In an interaction, DC Bagde, Managing Director, Transrail Lighting (Transrail) told INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY that the transmission and distribution segment (T&D) is likely to attract an investment of at least USD 50 billion. It's a shot in the arm for the country's T&D network, but it will not be enough.
Neeraj Nanda, President-South Asia (T&D, Solar), KEC International speaks to INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY in length about the potentials in India's transmission sector. He also advices DISCOMs to enhance their willingness and preparedness to adopt and drive renewable energy.
In order to deploy smart electricity metres in 130 towns and adjacent rural areas covering 1.8 million consumers in the state, Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with North Bihar Power Distribution (NBPDCL) and South Bihar Power Distribution (SBPDCL).
In an exclusive interaction with INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY's Pratap Padode and Manish Pant, Kumar outlines the broad strategy that they, as providers of diversified energy-efficiency services, are implementing to radically alter the way energy is consumed in India and globally.
Solar tender and auction activity in India had a steep decline in November 2017. The solar capacity tendered across the country during the month fell by 25 percent to 300 MW compared to the October 2017 total and the amount of solar auctioned dropped by 98 percent to just 5 MW.
It has been nearly eighteen months since the Ministry of Power announced the vital Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme for financial and operational reform of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) in India. Twenty six states and Union Territories, including four of the worst affected states Â— Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana Â— have signed up for the scheme.
In a move that could bring relief to many residents affected by power related issues in developer areas like DLF, Ardee City, Unitech, Sushant Lok, Palam Vihar, among others, Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) is planning to bring an amended Act regulating single point connections.