The total installed capacity from thermal, hydro and nuclear stood at 306,358 MW in 2016. 400 kV transmission and substation completion got over achieved in the 4 years of 12th Five Year Plan itself. HVDC and 765 kV will be the key focus area in 2017. Exports are playing a […]
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By Amol Kalsekar The wires and cables industry in India has come a long way, growing from being a small industry to a very large one, over the past decade. Although the industry comes with a lot of technical and quality nuances, it is mostly volume driven. Over the last 20 years, the […]Read more ›
Babu Babel, President, IEEMA explains the key concerns of the power equipment industry, the growth prospects and industry’s expectations from Budget 2016, in an interview with Monica Chaturvedi Charna… Is the power equipment industry growth in 2016 expected to surpass the growth rate of 13% (as on June 2015)? Which segments are expected […]Read more ›
A rough and bumpy road ahead for Indian equipment manufacturers, says JD Kulkarni. The entire Indian power sector is going through a difficult phase since a long time. May it be generation, transmission or distribution, all the sectors are facing problems. No new major investment is coming into the sector and the existing investment […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
By Gaurav Sharma Through the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), the government aims to clean the mess in distribution companies and fix last mile distribution issues to realise the ‘24×7 power’ dream. Despite the rise in generation capacity over the years, there is weak demand for power, especially from distribution companies (discoms) due to deteriorating […]Read more ›