Friday, Sep 30, 2022



Power games: Plans to shift to a centralised market in power sector must take into account concerns of all stakeholders

September 20, 2022 4:22 am

Considering the system-wide ramifications of this move, the changes to the operations, systems and infrastructure of the players involved, and that this framework is under scrutiny around the world, there is need to tread cautiously. From state governments to load dispatch centres to power exchanges and others – they all need to be consulted at each step in this process

Centre, states tussle over a centralised market for electricity

September 19, 2022 6:55 am

Called the Market-Based Economic Dispatch (MBED) mechanism, the Union Ministry of Power proposal envisages centralised scheduling for dispatching the entire annual electricity consumption of around 1,400 billion units.

Maharashtra: MSEDCL terminates service of 76 defaulting meter reading agencies

August 19, 2022 6:24 pm

The power utility has also issued show cause notices to 41 officials for their lacklustre approach in the matter.

Karnataka govt hikes power tariff, Opposition fumes

June 30, 2022 11:58 am

Bescom customers will have to shell out an extra 31 paise/unit, followed by Hescom (27), Gescom (26), Mescom (21) and CESC (19). The hike will be applicable till December 2022, the KERC stated in its order.

BESCOM warns consumers to not fall prey to fraudulent texts regarding bill payment

June 08, 2022 4:22 pm

BESCOM has further clarified that neither its sub-divisional office nor the bill collectors insisted on payment of the bill by sending any text messages to consumers in Bengaluru

24x7 power, 300 free units very soon, says Power Minister Harbhajan Singh

March 25, 2022 10:14 am

Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh met officials from the district and stressed that the government will not tolerate corruption in any office.

Bengaluru to face power cuts on Feb 4

February 03, 2022 5:48 pm

The east zone of the city will face power cuts from 10 am to 5 pm. affected areas are Swamy Vivekananda Road, Domlur Village, Hoysala Nagar Road, Near Mukunda Theatre, Umar Nagar, Chanakya Layout, Nagawara, Geddalahalli and Channasadra.

Pay your power bill, Myanmar soldiers say, or pay with your life

January 16, 2022 1:43 pm

🔴 Myanmar’s currency, the kyat, has plummeted since the coup to less than half its previous value, driving up prices for imports such as fuel and cooking oil.

Electricity worth Rs 8 per unit given at 60 paise to Gujarat farmers: Agri minister

November 19, 2021 6:46 pm

Both Raghavji Patel, the state agriculture minister, and CM Bhupendra Patel remained silent in their speeches about the Centre’s decision to repeal the farm laws and its impact on Gujarat.

Bitcoin uses more electricity than many countries. How is that possible?

September 14, 2021 12:23 pm

For the foreseeable future, Bitcoin’s energy consumption is likely to remain volatile for as long as its price does.