Electric power distribution Current Affairs, GK & News

AIIB to provide $304 million for Assam Power Transmission Project

The Finance Ministry has announced that, the Central government has signed a loan agreement with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for the Assam Power Transmission Project. Key Points The loan agreement was signed worth $304 million. This loan will be used for strengthening electricity transmission system in the state of Assam. The agreement for ..

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Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project: Key Facts

The ADB-funded Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project is aimed at improving the quality and reliability of electricity supply in Uttar Pradesh. The project involves conversion of 65,000 km of rural low-voltage distribution lines from bare conductors to aerial bundle conductors and construction of a parallel network of 11-kilovolt feeders to separate the distribution ..

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Kandikuppa Sreekant takes charge as new CMD of Power Grid Corporation of India

Kandikuppa Sreekant has taken charge as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Power Grid Corporation of India. He shall be on post till 31st December 2023 i.e. the date of his superannuation or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Prior to this post, he was serving as the director (finance) of Power Grid. ..

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Maharashtra launches ‘One farmer one transformer’ scheme to curb electricity losses

The Maharashtra government will launch ‘One farmer one transformer’ scheme from 15th August to curb electricity losses. Under this scheme, the state Government will provide electrical connection for high voltage distribution line to about two lakh farmers of the state. It will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the state.

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Draft Energy Storage Mission

The Energy Storage Mission will focus on seven verticals: indigenous manufacturing; an assessment of technology and cost trends; a policy and regulatory framework; financing, business models and market creation; research and development; standards and testing; and grid planning for energy storage.The features of the draft energy storage mission are The draft National Energy Storage Mission ..

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