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Business landscape

February 26, 2016 2:19 am0 comments
Business landscape

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 […]

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FG Wilson launches genset range backed by unrivalled customer support

February 8, 2016 2:16 am0 comments
FG Wilson launches genset range backed by unrivalled customer support

FG Wilson, a global leader in the supply of diesel generator sets, announced the launch of its new range of generator sets in India. Designed exclusively for the Indian market, the new generator sets with power outputs ranging from 10 to 200 kVA, will have key features such as excellent fuel efficiency, product life and […]

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Intelligent T&D by Phoenix Contact

February 3, 2016 1:53 am0 comments
Intelligent T&D by Phoenix Contact

Solutions for the feed-in management and intelligent local network stations To address requirements of an intelligent distribution network, the government’s smart grid initiative is a welcome step. The smart grid (intelligent transmission and distribution) is capable of monitoring and responding to changes in everything from power plants, customer preferences to individual appliances. Solutions from Phoenix Contact Close cooperation with […]

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Danfoss introduces variants of LLZ compressors and condensing units

January 27, 2016 1:45 am0 comments
Danfoss introduces variants of LLZ compressors and condensing units

Danfoss India keeping in line with its cutting edge energy efficient technology offerings, has extended its range of compressor and condenser units for low temperature cold room applications in the country. Benefi ts of LLZ Compressors • Multi-refrigerant scrolls save on inventory • Vapour injection available with optional economiser kit increases LLZ efficiency and […]

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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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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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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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Revival plan for discoms

December 28, 2015 1:02 am0 comments
Revival plan for discoms

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 […]

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