Good Progress, but More Needed
India has taken a big leap in energy efficiency, with significant improvement in both supply-side and demand-side management in the past five years; the challenge now is to increase storage capacity and reduce T&D losses, says Renjini Liza Varghese.
Vikram Solar ties up with France’s CEA
Gyanesh Chaudhary, Vikram Solar’s managing director and CEO and Daniel Verwaerde, Chairman of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), have signed a ollaboration Agreement at Vigyan Bhavan during French President, Emmanuel Macron’s India visit.
T&D sits with Rs.30,000-crore refinancing opportunity
From the projects handled, we have developed a core team of project managers and sub-contractors who understand every facet of the activity from design, construction to commissioning and have established a methodology for speedy construction from which we are progressing in transmission work along with established distribution work.
The power sector of the country has witnessed a considerable change and evolution in the last two decades owing to several policy and regulatory measures.
'We are showcasing our full breath of solutions in Elecrama'
The gap seems to be reducing, and the pace of new technology adoption will accelerate over the next few years. However, the power pricing policy creates distortions impeding an environment where newer technologies can be implemented.
Coal supplies: Losing ground
India has celebrated its moment under the sun when a few months back the then power minister announced that it has turned surplus in power supply. Though the statement has its share of ifs and buts, significant improvement in coal production was the reason for this.
Battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies raise $1 bn
Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and M&A activity for the battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency sectors for the second quarter and first half of 2017. In the first half of 2017 (1HFY17), $1.03 billion was raised by battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies compared to $807 million in 1HFY16.