Posts by Venugopal Pillai

Microgrids are at the nexus of the growth in renewables: Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is a global leader in building critical human infrastructure in energy, water, telecom and government services, catering to over 100 countries Read more

Electric vehicles are going to be the future: Olectra Greentech

Olectra Greentech, formerly known as Goldstone Infratech, is part of the highly diversified Goldstone Group. Olectra Greentech, a major supplier of composite insulators, has ventured into manufacturing Read more


TBCB power transmission projects dwindle

Over the past one year, there has been no appreciable movement in interregional power transmission projects awarded under the tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) mechanism, as gauged from official statistics released by Central Electricity Authority. Given that the TBCB Read more

Tata Power

Tata Power aims at trebling distribution business

Tata Power is keen to substantially grow its power distribution business, according to the company’s MD & CEO Praveer Sinha. Its current customer base of around 2.2 million consumers is likely to grow to 10 million in the Read more

Maharashtra DF

Maharashtra hopes to finalize DF mandates by end-December

The Maharashtra government is hopeful of soon appointing distribution franchisees in two circles, bidding for which is currently underway. Franchisees for the Malegaon and Mumbra-Kalwa circles will be made by end of December this year, according to Arvind Read more

India is a strategically important market for Polywater

American Polywater Corporation makes a range of specialty adhesives and sealants that find application in the communications, electrical and water/gas sectors. In this exchange, we have Read more

Dual Mode Transformers

Indian Railways is very responsive to new technology

Indian Railways will soon be inducting dual-mode locomotives in its fleet. With this, trains will be able to run on both electric and diesel Read more

TRIL is now an established supplier of 765kV transformers

Established in 1994, Transformers & Rectifiers (India) Ltd, popularly referred to as T&R or TRIL, is a leading Indian transformer manufacturer having a wide product range. It Read more


CRGO issues still haunt transformer industry

Cold rolled grain oriented (CRGO) steel is a critical input in the transformer industry. However, CRGO has had a very difficult time in the Indian transformer industry—for a variety of reasons. India, for over 50 years, has been trying Read more

IEEMA New paradigms

The new paradigms in power T&D

Industry body Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) recently held its annual convention in Mumbai. The convention, which anchored around the theme “Go Global,” sought to create a roadmap for Indian electrical equipment manufacturers to turn globally Read more