L&T Commissions 99MW Singoli-Bhatwari Hydroelectric Power Plant in Uttarakhand

The commissioning of this run-of-the-river plant along the iconic Char Dham route will be a major boost to the state of Uttarakhand, with the plant’s capability of providing over 400 million units of renewable energy per annum.

Renewable energy / Hydropower | 22/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Hitachi ABB Introduces New Ecosystem for Digitalization of Transformers

Switzerland-headquartered Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched the open and scalable TXpertTM Ecosystem for digitalization of transformers. The ecosystem has been designed to drive data-driven intelligence and decision making in the operations and maintenance of transformers and power grids.

Smart Grid / T&D | 22/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Tata Power’s arm Likely to Install 200 Microgrids by 2021: Rockefeller Foundation

Tata Power Renewable Microgrid (TPRMG), an arm of utility giant Tata Power, is expected to complete the installation of 200 microgrids and make them ready for use by next year, said the Rockefeller Foundation.

Smart Grid / T&D | 21/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Power PSUs have Made India a Power Surplus Nation: RK Singh

The power public sector undertakings (PSUs) together have connected India in its length and breadth. The endeavour of the power PSUs have made India a power surplus nation with almost 1.25 lakh MW capacity of electricity being added in past 5 years, says RK Singh, Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister.

Policies & Regulations | 19/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

90% of Rail Network Electrified in Bihar, says PM Modi

In Bihar over the period of last six years, more than 3,000 kms of railways have been electrified, Modi further added while dedicating the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation through video conference. He also inaugurated new Rail Lines and Electrification Projects in the state for the benefit of passengers.

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Transport | 19/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Fronius’ Symo GEN24 Plus Hybrid Inverter Now Available in Market

The GEN24 Plus offers a unique range of solutions, whether for photovoltaics, storage, backup power, heating or e-mobility, making it a milestone in the energy revolution for use in the home or for small commercial systems. The brand-new Fronius Solar.start app guarantees quick and easy commissioning.

Energy Storage | 15/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Verano Capital Inaugurated New PMGD Solar Project in Chile

American solar energy project developer, Verano Capital has inaugurated its latest PMGD solar park, El Litre del Verano in Chile, adding 9 MW of clean energy to the national electricity system. For inauguration of the solar park the company had invited the Minister of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet and the Mayor of the Metropolitan Region, Felipe Guevara.

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 15/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Birla Carbon’s 75% Plants Become Net Energy Positive; Uses Circular Biz Model

Birla Carbon, a leading global manufacturer, and supplier of carbon black, has released its eighth annual sustainability report titled ‘Bending Towards Circularity’. The 2020 report focuses on Birla Carbon’s journey in the direction of becoming circular in its business model.

Power R&D | 15/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Bentley Systems Introduces OpenGround Cloud for Geotechnical Data

American software company Bentley Systems has launched OpenGround Cloud, a new cloud service that enables geotechnical professionals to access reliable geotechnical data for better engineering decision support and to improve collaboration across the entire supply chain.

Conventional energy / Exploration | 15/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Vestas Appoints Eduardo Medina as President - NA, Javier Rodriguez as President - Mediterranean

To lead transition towards changing and growing market, Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has appointed Eduardo Medina, currently President of Vestas Mediterranean, as President of Vestas North America and Javier Rodriguez, currently Senior VP, Global Sales and Key Account Management, will supersede Eduardo Medina as President of Vestas Mediterranean.

Business | 15/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Solis Successfully Completes 15 Years of its Solar Journey

This year marks the firms 15th year of operations, a journey every stakeholder can look back on with pride. From small beginnings in Ningbo, one of China’s oldest historical cities in Zhejiang province, Ginlong (Solis) has today grown to be a global string inverter major; or tier 1 firm as the industry jargon goes.

Energy Storage | 14/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

F&S, TERI Honored Companies Excelling in Incorporating Sustainability Practices in Biz

The Jury Special Mention Award was won by Vardhman Fabrics-a Unit of Vardhman Textiles, Budni, for water-savings initiatives. Vedanta Ltd-Cairn Oil & Gas Division, declared 1st Runner-Up for recycling of produced water for injection purposes; Century Pulp & Paper, 2nd Runner-Up for power plant optimization; L&T Hydrocarbon won Safety Excellence Award.

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Building | 14/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

ABB Bags SCADA Solutions Project from AGCL for Distribution Optimization

Technology major ABB has secured a project for it’s SCADA-based solution which is going to monitor and control gas flow across tea estates and select industrial customers, across 6 districts of upper Assam. The project was awarded by Assam Gas Company Ltd (AGCL) and will be undertaken in 2 phases to cover 399 tea estates and 6 large industrial customers

Smart Grid / T&D | 14/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

EDF, I2EN, VJTI Ink MoU for Pre-Feasibility Study on Centre of Excellence for Jaitapur Project

The move is in line with the EDF’s ongoing discussions with NPCIL for the development and construction of the biggest nuclear plant in the world, with 6 EPR units totaling close to 10,000 MWe at the Jaitapur site, Maharashtra, India.

Conventional energy / Thermal Power Plants | 14/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

RK Singh Lays Foundation Stone for Construction of LILO of 400kV Transmission Line in Bihar

The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister, RK Singh has laid the foundation stone for the construction of LILO of Kishenganj-Darbhanga 400kV transmission Line at Saharsa in Bihar. The execution agency for the Rs 100 crore worth project is Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), Indian state-owned Maharatna company.

Smart Grid / T&D | 14/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

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