Siemens to implement Smart Grid solutions at Rs.75 crore
Siemens today said it´s modernising electricity distribution network in three states-Punjab, Uttarakhand and Haryana-with Smart Grid solutions. The volume of the orders amounts to a total cost of approximately Rs 75 crore.
Smartening our Grids
Smart Grid is an evolving set of various information and communication technologies working together to improve the present grid. Its application depends on the location and requirements.
CPCB II norms: A saviour for back-up power
The gap between power production and consumption is widening in India and will further vitiate with the government´s thrust on manufacturing. Since power outages have become the norm, industrial consumers are left with no option but to use diesel gensets. As such, with a genset power range of 10 kVA-200 kVA, the Indian market is about 100 thousand units per year.
SUBSIDY LEAKAGE:SWIPE It Away!
The power sector, unlike others, defies easy reform options. The central government can, at best, advise the states on how to reform their ailing electricity supply businesses with sweeteners such as inexpensive power supply or cheap funds to improve the infrastructure, but it cannot force them to act.
Delta rolls out modulon DPH Moduler UPS
Delta Electronics, the world´s leading provider of switching power supplies and DC brushless fans, as well as a major energy-saving solutions provider, has announced the global rollout of its Modulon DPH series UPS 75/150kW, to join its existing 200kW model.
India´s distribution segment has been plagued by a number of issues. Bucking the trend, the Essel group´s Nagpur distribution franchise, SNDL Power Distribution, has been blazing some new trails.
Once a success story in Indian power distribution, the distribution franchisee model has attracted core and non-core players. However, the entire model has been marred with high benchmark pricing, dilution in pre-qualification bids and most importantly lobbying of non-core players
AP's discoms to hike power tariff by Rs 12,000 cr
In Andhra Pradesh, the four power distribution companies (discoms) together will push for a burden of about Rs 12,000 crore to be passed on to consumers in the form of increased tariff, a rise of 15 to 20 per cent depending on the categories.