power consumption

China’s power consumption slows down


August 14th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China's power consumption growth slowed further in July, as the country's factory activity and industrial output posted weaker growth amid the economic downturn, authorities said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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China can learn from India’s blackout, says daily


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China can use the blackout in India to reflect on its own problems since it is also facing a developing bottleneck, said a state-run Chinese daily ... Read more...

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Power-short Punjab changes office timings, ban ACs use


July 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) An acute shortage of power across the state has forced the Punjab government to announce Sunday that office timings in all government offices will be changed ... Read more...

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Smartphones to have computing power of desktops


July 17th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 17 (IANS) Battery operated mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are still lagging behind laptops and desktops in sheer computing power, thanks to their negligible RAM (random ... Read more...

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Delhi power demand reaches new high at 5,642 MW


July 5th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The power demand in Delhi Thursday again broke all previous records, peaking at 5,642 megawatts (MW), surpassing the projected consumption of the year, officials said."The ... Read more...

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Consumers cry foul over power tariff hike in Delhi


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi July 4 (IANS) The recent hike in power tariff, the fourth by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) in the past 10 months, is forcing many in ... Read more...

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Power tariff hike inevitable: Sheila Dikshit (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Delhi government said Monday it would continue to provide a subsidy on power consumption up to 200 units with the Chief Minister again justifying ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit calls power tariff hike ‘inevitable’


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday announced it would continue to provide subsidy on the consumption of power up to 200 units with the Delhi Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro rules out fare hike for now


June 28th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Thursday said it was not hiking fares for now."At present, there is no decision regarding increase in fares of ... Read more...

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Delhi power demand reaches new high


June 26th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The power demand in Delhi Tuesday again broke all previous records, peaking at 5,389 megawatts (MW). This was the ninth time in June that power ... Read more...

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Power demand in Delhi reaches all-time high


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The ever rising consumption of power in Delhi again Friday broke all records, including Thursday's 5,271 megawatts (MW), to reach a new high at 5,330 ... Read more...

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Rains expected in Delhi Saturday (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi continued to reel under the scorching heat with the maximum temperature recorded at 43 degrees Celsius - five notches above average - and the ... Read more...

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Searing heat pushes power demand in Delhi to new high


June 21st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Sizzling under 43.6 degrees Celsius - five notches above average, Delhi saw power demand shoot to a new high of 5,271 megawatt Thursday. This is ... Read more...

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Shrimp’s fist-like club inspires new body armour


June 8th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) A unique structure of the club-like arm of a shrimp that looks like an armoured caterpillar, could help transform military body armour and vehicle and aircraft, ... Read more...

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Delhi’s power demand scores to record 5,178 MW


June 1st, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The national capital's power demand soared to a record 5,178 MW Friday, the third time this season it has touched new highs."Delhi's power demand touched ... Read more...

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On one year of Jayalalithaa’s rule, opinions vary


May 16th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) A year after she stormed to power in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa still enjoys wide support in the state. But the number of critics ... Read more...

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Scientists think up way to beat smart hackers


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Cryptographers have demonstrated that even the most secure computers are vulnerable to attacks -- and the increasing popularity of cloud computing makes the threat even greater.A ... Read more...

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Court notice to Delhi power regulator over tariff


April 24th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on a plea filed by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited ... Read more...

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China’s power consumption rises


April 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 7 percent year-on-year to 416 billion kilowatt hours in March, increasing 0.3 percentage points from the January-February period, the National Energy Administration ... Read more...

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Free applications drain smartphones of energy


April 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Beware of seemingly harmless free applications (apps) -- they could be draining your smartphone of 75 percent of its energy, just tracking your location and ... Read more...

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Distcom urges consumers to switch off on Earth Hour


March 28th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Power distribution firm BSES Wednesday urged consumers in Delhi to switch off lights during the Earth Hour March 31 to help conserve power."BSES appeals to ... Read more...

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China’s electricity consumption goes up


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 6.7 percent year-on-year to 749.7 billion kilowatt-hours (kwh) in the first two months, authorities said Wednesday.National Energy Administration (NEA) data shows the ... Read more...

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China to face power shortage


February 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China will continue to face a power shortfall this year due to increasing demand and stagnant growth in new power plants, according to an industry association.The ... Read more...

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Minimising cellphone power consumption possible


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Minimising power consumption of both small cell phones and giant data centres may now be possible, thanks to the first ever systematic power profile study.Their results ... Read more...

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Government to modernise power usage calculations: Sam Pitroda


January 16th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian government is planning to set up a "Smart Meter Task Force" that will look into modernising the "primitive ways" of calculating power usage, ... Read more...

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Iranian makes world’s tiniest microphone


December 28th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 28 (IANS) An Iranian scientist has claimed to have built the world's tiniest microphone that could be used to build "invisible" hearing aids, the ISNA news agency reported.Bahram ... Read more...

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Vedanta Aluminium to raise capacity to 2.5 million tonnes


December 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Ltd, a subsidiary of the globally-diversified mining group Vedanta Resources PLC, will be expanding its smelting capacity to 2.5 million tonnes in less than ... Read more...

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South Korea’s industrial power sales go up


November 21st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 21 (IANS) South Korea's industrial electricity sales jumped 9.1 percent last month from a year earlier due to surging demand from energy-intensive sectors, a government report showed Monday.Sales ... Read more...

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Today is ‘Clean out your refrigerator day’


November 15th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 15th of November each year has been dedicated as the Clean out your Refrigerator Day. Households are encouraged to take stock of their refrigerator contents ... Read more...

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China’s power consumption growth slows in October


November 15th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 11.35 percent in October from a year earlier, but slowed from September's 12.2 percent growth, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro gets UN certificate for reducing pollution


September 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has been certified by the UN as the first Metro rail in the world that has helped in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications bags HDFC’s Rs.1,400 crore order


September 8th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) Thursday said it has bagged a Rs.1,400 crore order from private lender HDFC for building and maintaining its data ... Read more...

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Maoists are inhuman: Chhattisgarh chief minister


August 15th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Monday termed the Maoists "inhuman" and said the state government has launched a decisive drive against them."Maoists are inhuman and ... Read more...

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Bihar uses least power, Delhi the most


August 15th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli tops the list on per capita power consumption in the country at 11,863.64 kWh while Bihar is ... Read more...

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SAIL’s Q1 net profit down 29 percent


July 29th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Steel producing major Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Friday reported a decline of 28.77 percent in its net profit for the current fiscal at Rs.838.06 crore ... Read more...

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