T&D News


KEI expects robust growth in house wires and cables

KEI Industries Ltd. has announced that it expects to grow 35-40 per cent in the house wire and cable segment during the next financial year.

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Electrical Safety Week launched in Maharashtra


To sensitize and propagate the message of safe electrical practices, Chief Electrical Inspectorate of Maharashtra in association with industry stakeholders including International Copper Association India (ICA India) kick-started the Electrical Safety Week in Maharashtra.

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Schneider Electric celebrates 50 years of Modicon


Schneider Electric has announced that it completes 50 years of its first programmable logic controller (PLC) Modicon this year. Modicon – which denotes Modular Digital Control, offers huge profitability improvement for customers in terms of reduced time to market and production downtime. The tremendous success of the device led to the rise of global industry, boosting its expansion significantly during the last three decades.

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Sterlite wins power transmission upgrade project in West Bengal


Sterlite Power has been awarded a power transmission augmentation project in West Bengal that will help provide reliable power to industrial hubs in the New Kolkata region.

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PGCIL commissions Jabalpur TBCB project


Powergrid Jabalpur Transmission Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, has successfully commissioned the Vindhyachal Pooling Station-Jabalpur Pooling Station 765kV double-circuit transmission line.

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Maharashtra appoints distribution franchisees for two circles


Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) has appointed input-based distribution franchisees for two circles – Malegaon and Shil, Mumbra & Kalwa.

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BEST to extend 677-mw PPA with Tata Power

Tata Power

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST) to extend its existing power purchase agreement with Tata Power Company Ltd for 677 mw, supplied from its Trombay thermal and hydropower plants, for a period of five years — from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024.

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Adani acquires Obra-C transmission SPV


Adani Power Transmission Ltd has acquired 100 per cent equity capital of Obra-C Badaun Transmission Ltd from bid process coordinator PFC Consulting Ltd.

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Sterlite Power wins transmission concession in Brazil


In the recently concluded auction for transmission projects in Brazil, Sterlite Power emerged as the winner for Lot 13.The project will require an investment of $0.6 billion over the period of next 3-5 years in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, south region of the country. The project involves six substations aggregating 1,544 MVA.

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REC transfers Jawaharpur shell company to PGCIL

KEC, Jawaharpur

The entire shareholding of REC Transmission Projects Co Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rural Electrification Corporation) in Jawaharpur Firozabad Transmission Ltd comprising of 50,000 equity shares have been transferred along with all its assets and liabilities on December 21, 2018, to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd

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