Compact outdoor switchgear is gaining popularity in India

Bernhard Boes, Product Manager – SION, Siemens AG

Earlier this year, Siemens developed two compact and light-weight vacuum circuit breakers (VCB) augmenting its popular SION range of switchgear.  In the backdrop of these launches, called SION Lateral 3AE61 and 3AE63, T&D India interacted with Bernhard Boes, who is part of Siemens’ switchgear business, to understand these new offerings and also to seek insights into the vacuum circuit breaker business. Boes feel that India, thanks to government-led electrification schemes, can become a big market for medium voltage switchgear, for both indoor and outdoor conditions. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

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Adequate and reliable transmission is a key enabler for the power market

S. N. Goel, MD & CEO, Indian Energy Exchange Ltd

Indian Energy Exchange Ltd (IEX) is india’s premier power trading platform, providing an automated platform for physical delivery of electricity. In this detailed interview, S. N. Goel gives deep insights into how IEX has grown since it began operations in 2008. Thanks to rapidly growing interregional power transfer capacity, Goel explains how India is slowly moving to reality of “One Nation-One Grid One Price.” Several new trading contracts are in the offing for launch on IEX, discusses Goel in this interaction with Venugopal Pillai.

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Integrating renewable energy into the grid is a challenge

B.B. Chauhan, MD, GETCO

Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd, popularly known as GETCO, represents the power transmission-related function of the erstwhile Gujarat Electricity Board. B. B. Chauhan, in this exclusive interaction with T&D India, discusses how GETCO’s power transmission network has grown over the recent years, and how the state transmission utility is gearing up to meet the challenges posed by induction of renewable energy into the grid. Chauhan also speaks about the roadmap drawn for making the state grid techno-commercially efficient. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

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EESL aims to ensure energy security for each citizen

S.P. Garnaik, CGM – Technical, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd is a Central public sector unit promoted by five government entities. The role of EESL has become very critical in India’s quest for energy savings and energy efficiency. We have S.P. Garnaik discussing how energy efficiency can be realized in buildings, which account for a significant proportion of India’s total energy consumption. Garnaik also explains how EESL’s work in the field of buildings effectively complement its other activities, resulting in overall energy efficiency to the nation.

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There are mixed feelings about GST in the electrical industry

Sunil Misra, Director General – IEEMA

Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association, popularly known as IEEMA, has been representing and serving the electrical equipment and allied industries for nearly seventy years now.  We have Sunil Misra, in this exclusive exchange, discussing a range of subjects like the industry’s performance and outlook, impact of GST, role of Chinese companies, etc. Misra is confident that this edition of ELECRAMA—globally the biggest trade event in the electrical equipment space—will impart a new dimension to “electricity”. An interaction by Venugopal Pillai.

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CTC Global is highly committed to serve India

Hitesh Mundhada, VP – South Asia, CTC Global Corporation
Dave Bryant, Director – Technology, CTC Global Corporation

US-based CTC Global Corporation has developed and owns the rights to the highly efficient ACCC (aluminium conductor composite core) technology. CTC caters to the Indian market with strategic tie-ups with Sterlite Power and Apar.  CTC Global is expanding its footprint in India with projects from both government and private entities. We have Dave Bryant and Hitesh Mundhada jointly speaking on CTC Global’s journey in India on the road ahead. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

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We aspire to be the most preferred testing destination in the world


R. Ranjan, CEO, National High Power Test Laboratory Pvt Ltd

India crossed an important milestone in the field  of electrical equipment testing with National High Power Test Laboratory Pvt Ltd , India’s newest and most  modern laboratory, announced commercial operations of its first phase on July 1,2017. We have R. Ranjan, in this exclusive interaction, taking us through the competencies of the new lab and discussing how NHPTL can develop itself into the most sought-after testing lab for high-voltage equipment, globally. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

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Indian lighting products are globally recognized for their quality

Rakesh Zutshi, President, ELCOMA India

   Electric Lamp and Components Manufacturers Association of India, popularly known as ELCOMA, has been representing the Indian lighting industry for nearly five decades. ELCOMA has gained prominence in the wake of a regime shift in the lighting industry, thanks to the advent of LED-based solutions. We have Rakesh Zutshi giving us insights on the LED-based lighting industry. Zutshi also shares his aspiration of seeing India emerge as a global hub for cost-effective and energy-efficient LED lighting products.

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Power T&D projects call for specialized technical manpower

Subhash Sethi, Chairman, SPML Infra Ltd

SPML Infra Ltd has over three decades of multidisciplinary EPC experience in water, solid waste management, power transmission & distribution and civil infrastructure development. In this exclusive exchange, we have Subhash Sethi discussing his company’s power T&D contracting business in detail. While expounding on the challenges faced by power T&D EPC contractors, Sethi also notes with pleasure the positive transformation with respect to the tendering business of power utilities. An interview by Venugopal Pillai. Read more

Developers and building owners are getting environmentally conscious

Sebi Joseph, President, Otis India

Otis, a global player in the elevator industry, has a longstanding presence in India, having commissioned in first installation way back in 1892. In this exclusive interaction, we have Sebi Joseph, President, Otis India, discussing the company’s journey in India and the way forward. Joseph observes that energy conservation and energy efficiency are becoming important parameters in the elevator industry and Otis, with its Gen2 technology, is fully geared up to tap the booming market in India. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

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