Daily Archive: April 20, 2015

Andhra Univ students face power woes

VISAKHAPATNAM: Students of Andhra University are up in arms against the Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (EPDCL) for collecting ‘commercial charges’ for power consumption in the university hostels. About 5,500 students stay...

April shocker: CESC power to pinch more

KOLKATA: This summer onwards, get ready to shell out substantially more on your power bills. CESC, which supplies electricity to Kolkata and parts of Howrah and Hooghly, has increased its rates by as much...

CPI flays government for hike in power tariff in Puducherry

Puducherry: CPI has registered strong protest against the hike effected in power tariff byPuducherry government.  The executive committee of the party`s Puducherry unit adopted a resolution yesterday objecting to the hike once again effected in...

Coal India to use drones to assess output

How much coal does Coal India produce? The buzz is that the annual production figures are often inflated to meet targets. To make its numbers more authentic and root out corruption, the state-run miner...

BHEL commissions 250-mw thermal power plant in Gujarat

NEW DELHI: State-owned power equipment maker BHEL has commissioned a 250-mw coal-based thermal power plant in Gujarat. The unit has been commissioned at the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd’s (GSECL) Sikka thermal power station...

State looking at pre-paid meters to check power theft

Power pilferers, be warned. The state government is planning to make it mandatory for pilferers to take prepaid electricity meters instead of regular ones. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MahaVitaran) officials said that the...