Water scarcity may become a sore point for power sector: WRI
The thermal power plants of india, about 90 per cent of which rely on fresh water for cooling, are at the risk of facing acute outages because of water shortage, according to a new report by World Resources Institute (WRI).
Luminous forays stabiliser business with ToughX range
Luminous Power Technologies has decided to foray into the stabiliser industry with its ToughX range of offerings. The move by the residential power backup solutions provider comes in an attempt to further strengthen portfolio given its aim to become a complete power backup, solar and home electrical company.
Picking up pace with technological changes
Power electronics started with the development of the mercury arc rectifier. Invented by Peter Cooper Hewitt in 1902, it was used to convert alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC).
Enabling Tariffs & Policies Called for
Renewable energy contributes over 22 per cent to India's installed power generation capacity. Although conventional fuels still dominate this segment, the share of renewable energy sources has been steadily increasing from about 8 per cent in 2009.
Turning New Leaf
By now, you might have turned a new page of the new calendar. After shedding the New Year hangover, it is time to recall what has happened over 2017, so we can lay a roadmap for what we have to do to light up people's lives in the New Year, mainly through 'quality 24x7 power for all' as the government has envisaged.
The key technology is not in laboratory, this is really happening
You are heading the thermal business for General Electric (GE) in South Asia. Can you throw some light on the business and the prospects in India?
I have been working with GE Power in Zurich, Switzerland for the last 12 years. Around two years ago, GE acquired the thermal power business of Alstom and I had the opportunity to head the South Asian division of this business in India.
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