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Bescom forms panel on smart meters project for city 27.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd (Bescom) has constituted a five-member expert committee to study the implications of its smart meter project, which it plans to launch by the end of this financial year. The committee, headed by former vice chancellor of Visveswaraya Technological University H P Khincha, will look into aspects like its implementation and the cost involved. Smart meters cost Rs 10,000 each, compared to static meters, which cost Rs 600 each. With smart meters, Bescom is gradually moving towards ensuring there is less human interface and quality power. Through smart meters, readings are monitored by the central grid and the bill is auto-generated to the consumer. Bescom is also gathering details from Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Ltd (CESC Mysuru), which is conducting a pilot study by installing 30,000 smart meters in Mysuru city. Pilot studies are being conducted in different parts of the country but smart meters have not been installed anywhere, Bescom managing ...
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Rain intensifies in Malnad, coastal regions 26.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Inflow to some reservoirs increased, as many parts of the state received heavy showers on Monday. Monsoon was active throughout Kodagu district, brightening hopes of water levels going up substantially in the dams of the Cauvery river basin. Rain gathered momentum in Bhagamandala andTalacauvery, leading to an increase in inflow of water at Triveni Sangama, raising possibilities of Bhagamandala-Talacauvery being cut off from the rest of the district. Gusty winds uprooted electricity poles in the Moornadu-Napoklu region, disrupting power supply. The inflow of water to Harangi reservoir has increased. The water level in the reservoir stood at 2,817.25 feet against the maximum capacity of 2,859 feet. The inflow was 980 cusecs. The water level has increased by four feet in the last four days. Plentiful rain has revived the Abbey Falls and a roaring waterfalls is a rare spectacle and an exhilarating experience for tourists. In the last 24 hours (ending 8 am on Monday), the district received an average of 46.9 ...
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India should aim to get 40% electricity from n-power by 2050: Former AEC chief (Interview) 26.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, says former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief M R Srinivasan.
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Bengaluru to get 7 Bescom model sub-divisions by April next 26.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The areas that they will cater to are likely to have negligible power cuts
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Greens, residents oppose move to expand Kaiga plant 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Environmentalists, scientists and members of the public on Sunday expressed reservation over the move to set up units 5 and 6 of the Kaiga nuclear power plant, at a meeting at Yellapur.

The meeting was presided over by Gangadharendra Saraswathi Swami of the Swarnavalli Mutt.
The pontiff said the government could harness renewable forms of energy like solar and wind to meet the growing needs of electricity, instead of spending huge amounts for the expansion of the nuclear plant. He said thermal power harmed only the immediate surroundings. But nuclear power plants harm the environment in a radius of 100 km, the pontiff said. The seer said this was the only rain forest in the world where a nuclear plant had been set up.

T V Ramachandra of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, said 1,474 hectares of forest in the two-km buffer zone of the Kaiga power station had been reduced 407 hectares.

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Bescom open to lump sum payment 24.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Will save consumers the trouble of remembering due dates
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GST to make oil and gas business more expensive: Nitin Prasad, CEO, Shell India 23.6.2017 ET: Opinion
India is at the heart of a major strategy to tap into the energy transition underway globally and Shell has rolled out aggressive plans for expanding operations in natural gas and alternative fuel segments apart from the traditional fuel retailing business, Shell India CEO Nitin Prasad said in an interview with ETEnergyWorld.
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Techie falls on live wire, body found hanging in the morning 23.6.2017 TOI: Cities
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No power tariff hike post GST, says Goyal 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Power tariff will not go up in the country post GST, Union Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. "I don't see any possibility of a spike in the power tariff due to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax. There could be one or two paise variation (per unit of electricity)," Goyal told reporters after his meeting with the industry representatives covering power, coal, mines and renewable energy sectors. Dismissing apprehensions surrounding GST, which is set for a July 1 kick-off, the minister said nobody has sought its deferment in the meeting. In the meeting, issues related to tax on by-products produced from fly-ash and on cables, among others, were discussed. The provisions regarding the utilisation of fly-ash generated in power plants needed more clarity, Goyal said, adding that he has requested to raise this issue during the next GST Council meeting. As certain components of the cable industry fall under the 28% slab, the power ministry will request the council to review ...
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SMAC, an emerging career in IT and startups for the millennials 22.6.2017 ET: Jobs
As the telecom revolution reaches the interiors, especially after the government's push for digital payments, no business would be able to succeed without this strategy.
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Chennai Metro to draw solar power, save ₹1.5 crore a year 21.6.2017 BusinessLine - News
6 MW of total capacity would come up mostly on roofs of stations
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Solar power start-up expanding 21.6.2017 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
It plans to make foray into Hyderabad and Bengaluru this year
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Govt to open electric vehicle recharging stations soon 19.6.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The government will open four recharge stations for electric vehicles (two and four wheelers) soon, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar told the Assembly.

