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As electricity demand rises, more power cuts likely

New Delhi: The country is likely to face more power cuts and load shedding this year as electricity demand soars during summer and coal stocks at power plants are at the lowest at this time since 2013. The power cuts could adversely impact industrial activity and stifle the country’s economy, which is on its way...

After rain damage, village restores electricity connection on its own

Internal villages in the region were cut off after the causeway began to flood Electricity supply got disconnected due to heavy rains and villagers near the State of Unity decided to restore it on their own. Gujarat has so far received 84% of its annual average rainfall Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: Junaraj village near Statue of...

Anil Ambani puts up Delhi electricity distribution biz for sale

Anil Ambani led Reliance Infrastructure has put its electricity distribution businesses on the block, news agencies reported early this week. The company had put on sale its 51% stake in BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL), both electricity distribution companies. It had earlier hired KPMG to find buyers for its...

Power bill relief: Guj reduces fuel surcharge for electricity by 16 paise per unit

Energy minister Saurabh Patel on Tuesday announced that the government has reduced the fuel surcharge for electricity consumers in the state by 16 paise per unit . The decision is likely to positively impact 1.30 crore customers and save them Rs310 crore by way of surcharge. Patel said that the move has been made by...

India’s electricity demand declines to 5-month low after lockdown due to coronavirus

India’s electricity use fell to the lowest in nearly five months on the first day of a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, government data showed, with monthly power consumption likely to fall for the first time in four months. National electricity demand fell to 2.78 billion units on March 25, the...