Daily Archive: August 5, 2012

What kept the southern grid going

What came as a blessing in disguise for the southern region and saved it from a network crash when 21 States in the north, the east and the northeast witnessed serial electricity grid collapse...

Moily expands power panel

Within days of assuming charge, Power Minister Veerappa Moily has restructured the expert panel appointed by his predecessor Sushil Kumar Shinde to look into the massive failure of power transmission grids on Monday and...

ADB funds power transmission project in Bihar

New Delhi: Work has started on the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded project of Rs 650 crore in seven towns of power-starved Bihar for upgrading electricity transmission lines to cut down the losses. The project...

Power grid collapse was a wake-up call

This week, India suffered two massive grid failures that snapped power supply in over 19 states, bringing lives of more than 600 million people to a standstill and the economy to a grinding halt....

Central power regulator orders probe into grid failure

CHENNAI, AUG 5:The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has directed the Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of the public sector Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd) to investigate the Northern grid...

Gujarat offers 2,000mw power to other states

The state government offered around 2,000mw power of idle power generation capacity in the state, to other states, provided the Centre supplies gas for powering the plants. The proposal was made by CM Modi...