Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

How India is countering China via energy pacts with neighbours

Pushing a regional integration strategy as part of its foreign policy in the neighbourhood, India is building energy infrastructure in several south Asian countries. In Sri Lanka, where power plants are run mainly on liquid fuel, India recently signed an agreement to build an LNG terminal near Colombo in collaboration with Japan. This will help

PGCIL inks pact with power ministry for Rs 25,000 crore capex

State-run Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) today said that it has inked a pact with the ministry of power to incur capital expenditure of Rs 25,000 crore for the current fiscal. “The memorandum of understanding (MoU) includes various targets to be achieved by Powergrid during 2018-19. Capex target for the year has been set

Power outage at city sectors

Chandigarh: Power supply was disrupted in several city sectors on Thursday evening. The electricity supply was disrupted at 66 kV substations in Sectors 56 and 52. The electricity supply was affected due to a fire incident in Mohali. Officials of the Electricity Department said a majority of southern sectors were getting supply from these two

GHTP gets new chief engineer

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has handed over the command of its Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant, Lehra Mohabbat, to Lakhwinder Singh, who upon his elevation as Chief Engineer/ Operation & Maintenance, has been posted at this plant. The former chief engineer of the plant, Kuldeep Garg, has been given the charge of Guru Nanak Dev

CNG rush to contain air pollution level

Patna: Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) plans to expedite the process of introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) in the city to address air pollution after a World Health Organization (WHO) report noted that Patna is the fifth most polluted city in the world in terms of PM 2.5 concentration (ultra fine particles of less