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Crompton Greaves bidding for projects in AMI and Smart Meter space


According to reports, keen watchers of the Bombay Stock Exchange would have observed Crompton Greaves share move up purposefully in the three months ending March. At a 24 per cent climb, Crompton Greaves’ outdid its peers in the power and distribution business – Alstom India, Siemens and ABB – on the BSE’s capital goods index. Some attribute the rise in the stock price to a media report some time back that Gautam Thapar, the company’s promoter-chairman who owns a 42.51 ... Read More »

Kayathar-Chennai transmission line to go live by April-end


According to reports, the long-awaited Kayathar-Chennai transmission line, meant to exclusively transmit renewable power from the largest wind belt in Tamil Nadu, is likely to be commissioned by the end of this month, sources close to the state electricity utility Tangedco said. More power — up to 1,500 MW — from windmills in that region could be moved to consumption centres like Chennai, where consequently, there could be less power cuts. The Khayathar region is one of the four major ... Read More »

ABB bags $18mn PowerGrid order


According to reports, power and automation technology group of ABB has won an order worth around $18 million from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to construct a 400 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) sub-station at Kolhapur in Maharashtra. The new sub-station will help strengthen the inter-regional grid between the western and southern regions. “This sub-station will boost power transmission to the southern region and increase the inter-regional transfer capacity,” Oleg Aleinikov, head of ABB’s Sub-stations business, a part ... Read More »

Smart grid system mooted for wind energy in Tamil Nadu


According to reports, wind energy generators in the State have mooted a project that will give real time data on wind energy generation and also forecast the energy generation expected from the wind turbines in the State. Tamil Nadu has about 7,300 MW of installed wind energy capacity. Of this, nearly 90 MW was added during the last 12 months. The total capacity consists of 11,900 wind turbines and 110 pooling stations. The wind energy generators have proposed to the ... Read More »

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Launches Indian Low-Voltage DC (LVDC) Forum


IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has formed the Indian Low-Voltage DC (LVDC) Forum under the auspices of the IEEE-SA Industry Connections (IC) program. “The environmental and sustainability impact of LVDC looms large, as its application could help significantly accelerate the use of renewable energy. Clearly, the future of electricity distribution and usage will see a fast-growing presence of DC working individually or together with AC in multiple ... Read More »

Alstom bags contract worth Rs 182 cr from PowerGrid


According to reports, Alstom T&D India and Alstom Grid UK Ltd have won a €22.75-million (Rs 182-crore) contract from state-run Power Grid Corporation to supply and refurbish High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter transformers. “These transformers will strengthen the 1,000 MW HVDC station at Bhadrawati in Maharashtra, which interconnects and moves surplus power from West India to South India,” Alstom said in a statement. The turnkey contract includes designing, engineering, manufacturing, refurbishing, erection and commissioning of HVDC converter transformers. These ... Read More »

Alstom T&D India bags ₹161-cr order from Power Grid


According to reports, Alstom T&D India has bagged a euro 20.1-million contract from State-run Power Grid Corporation for supplying equipment at various centres in North India. “Alstom T&D India has secured a euro 20.1-million (₹161-crore) contract from Power Grid for upgrading transmission substations at 14 sites across five States and reactors at Bhiwani (Haryana),” the company said in a statement. The expansion will reduce transmission line overloading and improve grid stability in North India, the statement said. “This project reaffirms ... Read More »

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