The entire country will be connected to a single power network including the northern province in the year 2011 and the project would cost more than $ 80 million, the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) E.A.S.K. Edirisinghe said.

Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that the government was compelled to depend on thermal power generation for meeting a gap of 3,000MW on top priority basis.

The Sears Tower, that bronze-black monument that forms the 110-story peak of the skyline here and stands as the tallest office building in the Western Hemisphere, will soon have another unique feature: wind turbines sprouting from its recessed rooftops high in the sky.

Though Shiv Sena's violent agitation against power tariff hike appears to be for its own good than the public, according to experts, power companies cannot be let off the hook either.

Renewable energy service providers yesterday urged the government to form a body to implement the renewable energy policy to develop the green energy resources and meet 10 percent of the national demand for power by 2020.

The demand for solar appliances is soaring in the city, thanks to daily power cuts.

According to the 16 solar appliance manufacturers-cum-retailers in Calcutta, their sales have increased at least 30 to 40 per cent compared with last year. Solar fans are the most popular items, followed by solar lights.

The U.S. government has awarded its first exploratory leases for offshore wind development to three companies that aim to place turbines off the coasts of New Jersey and Delaware, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Tuesday.

General Electric's Energy Financial Services is working on thousands of megawatts of renewable energy projects, but is not likely to move forward until the U.S. government decides on rules for new grants, an executive in the company's energy business said on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI: Acknowledging that the 78,000 MW capacity addition target for the XI Plan was a difficult task, Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday said the Government had decided to give a major thrust to this sector and had targeted addition of 5,653 MW of power generation in its 100-days.

Rain can only bring about a change in the present grim power scenario in the State. This is because of the State's over dependence on the hydel power stations to meet its power needs. However, to get some relief, the State has pleaded with the Central Government for allocation of 50 MW to 100 MW more power and this plea is under active consideration of the Centre.