Sweltering heat driving up electricity demand in Kerala

Sweltering heat driving up electricity demand in Kerala

Consumption generally rises during the summer months, given the higher dependence on air conditioners to escape the heat. File. | Photo Credit: K.K. Mustafah Sweltering temperatures are driving up electricity consumption in Kerala, giving anxious moments to the State’s power sector. Daily electricity consumption stood above the 90 million unit (MU) mark on the last … Read more

Validity of electricity tariffs extended up to July 31

Validity of electricity tariffs extended up to July 31

The prevailing electricity tariffs in the State will be valid up to July 31 this year, according to a new order issued by the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission on Friday. Electricity tariffs were last revised in the State in June, 2022. After their validity expired on March 31 this year, the Commission extended it … Read more

Explained | Why am I getting higher electricity bill in June?

Explained | Why am I getting higher electricity bill in June?

The story so far: Just a few days after the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government promised free power up to 200 units for eligible domestic households in Karnataka under the Gruha Jyothi scheme, came a shocker to citizens as the tariff for the month of June was hiked by an average of ₹2-2.5 per unit across electricity supply … Read more

Consumer assaults GESCOM engineer for asking him to pay electricity bills

Consumer assaults GESCOM engineer for asking him to pay electricity bills

An assistant engineer attached to Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM) was assaulted allegedly by a consumer for asking him to pay electricity dues of his residence and a dhaba at Aland town in Kalaburagi district on Wednesday. Waseem Saifan Sab, a resident of Sonargalli in Aland town, thrashed Siddaramappa Nimbalkar, an assistant engineer of GESCOM, … Read more

India’s power consumption rises 10% in Apr-Feb to 1375 billion units, surpasses full fiscal energy supplies year ago

India’s power consumption rises 10% in Apr-Feb to 1375 billion units, surpasses full fiscal energy supplies year ago

The government data showed that power consumption in April-February 2021-22 was 1245.54 BU. File (representational image) | Photo Credit: Reuters India’s power consumption surged 10% to 1375.57 billion units (BU) during April-February this fiscal year and has already surpassed the level of electricity supplied in entire 2021-22. The government data showed that power consumption in … Read more

U.P. govt. issues stern warning to electricity workers on strike

U.P. govt. issues stern warning to electricity workers on strike

Uttar Pradesh electricity department employees performing ‘havan’ in Varanasi on Friday | Photo Credit: PTI The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday has issued a stern warning to the protesting employees of the State’s electricity department, asking them to join their duties by 6 p.m. or face legal and disciplinary action. The employees went on strike … Read more

Gujarat govt. purchased electricity worth ₹8,160 crore from Adani Power in 2021-22: Energy Minister Kanu Desai

Gujarat govt. purchased electricity worth ₹8,160 crore from Adani Power in 2021-22: Energy Minister Kanu Desai

Gujarat Energy Minister Kanubhai Desai said that the charge was revised upwards month-on-month in the range of ₹2.83-₹8.83 per unit. | Photo Credit: ANI The Gujarat government purchased electricity worth ₹8,160 crore from Adani Power Limited between 2021 and 2022 at tariff rates revised upwards from ₹2.83 to ₹8.83 per unit, the State Legislative Assembly … Read more

Spot billing machines: Proposed Kerala State Electricity Board deal with Yes bank put on hold

Spot billing machines: Proposed Kerala State Electricity Board deal with Yes bank put on hold

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) logo Electricity Minister K. Krishnankutty has put on hold a Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) decision to use spot billing machines supplied by Yes Bank for billing and payment collection purposes. Mr. Krishnankutty said on Sunday that the KSEB chairman and managing director Rajan Khobragade has been directed to ‘‘temporarily … Read more

Electrocuted by 11,000 Volts, Now an Amputee … and an MD

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Jan. 14, 2022 — Bruce “BJ” Miller Jr., a 19-year-old Princeton University sophomore, was horsing around with friends near a train track in 1990 when they spotted a parked commuter train. They decided to climb over the train, and Miller was first up the ladder. Suddenly, electricity from nearby powerlines struck his metal watch, shooting … Read more