFP)

Less than 0.5% households in Maharashtra have solar home system: Report

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 05:05 PM IST
The survey by Council on Energy, Environment and Water found that only 7.29% households have considered buying a solar home system.
A view of the transformer up in flames inside the power substation after it caught fire, at Safipur village, in Sector 148, Noida
A view of the transformer up in flames inside the power substation after it caught fire, at Safipur village, in Sector 148, Noida

Huge fire at power substation in Noida’s Sector 148, none hurt

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 08:21 AM IST
According to fire officers, the blaze originated through a transformer and spread to another transformer and both went up in flames. Due to oil and inflammable materials there, the fire spread swiftly and thick black smoke could be seen from far away in the skyline.
In darkness: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT Mohali).(Gurminder Singh/HT)
In darkness: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT Mohali).(Gurminder Singh/HT)

State-of-the-art ISBT Mohali without power, running on generators

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 12:26 AM IST
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) snapped power supply to ISBT Mohali in April 2018 after its Rs 15 lakh bill was not cleared.
Many parts of the district were reeling under oppressive heat for the past two weeks. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Many parts of the district were reeling under oppressive heat for the past two weeks. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Thunderstorm kills two in Barmer, causes massive damage

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 01:14 PM IST
At least 87 electricity poles were uprooted and snapped power supply in several villages, said Pradeep Dawani, assistant engineer, Rajasthan State Electricity Board
MERC had stated that if a consumer’s bill is more than double of the average for the amount charged between March and May, then he would be given the option of paying it three equated monthly instalments (EMIs).(PTI)
MERC had stated that if a consumer’s bill is more than double of the average for the amount charged between March and May, then he would be given the option of paying it three equated monthly instalments (EMIs).(PTI)

MERC has directed power companies to show transparency in billing: CM Thackeray

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 04:32 PM IST
On Monday, the power regulatory authority had issued directives to the utility firms because of a growing number of complaints.
The chief engineer further said apart from domestic consumers, even industrial and commercial consumers have shown a lukewarm response in paying their power bills (Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
The chief engineer further said apart from domestic consumers, even industrial and commercial consumers have shown a lukewarm response in paying their power bills (Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)

Only 31% paid power bills of March in GB Nagar, discom collects just 10% of total monthly revenue

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Sanjeev K Jha
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 04:51 AM IST
Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) chief engineer Virendra Nath Singh said despite launching several awareness drives asking consumers to make online payments of electricity bills, the revenue collection has dwindled in the district.
The resurgence of nature in the city: New Delhi during the lockdown.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The resurgence of nature in the city: New Delhi during the lockdown.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Lockdown Diaries: Counting my blessings by Sameer Arshad Khatlani

Hindustan Times | By Sameer Arshad Khatlani
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The author’s experience of the lockdown in Delhi is very different from the ones he lived through in Kashmir
Hospital staff have been stationed outside a special isolation ward set up to provide treatment to any suspected case of coronavirus at Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala on Thursday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
Hospital staff have been stationed outside a special isolation ward set up to provide treatment to any suspected case of coronavirus at Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala on Thursday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
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Bains illegally reconnects power supply in Jalandhar

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2020 09:57 PM IST
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) had disconnected supply as the premise owner, Mindo Devi, had failed to pay 15,000 in dues.
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Cheema: AAP to cut power to CM’s Moti Mahal if PPAs not scrapped

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:23 PM IST
CESU, with a consumer base of over 27 lakh, is spread over 9 districts and is run by Odisha government since last 14 years(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
CESU, with a consumer base of over 27 lakh, is spread over 9 districts and is run by Odisha government since last 14 years(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Odisha opposition parties dare power firm to cut supply to 7 lakh consumers

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2020 08:38 PM IST
Central Electricity Supply Undertaking’s (CESU) CEO, Arun Bothra, said electricity supply to over 7 lakh consumers in 11397 villages will be discontinued from January 16 due to deliberate default in bill payment.
The occupation certificates for the buildings, which violate construction norms, were cancelled by the department of town and country planning.(HT File Photo)
The occupation certificates for the buildings, which violate construction norms, were cancelled by the department of town and country planning.(HT File Photo)

Illegal buildings on 20 Suncity plots in Gurugram to lose power supply

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 10:34 AM IST
The department has asked the plot owners to provide a supporting document in this regard within seven days, failing which power will be disconnected permanently from the premises.
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Power shocker: PSPCL seeks 14% hike in tariff next fiscal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vishal Rambani
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:48 PM IST
Urges PSERC to reduce tariff of domestic consumers for first 100 units per month by 15%
The Rajindra hospital, Patiala, owes ₹25 lakh against power bills to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.(HT FILE)
The Rajindra hospital, Patiala, owes ₹25 lakh against power bills to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.(HT FILE)

Rajindra hospital may lose power connection over 25 lakh dues

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harmandeep Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 10:02 PM IST
Bihar government is considering to penalise power distribution companies under a “no load-shedding” policy.(HT Photo/Representative)
Bihar government is considering to penalise power distribution companies under a “no load-shedding” policy.(HT Photo/Representative)

Bihar government considering 24X7 power to every home and penalty for load-shedding

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 10:11 PM IST
Bihar power minister said India had achieved the dual targets of generating surplus power and electricity connection to every household and was now working towards the next milestone of 24x7 power supply.
A view of the moving metro as smog engulfs the Delhi skyline.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
A view of the moving metro as smog engulfs the Delhi skyline.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

