Posts by Venugopal Pillai

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


Completion of Anpara-Unnao line by March 2019

The Anpara-D to Unnao power transmission line, which was originally expected to complete by January 2012, is now expected to do so by March 2019, according to recent statistics released by Central Electricity Authority. The 765kV single-circuit line in Read more

India needs more distribution franchisees: Essel Utilities

Essel Utilities Distribution Company Ltd, popularly known as Essel Utilities, is part of the multifaceted Essel Group. Essel Utilities provides various utility-based integrated services in Read more


Anil Saboo, Chairman & Managing Director, Elektrolites (Power) Pvt. Ltd.

To improve India’s global competitiveness India can increase its exports by finding more prospective buyers of target products across the world. They are most likely to find these buyers in countries where the demand of target products is Read more