#Electricity

.Spokane, WA, USA
Avista is asking electric customers to reduce their usage as temperatures expected to eclipse 100 degrees this week.(Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • More than 8,200 Avista customers have lost power in Spokane
  • Outages affecting approximately 4,800 users in North Spokane
  • Avista has not determined the cause of the outage yet

.Bushehr Province, Iran
Iran's Gulf Arab neighbours have often raised concerns about the reliability of the Bushehr facility. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • This is the first time Iran has reported an emergency shutdown of the Bushehr nuclear plant
  • The company said that the repair may continue until the end of the week
  • The Bushehr plant produces 1,000 megawatts of power

Aizawl, May 11 (PTI) Mizoram Power and Electricity minister R Lalzirliana on Tuesday tested positive for COVID- 19, an official said.

Over 24,00 lightening strikes related cases are reported globally each year (Representational/Unsplash)

  • Lightning targets the tallest objects in an area hence it is advised to avoid hilltops
  • You should steer clear of water bodies as water is a good conductor of electricity 
  • If you are in a forest, search for shorter trees and take refuge there until the storm is over 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Bitcoin is the world's largest cryptocurrency. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The bitcoin market now exceeds $1 trillion with its price rising tenfold in a year
  • Total energy consumed by the bitcoin mining process could reach 128 TWh (terawatt-hours) this year
  • That is 0.6% of the world's total electricity production, or more than the entire consumption of Norway

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The development has raised suspicion whether last year's massive power outage in Mumbai was a result of the hack. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • A China-linked threat activity group RedEcho targeted the Indian power sector, as per a US firm
  • A combination of large-scale automated network traffic analytics identified the activity
  • A grid failure in Mumbai on October 12 resulted in massive power outage

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Last year's massive power outage in Mumbai was apparently a result of an online intrusion by China. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • A recent report by Recorded Future has in detail reported the campaign conducted by a China-linked threat activity group
  • The company had notified the concerned Indian government departments before the publication of intrusion
  • Last year on October 12, a massive power outage happened in Mumbai due to a grid failure

.Houston, TX, USA
The power outage in Texas has claimed at least 80 lives (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • Terry Bulger, Raymond Hepper, Peter Cramton and Sally Talberg were the members who resigned
  • The state capitol has a hearing scheduled to discuss the outages on Thursday
  • The resignations will be effective after Wednesday

.Texas City, TX, USA
Weather-related emergencies have also been declared in Alabama, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi and Oregon. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • More than 4 million customers in Texas were without electricity as of Tuesday morning
  • Arctic conditions have brought record low temperatures to several states
  • President Joe Biden has declared an emergency for Texas on Sunday

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman highlighted about the financial stress in the discoms.(Photo Credit: Twitter/ BEST Electricity)

  • Discoms are monopolies. There is a need to provide a choice to customers to choose service provider: FM
  • Total outstanding dues of the discoms toward power generating firms stood at over Rs 1.35 lakh crore
  • She also announced the proposal to launch hydrogen energy mission next fiscal