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  • Outside the grid: Can the Powerwall end Pakistan's energy crisis?

    Tesla Motors believes it has a solution for our energy needs that requires thinking outside the grid...

    The California-based company recently announced a new line of commercial and residential batteries to store electricity onsite, that could either supplement power from the grid or, when used in combination with solar power, could free the households of their dependence on the power grid...

  • Pakistan to abandon ‘smart watches’ after ICC probe

    LONDON: Pakistan will give up wearing ‘smart watches’ after being told to ditch them by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as an anti-corruption measure during the opening day’s play of the first Test against England here at Lord’s on Thursday...

    Although there is no suggestion of impropriety, that Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam were seen wearing what appeared to be ‘smart watches’ concerned the ICC...

  • Pakistan among pioneers of 'smart lockdown' approach, says PM Imran

    Taking to Twitter, he said the world has discovered through experience that the only solution to the Covid-19 crisis is imposing a "smart lockdown" that allows economic activity to continue while implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs)...

    "We are amongst [the] pioneers of this approach," he said, referring to the smart lockdown strategy under which only virus hotspots are placed under lockdown...

  • 338MW added to national grid from Jhimpir wind cluster

    LAHORE: The newly constructed 220kV transmission line successfully evacuated 338MW from the new Jhimpir wind cluster in Sindh and added it to the national grid on Wednesday...

    Besides construction of the new 220kV line, the capacity of 132kV Tando Muhammad Khan grid station was also enhanced to 220kV, according to officials...

  • National electricity grid on the brink of crisis

    ISLAMABAD: The national electricity grid on Thursday appeared to be heading for another crisis — the second one this month — after snags curtailed supply of natural gas and forced power plants generating a total of 3,000MW to shut down...

    “It is really a Herculean task to ramp up fuel supply in a short span of 12-13 hours and even more difficult to maintain the frequency in transmission lines and grid stations for smooth supply of...

  • Gypsies made to vacate huts for grid station’s opening

    GUJRAT: Scores of makeshift huts of gypsies were vacated by the local authorities hours before the arrival of federal power minister to inaugurate a 220kV grid station near Hariyewala village as the slums were located on the land adjacent to the new facility...

    The 220kV grid station with transmission line has been installed at a cost of Rs1,966 million by the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC)...

  • Art fiend: Romancing the grid

    Revealing itself as a wall, matrix or a latticed network, this layer of meshed stroke play is the artist’s personal expression (conscious or unconscious) of the modernist grid...

    The grid is a visual structure that lies at the heart of contemporary art...

  • Indian rules for power grid, telecoms aim at China

    Shanghai Electric, Harbin Electric, Dongfang Electronics and state-run China Southern Power Grid Co Ltd, all involved in India or trying to enter, did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment on the proposed Indian investment rules...

    “There’s a lot of resentment against China for meddling in our internal affairs, supporting Pakistan’s cross-border terrorism, and, on the other hand, posing a huge loss to our trade and...

  • PTI lawmaker, supporters storm grid stations in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: A Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawmaker affiliated with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf along with his supporters stormed three grid stations on Friday and forcibly resumed power supply to areas affected by extended and unannounced power outages...

    Later in the evening, Yakatoot police registered an FIR against MPA Fazal Elahi for attacking and illegally occupying government property and interfering with the operations of the grid...

  • PHC urged to take notice of attacks on grid stations

    “Attacks on grid stations and offices of Peshawar Electric Supply Company are acts of terrorism and we appeal to chief justice to take suo moto notice to prevent such acts in future,” he told a press conference here on Sunday...

    Referring to the attacks by PTI lawmakers on grid stations and offices in Peshawar and Malakand, Mr Muqam said that federal government could not tolerate such attacks anymore...

  • Lesco revives 25-year-old Sheranwala grid project

    LAHORE: The board of directors (BoD) of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) on Saturday approved revival of 25 years old project of 132kV Sheranwala Grid Station – a Gas-Insulated Substation (GIS) – directing the authorities to complete it within a short span of time...

    The Rs453 million Sheranwala Grid was envisaged in 1992 for which the then Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) purchased private land, measuring over...

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