Replying to a discussion on the budget proposals for 2017-18, he said a recharge station is being planned for the first time in the country.

The minister said thhe number of electric vehicles is on the rise. Electric cars and bikes and even electric buses are plying on the roads. They prevent air population and reduce demand on fossil fuel.

He said there is pressure on the state by the Centre and Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission on metering all irrigation pump sets. However, the state has not taken a final decision in this regard, he said.
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Panel for ACB probe into Mandur waste project 19.6.2017 deccanherald.com
A legislature committee on public undertakings on Monday recommended a probe by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) into irregularities in implementing a proposed waste-to-energy project by the BBMP and the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (KREDCL)at Mandur near Bengaluru. In its report submitted in the Legislative Assembly, the 21-member committee has said that the BBMP failed to implement the project taken up under public-private partnership despite spending Rs 73 crore. Besides, the private partner — Srinivas Gayatri Resources Recovery Ltd — has raised Rs 52.95 crore loan from various banks by pledging six acres of government land, the report added. The BBMP and KREDCL had jointly taken up the project to process 1,000 tonnes of garbage a day and generate 8 MW of electricity at Mandur. The BBMP had signed a memorandum of understanding with the private partner or the contractor to complete the project by April 2007. But the project has remained incomplete, the report ...
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Indiranagar RWAs and NGO to conduct cricket tourney 19.6.2017 deccanherald.com
I Change, an NGO, along with Indiranagar residents' welfare associations (RWAs) is set to conduct a nine-a-side softball community cricket tournament from July 1. The event will see residents of the five wards that Indiranagar is made up of, coming together and playing cricket with elected representatives and officers from various civic agencies. I Change, which has been working towards highlighting civic problems, plans to invite civic authorities such as BBMP, BWSSB, Bescom among others for the tournament. Swarna Venkataraman, vice president of Indiranagar First Stage League RWA feels that residents of Indiranagar will also get a chance to interact with the authorities and get to know them better. "We plan to invite the civic authorities, be it law and order or other departments. Indiranagar is a huge place — OMR to Domlur and HAL to 100 Ft Road — come under Indiranagar. Sometimes it is hard to know who your corporator is or who your local authorities are. So we thought this would be a good ...
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People's problems 18.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Letters of grievances are pouring in and we are doing our best to accommodate as many as possible. Readers may write in to highlight civic problems affecting their locality and we will help address them in an interactive and effective manner. Grievances and issues related to public utility agencies such as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) would be highlighted in the weekly column. The writeups, which could be accompanied by photographs highlighting the problems, will be published on Mondays. Mail your grievances to: peoplesproblems @deccanherald.co.in Monsoon blues Areas provided with box-type drains apart from underground drains are unable to handle the high volume of rooftop rainwater flowing into them. They can adopt percolating pits within the box-type drains. The BBMP and the BWSSB should ensure providing percolating pits every 15 ...
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Bengaluru Metro zooms out amid balloons & streamers 18.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Bengaluru Metro zooms out amid balloons & streamers
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ACB raids residences, offices of 8 government officials in Karnataka 16.6.2017 Zee News : States
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Karnataka on Friday raided the houses and offices of eight state government officials across the state.
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ACB raids residences, offices of 8 government officials in Karnataka 16.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Karnataka on Friday raided the houses and offices of eight state government officials across the state.
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Narendra Modi: Farmer tweets to PM Modi, gets his problem solved in 24 hours | Bengaluru News - Times of India 16.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Narendra Modi: Farmer tweets to PM Modi, gets his problem solved in 24 hours | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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