15th Regulators & Policymakers Retreat 2014
The 15th Regulators & Policymakers Retreat held in Goa from July 31-Aug 3, 2014 saw scintillating debates on key power sector issues like transparency, and competition and tariff reform; even as utilities from Gujarat, Delhi and West Bengal stole the show at the IPPAI award function.
Siemens bags Rs 411 cr order from Power Grid Corp
Siemens Limited announced that it has won a crucial turnkey order (design, engineering, commissioning and installation) from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) worth approximately Rs. 411 crores. The order is for Static Var Compensators (SVCs) for three of PGCIL’s substations: Ludhiana in Punjab, Kankroli in Rajasthan and New Wangpoh in Jammu & Kashmir.
Best & Brightest
The Government is expected to come up with fire power in the form of a mega Rs 50,000 crore equity fund as it looks for 24x7 supply in villages. The initial corpus is expected to flow in from State-run banks and power sector FIs such as Rural Electrification Corporation and Power Finance Corporation.
Smart Grids: Opportunities & Challenges
Here are just a few of the recent significant developments in the Indian smart grid scenario, that has been marching ahead in the last few years, albeit at a slow pace. The reasons are not hard to find - lack of suitable regulatory support, absence of optimal tariff design
Energy Intelligence: Detecting new revenue opportunities
As energy merchants face tighter profitability, they need to look beyond reduced cost to efficiency and automation and explore innovative ways to identify new revenue opportunities around their current portfolio. Here´s a look at emerging approaches
According to a report released by Pike Research in 2013, a total of 454 geothermal projects are currently underway across the globe. A total of 64 countries have active geothermal projects (with surface exploration already underway), a significant improvement over the 30-odd countries
R&D activities are a prime focus
The Factory Automation and Industrial Division, headquartered in Pune, provides factory automation solutions with products like Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Inverter, Servo Motor & Drives and Low Voltage Switchgear along with Energy Monitoring devices
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