Power crisis here in the port city has deepened further even after ensuring sufficient gas supply at Rawzan thermal power plant last night.

The consumers' expectation of getting better supply of electricity did not come true as the generation turbines at Rawzan power plant betrayed and the diverted gas to this power plant remained under utilized.

The country has spent over $1.2 billion on import of power generation machinery during the current fiscal year, depicting a surge of 63 percent over last year, as the power generation utilities have not been able to meet the power demand, importers said.

KOLLAM: The Kerala State Electricity Board is incurring a loss of Rs 450 crore per year because of faulty meters. According to a survey conducted by the INTUC-led Kerala Electricity Employees Confederation, the number of faulty meters in the state is around 22 lakh.

Enough water in reservoirs says KSEB

The Government recently approved an ADB funded project to improve electricity services and support renewable energy. The ADB will provide a loan of US$ 164 million while counterpart funds from the Government of Sri Lanka would be an equivalent of US$ 24 million , LBO reported.

The World Bank is supporting the Government initiative to increase rural people's access to electricity through the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED) Project as the Government is relying upon renewable energy options to provide electricity in remote areas where grid expansion is either too expensive or not possible now.

Further widening of gap between power availability and demand likely

NEW DELHI: The sudden rise in temperature has boosted the demand for inverters, their batteries and generator sets by about 30 to 35 per cent in Delhi and the National Capital Region this summer as there has been virtually no winter rains, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

WITH HEIGHTENED concern for global warming at last taking centrestage

The Siddhirganj Peaking Power Project (SPPP), Bangladesh's first integrated gas-to-power project would add 300MW electricity to national power grid, which was scheduled to be completed by 2011.

Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf said on Thursday that people of Karachi would soon see relief in load shedding. He said this after signing ceremony of rental services contract of 232 MW barge-mounted Karkey Rental Power Project, a project of Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S., Turkey.

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