LUCKNOW: It may not have been able to solve the power crisis this year, the UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has painted a rosy picture for the next year.

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LUCKNOW: Invariably, it costs between Rs 80 and Rs 100. But how about a CFL worth Rs 15? That could be a possibility in case the power companies from Uttar Pradesh government make a serious representation before the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

LUCKNOW: In a significant development, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has pushed through an amendment in the Power Tariff

Regulation Act which translates into a major sop of about Rs 100 crore for the revenue starved UP Power Corporation Limited. But the bad news is that the benefits of the amendment may not be passed on to the power consumers in the state.

LUCKNOW: The Ahmedabad based Torrent Power emerged as the highest bidder for the franchise system proposed for Kanpur. The company bid Rs 2.17 per unit as level rate for a period of 20 years.

For a city that boasts of a 24-hour power supply, of course only on papers, Lucknow sure has a long way to go. Frequent power cuts, faults that remain unattended for several hours at a stretch and transformers burning at the drop of a hat. One just hopes the forthcoming franchisee system make things better. Pankaj Shah reports...

Government claims that its endeavours would make UP a power surplus state from one hit by chronic shortage by 2012, but industry says that there are many a slip between the cup and the lip, hence don

The JP Group has emerged as the lowest bidder for the Karchana power plant to be established in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh. The group quoted the lowest power production cost, Rs 2.970 per unit of power to be produced by the 2x660 megawatt plant.

Lucknow: As if shortage of power was not enough, Lucknowites are in for yet another shock. The Lucknow Electricity Supply Administration (LESA) is having its stock of transformers exhausted, in what may further escalate the worries of denizens in the event of technical snags which have been haunting the city for the past many days.

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