ABB to Supply 800 Industrial Robots to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to Make New EVs

Technology major ABB has bagged an order for 800 industrial robots from Volkswagen (VW) Commercial Vehicles to support production of a new generation of electric vehicles at its plant in Hanover, Germany.

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Transport | 23/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

EESL Invests $5 Mn in Thailand’s SWAG EV to Catalyze Energy Transformation in SE Asia

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has revealed that it has invested in SWAG EV, an emerging e-mobility player to drive the use of electric motorbikes while contributing to increasing power grid flexibility.

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Transport | 23/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

EVs Share Rise in New Car Sales in Coming Decades but Gasoline Will Still Rule: Daniel Yergin

The electric vehicles (EVs) will make up as many as 8 out of 10 new cars sold in 2050. But it will still be a long road before they dislodge gasoline as the predominant fuel in transportation, as per Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit.

Power R&D | 21/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Cost of Solar Energy Drive by Module Efficiency

Module efficiency rates and power class will reduce the cost of solar energy during the 2020s, according to research by Wood Mackenzie. The cost savings would be appealing to solar developers and installers, which will drive the market adoption

Solar manufacturing | 20/10/2020 | By News Bureau

Cascade Tripping at Substation of MSETCL Line Tripping Led to Grid Failure: Tata Power

Praveer Sinha-led utility giant Tata Power said that the power failure was attributed to cascade tripping at state-run transmission company MSETCL’s sub-stations and transmission lines leading to grid failure at Mumbai that resulted in power outages on October 12, 2020.

Smart Grid / T&D | 19/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Hartek Power Bags Rs 8Cr Underground Cabling Order from UT Electricity Department in Chandigarh

The project is expected to be completed by December this year, and is intended to eliminate the grave hazard posed by overhead transformers and high-tension wires that hang precariously on the edges of slip roads, road berms and parking lots in four sectors.

Smart Grid / T&D | 23/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

ST Unveils New Bluetooth® 5.2-Certified SoC to Extend Range, Throughput, Reliability & Security

Semiconductor specialist STMicroelectronics (ST) has revealed its latest BlueNRG-LP Bluetooth® LE System-on-Chip (SoC), which leverages the latest Bluetooth features to increase communication range, raise throughput, strengthen security, and save power.

Energy efficiency | 23/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Microchip Introduces New MCUs to Solve Tough Analog System Design Challenges

Microchip Technology has introduced PIC18-Q41 and AVR DB MCU families that are the first to combine advanced analog peripherals and multi-voltage operation with inter-peripheral connections for increased system integration and reduced signal acquisition times, and offer the convenience and efficiency of operating in a single design environment.

Energy efficiency | 23/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Snam Partners with British ITM Power to focus on Green Hydrogen Technologies

With an aim to gain understanding for the development of green hydrogen, Italian energy infrastructure company Snam has entered into a partnership agreement with ITM Power Plc, one of the major global manufacturers of electrolysers, essential components in obtaining hydrogen from renewable sources through the electrolysis of water.

Renewable energy / Hydrogen / Fuel Cells | 23/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

PXIL Celebrates 12th Year Anniversary with Cumulative Volume Growth

Power Exchange India Ltd (PXIL) has notched up significant market share in electricity trading during the last few months. Ever since the jump-start of Day Ahead Spot (DAS) from August 25, 2020, there has been consistent participation from the most active participants in the market.The price formation has demonstrated convergence, even with small volume

Investment & Trading | 22/10/2020 | By News Bureau

HPL Electric Sets Up New R&D Center for Smart Meters at Gurugram Manufacturing Facility

In order to contribute towards making India ‘Atmanirbhar’ in Smart Meter technology, electrical equipment specialist HPL Electric & Power Ltd has setup a new Research and Development (R&D) center at it’s manufacturing facility in Gurugram, Haryana.

Solar manufacturing | 22/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

NTPC Tops among Indian PSUs in Forbes World’s Best Employer 2020

Adding another feather in its cap, country’s largest power producer NTPC Ltd has emerged as the topper among Indian public sector undertakings (PSUs) under World’s Best Employer this year in a list published by Forbes.

Standards & Certifications | 22/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Gruppo FS Italiane, Snam Partner to Promote Study in Hydrogen Rail Transport

With an aim to rapidly convert diesel trains into hydrogen in Italy, FS Italiane Group and Snam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility and consider new business models relating to the development of a hydrogen rail transport.

Renewable energy / Hydrogen / Fuel Cells | 22/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Power Stations Making Sincere Efforts to Meet Environmental Norms to be Encouraged: CSE

With 65 per cent of India’s coal-fired thermal power plants not moving to meet environmental norms by the deadline year of 2022, it has become imperative to review and restrategise to push the sector towards implementation, says a new analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

Conventional energy / Thermal Power Plants | 22/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Renesas, Sequans Join Hands for 5G, 4G Cellular IoT

Japanese advanced semiconductor solutions provider Renesas Electronics Corporation and French 5G and 4G chips and modules developer Sequans Communications has entered into partnership to develop IoT modules based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform.

Energy efficiency | 22/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

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