GE commissions Pole 2 of Champa-Kurukshetra HVDC link
Paving the way for reliable, safe and efficient access to energy in northern India, GE announced the successful completion of the first phase of the two-phased Champa-Kurukshetra HVDC project.
Warming Up to the Idea
Besides being a zero carbon emitting source of energy, costs of geothermal has significantly reduced over the years, making it an available option for India - one that the government too is contemplating.
Globally, Electrical Motors Driven Systems (EMDS) use around 70 per cent of the electricity consumed by industry. Since the industry accounts for around 40 per cent of electricity demand in India, it follows that motors use around 28 per cent of total electricity, making it larger user than lighting at 24 per cent.
Sprinting on a Growth Track
The World Bank recently has put out a report in which the demand for electricity in India is growing at the same rate as in France or Germany as millions of people in rural or impoverished areas seek access to power in their homes and workplaces.
Animesh Damani, Managing Partner, Artha Energy Resources speaks about how renewable energy investors in the country are being squeezed because of non-payment of dues by discoms.
TPPs for Sale
Power sector seems to have seen hectic activity over the last three years - in terms of generation, transmission and distribution of power and efforts to create and bolster demand. However, with every addition of a megawatt in power generating capacity the problems of the sector got accentuated.
New solar grid-tie inverter can be powered by solar and mains
Su-Kam, has launched the solar grid-tie inverter, which can be powered by mains as well as solar energy, working even at voltage as low as 80-450 V (DC) and 150-280 V (AC). It is able to generate solar power even during low periods of sunshine. With an efficiency of almost 100 per cent, the IEC- certified product can withstand dust and heavy rains.
147 DG sets to serve as stand-alone power systems in Indonesia
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), received order for 147 units of its MGS Series gensets, from Indonesian state-owned electricity provider, PT PLN (Persero).