Power Ministry may raise FY32 peak demand forecast after review

Projected peak demand for 2031-32 set to exceed 400 GW amidst rising electricity consumption. Challenges include managing heatwave surges and tackling financial viability issues with accumulated losses over ₹6.5 lakh…

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Transforming India’s power grid: Highlights from the Transmission & Distribution Conclave 2024

The conclave that took place at KSH Infra Park in Pune, Maharashtra on June 13, brought together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts to explore the transformative possibilities within the transmission…

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India’s peak power demand may cross 400 GW mark by 2031-32, says Power Secretary

The government projection for this year's peak power demand was 260 GW. Later speaking to reporters, the secretary said the anticipated 260 GW peak demand is expected to reach by…

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Peak power demand declines 10% to 206GW as rains hit north India

After a heatwave, heavy rain reduced power demand, with peak falling to 206 GW from 250 GW. The India Meteorological Department predicts stable temperatures amid heavy rainfall. Southern regions saw…

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A deep dive into cryptocurrency decentralization

In recent years it has become well known that cryptocurrency networks such as the Bitcoin network are energy intensive systems. As of 2024, Bitcoin mining operates on more than 16…

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Powering AI could use as much electricity as a small country

It has been nine years since Digiconomist was first launched with the objective of “exposing the unintended consequences of digital trends.” For a big part of these nine years, the…

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The Latest Hype in NFTs is a Climate Disaster: On-Chain Bitcoin NFTs

It wasn’t long ago non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were making headlines for their excessive environmental impact. Most of these NFTs were making use of the Ethereum blockchain or a related platform,…

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New research highlights success of Ethereum’s merge

A new article published in the peer-reviewed journal “Patterns” has caught the attention of various mainstream media such as the BBC and Bloomberg. The article by Digiconomist-founder Alex de Vries,…

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Launching public API for energy and carbon footprint data

Digiconomist has launched a new API for developers to retrieve energy consumption and carbon footprint data on the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin networks. The respective energy index pages already provide downloadable…

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