A power plant failure knocked out electricity across a big swath of Venezuela on Friday, darkening the lights at a nationally televised presidential ceremony and forcing a suspension of subway and train services around the country. The outage affected at least 14 of the South American country's 23 states and caused several hours of traffic snarls and darkened homes and offices in the capital, Caracas.
The supply of electricity has been restored to the outage-ridden districts of Simferopol, to the Kievsky District of the administrative center of the Republic of Crimea and to the Old City. The outages lasted more than four hours.
The Ukraine has cut the volume of electricity supplies to the Crimea by 50%, Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said. After the power reduction, The Crimean Electric Power System carried out scheduled rolling blackouts in keeping with rules of procedure. According to Temirgaliyev, at present about 30% of the Crimean territory is off-the-line and there’s more to come. If the whole peninsula is deenergised the situation will be even more difficult, he added.
An electricity outage affected several districts in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea Sunday night, officials at the Krymenergo power utility said.
Russia's production of electricity in January 2014 reduced by 2.1 percent year-on-year to 101.4 billion kilowatts, the fuel and energy complex's Central Dispatch Service reports.
Militants of the armed opposition have knocked out of operation the pylons of high-voltage transmission lines at a crucial section of the power lines in central Syria, Sana news agency said.
Some of Brazil's most populous regions suffered sporadic power outages on Tuesday, raising election-year fears of shortages in a country with a long history of blackouts.
Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said that "the national Government is the main responsible" for the recent energy blackouts, which continue to affect hundreds of families nationwide.
Tens of thousands of residents of areas of the US and Canada hit by a severe winter storm will have to wait another day to have their power restored after fallen trees slowed progress. Winter storm continues to rage across the US and parts of Canada. Utility companies are warning of further problems. (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Many thousands of people remained without electricity on Sunday, after a three-day snowstorm hit the Middle East - one of the heaviest ever seen in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The United States will provide $15 million for the CASA-1000 project to create a system for electric power transmission from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the US Department of State said on Wednesday.
Russia can invest 500 mln dollars in the CASA-1000 (Central Asia-South Asia) transmission project designed to supply electricity to Pakistan through Afghanistan, the country’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters Wednesday.
A month ago a storm in the United States left approximately 200 million people without power for a week in ten states covering an area from Washington to Indiana. The news was covered extensively in the Western media, with news flashes and non-stop stories sympathetic to those left in the dark. The recent blackout in India which left approximately 670 million humans, or one-tenth of the world’s population without power, at the time of the event, was barely covered.
Ukraine has started to import electric power from Russia following severe frosts and an accident which took place at a power supply station based in Zaporizhia. The accident occurred as a result of the collapse of one of the structures supporting the power supply line which carries electricity from the local nuclear power plant to South Donbass.
Bulgaria on Saturday night ceased electricity exports to neighboring countries, due to a strike by workers of the country's largest coal-mining complex "Maritza East". Bulgaria supplies electricity to Serbia, Turkey, Greece and Macedonia.
Some are saying there has been a so-called “shale revolution”. However this is not entirely true. To begin with we should first take a look at what shale gas is and where it comes from. There is a sediment worldwide, called a shale, which contains large amounts of organic material necessary for forming oil and gas.
The world is facing acute energy shortages. Amid the rising demand for oil and gas and the dwindling amounts of accessible fuel resources, competition for resources is getting tougher. As a result, humanity is being forced to look to the Arctic for deposits that were considered unprofitable in the past.
Beginning with 2016, a nuclear power plant to be built in the Russian Baltic port of Kaliningrad will be supplying electricity to Germany, which is expected to suffer shortages as it rolls up its own nuclear energy programme. The senior Russian electricity executive Boris Kovalchuk spoke about this Friday in an interview for the Handelsblatt. (RIAN)
At a meeting in Sochi Saturday, Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko issued instructions to speed up work on electricity grids that will serve the 22nd Winter Olympics in 2014. In the coming winter, Alpine resorts outside Sochi will start hosting international skiing competitions.