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Power Supply

  • NEA: 7534 MWh
  • Private Sector: 10544 MWh
  • India: 5461 MWh
  • Tripping: 685 MWh
  • Demand : 24223 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


Solar power could replace all US hydro dams using ‘just 13% of the space’

Banks of solar panels would be able to replace every electricity-producing dam in the US using just 13% of the space, according to a new study. The researchers say this “surprisingly modest” figure provides a “tantalising” vision of what could be achieved if the nation phased out a power source…

Final test of state-owned Kulekhani 3 delayed

kathmandu- The final trial run of Kulekhani 3 plant in Makawanpur has been pushed back amid delays in the arrival of a team of Chinese technicians associated with the hydro and electro-mechanical contractor, Jheijian Jialin Company. “The technicians hired by the Chinese contractor have not arrived yet despite multiple summons by…

Andhra Pradesh: Energy bulletin to play watchdog role for monitoring power supply

Vijayawada- The state government has decided to use the energy bulletin as a watchdog on the overall power supply situation in the state. Speaking to officials of the energy department on Sunday, the minister for energy Balineni Srinivas Reddy said that the government is aims to realise cost-effective and quality power supplywith zero interruptions. He further said the…

Brazil to support construction of four new hydropower plants

Brazil has included four hydropower plants among the projects that will receive support as part of the country's investment partnerships program, called Programa de Parcerias de Investimentos or PPI. According to BNamericas, the government's support will come in the form of environmental licensing studies for the 650-MW Bem Querer, 140-MW…

Bangladesh Govt stops renewal of costly rental plants

Dhaka- The government has stopped renewing the tenure of costly oil-fired rental power thanks to the country’s surplus electricity generation capacity. “We now have around 50 per cent surplus capacity against the demand. So we stopped renewing the rental oil-fired power plants,” Power Division senior secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus told…

Agreement on 2,560 MW Sunkosh still eludes two countries

As the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Bhutan there will be a slew of projects being launched and MoUs signed but silent in all this is the 2,560 MW Sunkosh project which Bhutan has been pushing since the term of three elected governments. The project is important because it…

UP designates 10 cities as Model Electric Mobility Cities; aims for 1 mn EVs by 2024

New Delhi- Ten cities in Uttar Pradesh, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency of Varanasi, have been designated as ‘Model Electric Mobility Cities’ in a policy being rolled out by the Yogi Adityanath government that aims to attract investments worth Rs 40,000 crore into electric vehicle manufacturing by 2024. Uttar Pradesh, which…

India’s natural gas production growth flat in July 2019

New Delhi- India’s natural gas production growth in July this year remained flat at 2,718 Million Standard Cubic Meter (MSCM) mainly due to lower output from the onshore fields of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), fresh data published by the oil ministry showed. Gas production in the first four…

Solar-irrigated farms face an unexpected threat in Zimbabwe: hungry elephants

Mashaba- When one of Zimbabwe's first solar mini-grid systems was installed in this drought-prone village near the Botswana border in 2016, residents thought their problems were solved. Cheap, clean power ran irrigationpumps that kept the community's wheat, maize and vegetable fields a sea of green even as climate change-fueled droughts parched…

Heavy rains to power up NHPC turbines, and stock

India- The tide appears to be turning for India’s largest hydro power generator – NHPC. Copious rainfall after two consecutive drought years, improved visibility on the Subansiri Lower project, and attractive valuations could fuel buying interest in the stock of NHPC. Output increased 15.2 per cent in the four months to July this fiscal, according to…