Cummins launches K38 series - 910 kVA prime diesel generator set
Cummins India has recently launched its K38 series – 910 kVA prime diesel generator sets in India. Cummins ‘K38 series’ diesel engine with strong regrindable crankshaft, high strength connecting rod, low pressure fuel lines, STC (Step Timing Controls) injectors and high volume coolant system make ‘K38 series’ generating sets, more reliable and durable.
Fuel hike gives states Rs 227 billion windfall
Due to an increase in the prices of petrol and diesel, the state governments will reap a windfall gain of about Rs 227 billion this fiscal, claimed State Bank of India’s Economic Research Wing.
The growth of decentralised renewable energy and the increased dependency on battery storage are the two new challenges the diesel gensets manufactures are facing at present.
"Biodiesel industry to pick up soon"
Biodiesel launched by My Eco Energy is compatible with the existing diesel engines and requires no modifications, says Santosh Verma, Co-Founder, My Eco Energy.
"Diesel gensets are here to stay as power backup"
Ramesh Pasarija, former Chairman, Technical Committee, Indian Diesel Engine Manufacturers Association feels that an increase in the battery life will be a major challenge for diesel gensets.
Despite a good talent pool, India lacks R&D in battery cells manufacturing
In an interview with POWER TODAY, Dr Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), recommends that India must actively pursue bilateral agreements with rare Earth-rich nations, besides exploring such materials on its own territory to successfully meet the requirements of the emerging energy storage industry.
The growth of DG sets would be driven by higher volumes in the mid- or high-horse power (HP) segment with the revival of key markets such as infrastructure, commercial and manufacturing.
Kerala State Electricity Board buys costly power
For the first time this year, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has been forced to evacuate power from costly thermal and naphtha stations in the state. The utility was forced to purchase power from Brahmapuram and Kozhikode diesel power plants on March 9, the day that witnessed the highest power consumption of the year (77.5 million units).
Advanced Technologies can Transform Energy Sector
Energy storage technologies have huge potential to significantly contribute to the transformation of Indian electric grid towards a greener, resilient and reliable grid within the next decade.