Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Power

Modi govt asks coal plants to operate at full capacity to address power crisis

Of the 17.6 gigawatts of India’s power generation capacity that’s designed to use imported coal, just 10 gigawatts is currently operating, the power ministry said.

Spike in demand, coal shortage, pvt players quoting high prices — why Andhra has a power crisis

Energy Secretary B. Sreedhar says the state is facing a shortage of 50-55 million units, and this gap will be bridged through purchase and power restrictions applied on industries.

If there’s one Gujarat model we must replicate, it’s the power sector reforms one

Crisis in coal? The real problem is in the power sector.

How much land would be needed to power a net-zero India? New study shows

Renewable energy sources like solar or wind power don’t permanently alter land and natural resources like coal mining does, writes Charles Worringham in a new study in IEEFA.

Anand Sharma’s outburst shows Gandhis must prepare for summer of Congress discontent

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Power consumption can explode with increasing use of artificial intelligence

A flood of new devices are getting internet connections, generating more data and increasing the need for more computing power with AI to make sense of the new information.

Modi and Amit Shah are brazen about Maharashtra coup because power is their 24×7 drug

Modi-Shah's power quest is in sharp contrast to Sonia Gandhi's relinquishing act, Rahul’s 'power is poison' and Manmohan Singh’s invisible need for it.

Power to water: If India wants to fulfil economic goals, it needs better infrastructure

For too long, governments have focused on making money from infrastructure rather than seeing it as a service that can power growth.

Modi govt electrified India with poles & wires, but challenge is to keep electrons flowing

A major barrier to electricity access in India remains the concurrence between economic poverty and energy poverty.

Indian electorate cares about electricity – but the power sector remains deeply challenged

A case study of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha shows how state governments are struggling to provide power access & quality while balancing prices.

On Camera


Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.