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Peak power demand touches 6612 MW

first_imgNEW DELHI: Amid the rising mercury levels in the national capital, the peak power demand on Monday touched 6,612 megawatt (MW), highest for the season and up by about 3,000 MW from the peak power demand recorded in the city in 2006. The power demand of the city had crossed the 6,000 MW mark last Wednesday and has been rising since then.It touched 6,560 MW on Sunday night, higher than the annual peak load of 2017 –6,526 MW recorded on June 6, 2017 –according to the State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC). Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”The city is prepared to deal with a peak of 7,110 MW. Last year, the peak power demand of the city created a new record when it crossed the 7,000 MW-mark — the highest ever. But we dealt it without any difficulty. We are well prepared this time as well,” an official from the Delhi Power Department said. Last year on June 1, Delhi’s power demand hit an all-time high of 6,651 MW. In July, it created a new record with peak demand rising to 7,016 MW. When compared to 2006, the peak power demand of the city this year has seen a rise of about 3,000 MW. On July 14, 2006, Delhi’s peak power demand was recorded at 3,639 MW, according to the SLDC data reported. In 2007, the peak demand was recorded at 4,030 MW on June 11. The peak power demand in Delhi went up to 4,036 MW in the year 2008, when it reached the highest point of the year on July 24.last_img read more

Tembec expects 55 million from Quebec rebate program for big electricity users

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 24, 2017 9:37 am MDT Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – One of Quebec’s largest forestry companies says it expects to qualify for $55 million of electricity rebates due to a four-year capital investment program centred at its Temiscaming manufacturing site.Montreal-based Tembec Inc. (TSX:TMB) says its $136-million capital program will improve the competitiveness of its Quebec plants, particularly the specialty cellulose plant in the town of Temiscaming near North Bay, Ont.Tembec says the investment will qualify for rebates introduced in the province’s 2016-17 budget, worth about 40 per cent of the total capital investment.About 800 of the company’s 1,500 employees in Quebec work at the Temiscaming site, which uses wood fibre from the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region and converts it to specialty cellulose that’s used in a variety of consumer and industrial products.Tembec’s other products include lumber, paper pulp and paper. Tembec expects $55 million from Quebec rebate program for big electricity users read more

Altright commentator gets schooled by historian over diversity in Roman Britain

first_img…many of the inhabitants of the ‘vicus’ would travel with the legion, especially if they were considered ‘elite’.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 Lant Street Girl was 14 when she died. She came from the southern Mediterranean. https://t.co/AiP4OUIxmZ pic.twitter.com/UH6vIzS5uR— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 “Thank God the BBC is portraying Roman Britain as ethnically diverse,” he tweeted. “I mean, who cares about historical accuracy, right?”Step forward writer and historian Mike Stuchbery, who gave PJW a quick history lesson on ethnic diversity in Roman Britain.“Roman Britain was ethnically diverse, almost by design. To begin, occupying legions were drawn from other parts of the Empire,” Stuchbery responded.“Every year we dig up new remains that suggest that Roman Britain, anywhere larger than a military outpost, was an ethnically diverse place.”His full response:  London, as the capital of the province, was especially diverse. People lived, worked & died together from all over.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 We have accounts of ‘moors’, along with (modern-day) Iraqi & Syrian soldiers on Hadrian’s Wall. https://t.co/KmuhwjFLUn— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 An alt-right commentator who complained about the BBC portraying Roman Britain as ethnically diverse has sparked a row with a historian on Twitter.Paul Joseph Watson (PJW), editor of alt-right website InfoWars, shared a screengrab of a BBC educational video on life in Britain, suggesting it was inaccurate. PJW hit back in a video post, responding : “The BBC released an educational documentary about Roman Britain depicting what they said was an ‘exploration of life in Roman Britain shown through the eyes of a typical family’.“I tweeted it was historically inaccurate to depict Roman Britain as ethnically diverse, making the point that this was obviously the BBC engaging in politically correct tokenism.” Thank God the BBC is portraying Roman Britain as ethnically diverse.I mean, who cares about historical accuracy, right? pic.twitter.com/SqE83Pmf2h— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 25, 2017last_img read more