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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The demand for LED lighting has grown exponentially

LED lighting has grown exponentially
Arun Gupta, Managing Director, NTL Group
Arun Gupta

NTL entered the lighting business in 2002 as a small manufacturer of ballasts for CFLs. In 2009, it became India’s first company to manufacture LED lamps. Today, it is amongst the largest Indian company in the lighting industry. Arun Gupta discusses how LED lights, onceconsidered a premium product, have become a household product, thanks to the government mass procurement drive. The growth that the LED lighting industry has surpassed all expectations, feels Gupta. Read more

Power utilities must ensure that they purchase quality products

Power utilities must ensure that they purchase quality products
Nisar Ahmed Baba, Director, Alba Power Pvt Ltd
Nisar Ahmed Baba, Director, Alba Power Pvt Ltd

Based in Jammu & Kashmir, Alba Power is a medium-sized manufacturer of transformers that has won several accolades and awards for its impressive performance.It is the first company in J&K that has exported equipment outside the state. It is also only the second Indian transformer to have got BIS certification for its products. Nisar Ahmed Baba discusses the challenges of running a manufacturing enterprise in J&K, and also sheds light on some pressing issues in the distribution transformer industry. An interaction by Venugopal Pillai.

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Multiple regulatory bodies need coordination in working – Technical Associates Ltd.

Techncal Associates Limited
Vishnu Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director
Vishnu Agarwal, CMD, TAL

Technical Associates is a reputed transformer manufacturer with a standing of close to five decades. Vishnu Agarwal who heads the company is also a prominent figure in the electrical equipment industry having recently held the President’s office of industry body IEEMA. In this exclusive exchange, Agarwal takes us through his company’s operations and future plans but more importantly, gives keen insights on serious issues affecting the transformer industry. He explains in depth the impracticability of the transformer industry having to deal with guidelines issued by two bodies—BIS and BEE.
An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

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