Special Story

Improving quality and safety awareness in LV cables

In terms of number of manufacturers and consumers, the low-voltage cable segment is the largest in the electrical cable industry. Also known as the building wire industry, this segment refers to cables that have low voltage rating, usually 1.1kV. The estimated market size of the building wire segment is around Rs.12,000 crore and the current growth rate is in the region of 8-9 per cent. Real estate is of course the biggest demand driver for this industry.

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Record year for Power Grid Corporation of India

Record year for Power Grid Corporation of India

Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) placed orders worth Rs.30,200 crore in FY17, making it the highest level in any single year in its history. PGCIL CMD, I.S. Jha, highlighted this achievement and elaborated on several others during a recent press meet in Mumbai to discuss the company’s financial results for FY17. PGCIL commissioned assets worth Rs.32,000 crore (including projects under the tariff-based competitive bidding route) in FY17, also making it the highest such commissioning in any year so far. The highest-ever capital expenditure, at Rs.24,429 crore in FY17, was also the maximum in any year thus far. Read more

Tata Power DDL plans mobile transformers

Tata Power DDL

In order to provide uninterrupted power supply during the upcoming summer season and meet with the eventualities, Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) has made an advanced preparation with 39 Mobile Distribution Transformers evenly stationed across its distribution network in North and North West Delhi, a company release said. Read more

YASH takes a step forward towards “Make in India”

Laurent Vlesik (left) and Keyur Shah at the launch of India’s first localized RIP bushing, by Yash High Voltage Insulators

This special story discusses how two like-minded and equally aspiring companies—one local and the other international—joined forces to give India its first localized resin-impregnated paper (RIP) transformer bushing. This story is based on a conversation between Keyur Shah, Managing Director, Yash High Voltage Insulators Pvt Ltd, Laurent Vlesik, Sales & Product Manager – Bushings, MGC Moser-Glaser AG, and Hartmuth Fethke, Senior Technical Expert, Yash High Voltage Insulators Pvt Ltd, with Venugopal Pillai of T&D India, at a recent event.

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Mobile transformers for grid resiliency

Mobile transformers for grid resiliency

Siemens mobile resilience transformers were developed in collaboration with Con Edison as a part of the Siemens Pretact® concept for maximum grid resiliency. Siemens delivered the mobile resilience transformers late last year. They can be transported to the installation site on a truck and will serve as an emergency measure in the event of unplanned outages – like those caused by hurricanes – or for planned outages due to maintenance work. Read more