power distribution

School’s power supply cut: Court slams government


August 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has pulled up the city government for its failure to pay the Rs.22 lakh electricity bill of one of its schools, ... Read more...

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VVIP areas blacked out for over two hours


July 30th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) For over two and a half hours the Lutyens' zone in central Delhi, which includes Rastrapati Bhavan and the Prime Minister's House, was blacked out ... Read more...

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Delhi offers concession on LED bulbs


July 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With a record demand for power in Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit Friday announced tax concessions on energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs."I appeal to all ... Read more...

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IGNOU to start course on power distribution


July 15th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for a course in power distribution meant for professionals seeking to upgrade their ... Read more...

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Reliance Power synchronises unit at Butibori thermal plant


June 26th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Reliance Power Tuesday said it has synchronised the first 300 MW unit at its Butibori thermal power project near Nagpur. Electricity generated from the project will ... Read more...

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Power demand breaks record in Delhi


May 25th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The sweltering heat forced Delhiites consume so much power that its demand, shooting up to 5,032 Megawatts (MW) Friday, broke all previous years' records."The demand ... Read more...

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Two trucks blown up on Myanmar border


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 22 (IANS) Armed members of an ethnic group have blown up two trucks near Myanmar's eastern border with Thailand, state media reported Tuesday.The trucks were blown up by ... Read more...

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‘More private participation needed in power distribution’


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pitching for more private sector participation in power distribution, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said it would help improve efficiency and bring down aggregate ... Read more...

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BSES Rajdhani directed to compensatE girl


April 10th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed BSES Rajdhani, a power distribution firm, to give a compensation of Rs.7.5 lakh to a minor girl who lost ... Read more...

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PGCIL to develop UP towns as ’smart-grid’ cities


April 5th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) Thursday proposed developing Firozabad, a town near Agra, as a model of the ambitious 'smart grid-smart city' project ... 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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IOB plans recovery of Rs.1,500 crore from sticky accounts (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) With its Q3 profits down by 53 percent due to restructuring of loan accounts and the resultant reduction in income, the government-owned Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) ... Read more...

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Indian power industry poised for major growth: Shinde


January 19th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Stating that the Indian power industry is at the cusp of major growth with 80,000 MW of power units under construction, union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde ... Read more...

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Agra residents angry over erratic power supply


December 26th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 26 (IANS) Residents of Agra are a frustrated lot these days with the power supply in the city continuing to be erratic despite power distribution being handled ... Read more...

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Agra power utility employee killed


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 22 (IANS) A 20-year-old lineman of a private power distribution company (discom) died Thursday while fixing a fuse wire on a high power transmission line of Agra, police ... Read more...

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Taj city frets in dark despite privatisation


October 23rd, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 23 (IANS) This Taj city turns dark for several hours daily despite privatisation of power distribution last year and a clear Supreme Court directive to ensure "uninterrupted power ... Read more...

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Kochi Infopark readies for second phase


October 12th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 12 (IANS) Kochi Infopark, the IT hub in this commercial capital of Kerala is gearing up for the second phase of its development, an official said Wednesday."We are ... Read more...

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Power plants face coal shortage, Delhi suffers


October 7th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) With shortage of coal and water in various power plants affecting generation, Delhi power distribution firms resorted to load shedding, affecting power supply to the ... Read more...

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Delhi faces power shortage as NTPC shuts units


October 5th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Delhi Wednesday witnessed power shortage as the National Thermal Power Corporation shut down three units in its Dadri plant due to delay in supply of ... Read more...

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Power cuts in some Delhi areas Tuesday


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Power supply will be affected Tuesday in some parts of Delhi due to maintenance work, a power distribution company official said Monday."BRPL is undertaking preventive ... Read more...

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Delhi sizzles, power demand highest ever (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) There seems to be no respite from the scorching heat this season, with the maximum temperature Tuesday at 38.2 degrees Celsius, the highest in the ... Read more...

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Man held for extortion


July 30th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A 41-year-old Delhi University graduate has been arrested for extorting money from people by posing as an executive of a power distribution company, police said ... Read more...

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PWD hands over street lights to companies


July 7th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) In order to streamline the functioning of street lights in the capital, the Public Work Department has handed over the maintenance of street lights to ... Read more...

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Power firms to maintain Delhi’s street lights


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday decided to hand over the maintenance of the street lights, maintained by the public works department, to power distribution firms to ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan’s power shortage an emergency’


June 20th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) A daily Monday described the acute power shortage in Pakistan as an "existential emergency" as it called for establishing a national power management plan.An editorial ... Read more...

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Delhi’s BSES launches save power campaign


May 24th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Power distribution company BSES Tuesday launched the "My Cool Idea" campaign in the capital city inviting its customers to share ideas and suggestions to reduce ... Read more...

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Planning Commission lauds Maharashtra’s progress


May 20th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) The centre has commended the assiduous efforts made by the Maharashtra government in implementing schemes in health, education, water and power supply, according to a top ... Read more...

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Haryana asks ITES units to change power connections


April 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) units in Haryana have been asked to convert their electricity connections from industrial category to the non-domestic category, an official Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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BSES allows card payment of power bill


April 19th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Paying the electricity bill has just become easier in the capital with Delhi's major power distribution company BSES allowing customers in south and west Delhi ... Read more...

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4,850 cases of power theft in 3 months in Delhi


April 8th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Nearly 4,850 cases of power theft, amounting to over 34,000 kilowatts, in south and west Delhi were reported in last three months, officials from power ... Read more...

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Power firm urges Delhi residents to observe Earth Hour


March 24th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) From sending SMSes to screening documentaries at resident welfare association (RWA) meetings, Delhi's major power distribution company BSES is going all out to urge the ... Read more...

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Haryana consumers to get power bill on SMS


March 5th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Electricity consumers in Haryana can now get information about their power bills through an SMS, a state power distribution agency spokesman said Saturday."The electricity consumers may ... Read more...

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Now, court cases to prevent power theft in Haryana


February 15th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) Haryana government's power distribution agency Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) will lodge power theft complaints in court as part of a special campaign, an official said. "We ... Read more...

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Six robbers pose as power firm officials, held


February 5th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Six men who stole transformers and other equipment by posing as employees of a power distribution company were arrested from south Delhi, police said Saturday.Those arrested have ... Read more...

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Power company employee electrocuted


January 21st, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A daily wager working for a power distribution company was electrocuted in west Delhi when he was repairing a fault on transmission lines Thursday, police said. Suresh, ... Read more...

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