Monday, Oct 03, 2022

power crisis


While political parties debate if free electricity is a freebie, discom finances slip and threaten to disrupt the power sector

August 22, 2022 9:18 am

Distribution companies are the weakest link in the power chain. Rising losses at the distribution level mean that discom dues to gencos continue to go up, who in turn delay payments to coal mining companies, thereby adversely impacting the stability of the entire power sector.

Explained: Pakistan's severe power crisis, and its measures to survive it

June 09, 2022 6:43 pm

The load-shedding, which has hit both citizens and the industry, has forced PM Shehbaz Sharif's government to announce an urgent plan to conserve energy. What has led to this situation, and how Pakistan is trying to tide over this crisis?

No end to power crisis, Punjab govt notifies district-wise paddy transplantation date

May 07, 2022 11:47 am

Farmers traditionally have been opposed to the idea of late transplantation of their paddy crops as they claim that it doesn't give them enough time to manage the stubble.

At thermal power plants running on imported coal, govt orders full capacity

May 07, 2022 1:43 am

The order noted that about 7,600 MW of the 17,600 MW of imported coal-based thermal power capacity in the country was not operating as states have not been able to reach agreements with thermal plants on the pass-through of the higher price of imported coal.

Coordination between power, coal and rail ministries is at its lowest ebb, common people suffering: Moily

May 03, 2022 11:39 am

States blame the sharp rise in global coal prices, which affects plants that use imported coal, and the shortage of railway rakes, he said.

Power demand increased by 40% in a year, crisis to be over soon, says minister Harbhajan Singh

May 01, 2022 10:36 am

The minister further claimed that the increase in electricity demand had coincided with some units in some of the thermal plants of Punjab being non-operational, triggering the gap in supply-demand

'Modi hai, mumkin hai': Chidambaram's jibe at Centre over power crisis

April 30, 2022 1:15 pm

Attacking the government over the coal crisis issue, Chidambaram said, "Abundant coal, large rail network, unutilised capacity in thermal plants. Yet, there is acute power shortage. Modi Government cannot be blamed. It is because of 60 years of Congress rule!"

Power crisis: Punjab is paying price for wrong policies of successive govts, say power engineers

April 30, 2022 1:02 pm

Associations of electricity engineers blamed that the state was paying the price for wrong decisions of the successive governments and the lack of coordination between the Coal Ministry, Railway Ministry and Power Ministry.

Centre's mismanagement led to artificial power crisis: Congress

April 30, 2022 9:36 am

In a Facebook post, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi too hit out at the government asking it to stop running the "bulldozer of hatred" and start running power plants instead.

Delhi power minister raises alarm: Some plants have coal to last just one day

April 29, 2022 7:08 pm

Peak power demand for April hit an all-time high of around 6,000 MW on Thursday afternoon