Em-powering one and all
It has been an exciting journey of 9 years for Power Today, your beloved magazine, in chronicling and presenting an incisive analysis of events in power sector.
GoI’s UJALA scheme launched in Malaysia
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under Ministry of Power, Government of India will replicate UJALA in the Malaysian state of Melaka, and extend the programme benefits to people of the region. The scheme was launched by Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Hj. Idris Bin Hj. Haron, Chief Minister of Melaka.
While India is making steady headway on the transmission front and the sector has witnessed commendable growth over the last few years with substantial capacity additions, the distribution or last mile connectivity is still a concern in India.
Henkel presents strategic priorities till 2020 and beyond
Henkel presented its new strategic priorities and financial ambition, which will shape the company until 2020 and beyond – summarised as “Henkel 2020+”. Based on its strong foundation, Henkel aims to generate continued profitable growth by focusing on four strategic priorities: Driving growth, accelerating digitalization, increasing agility, and funding growth.
India´s ´Power for All´ initiative and focus on reducing carbon footprint have put pressure on the need for safe, green energy that can be produced on a large and sustainable scale; and it is here where nuclear power races ahead of its competitors.
Power for All
Our magazine, Power Today, has completed eight years of partnership with the stakeholders in the country´s power sector. These eight years have been an exciting journey for us, rich in learning, vibrant in diversity, and rigorous in terms of analysis.
Only Collective Growth is Sustainable
Let us start with the economic reform of India. After a big bang economic reform of Indian economy, Indian power sector was opened for private investment in generation, but with a license to generate. Indian power generation capacity addition growth rate was in between 24-26 per cent during 8th-10th five-year plans, with installed capacity as on March 31, 2002, 85,795 MW to 132,329 MW as on March 31, 2007 respectively.
The 2015 edition of BP´s Energy Outlook projected India´s energy production rising by 117 per cent to 2035, while consumption grows by 128 per cent. The country´s energy mix is projected to evolve very slowly over the next 22 years with fossil fuels accounting for 87 per cent of demand in 2035, compared with a global average of 81 per cent (down from 92 per cent now).