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

Black & Veatch
Mitesh Patel

Black & Veatch is a global leader in building critical human infrastructure in energy, water, telecom and government services, catering to over 100 countries since 1915. It has completed renewable energy projects in countries as diverse as South Africa, UK, India, Thailand, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Globally, Black & Veatch has supported the development of 25 GW of solar energy and 26 GW of wind energy. Mitesh Patel, Director, Renewable Energy, Black & Veatch Asia & EMEIA, recently appointed as renewable energy director for the Asia and EMEIA regions, speaks to T&D India on Black & Veatch’s distributed energy business—current operations and future plans. 

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Electric vehicles are going to be the future: Olectra Greentech

N. Nagasatyam

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 of electric buses in collaboration with the globally renowned BYD group. We have N. Nagasatyam, Executive Director, Olectra Greentech Ltd, in this exclusive exchange with T&D India, discussing various aspects of the company’s electric buses’ vertical. Nagasatyam is confident that with increased adoption, electric buses will the most cost-effective and most eco-friendly mode of urban public transport.

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India is a strategically important market for Polywater

Charles Cole

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 Charles Cole, Vice President – International Division, American Polywater Corporation, discussing in depth “Polywater PowerPatch” which is solution system to fix transformer leaks. India, with a huge and growing installed base of distribution transformers, represents a very important market for American Polywater, notes Cole. 

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Indian Railways is very responsive to new technology

Dual Mode Transformers
Dual Mode Transformers
Rajesh V. Shah

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 traction. Mumbai-based High Volt Electricals Pvt Ltd will be supplying dual-mode transformers that will be a key component of the propulsion system of these new-age locomotives. We have Rajesh V. Shah, CMD, High Volt Electricals Pvt Ltd, in this exclusive interaction with T&D India, giving keen insights on dual-mode transformers, and explaining how dual-mode locomotives can be a game-changer for the Indian Railways. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

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TRIL is now an established supplier of 765kV transformers

Jitendra Mamtora

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 is also a leading exporters, catering even to developed countries. Jitendra Mamtora, Chairman, Transformers & Rectifiers (India) Ltd, in this exclusive exchange with T&D India, reviews the recent performance of T&R, apart from sharing insights on industry-related issues. Mamtora feels that T&R, having supplied over 30 power transformers of 765kV rating, is emerging as a quality and reliable supplier.

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India needs more distribution franchisees: Essel Utilities

Brajesh Singh Bhadauria

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 various fields including power distribution. In this exclusive exchange with T&D India, Brajesh Singh Bhadauria, CEO, Essel Utilities, gives a detailed account of Essel’s experience in the power distribution sector. Despite the limited success so far, India could do well by pursuing the private distribution franchisee model, strongly feels Bhadauria. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

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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

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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