Bratin Roy, Vice President, Industry Services, TÜV SÜD South Asia, explains how predictive maintenance at power plants, can be a solution to reduce unplanned generation and efficiency loss. Ageing power plants possess threat of very high maintenance costs and unscheduled breakdowns, whereas capacity addition to new plants require high investment.
Smart grids help curb demand-supply gap
Environment-friendly, efficient and extremely flexible - smart grids are poised to be the future of energy supply in India. Instead of purchasing power from a handful of centralised suppliers, consumers can also feed electricity into the public grid - e.g.,
The implementation of R&M plan needs to be enforced strongly
I concur that the overall generation in the country has increased from 967.150 BU during 2013-14 to 1,048.673 BU during 2014-15. It can also be noted that, the thermal power sector has achieved a maximum growth rate of 10.83 per cent, which is the highest in a single year since 2008-09. Another important matrix to take into consideration is that India has witnessed lowest ever reduction of power deficit of 3.6 per cent during 2014-15.
R&M upgrades capacity and extends periods of operation
T_V S_D South Asia is a leading quality certification, inspection and testing company with presence across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Bratin Roy, Assistant Vice President and Head, Energy and Environmental Services, T_V S_D South Asia. speaks on some of the entity´s latest initiatives.