Posts by Venugopal Pillai

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


Toshiba to expand Indian hydropower turbine unit

TPSC (India) Private Ltd, a wholly-owned Indian subsidiary of Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation in Japan, has announced that it will expand its assembly plant of water turbines for small and medium sized hydroelectric power project. The company Read more


T&D contractors see positive changes in policy framework

Augmenting power transmission capacity is one of India’s foremost objectives as the country strives to transfer an ever growing quantum of power—from generation centres to far-flung consumption areas. Laying overhead power transmission lines is a highly land-centric activity, Read more

Complete village electrification is a great national achievement: SPML

SPML Infra is a multifarious infrastructure development company with diverse capabilities ranging from water management, wastewater handling, solid waste management, power T&D and civil infrastructure. In this exchange, we have Subhash Sethi, Chairman, SPML Infra Ltd, expounding on Read more