Daily Archive: July 10, 2013

Infra woes trip transmission despite power-surplus oases

EVEN as vast swathes of the country face moderate to acute power deficit, eastern and western regions have turned power-surplus; however, dismal transmission infrastructure continues to hamper seamless flow of electricity across the country....

Cabinet allocates Rs 8,364 crore for power firms

The state cabinet on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 8,364.50 crore as grant to the Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited and its subsidiaries under the Backward Region Grant Fund scheme. The money will be used for total electrification of all the...

Gas price hike or no hike? Power sector is doomed

Gas based power plants are commercially unviable at current levels of operation    Before announcing a hike in gas prices, the government should have at least looked at the ground realities, especially in the...

Disconnecting supply by remote control

A committee of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has asked that power distribution companies (discoms) switch to ‘smart’ technology for remote disconncection or reconnection of supply to any consumer. Such technology is readily available;...