May 2018


PGCIL to maintain record capex level in FY19

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd has planned a capital expenditure of Rs. 25,000 crore for FY19. In FY18, PGCIL incurred capital expenditure to the tune of Rs. 25,791 crore and capitalized assets worth Rs.27,370 crore. During FY18, PGCIL Read more


Power Ministry launches “PRAAPTI” for power purchase transactions

A web portal and an app namely PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators),, was officially launched on May 29, 2018, by R.K. Singh, Minister of Read more

EPCOS AC motor capacitors are now BIS compliant

TDK Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, EPCOS India Pvt Ltd, fulfills all requirements of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for AC motor capacitors, which has been verified by accredited laboratories. The company has received an ISI Read more


NITI Aayog and ABB India sign pact to make India AI-ready

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and ABB India have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to support the Indian government realize its ambitious vision of “Make in India” through advanced manufacturing technologies that incorporate the Read more

ERDA aims to expand its operations and acceptance beyond India

Electrical Research Development Association (ERDA) is a professionally managed not-for-profit technical organisation serving industries and utilities for over 40 years in the areas of test, evaluation, certification, consultancy and R&D related to electrical products and systems. In this Read more

India holds a prominent position in Testo’s global market

Germany-based Testo is a leading name in the field of test & measurement instruments, and is renowned for its thermal imagers. Testo has been operating in India since 2006 and in a short span of time, the Indian Read more

Our vision is to emerge as the single largest service provider, globally

Established in 1960, Central Power Research Institute, popularly known as CPRI, has been India’s backbone when it comes to testing of electrical equipment. Over the years, CPRI has contributed immensely to meeting India’s requirements for testing of electrical Read more

Bridging the high-voltage equipment testing gap

  This article is authored by R. Ranjan, Chief Executive Officer, National High Power Test Laboratory Pvt Ltd (NHPTL) The biggest challenge for India is to ensure efficient transfer of bulk electricity over long distances maintaining the safety and reliability of Read more

Schneider Electric

Masterpact MTZ, a low-voltage ACB from Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has launched Masterpact™ MTZ – the next-generation, high power, low voltage air circuit breakers. This new product comes with a range of new features that increase connectivity, convenience, and ease of power management. Masterpact MTZ is designed Read more


Okaya aims big in lithium-ion battery segment

Power backup company Okaya Power Pvt Ltd that recently announced its foray in the lithium ion batteries segment is aiming at a majority market share in the segment, the company said in a release. Okaya is aiming at a Read more