Articles by: m_salvi

Su-Kam introduces Brainy Eco, an intelligent solar home UPS

January 22, 2016 2:12 am0 comments
Su-Kam introduces Brainy Eco, an intelligent solar home UPS

Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd has launched its new product – Brainy Eco, an intelligent solar home UPS. The first of its kind, Brainy Eco runs the load and simultaneously charges the battery using solar power. Designed to give priority to solar power, Brainy Eco uses grid/ DG power only when solar power/battery charge is insufficient to meet the load […]

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Integrated resource planning Key to peak load management

January 20, 2016 1:43 am0 comments
Integrated resource planning Key to peak load management

By Umesh Agrawal In a reducing deficit scenario, Integrated Resource Planning is of paramount importance for the system to effective meet the demand at efficient costs. Peak deficit recently has declined to 3.2% (September 2015) from 10.6% (March 2012), highlighting that capacity additions (from 230 GW in March 2012 to 319 GW in September […]

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We are open to exploring the renewable energy sector in India

January 18, 2016 3:18 am0 comments
We are open to exploring the renewable energy sector in India

Says Dr Mike Allen, New Zealand Special Envoy for Renewable Energy and Executive Director, Geothermal, New Zealand Inc., in an interview with Monica Chaturvedi Charna… Kindly comment on cleantech technologies that India is procuring from New Zealand (NZ) or could do so in the future? We are open to exploring the […]

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India’s solar demand is long term and sustainable

January 12, 2016 12:45 am0 comments
India’s solar demand is long term and sustainable

Says Sujoy Ghosh, Country Head, First Solar, India in conversation with R Srinivasan. Solar power quite recently received a bid of Rs 4.6 a unit. Is this sending confusing signals to global investors since tariffs are falling but there are no big projects coming up? Currently we are witnessing a significant […]

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Need for smart grids

January 8, 2016 2:10 am0 comments
Need for smart grids

By Salil Garg The national smart grid mission proposes use of information technology and automation in control of power from generation till consumption. The mission has a three tier structure consisting of policy approving, policy preparing and technology advising bodies. The national smart grid mission has a budget of Rs 9.8 billion for the 12th […]

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Application of government policies is very crucial

January 7, 2016 2:46 am0 comments
Application of government policies is very crucial

Opine Devesh Taparia, Head – Distributed Solar and Sachin Singh, Head – BD (Distributed Solar), Mahindra Susten in an interview with Monica Chaturvedi Charna… What is the total installed generation capacity of Mahindra Susten? Kindly tell us about the key utility scale projects and those in the rooftop segment. In the utility […]

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High efficiency transformers: Showering economic and environmental benefits

January 6, 2016 2:04 am0 comments
High efficiency transformers: Showering economic and environmental benefits

By KN Hemant Kumar High effi economic benefi reduced greenhouse gas emissions, they ciency transformers create ts for society. Besides improve reliability and give a potentially longer service life by bringing down temperature rises through energy efficiency (EE) improvements. India has, by now, adopted the international IEC standards and also introduced star labelling for select categories […]

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“We have been focusing a lot on R&D”

January 5, 2016 2:03 am0 comments
“We have been focusing a lot on R&D”

Pekka Tiitinen, President, Discrete Automation and Motion division, ABB, sheds light on the company’s preparedness for the impending solar boom and the role of R&D in this space, in an interview with Monica Chaturvedi Charna… Kindly shed light on the ABB Automation and Power World 2015 event and what is its significance? […]

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Open Access

December 31, 2015 1:40 am0 comments
Open Access

By Avinash Mirajkar The objective of the Electricity Act 2003 is to develop the electricity industry and promote competition by creating a conducive Open Access (OA) environment. Most State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) have notified terms and conditions of OA regulations and related charges. Though OA has been one of the important drivers […]

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Climate change and the grid

December 30, 2015 2:03 am0 comments
Climate change and the grid

Today’s unusual weather phenomena tell us that the climate is changing. While mitigation is important, experts agree that adaptation is necessary to adjust to the various effects of the planet’s evolution. That includes adapting power grids. Severe, atypical weather events are on the rise. Floods, hurricanes, heat waves and extreme cold spells are […]

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