national grid

ONGC’s first power project to start generation this month


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 3 (IANS) The 726 MW first commercial power plant of state-owned ONGC at Palatana in southern Tripura will start generating electricity this month-end, company officials said here ... Read more...

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Smart grids and meters can prevent blackouts, says expert


August 30th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) India needs smart grids that can prevent recurrences like the worst power blackout last month, a senior power expert said Thursday."We need efficient command and ... Read more...

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China’s wind power capacity increases


August 16th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China's on-grid wind power capacity has reached over 50 gigawatts this year, representing an annual growth rate of 87 percent.However, technical problems have prevented the efficient ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka adds wind power to grid


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka has added 30 megawatts of wind power to its national grid in a bid to reduce power shortage in nearly 60 cities, including Colombo.The ... Read more...

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South Africans being urged to save electricity


August 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 6 (IANS) At a time when the country is faced with an increased pressure of electricity shortage, a massive public awareness drive has been launched in ... Read more...

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Haryana asks centre to probe grid failure


August 1st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after it was named as one of the four states which had overdrawn power from the national grid leading to a major failure, the ... Read more...

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Electricity restored almost fully in all regions: Power Grid


August 1st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after the biggest blackout in the country, affecting half of India's population, the main distribution company Wednesday said nearly 100 percent of the ... Read more...

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High winds knock off Pakistan power supply


July 31st, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) High winds and a cyclone are to blame for the current electricity crisis in Pakistan, said a minister.Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, minister for water and power, said ... Read more...

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80 percent power restored in Delhi


July 30th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) After a near-complete blackout following a breakdown of the National Grid in the early hours of Monday, power supply was restored to almost 80 percent ... Read more...

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Omar releases Rs.200 crore to fight power crisis


July 26th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Alarmed by recent public protests over non-availability of power during the holy month of Ramadan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday released an additional ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM moves to fix power crisis


June 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has moved to ensure adequate fuel supplies to power plants for uninterrupted production of electricity to overcome a crippling power ... Read more...

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NTPC begins work on power project in Karnataka


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) State-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd Saturday commenced work on the first phase of the 4,000 megawatt super thermal power plant in Karnataka's Bijapur district.Union ... Read more...

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Iran n-plant supplies 940 MW electricity


April 30th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iran's national grid Monday received 940 megawatts of electricity from the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant.The supply comes after several tests conducted at Bushehr plant, the ... Read more...

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World Bank installs 1.2 mn solar systems in Bangladesh


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) The World Bank has helped install more than 1.2 million solar home systems for electricity in rural Bangladesh, the Washington-based lender said Wednesday.The state-owned Infrastructure ... Read more...

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Iran’s Bushehr plant to produce 1,000 MW electricity


December 21st, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 21 (IANS) Iran's Energy Minister Majid Namjou Wednesday said its Bushehr nuclear power plant will produce 1,000 MW of electricity from March next year.He said the Bushehr plant ... Read more...

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Iran to launch Bushehr n-plant in February


November 24th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 24 (IANS) Iran has announced that its Bushehr nuclear power plant will be launched in February next year.The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) made the announcement Wednesday, ... Read more...

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India sponsors training of Ghanaian women in solar energy


October 16th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), Oct 16 (IANS) A number of women from Ghana's northern region have been sponsored by the Indian government to undergo training in solar energy production, India's High Commissioner ... Read more...

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Tests conducted on Iran’s n-plant turbines


August 24th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 24 (IANS) The turbines of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant were successfully tested, the country's atomic energy chief said Wednesday.The turbines were successfully tested Tuesday at the speed ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets help from US to tackle energy crisis


July 18th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) The US is helping Pakistan to tackle the energy crisis being faced by the country, a top US official has said.The coordinator for non-military US assistance ... Read more...

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Iran to speed up uranium enrichment


June 13th, 2011 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran has produced over 50 kg of 20-percent enriched uranium and would triple the output from the current level to supply fuel to the Tehran research ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite to go alone on Gujarat power project


May 27th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Integrated mining-cum-power producer Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) is planning to go solo with its power project in Gujarat, scrapping its earlier agreement with Gujarat ... Read more...

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Chinese firm to invest in Pakistan hydel power projects


April 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) A Chinese firm is looking at investing in Pakistan's hydel power projects that would add nearly 9,000 MW of electricity to the national grid, a media ... Read more...

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Iran to remove fuel from its first nuclear power plant


February 27th, 2011 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 27 (IANS) Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said the fuel placed inside the reactor of the country's first nuclear power plant will be temporarily removed ... Read more...

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Dhaka offers ten gas drilling sites to Russian firm


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Energy-starved Bangladesh has offered a package of ten wells to Russian enterprise Gazprom after a Polish company withdrew from five wells earlier this month.State-run oil, gas and ... Read more...

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Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant to join national grid in April


January 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) chief Ali Akbar Salehi has said the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant is to join the national power grid in early April.Salehi ... Read more...

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Freak solar storm could hit London Olympics


January 7th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) With 9.3 billion pounds sitting on the 2012 London Olympics, organisers have every reason to worry that a peak solar storm could hit the event.The solar flare could ... Read more...

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Turkish RPP is Pak’s most expensive power generation pact


November 21st, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 21 (ANI): The Rental Power Plant agreement that Pakistan has signed with Turkey is the most expensive in the country's history.According to PEPCO sources, the government would have to raise ... Read more...

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Power project stalled as Gujarat, centre spar over allocation


November 14th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) An integrated lignite mine-cum-power project planned by Gujarat and the state-run Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) here is in limbo after the state government said it wants to keep ... Read more...

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ONGC’s first commercial power project to start next year


October 24th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 24 (IANS) The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's (ONGC) first ever 726 MW commercial power project would start generating electricity next year, officials said here Sunday."The first ... Read more...

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Iran’s first nuclear power plant opens


August 21st, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bushehr (Iran), Aug 21 (DPA) Iran's first nuclear power plant was opened Saturday by Iranian and Russian nuclear officials in the southern port city of Bushehr after a delay of almost three ... Read more...

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Poo-powered car Bio-Bug hits the roads


August 8th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bristol, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Car users in the future can bid goodbye to the spiraling petrol prices, as a recycling company in Bristol has come to their rescue.The Bristol-based company ... Read more...

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British cattle factory to house 8,000 cows


August 6th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) An ambitious plan to set up a 50-million-pound cattle factory, where over 8,000 cows will be milked around the clock, has been unveiled in Britain. First of its ... Read more...

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‘Poo-powered’ car hits Bristol streets


August 6th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): A 'poo-powered' VW Beetle has started to make its way through the streets of Bristol in a bid to encourage sustainable motoring.The Bio-Bug is powered by methane gas, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Army to generate, sell power


July 16th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) A company floated by the Bangladesh Army will produce 50 MW power at an army camp outside the national capital and sell it to the government. The state-run Power ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up thermal power plant in West Bengal


June 30th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday gave the green signal to a joint venture company to set up a thermal power plant in West Bengal to meet its power ... Read more...

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