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Non-compliance with norms behind power grid failures: CERC

Last Updated: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 13:29

More than three months after the country witnessed one of the worst electricity grid failures, sectoral regulator CERC has said non-compliance with norms by various stakeholders was a major reason for the collapse.

Power Grid plans aerial patrolling of transmission lines

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 17:01

The failure of power grids for two straight days last month impacted more than half of country's population.

North India may face power cut as 3 plants temporarily closed

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 20:57

Northern states, including Delhi, could face power cuts as three hydro-power plants that together supply about 3,000 MW of electricity to the region have been shut down.

Averted Northern Grid failure today: UP

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 17:44

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said the state has averted the failure of the Northern Grid, as electricity supplies were timely cut to certain districts.

Govt mulls prison term for chief secys for power overdrawal

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 12:16

The government is contemplating levying heavy penalties on states overdrawing electricity that results in grid failure and possible imprisonment of chief secretaries to check the menace.

India lost 7 bn units in power generation during Apr-Jun: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012, 15:18

The country suffered power generation loss of close to seven billion units from April to June this year, mainly on account of coal and gas shortage.

Recent outages underline need for power sector reforms: Moody's

Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 22:18

Global financial services firm Moody's on Thursday said recent power outages underline the need for sectoral reforms while the long-term implications could be negative depending on the type of government response.

Indian power transmission system fairly robust: GE Energy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 19:19

Global conglomerate GE has said that Indian power transmission system is quite robust compared to many developed nations, and a "political will" is needed to reinforce discipline to avoid situations like the recent grid failure.

Moily restructures panel looking into grid failure

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 21:05

Power Minister Veerappa Moily has restructured the expert panel appointed by his predecessor Sushilkumar Shinde to look into the massive failure of power transmission grids.

CERC orders investigation into failure of power grids

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 19:16

The report has to be submitted by August 8, CERC said in an order dated August 1.

India's blackout offers lessons to China: Official media

Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 20:54

China, which is facing "development bottlenecks" in its path of development, should learn lessons from a large-scale power outage experienced by India this week, the state media here said Thursday.

Northern Grid had close shave a day before collapse

Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 17:13

POSOCO said that a "similar incident at 1510 hours on July 29 had also led to a near miss situation."