A Mechanical Engineer by qualification, Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, has over 28 years of experience in power generation sector. He started his career with NTPC and has worked at various levels in both Indian and multi-national companies such as Powergen, CLP, IDFC, CESC and AES.
Logistics clouding coal
Though weak logistics support and lack of preparedness of power plants are to be blamed for the recent coal shortage at power plants, the crisis could have been avoided with better co-ordination among stakeholders.
India's route to 'Clean Coal'
India is planning major investments in its power generation and distribution infrastructure as nearly 400 million Indians lack reliable energy supply. Most of this investment will be made in the renewable energy sector.
Power-packed M&A thrust
It can be a pure 'make-in-India' story in the making. Ever since the US has decided to pull out of the historic 'Paris Accord on Climate Change,' the weather for the renewable sector in the country is turning out to be exciting.
Siemens to upgrade NTPC Dadri steam power plant
Siemens Limited has commissioned India’s first condensate throttling-based Primary Frequency Control Solution at National Capital Power Station (NCPS), NTPC Dadri (Stage 2, Unit 6). Prashant Jain, Head, Power Generation Services, Siemens Limited said, “Flexible operation of the coal-fired power plants is critical for renewable energy integration into the grid.
Shifting focus towards local manufacturing is a win
The industry, which today is worth more than Rs.36,000 crore, is expected will grow to Rs.64,000 crore by 2020. This is primarily because of huge government and private investment planned in segments such as smart cities, modernisation of railways, highways, Digital India campaign, and Power for All by 2022.
Expansion for rural use will be a key driver
The development in the introduced limit in India is driven by monetary impetuses given by the administration. These are required to drive the Indian utility-scale PV development from 35 MW in 2010 to a combined limit of 627.2 MW by 2015.