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.
KEC International has bagged new orders of Rs 10.1 billion across its transmission and distribution, cables, civil and solar businesses. KECÂ’s transmission and distribution business has secured a turnkey order of Rs 4,910 million across India, the Middle East and the US.
The mechanism proposed to buy surplus solar energy from solar pumps by the distribution utilities as well as push for deployment of solar energy under the smart city programme are encouraging for PV module manufacturers, EPC and system integrators/channel partners
Skipper Limited, one of the leading manufacturers in the power transmission & distribution and polymer pipes & fittings segment has commissioned its second plant in Guwahati, Assam. In an announcement, the company shared the commencement of commercial production from the new unit.
India has total coal stocks of 80 million tonnes (MT) at its power plants and coal mines put together at the end of February, thanks to the ongoing slump in the demand for power from distribution utilities and the low capacity utilisation of thermal power stations.