The government must address uncertainties
The solar landscape in India is still marred with challenges that hamper the achievement of the target set for 2022, says MR Rajesh, Director, Power-One Micro Systems.
Smart Solutions for Grids by Phoenix Contact
The future of sustainable energy supply lies in intelligent power grids, or smart grids, as they are known. Their comprehensive connectivity is both the essence of and at the same time a challenge for modern energy management: energy generators, control rooms, and loads must process ever more real-time data digitally.
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).
Globally, Electrical Motors Driven Systems (EMDS) use around 70 per cent of the electricity consumed by industry. Since the industry accounts for around 40 per cent of electricity demand in India, it follows that motors use around 28 per cent of total electricity, making it larger user than lighting at 24 per cent.
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) as an industrial function comprises of a broad spectrum of activities required to assure that the set-up, equipment and parts of a factory/unit perform the functions for which the facility was constructed.
Largest change is dramatic evolution of Internet of Things
For the sake of clarity, I will restrict myself to the low voltage space. The single largest change we has been the evolution of ´Internet of Things´ or ´Industry 4.0´. The impact of this on users is immense, as the ability to communicate opens up a whole spectrum of possibilities for more intelligent use of power and more efficient processes.