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Pilot project with Infosys to reduce power consumption

According to reports, Information Technology major Infosys, which has campuses across the country, has reported substantial savings in consumption of scarce electricity and water through smart and sustainable design and operational practices. An Infosys delegation, led by Rohan Parikh, Vice President and Head Infrastructure, today made a detailed presentation to a group of Union Ministers including Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Minister of ... Read More »

Centre to provide Rs 1,350 cr from NGEF for AP projects

According to reports, the Centre has agreed to provide Rs 1,350 crore from the National Green Energy Fund towards construction of evacuation lines for solar and wind power projects in Andhra Pradesh. Further, the central government has also directed the Western Coal Fields (WCL) Ltd to supply additional quantum of 1 million tonne of coal to AP, which is beneficial to bring up the coal stock position for comfortable operation of the thermal plants, said a press release issued by ... Read More »

Experts envision smart villages in India

According to reports, much before Prime Minister Narendra Modi envisaged 2,500 smart villages by 2019, several rural areas in three Indian states made a great leap forward from being ungroomed to being snazzy. Amid the buzz about the need to create smart villages, the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (IIT-Gn) conducted a workshop on ‘How Design Can Change the Ecosystem of Rural India’ at the ‘Design for a Billion’ International Conference on Sunday. Lumium, a US firm which has successfully ... Read More »

Expert for installation of smart grids

According to reports, smart grids are required for Smart Cities to improve energy efficiency and increase reliability of power, according to Ravi Kumar Bhimasingu, assistant professor, IIT-Hyderabad. For cities to turn smart, existing power grids should be modernised. Smart grids provide safety and security, and envisage measures for interconnecting renewable energy sources. Besides, consumers will be educated about the cost of power they are using and plan accordingly. Mr. Ravi Kumar of the Department of Electrical Engineering was here to ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu yet to benefit from national grid

According to reports, it is almost one year now from the time that the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd declared that the transmission line between Sholapur in Maharashtra and Raichur in Karnataka was open to ferry power, making the concept of ‘one-nation, one-grid’ a reality. The announcement of December 31 last year was received with much relief in southern India, especially in the energy-starved Tamil Nadu, since the technical linking of the power grids of ‘Southern Region’ with ‘Rest ... Read More »

Micro grids poised to take off in India

According to reports, the Centre’s plans to supply electricity 24/7 to all parts of India in five years has opened up vast opportunities for power and automation companies such as ABB, GE, Schneider Electric and few others. These companies have expertise in setting up micro grids that have emerged as a practical solution to provide electricity to off-grid and inaccessible areas. The opportunity is so huge that ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer at a recently held global analysts’ conference mentioned about ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu should set up wind energy forecasting mechanism

According to reports, Tamil Nadu should set up a state-level wind energy forecasting mechanism and wind energy integration facility to avoid ‘evacuation loss’ of power produced in wind mills, a top official of Indian Wind Power Association said today. The evacuation loss has been a major hurdle in meeting the gap between power requirement and availability. This loss in 2012 was 11.37 billion units and three billion in 2013, K Kasthurirangan, chairman of Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA), said addressing ... Read More »

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