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Power Supply

  • NEA: 10172 MWh
  • Private Sector: 8885 MWh
  • India: 811 MWh
  • Tripping: 0 MWh
  • Demand : 19868 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


Lithium producers hit by first big downturn of electric vehicle era

LOS ANGELES- The burgeoning lithium industry, which produces the powerhouse metal used to make electric vehicle (EV) batteries, has entered its first major downturn, an unwelcome bruising for investors eager to help combat climate change. Albemarle Corp, Tianqi Lithium Corp and others have been producing more lithium than automakers need. Global supply…

Power demand falls 13% in Oct, 3rd straight month of decline

New Delhi- India’s electricity demand fell 13% in October led by a sharp reduction in offtake from the industralised states like Gujarat & Maharashtra, which may indicate a deepening economic slowdown although officials said this was just an aberration. Electricity demand during October this year was down to 98 billion units as against 113 billion…

Japan’s NTT to spend $5.5 bn to build power networks

Tokiyo- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp will spend about 600 billion yen ($5.5 billion) to build power distribution networks, the Nikkei newspaper reported, without citing its sources. In a rare move for non-power generators, Japan's former telephone monopoly aims to supply power to hospitals and factories when electricity supply is cut off, the…

Asian Development Bank to provide $451 mn loan for power supply to India

Chennai- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide $451 million (about 3,200 crore) loan to strengthen power connectivity along the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC). The total cost of the project is $653.5 million, of which, the government will provide $202.5 million, the Manila-headquartered agency said in a release. The project is estimated…

Pakistan to convert 30% of four, three-wheelers into electric vehicles

Islamabad- Pakistan has approved a policy under which 30 per cent of the four and three-wheelers in the country would be converted into electric vehicles, a move that would help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and pollution. Federal minister for climate change Malik Amin Aslam after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday shared…

SJVNL signs pact for 430 MW hydro project in Himachal

Shimla- Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) on Wednesday signed a pact with Himachal Pradesh for commissioning the 430 megawatt (MW) Reoli Dugli Hydro Electric Project on the Chenab river basin. The pact was signed in the run-up to two-day Rising Himachal Global Investors' Meet in Dharamsala, which is beginning on Thursday. Earlier, the SJVNL…

Trump files paperwork to formally exit Paris Climate Accord

President Donald Trump formally began the process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord on Monday, a move announced in 2017 that will take another year to complete. The State Department formally submitted a request to withdraw from the pact signed by roughly 200 countries on Monday, the earliest date…

75% subsidy on farm solar pumps to phase out diesel

Gurugram- Farmers using diesel pumps can switch to solar ones at 75% government subsidy, if they meet certain criteria on how they irrigate their fields. The department of new and renewable energy has decided to offer this scheme for solar-powered pumps ranging from 3hp to 10hp. The administration noted that…

Power supply to entire UP village cut off for not clearing dues

 Muzaffarnagar- Power supply to a village in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district has been disconnected as villagers did not clear dues of over Rs 91 lakhs, officials said Sunday. All 300 consumers in the Jahanpura village, under the Kairana police station limits, have not cleared their electricity bills amounting to Rs…

$14-billion Hydropower Scheme Threatened in Congo

Serious disagreements between groups of Spanish and Chinese developers that want to build an 11GW hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo may scuttle plans for the US$14-billion (R205-billion) project, according to a report. The Inga III dam would be the biggest hydroelectric power station on Africa’s second longest…