CPCB says let employees work from home, carpool to work to curb air pollution in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai and Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 05:25 AM IST
Schools should also provide transport to students to avoid the bunching of private vehicles outside, said CPCB member secretary Prashant Gargava.
Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan cleared his pending electrcity bills.(ANI Photo)
Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan cleared his pending electrcity bills.(ANI Photo)

Shivraj Chouhan clears power bills of Rs 1.21 lakh after Congress attack

Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 10:40 AM IST
Congress MLA from Vidisha Shashank Bhargava claimed that Chouhan had not been paying the power bills of his rented house at Sherpura in Vidisha since 2013.
Senior officials, however, intervened in the matter and ordered restoration of power supply to the police station.(HT image)
Senior officials, however, intervened in the matter and ordered restoration of power supply to the police station.(HT image)

Fined for riding sans helmet, JE snaps power supply to police station

MEERUT | By S Raju
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:20 PM IST
SB Yadav, chief engineer of the electricity department, said supply to the police station and the check post was restored after the matter brought was to the notice of senior officials.
Around 260 residents are homeless after the drive and looking for an alternative accommodation.(HT image)
Around 260 residents are homeless after the drive and looking for an alternative accommodation.(HT image)

After high court order, TMC starts razing illegal buildings at Diva

Thane | By Megha N Pol
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 04:20 AM IST
The action, which was undertaken following the Bombay high court’s (HC) directives to raze structures built on land previously occupied by mangroves in Diva and Mumbra, faced a lot of opposition.
Families living in Tirumala building at Padmanagar area in Bhiwandi have refused to move out of the building even though electricity supply was disconnected on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Families living in Tirumala building at Padmanagar area in Bhiwandi have refused to move out of the building even though electricity supply was disconnected on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Dilapidated Bhiwandi building: Families want time till festival to shift

Bhiwandi | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:56 AM IST
Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) cut the power supply of the 30-year-old building, stating it to be unsafe and urged residents to move out.
After failing to meet the officers concerned, Congress workers recited the traditional `arati’ in the office, he said.(HT image)
After failing to meet the officers concerned, Congress workers recited the traditional `arati’ in the office, he said.(HT image)

Congress workers sing `arati’ at electricity office to decry power cuts

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 06:49 PM IST
Varad Mardolkar, chief of the state Youth Congress, and others staged the unique protest.
The Delhi government has set up a committee to identify neighbourhoods that witness power cuts due to “local faults”.(HT File Photo)
The Delhi government has set up a committee to identify neighbourhoods that witness power cuts due to “local faults”.(HT File Photo)

Delhi government panel to identify local power faults

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Senior government officials said power cuts in Delhi have reduced by 85% since 2014, attributing the remaining 15% to “local faults” and not power shortage, which several neighbourhoods in the city often witness.
Replacement of the old network of electrical wires is also being taken up by the department.(iStockphoto)
Replacement of the old network of electrical wires is also being taken up by the department.(iStockphoto)

Chandigarh power department to revamp distribution system by December 2019

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 03:42 PM IST
60 distribution transformers will be installed across the city, says official
Video grab of Madhya Pradesh energy minister Priyvrat Singh’s press conference in Bhopal which was interrupted by a brief power outage.(ANI)
Video grab of Madhya Pradesh energy minister Priyvrat Singh’s press conference in Bhopal which was interrupted by a brief power outage.(ANI)

MP energy minister left red-faced as power goes off during press conference

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 10:27 PM IST
The power outage was ironical because energy minister Priyvrat Singh was speaking about achievements of the Congress government on the power generation front .
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70-year-old electrocuted to death in Ludhiana

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:03 PM IST
He was pulling down the shutter of his shop when he got electrocuted
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has expedited the process to demolish 23 buildings that have been vacated after the Bombay high court (HC) recently rejected their residents’ petitions.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has expedited the process to demolish 23 buildings that have been vacated after the Bombay high court (HC) recently rejected their residents’ petitions.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Keeping them safe: Mumbai civic body rushes to raze 23 old buildings

Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 03:24 AM IST
Ahead of the monsoon, the BMC declared 499 buildings dilapidated, putting them in C-1 category, which means they need to be vacated. The HC has cleared 23 of the 499 buildings for action.
In 2014, Delhi had faced 117 million units of power cuts. Fast forward to 2018, Delhi faced just 17.8 million units of cuts, 85% lower than in 2014(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
In 2014, Delhi had faced 117 million units of power cuts. Fast forward to 2018, Delhi faced just 17.8 million units of cuts, 85% lower than in 2014(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)

The transformative story of Delhi’s power sector, writes Arvind Kejriwal

By Arvind Kejriwal
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 07:46 AM IST
From facing a crisis, we now have a win-win situation - for the government, power sector, and citizens
Power utilities in the national capital on Friday urged residents not to fly kites near high-tension lines as it may lead to electrocution. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Power utilities in the national capital on Friday urged residents not to fly kites near high-tension lines as it may lead to electrocution. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Play safe while flying kites, ask Delhi discoms

New Delhi | By Ht Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 01:21 AM IST
The BSES in a statement said tripping of a single 33/66 KV line can even disrupt power supply to over 10,000 consumers and takes about two hours to repair the fault.
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)

BEST creates two twitter handles to take plaints

Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:19 AM IST
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.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said he knew that the mediation panel, constituted by the Supreme Court to find a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid dispute, would not be able serve its purpose.(ANI Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said he knew that the mediation panel, constituted by the Supreme Court to find a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid dispute, would not be able serve its purpose.(ANI Photo)

I knew Ayodhya mediation will fail: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:51 PM IST
Yogi was in Ayodhya to review progress of development projects rolled out by the state government in the temple town.
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