Power transformer blast ‘injures six’ in Indian state

Six people have reportedly been “seriously injured” when a power transformer exploded in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, angry farmers from Patwari village in Greater Noida, where the transformer was located, blocked traffic in protest while police lodged a complaint against distribution company Discom. Brijesh Kumar, Greater Noida Samajwadi Party, a […]

Protests continue against power crisis in Indian state

More than 300 people are said to have held a demonstration in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir over the power crisis that has engulfed the nation. Reports claim a large number of locals blocked a few roads in the region raising anti government-slogans and protesting over the lack of electricity in their […]

Power cable theft doubles to 20 attacks a day

Attacks on Britain’s power network because of cable theft doubled to more than 20 a day in 2011 compared with the year before. The worrying statistic is driven by high demand for copper with prices of up to $8,000 a tonne this week. Thieves are targeting the power grid in the hope of selling it […]