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Innovative AC Replacement Scheme from BSES

Power distribution utility BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) has launched a limited-period ‘Air Conditioner Replacement Scheme’ in partnership with leading air-conditioner manufacturers.  It will enable consumers, residing in South and West Delhi, to exchange their old ACs with the new energy efficient rated 5-star rated ACs at a substantial discount of up to 47 per cent.

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Railway business dominates KEC order book in FY19

Railway Electrification

The Railway Business of KEC International has dominated the company’s new order inflows during the ongoing FY19, up to May 14, 2018. Out of the total order inflow of Rs.1,392 crore during the said period, overhead railway electrification works and associated civil works accounted for Rs.928 crore, or 67 per cent.

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Schneider Electric reaches agreement to acquire L&T-Electrical & Automation


Schneider Electric, in partnership with Singapore-headquartered investment company Temasek, has reached an agreement to buy the Electrical & Automation (E&A) business of Larsen & Toubro. Both Schneider Electric and Larsen & Toubro made independent official statements to this effect.

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India to lead Siemens’ digital transformer programme

Siemens Senseformer

India will be amongst the countries that will lead the digital transformer portfolio of Siemens, a company official told T&D India. Siemens, it may be recalled, recently launched the world’s first comprehensive digital transformer portfolio at Hannover Messe, Germany. The new Sensformer™ merges physics and information and ensures digital intelligence for transformers regardless of their product class, size and rating.

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Schmersal inaugurates global IT support centre in Pune


Schmersal India Pvt Ltd, a manufacturer of electromechanical safety and lift switchgear and systems, and a subsidiary of the Germany-based Schmersal Group, recently inaugurated its first global support IT centre in Pune.

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Bajaj Electricals lands mega electrification orders in Uttar Pradesh


In a span of less than a week, Bajaj Electricals has announced the winning of electrification orders worth nearly Rs.6,000 crore. These orders involving rural and urban electrification will be implemented in Uttar Pradesh. Both the orders are part of the national household electrification scheme, Saubhagya.

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ABB pumping technology for Telangana irrigation scheme

ABB has deployed five of its highest-capacity motors – each capable of pumping 23,000 liters per second – as part of the Mahatma Gandhi Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation Scheme.

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EESL to install smart meters in NDMC command area


Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), has signed an MoU with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to replace 75,000 conventional electricity meters with smart meters, which will enhance consumer convenience and rationalise electricity consumption in the Capital.

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BEE conducts training workshop for energy service companies

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)in collaboration with Delhi State Designated Agencies (SDA) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) conducted a training workshop for Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) on energy efficiency financing in New Delhi. The workshop was aimed at addressing the barriers like financing, Measurement & Verification (M&V) issues, contract disputes etc that is regularly faced by ESCOs.

According to Abhay Bakre, DG,BEE, while addressing the gathering,“India has immense energy efficiency potential which is left untapped. We believe that ESCOs can play a major role in implementing Energy Efficiency in India and ESCO business model is the need of the hour.”

The training workshop was attended by over 130 participants from ESCOs, Accredited Energy Auditors(AEAs), SDA officials, Energy Auditors and Energy Managers. The workshop further helped the participants to interact with experts and understand different aspects of energy efficiency projects. The workshop alsoprovided insights to ESCOs and energy professionals to shape and modify their business models which in turn will help them in contributing to the market development.

In India, industries (large and SMEs), buildings (commercial and government) and municipalities consume around 50  per cent total electricity consumption. There exists substantial energy saving potential in these sectors by adopting energy efficient technologies. BEE estimates that approx Rs.1,60,000 crore investment potential exists for energy efficiency implementation of which Rs.56,000 crore of investment potential exists in the industries, buildings and municipality sector.

Sterlite Power’s OPGW facility accredited

Sterlite Power’s Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) facility in Silvassa has been granted a prestigious accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). This is for the first time that an OPGW laboratory in India has received this rating for testing OPGW cables, ACS Wires, Alloy Wires and Optical Fibres. With this rating, products manufactured by Sterlite Power in this facility can be used in user countries without the need for additional re-testing, resulting in cost savings, a release from Sterlite Power said.

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