POWER DIVISION BRACES FOR HUGE LOSS AS ELECTRICITY USE FALLS

The Power Division fears a huge financial loss due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic as it may impede the growth in electricity demand. It fears the current gap between demand and supply may rise further, leading to an increase in surplus in electricity generation. "We're sensing a huge financial…

IDTECHEX PREDICTS $350B IN OFF-GRID, ZERO-EMISSION MICROGRIDS

It will be driven by legislation, cost, increasing problems with national grids and many new applications. Electrifying mines to farms and transport helps too. The new 230 page IDTechEx report, "Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero-Emission kW-MW 2020-2040" concerns electricity production with zero emissions that is off-grid or capable of being off-grid…

ALARMS RING AS GREENLAND ICE LOSS CAUSES 40% OF 2019 SEA LEVEL RISE

The kilometers-thick icesheet that covers Greenland saw a near-record imbalance last year between new snowfall and the discharge of meltwater and ice into the ocean, scientists have reported. A net loss of 600 billion tonnes was enough to raise the global watermark 1.5 millimeters, about 40 percent of total sea…

NASRUL ASKS OFFICIALS TO TAKE UP PROJECTS CONSIDERING PRIORITY

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has asked the energy division officials to take short-term and specific measures to implement essential projects in the energy sector. He gave the directive while meeting officials of the energy division and its subordinate bodies through a videoconference from his…