Posts by Venugopal Pillai

THDC’s installed capacity will cross 4,500 mw in five years

THDC India Ltd, formerly Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd, was incorporated in 1988 with the objective of developing mainly Read more

Budget maintains household electrification drive

The Budget 2018-19 presented by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley today clearly focused on the rural population and in general, the economically-challenged. In keeping with this, the capital expenditure on the national household electrification programme (Saubhagya) has been Read more

Improving quality and safety awareness in LV cables

In terms of number of manufacturers and consumers, the low-voltage cable segment is the largest in the electrical cable industry. Also known as the building wire industry, this segment refers to cables that have low voltage rating, usually Read more

Luminous ToughX stabilizer

Luminous launches ToughX range of stabilizers

Luminous Power Technologies has forayed into the stabilizer industry with its ToughX range of offerings. The power supply in India is erratic and often leads to voltage fluctuations which can damage the household appliances. Almost every household has either Read more

Awareness of solar net-metering must be improved

Hyderabad based start-up Freyr Energy is full-service solar provider with solutions spanning across rooftop, Read more

We are looking at a solar portfolio of over 300 mw in 2-3 years

Manikaran Solar Ltd (MSL) is an affiliate of Manikaran Group, one of the largest power trading companies in India. MSL Read more

Arunachal is home to half of India’s non-electrified villages

Arunachal Pradesh accounts for nearly half of India’s total number of non-electrified villages, official statistics indicate. According a recent government release, as of November 30, 2017, India had 2,217 villages that were non-electrified. Out of this, Arunachal Pradesh accounted Read more

Sharp pickup expected in solar rooftops

The solar industry is expected to see a quantum jump with respect to grid-connected rooftops, according to Puneet Jaggi, Director, Gensol Group, a solar advisory, design & engineering, and operation & maintenance (O&M) service provider. Jaggi was interacting Read more

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 Read more

CIBANO 500 offers a new method for GIS testing

Andreas Nenning has a degree in automation engineering and mechatronics from the University of Applied Science in Dornbirn, Austria. He’s been the Read more