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Electricity, Energy & Power

Power Ministry Mandates Energy Accounting Among DISCOMs

Oct 11, 2021 Saptaparno Ghosh

It informed that distribution companies would now be required to undertake quarterly energy accounting through a certified energy manager within sixty days. It must provide detailed information on consumption and consumption patterns among different categories of consumers.

Power Cut In Chennai Today: Check Full List Of Areas Affected

Aug 04, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The power shutdown will take place between 9 am to 2 pm. The supply is expected to get normalise at 2 pm if the work gets completed.

Punjab Power Crisis: Revoke PPAs Of Former SAD-BJP Govt, Says Sidhu

Sidhu also unleashed a veiled attack on Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saying there would be no need for him to go for power cuts or to regulate the office timings if the state acts 'in the right direction'.

Women, Energy And Empowerment

Apr 18, 2021 Jaideep Mukherji

On a macro level, universal access to reliable energy is key to improving the health and well-being of people around the world.

Maharashtra: 60-Year-Old Man Fined Rs 3 Crore For Power Theft

The textile firm owner was found guilty of power theft worth Rs 85,75,425.

25 March, 2021

Maharashtra: Man Tries To Set Himself On Fire After Power Cut Due To Pending Bills

Outlook Web Bureau

The man had not paid electricity bills for the last two years which amounted to dues of Rs 65,176.

01 January, 2021

Delhi's Peak Power Demand Soars Beyond 5000 MW Mark, Season's Highest


The national capital's power demand has increased by 43 percent since December 1 and by 60 percent since November 1

20 December, 2020

Power Consumption Grows 4.8 Per Cent In First Half Of December


After a gap of six months, power consumption recorded a year-on-year growth of 4.4 per cent in September and 11.6 per cent in October.

25 November, 2020

Man In Jharkhand Helps Village To Get Free Electricity Using River Water

Outlook Web Bureau

The village got power in 2018, but it was so erratic that villagers are now using the Topno method to light their homes and charge their mobiles.

03 November, 2020

Situation 'Critical', Punjab Stares At Long Power Cuts


Punjab projects a grim festival season as coal supplies run low.

16 May, 2020

Electricity Distribution In Union Territories To Be Privatised: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Bureau

A tariff policy that does not burden consumers with distribution companies' inefficiencies will be guaranteed, Sitharaman said while presenting the fourth tranche of economic stimulus package.


04 April, 2020

Switching Off Lights Simultaneously Could Lead To Grid Collapse: Maharahstra Energy Minister


Nitin Raut has appealed to the people to keep the necessary lights on at home while igniting lamps and candles on Sunday, as asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to avoid this situation.

04 January, 2020

Prohibit Power Defaulters' Kids From Taking Govt Exams: Haryana Education Minister Backs Power Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

The Power Minister has claimed his comment was made to encourage people to pay bills and the matter has not been discussed at cabinet level.

10 October, 2019

Free-Electricity Scheme By Delhi Govt Is An Example Of Smart Governance, Says Arvind Kejriwal

Outlook Web Bureau

In August, the Aam Aadmi Party government had announced free-electricity of up to 200 units for domestic consumers and later extended the scheme to tenants residing in the national capital.

02 September, 2019

Eight Core Sectors Growth Slows Down To 2.1% In July Against 7.3% Last Year


The eight core sector industries - coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity - had expanded by 7.3 per cent in July last year.

01 August, 2019

Consumers Using Up To 200 Units Of Electricity In Delhi Need Not Pay Bills: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Outlook Web Bureau

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also said that those consuming 201 to 400 units of electricity will continue to get 50 per cent power subsidy from the government

26 July, 2019

Day After Handing Over VRS, Subhash Chandra Garg Takes Charge As New Power Secretary

Outlook Web Bureau

The senior-most officer in the Ministry of Finance, Subhash Chandra Garg was shifted to the Power Ministry on Wednesday. Thereafter he announced that he had applied for voluntary retirement from service on Thursday.


14 July, 2019

Times Square Billboards Flicked Off, Subway Services Hit As NYC Plunges Into Darkness

Outlook Web Bureau

About 42,000 customers lost electricity in the early evening, according to the Con Edison utility, which did not give a reason for the cut.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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