How Hydro fared in 2017?

Between 2012 and 2017, India’s hydropower capacity addition target was 10,897 MW while only 5,479 MW was achieved in the 5-year plan, showing only a 50% target achieved.While India made an unfair Cross Border Electricity Trade (CBET) policy for power purchase from Nepal and Bhutan, hydropower projects planned for finalisation in 2018 may take a hit as the CBET has riders which have not gone well with our neighbouring countries.

NeelavSamrat De, General Manager – Market Management, ANDRITZ Hydro Pvt. Ltd.

Making the Electric Vehicles (EV) dream possible for India.

Given the current circumstances and progress speed, we might not be able to achieve 100% EV transition by 2030 as originally suggested. But, once we are able to put a rein on the herculean challenges that stand in the way of making the EV dream possible for India we will be able to make a significant shift towards the clean energy mobility.

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA).

Reduce Power Outages by Unleashing the Digital Power Distribution Grid

It’s clear that both utilities and energy consumers want to mitigate service interruptions and protect themselves from outages as well as improve their sustainability. Microgrids are one answer for this challenge. They can play a major role in improving resiliency, reliability, and security for protecting businesses and communities from costly power outages by providing uninterruptible backup power.

Frederic Abbal, Executive Vice-President, Energy Business, Schneider Electric.

India’s Hydro Power so far and some interesting case studies from Hydro power producers in India.

Power is one of the most critical components of infrastructure crucial for the economic growth and welfare of nations. The existence and development of adequate infrastructure is essential for sustained growth of the Indian economy.

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Results from India’s Market Survey on Electric Vehicles Expectations

The transportation sector alone accounts for about one-third of the total crude oil consumption and road transportation accounts for more than 80% of this consumption. Therefore the Indian government is focusing on the sector and is keen to partner with the industry for investing in sustainable mobility solutions for the future.

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The sun can wait: Why growth not equal profits?

We support development and engineering efforts for making nascent technologies available, with qualities and efficiency that surpass today’s silicon-based solar technologies performance.Materials research is where we can start, particularly those that could achieve higher conversion ratios to energy or cheaper, and widely available than the rare earth elements used in battery storage.

Ricardo G Barcelona, Managing Director of Barcino Advisers

The case against antidumping duty in Solar.

The Indian Government is expected to introduce an Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) on solar cells and modules. It is a duty imposed on foreign goods that are being dumped in the country at unfairly low prices.The reason behind this bold step is nothing but the surge of solar exports seen in the market as well as the complaints from local manufacturers about unfair pricing. Currently, it is said that around 89% of solar panels used in India are imported from countries like China, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Mr. AnimeshDamani,Managing Partner, Artha Energy Resources

Wind Power 2017 Statistics

In 2017, the global wind industry continued with installations above 50 GW. After five years of essentially flat markets from 2009-2013 due to the global financial crisis, installations crossed the 50 GW mark in 2014 mark, and have stayed over 50 GW for the last four years.

Report from Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

Promotion of Biomass based Cogeneration

MNRE has announced a scheme to support promotion of biomass based cogeneration Insugar mills and other industries in the country upto March 2020.

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Vision to Action : RE in India is walking the talk

It is safe to say the Indian renewable energy sector is the second most attractive renewable energy market in the world. It is expected twenty years from now by the year 2040, around 54 per cent of the total electricity will be generated by the renewable energy.

Mr. Sanjith Sadanand Shetty

Flexibility in Generation & Scheduling of thermal power stations to reduce emissions

The concept of flexible utilization of coal as introduced by the Central Government in year 2016, allows the use of coal within its basket in optimal manner. This avoids unnecessary coal transportation and reducing the power generation cost. In a similar manner, it is has been decided that there should be some flexibility in Generation and Scheduling of thermal power stations so that Discoms are able to meet their RPO without facing any additional financial burden.

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The Global Off-Grid Solar Market

In 2017, the global off-grid solar (OGS) sector is providing improved electricity access to estimated 73 million households, or over 360 million people, thus transforming lives that were previously relianton kerosene and solid fuels for most of their lighting needs.

Report from the World Bank through its Lighting Global Program

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“India has one of the fastest growing energy markets and we will continue to grow in the foreseeable future. Electricity will play a larger role in the future energy chain in India as we will move towards more self-reliance and lower carbonization”

“Transformation of Utilities”, World Utility Summit, Elecrama 2018
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