Mega power transmission projects facing RoW constraints

Over half of the interregional power transmission projects awarded under the tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) mechanism are facing right-of-way challenges, a study by T&D India suggests. The basic data for the study was obtained from official reports released by Central Electricity Authority.

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The growing importance of gas-insulated switchgear

Milind Kulkarni

The switchgear industry is among the major industries serving the Indian power sector. In coming days the switchgear industry is expected to show healthy growth. The requirement of power in the upcoming industries and the massive rural electrification drive is poised to keep the switchgear industry very busy. In this industry, technology is the basic resource. It is very natural that most of the multinational companies are major players in the switchgear industry has they have access to source technology.  However, in the years to come, many Indian companies are expected to upgrade their technologies and develop switchgear products to serve the rapidly-growing power industry.

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Kalpataru lands major power transmission orders

Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd, in a stock exchange filing, announced the receipt of new orders worth Rs.875 crore for construction of transmission lines. The Mumbai-headquartered company said that Rs.278 crore worth of orders related to India, while the remaining Rs.597 crore were for works in Afghanistan, Ivory Coast and Bangladesh. The domestic orders include one from a private power transmission utility.

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ABB wins automation and electrical order for Emami cement plant

ABB India has received an order for an automation and electricial system for a 2 milllion tpa greenfield plant in Odisha by Emami Cement, part of the Kolkata-based Emami Group. The solution implemented will minimize energy consumption and enhance the overall plant performance helping the plant support infrastructure growth in the region, a release from ABB said.

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Guidelines issued for procurement of auction-based wind energy

The Centre has issued detailed guidelines that provide a framework for procurement of wind energy through the tariff-based competitive bidding route.

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REI 2017 opens on September 20 at Greater Noida

Dignitaries at a press conference in Mumbai on August 22, announcing the launch of REI 2017

After completing a successful decade of existence, the Renewable Energy India 2017 Expo (REI), hosted by UBM India, India’s leading exhibitions organiser is set to take place from 20th to 22nd September 2017 at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. A flagship event, REI is the most reputed global platform where India’s green economy community including overseas participants will congregate to discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights including the Indian regulatory framework. The event aims to further upscale and mainstream the applications of renewable energy resources, showcase product launches, innovations and augment the forethought through the international exhibitions and conference platform, a release from UBM India said.

In its 11th edition, REI will see active participation from countries such as Japan, Germany, France, Poland, USA, Korea, China and Taiwan amongst host of other countries. It is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), NEDO Japan, Indo German Energy Forum ( IGEF ), Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Mercom Capital to name a few.

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YASH takes a step forward towards “Make in India”

This special story discusses how two like-minded and equally aspiring companies—one local and the other international—joined forces to give India its first localized resin-impregnated paper (RIP) transformer bushing. This story is based on a conversation between Keyur Shah, Managing Director, Yash High Voltage Insulators Pvt Ltd, Laurent Vlesik, Sales & Product Manager – Bushings, MGC... Read more

China’s role in power transmission raises concern

Indian trade bodies and manufacturing associations have voiced their concerns over the entry of Chinese players in the power transmission sector. This was stated by Piyush Goyal, minister of state (independent) charge for power in the Lok Sabha recently. The minister added the government has also set up a committee to look into this issue.

Gamesa commissions over 2 GW in FY17

Gamesa India has announced that it has commissioned 2,050 mw of wind power during FY17 (April 2016 to March 2017), becoming the first ever wind company in India to have achieved this number in one year. The new capacity commissioned in FY17 was double the achievement in FY16, a statement from Gamesa India noted. Currently,... Read more

Multiple regulatory bodies need coordination in working – Technical Associates Ltd.

Technical Associates is a reputed transformer manufacturer with a standing of close to five decades. Vishnu Agarwal who heads the company is also a prominent figure in the electrical equipment industry having recently held the President’s office of industry body IEEMA. In this exclusive exchange, Agarwal takes us through his company’s operations and future plans... Read more