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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.

Major steps to boost power generation soon

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 19:45

Minister of State for Power K.C. Venugopal in a written reply informed parliament Friday that among the initiatives taken were delicensing of thermal generation, introduction of Ultra-Mega Power Projects (UMPP) and the investor friendly New Hydro Policy 2008.

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.

`Electricity restored almost fully in all regions`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 10:54

A day after the biggest blackout in the country, affecting half of India`s population, the main distribution company Wednesday said nearly 100 percent of the demand had been restored in all five regions of the country.

Power blackout: Can Centre take on errant states?

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 10:44

The terrible Tuesday that left over 600 million people powerless has led to a new round of squabbling between states over fixing responsibility for the mess.

Northern grid failure affects 2G case proceedings

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 21:20

The northern grid failure leading to severe power outage in the Capital Tuesday also affected the 2G spectrum case trial involving former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi in a Delhi court.

Modi takes potshots at "powerless" Centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 19:20

Massive power failure in Northern and Eastern India over the last two days has given ammunition to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to attack the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre on Tuesday.

Don’t draw more power than your quota: Shinde to states

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 17:50

Sushil Kumar Shinde issued a warning to those states who were overdrawing more electricity than their quota that they will be penalised.

Patient care in Delhi hospitals remains unaffected

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 16:30

Patient care remained unaffected in all major hospitals in Delhi on Tuesday.

Centre blame states for overdrawing power

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 15:59

Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said the government is working to bring back normalcy in about one hour.

Delhi airport operations not hit by grid collapse

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 14:50

Flight operations at Delhi airport remained unaffected on Tuesday even as power supply was snapped for 2nd day following collapse of Northern Grid.

Blackout in North India as Northern Grid fails again

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 13:31

The Northern Grid tripped for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, leading to power cuts in North India, including the national capital.