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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 the company’s abilities and achievements in the village electrification space. Sethi also observes that thanks to the government’s rigorous monitoring, most rural electrification are being completed within their cost and time estimates.

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We are geared up for the mega order: AEW

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Ashutosh Goel

Allied Engineering Works (AEW) recently received an order for 2 million prepaid meters from Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL). In this exclusive conversation with T&D India, an elated Ashutosh Goel, Managing Director, AEW talks to Venugopal Pillai on how his company is gearing up to fulfil this mega order. Goel also dwells on the finer technical differences between prepaid and conventional meters, whilst also clearing popular misconceptions about smart meters.

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OMRON has the largest portfolio of automation solutions for a panel maker

The electrical panel industry is amongst the several areas where OMRON provides automation solutions. We have Sameer Gandhi, Managing Director, OMRON Automation, India,discussing how automation can bring technical and commercial efficiency in the electrical panel industry. Gandhi observes that the panel building industry is rising up well to this fact and has started investing in the automation solutions to create advanced control panels.

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Constant monitoring of transformer health is critical: SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world. In this exclusive interaction with T&D India, we have Nagraj Ranganathan, Business Director – Oil, Gas and Chemicals, SGS India Pvt Ltd, expounding on the capabilities of SGS in the niche field of transformer oil testing.

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Siemens offers almost every test possible for switchgear

For more than 80 years, Siemens has been testing electro-technical equipment in high and medium voltage at its test facilities at the Schaltwerk Berlin, Germany. In this exclusive interaction with T&D India, we have Dr. Lars Klingbeil, Head of High Voltage Research and Development Test Fields, Siemens, telling us more on the Schaltwerk Berlin lab with respect to switchgear. Dr Klingbeil is confident that Siemens, thanks to its continuous monitoring of trends in power engineering, can derive new requirements for the future of switchgear testing. 

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AgDSM programme can help save Rs.24,000 crore annually

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd is associated with the Agriculture Demand Side Management (AgDSM) programme that aims at replacing a whopping 20 million inefficient pumps currently deployed in the agricultural sector. Rajneesh Rana, General Manager, Contracts Department, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, speaks to T&D India on the scope of this massive programme, the challenges in store, and how the nation, thanks to the endeavour, stands to gain enormously through energy savings and lower carbon emissions.

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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 exclusive exchange, H.K. Mishra, Acting Director, ERDA, exudes confidence in ERDA improving its range of services and enlarging its acceptance level beyond Indian shores. 

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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 subsidiary already holds an important position in Testo’s global portfolio, says Parag Yelegaonkar, Business Development Manager, Testo India Pvt Ltd. He also notes that with significant investment in the power T&D sector coupled with digitization of the grid, the prospects for Testo in India are very bright.

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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 equipment; it has also served overseas clients. In this exclusive interaction with T&D India, V.S. Nandakumar, Director-General, CPRI,  discusses how the institute is gearing up to meet the upcoming needs of the power sector that is not only growing in terms of capacity but is also getting technologically complex. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

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IE-3 motors can help build a low-carbon future

Furthering its mission of boosting energy efficiency in India, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd recently launched the National Motor Replacement Programme envisaging replacement of conventional industrial motors by energy efficient IE-3 motors. In this exclusive exchange with T&D India, we have S.P. Garnaik, Chief General Manager (Tech), Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, discussing the various facets of NMRP—the objective, the challenges and the approach. NMRP has the potential to forestall CO2 emissions to the tune of 57 million tonnes per year, estimates Garnaik. An interaction by Venugopal Pillai.

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