• Pesco urges consumers to conserve power

    Chief Executive of Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (Pesco) Sakhi Marjan has urged the consumers to conserve electricity in view of the increasing gap between supply and demand in the country. Seeking consumers' co-operation to the company, the Pesco chief said that the company could overcome the current energy crisis only with the help of consumers. He advised them to stop unnecessary and illegal use of electricity to ensure continued and uninterrupted power supply. For this, the consumers were required to follow the proposals of the company so that they could not face any inconvenience, he said, and appealed to people to conserve energy by means of less consumption, especially during the peak hours, ie rom 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm. He said that Pesco was taking all possible measures to overcome the prevailing energy crisis. The company also urged the industrial consumers to extend their co-operation to save at least 25 percent energy and asked them to close the shopping centres before 7.00 pm and switch off the street lights. It also called for switching off the lights of all billboards to save electricity for the domestic consumers, who were also requested to use energy savers and tubelights instead of bulbs and iron their clothes in day time. Copyright Business Recorder, 2008

  • Pesco chief urges consumers to conserve electricity

    Chief Executive, Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (Pesco) Muhammad Qasim Khan has urged consumers to conserve electricity and extend their co-operation to stop unnecessary and illegal usage of elec

  • Central Bhutan to be on central grid by July

    Power shortage in the central dzongkhags of Trongsa and Bumthang should become a thing of the past once Bhutan power corporation limited (BPCL) links Kurichu power, via Tingtibi in Zhemgang, by July this year. "The erection of electric poles from Tingtibi to Yurmung and Yurmung to Trongsa and stringing works are also being carried out simultaneously,' said BPCL's executive director (development and construction division), Gem Tshering. "The supply from Tingtibi will be extended to Trongsa by the first or second week of June.'

  • Energy industry says more construction needed

    Energy industry says more construction needed Environmentalists argue more energy efficiency could greatly reduce the need fora huge new wave of power plants and transmission lines. In two studies out Monday, the power industry gives its terse response: Don't count on it. Increased efficiency can offset a substantial but relatively small portion of the increase in generating capacity needed to meet rising electricity demand, the studies say.

  • Frequent power outages hit irrigation in north

    FARMERS in the northern districts are facing great troubles to irrigate the last moment boro fields before harvesting due to frequent power outages. Thousands of power-run pumps remain inoperative in most of the time in a day for the frequent load-shedding. The dream of bumper production of boro paddy will be shattered if the situation of power outages is not improved immediately, the farmers said.

  • No free energy saver bulbs: Minister ignores Prime Minister's directive

    The Minister for Water and Power, Pervez Ashraf, on Wednesday refused to follow Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's directive on 'free of cost' provision of energy saver bulbs to consumers. Prime Minister Gilani in his first speech in the National Assembly had announced that 10 million energy savers would be provided to consumers free of cost.

  • PMC keen to switch on new save energy' plan

    It's not unusual to see the streetlights burning bright even in broad daylight. While on the one hand the Pune Municipal Corporation is supporting the

  • Start-up: Affordable solar power possible in a year

    A Silicon Valley start-up says it has developed technology that can deliver solar power in about a year at prices competitive with coal-fired electricity, a milestone that would leapfrog other more established players and turbocharge the fast-growing industry. SUNRGI's "concentrated photovoltaic" system relies on lenses to magnify sunlight 2,000 times, letting it produce as much electricity as standard panels with a far smaller system. Craig Goodman, head of the National Energy Marketers Association, is expected to announce the breakthrough Tuesday.

  • Sindh cabinet to take up Thar power project

    The Sindh cabinet has decided to investigate alleged wrongdoings in the signing of memorandums of understanding for the Thar coal power project and take action against those responsible. The cabinet decided in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah here on Tuesday to expedite implementation of the project with the help of the federal government to overcome the energy shortage.

  • No plan to start Kalabagh dam project: Ashraf

    Federal Water and Power Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that Kalabagh is a controversial dam and the government does not intend to start this project. "At the end of this year, Wapda will overcome the power crisis, since the government has started 2,200 MW power generation projects on the fast track basis and will be accomplished by the year-end," he told a press conference on Monday at the Wapda House.

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