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Power Demand Dropped 24% in April Due to Lockdown: CRISIL

By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2020

With almost no economic activity taking place in the first 20 days of April due to lockdown, and very little operations after that, power demand declined sharply by 24 percent in the month, Crisil Research said. The 21-day lockdown to fight the spread of coronavirus, which...

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South harnesses more solar power during lockdown

By : Sustainability ..., May 12, 2020

Southern states generated more solar power during the lockdown, as a component of the total power supply in April. Despite demand being less during lockdown compared to normal times, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were able to use 2,655 million units of...

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India doubles down on solar, gas at coal's expense as electricity use falls

By : Sustainability ..., May 4, 2020

India's solar and gas-fired electricity generation rose in April even as overall power demand fell at the steepest monthly rate in at least thirteen years, a Reuters analysis of provisional government data showed. Solar-powered electricity generation rose 16.9 per cent,...

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Covid-19: 150 GW renewable energy projects at risk in Asia Pacific

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2020

Up to 150 Gigawatt (GW) of wind and solar power projects across the Asia Pacific could be delayed or cancelled over the next five years (2020–24) if the coronavirus-led recession extends beyond 2020. This is equivalent to pushing back the Asia Pacific renewables construction...

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India’s power demand fell by 32000 MW within minutes on April 5

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 7, 2020

India witnessed a plunge in the demand of power last night when people illuminate diyas and candles, and shut the lights off after Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised them to do so. This has been confirmed by the power ministry. R.K Singh, Minister of State Power and New...

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Power demand dips, discoms’ revenue hit

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 27, 2020

The demand for power in the country has taken a sharp dip of 20 per cent following a nationwide lockdown. In a letter sent to the PMO on Thursday, the All India Power Engineers’ Federation (AIPEF) said that demand had crashed following a complete shutdown of industrial and...

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COVID-19: Renewable industry gives thumbs up to MNRE notification on free passage of material, staff

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 27, 2020

Renewable energy (RE) players have given a thumbs up to the latest notification by the ministry of new and renewable energy asking states to allow movement of material and staff to ensure continuous renewable power generation following the nationwide lockdown. “While it is...

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Maharashtra: MSEDCL plans strategy for power faults

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 18, 2019

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) has chalked out a two-pronged strategy to overcome frequent power faults affecting 40,000 consumers in Ghansoli. ...

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In Delhi, peak power demand to cross 7,400 Megawatt this summer

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 18, 2019

The capital’s power demand is expected to cross 7,400 megawatts (MW) this summer — around 400MW more than last year. ...

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Uttar Pradesh gets Rs 1,500 crore grant for meeting deadline on 100% electrification

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2019

The Saubhagya dashboard showed that of the 2,49,01,600 households that have been identified, 96.15% have been energized, while 3.85%, or 9,57,950, households are remaining.

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