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Earth Hour: Power distribution companies save 258 MW in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2019

 The power distribution companies in the national capital saved 258 megawatt (MW) of electricity during sixty minutes of the Earth Hour observed on Saturday night. Government and private...

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Industrial belts to get over 2,000 power distribution boxes

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 21, 2019

The power distribution company has planned to revamp electricity distribution system in industrial belts ahead of summers to ensure proper power supply and cut on outages. Discom is planning to install additional transformers and 2500 distribution boxes in industrial belts...

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Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited proposes to set up 32 MW solar power plants in 6 villages

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2018

The Nashik urban division of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL) has proposed setting up of solar power plants generating 31.67MW electricity in rural areas...

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Smart electricity meters in rural India a win-win, says ADB

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2018

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning to scale up a satellite-based smart meters project, implemented in a village in Uttar Pradesh, as it finds it to be a win-win solution for several...

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India enters global smart-meter race to fight utility losses

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 18, 2017

India is aiming to help its ailing power distribution companies by buying five million smart meters for two of its northern states in a global tender to be conducted later this month. 

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd., the government agency responsible for running the...

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Rajasthan, Haryana, Chhattisgarh discoms major gainers under UDAY

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 6, 2017

The power distribution utilities in Rajasthan, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Punjab are among major gainers in lowering their interest cost under UDAY scheme meant for revival of discoms....

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Sikkim gets on board for UDAY, Rs 356-crore benefit seen

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 24, 2017

Sikkim has become the 22nd state to join UDAY -- the scheme designed to nurse debt-laden electricity distribution companies back to health -- which will in turn hand it an overall benefit of Rs...

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India to supply 160 Megawatt power to Nepal from January 1

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 2, 2017

India will start supplying an additional 80MW electricity to Nepal from January 1, 2017, through the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said. ...

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Government launches dedicated pan-India helpline for poweroutages

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 7, 2016

Consumers can now get an update from power distribution companies about outages in their area through 'Urja Mitra Helpline' by dialling 14401.

Department of Telecom (DoT) has created the helpline to facilitate power distribution companies to provide information about...

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Discoms to get help on demand projections

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 15, 2016

The Centre plans to help state power distribution utilities in electricity procurement through efficient and scientific demand-supply projections, a move that aims to lower electricity costs as...

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