Power grid investment needs to match enormous growth in renewable capacity: IEEFA

New Delhi: There is an urgent need for a hefty investment in power grid transmission infrastructure to keep pace with growing low-cost renewable capacity for new households to afford electricity, said research organisation Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) on Tuesday.IEEFA in a note titled “India’s Grid Transmission Infrastructure Needs Further Modernisation, Urgently” […]

OPINION: Atmanirbhar power sector and India’s GDP

By Rahul MunjalNew Delhi: Last two decades have seen phenomenal growth in India’s infrastructure and power sectors. However, the economic philosophy and financing instruments that drove this transformation has run their course and a fresh impetus is needed to sustain the momentum. India’s RE sector is no exception to this risk of slow down. Various […]

India has taken “incredible strides” in creating green energy grid: Power Secy

New Delhi: India has taken “incredible strides” in creating the greenest version of the energy grid and it must now push the envelope and think bigger, power secretary Sanjiv Nandan Sahai said today.“India has adopted and is working to deliver a combination of 24X7 energy access, energy affordability, and energy sustainability. These have brought into […]

Panel formed to look into T’gana power plant fire accident

Hyderabad: Expressing anguish over the fire accident at Srisailam hydro-electric power plant, which killed nine people, a top official of TS-GENCO on Sunday said a committee has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the mishap and suggest preventive measures. Chairman and Managing Director of Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Ltd (TS-GENCO), Prabhakar Rao said […]

PG&E power shut-offs: Here’s what you need to know and what’s new in 2020

PG&E is still opening up community resource centers where people can plug in if they have lost power at home. Because of coronavirus concerns, they will be open air, generally in tents placed in parking lots, so customers can keep their distance from each other. There will be three centers in Napa County and three […]

Bay Briefing: PG&E moves forward with power shut-offs

Data from the California Department of Social Services show that among the more than 6,000 day care facilities open in the Bay Area, 320 coronavirus cases have been reported. Experts agree that the risk of coronavirus transmission for children of day care age is relatively low, Anna Kramer reports, but parents face tough decisions.

PG&E trying a new tactic in power cuts to prevent wildfires

“With more and more of life’s essentials including school, work and healthcare only available online, we urgently need a utility company that can provide safe power that we can depend on. PG&E doesn’t appear to be able to do that,” she said.

Problem for capitalism: Few Black Americans run regulatory agencies

“One of the biggest open secrets in Washington, DC is the virtual absence of African-American financial regulators in the United States government,” Brummer wrote. “Across the federal government, they are missing, and have been missing for generations, with at best short appearances by single political appointees two to three years at a time.”

Shutoffs: PG&E begins inspections to restore power after planned outages

According to PG&E, it has assigned extra workers to inspect the shutdown power lines to they can be turned back on more quickly, with a goal of 12 daylight hours after the all-clear sign is given. The utility company has about 10,750 miles of transmission lines to inspect and will deploy a crew of 3,000 […]

Weary hikers among 148 saved from wildfire near Yosemite are seen stepping off National Guard helicopter as rescuers attempt to reach 65 others still trapped – while 25 blazes torch a record two million acres across California

He did not know if they were local people, but he said they were potentially both civilly and criminally responsible for the fire – facing jail time and a massive fine. The family could be held responsible for the entire cost of putting the fire out, amounting to many millions of dollars, he said.