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India Power Lines to Get $1.2 Billion German Revamp With KfW

According to reports, German state-owned bank KfW Group will spend 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to refurbish India’s electricity network for carrying more renewable energy from sources such as solar and wind. KfW agreed to loan Power Grid Corp of India Ltd. 500 million euros to build new power lines and signed deals with India’s government for two loans totaling 125 million euros for grid projects in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, it said today in an e-mailed statement. The deals ... Read More »

POSOCO to become an independent Government-owned company

According to reports, the Government has decided to set up Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) as an independent public sector company. POSOCO operates the National Load Despatch Centre and the Regional Load Despatch Centre which are responsible for operating the electricity market in the country. It is also the nodal agency for major reforms in the power sector such as Renewable Energy Certificate mechanism, transmission pricing, short term open access in transmission, deviation settlement mechanism and the power system development ... Read More »

Centre launches new power infra scheme

According to reports, with work under APDRP and R-APDRP schemes almost nearing completion, central government has launched a new power infrastructure upgrade scheme. Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) aims to improve the distribution and transmission systems in urban areas. Under IPDS feeders, distribution transformers and consumers will be metered to find out precisely where power theft is taking place. Implementation of Information technology (IT) in distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network will be done. The targets set for R-APDRP ... Read More »

Cabinet nod for setting up power transmission system in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, the government today approved setting up of a inter-state power transmission system in Tamil Nadu at a total cost of Rs 1593 crore. The project, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be completed within three years, an official release said. The activities envisaged in the Tamil Nadu project are establishment of 400 kV Grid Sub-Station at Thannampatty, augmentation of various 230 kV Grid sub-stations and associated ... Read More »

Fuji Electric to do viability study for AP smart grid project

According to reports, Fuji Electric of Japan has agreed to send their representatives to conduct a feasibility study for a smart grid project in Andhra Pradesh. During a meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Fuji Electric said it would send its representatives to AP by December-January. The company is set to do a feasibility study for a smart grid project in Panipat of Haryana. The delegation led by the Chief Minister visited Smart Grid Community (Fuji Electric). ... Read More »

Grid manager red flags infra hotspots, weak backup plan

According to reports, twenty-eight months after two successive grid collapses triggered cascading outages across most of northern and eastern India, the country’s grid manager has red-flagged at least half-a-dozen hotspots in the nation’s grid infrastructure that continue to be vulnerable to high voltage tower collapses. The lack of system protection schemes at these locations to mitigate the resulting unplanned outages and systemic shock puts at risk major power generation complexes at locations that include Singrauli, Rihand, Vindhyachal, Korba, Ramagundam, Dadri, ... Read More »

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 »

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