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Fuel supply constraints hit power generation during 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 13:53

Power plants from Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra idled as gas supplies dried up and coal linkages impeded quick ramp up of electricity generation even as undeterred corporate bigwigs from Ambanis to Tatas showed willingness to commit big money into the sector during the year.

No respite for Seemandhra from power woes

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:05

There is no respite from power woes for people of Seemandhra as electricity employees continued their strike for the fifth day.

Anti-Telangana stir: Talks with AP govt fail, power employees` strike to continue

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 23:20

Employees of the power sector in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh will continue with their indefinite strike as talks with the government to end the stalemate failed late on Tuesday tonight.

Power problems in Andhra Pradesh may continue

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 20:55

Power woes of citizens of Andhra Pradesh are likely to continue for another few months as the state government`s efforts to buy additional electricity from outside sources is bearing no fruit due to "corridor constraints".

AP govt to cushion domestic consumers from power tariff hike

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 23:02

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday night announced that the state would bear an additional subsidy burden of Rs 830 crore.

Protests over power tariff hike continue

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 15:30

Protests by opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh continued Wednesday to press for a rollback of the recent hike announced in electricity tariff.

Power hike protests: AP govt assures relook

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 22:49

Bowing to intensified protests by TDP and other opposition parties on the issue of power crisis, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said the power tariff hike would be revisited so that poor were not burdened.

Left parties in AP may intensify stir over power tariff hike

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 21:36

Members of Left parties in Andhra Pradesh, who began an indefinite fast against the power tariff hike, today warned of intensifying their stir if the state government failed to "respond positively".

Six power plants sitting idle in Andhra Pradesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 15:41

As many as six gas-based power plants, including those operated by GMR, Lanco and GVK, with combined capacity of more than 2000 mw in Andhra Pradesh have stopped operations.

Power crisis, Telangana issue to dominate AP`s Budget session

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 18:04

The ongoing power crisis, a no-confidence motion and the separate Telangana issue are expected to rattle the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh during the Budget session of the Legislative Assembly beginning on Wednesday.

MoEF allows GVK to use diesel at Andhra gas-based power plant

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 15:12

The panel, whose nod is required for any change in fuel use at power plants, changed its decision in the light of the Oil Ministry's move last month to abolish subsidy for bulk diesel purchasers.

CPI(M) gives call for agitation against proposed AP power hike

Last Updated: Sunday, January 06, 2013, 12:25

CPI (M) has appealed to political parties to join hands to protest the Andhra Pradesh government`s move to hike power tariffs.