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Quarterly
October 2018
Are Indian MSMEs the next major candidate for Utility DSM programs?
A key driver of the Indian economy, MSMEs contribute to around 8% of the country’s GDP and constitute ~90% of the total industrial units while contributing to 45% of total industrial value addition and 40% of the country’s exports. Padu S. Padmanaban, International Expert & Consultant (Energy and Water Productivity), discusses potential pathways for DISCOMs and MSMEs to incorporate Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management.
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The Growing Importance of DSM as a Key Resource for Indian Distribution Utilities
Demand Response (DR) programs help utilities flatten load curves and also improve the quality of electricity supply. However, this intervention is yet to be sufficiently explored by the distribution utilities in India. Shyamasis Das, Principal Research Associate, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), discusses the urgency for DSM/DR in the building sector.
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DSM News Snippets
India's cooling energy consumption to grow around 2.2 times by 2027: Report
From ET Energyworld
The report, prepared by Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), suggested that known interventions can help cut down cooling energy consumption by 17 per cent, help avoid around 50 medium-sized power plants dedicated to cooling and reduce cooling-related carbon emission by 20 per cent in the next decade.
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Power Ministry launches energy efficiency labelling of chillers
From The Times of India
The Power Ministry launched an ambitious programme on energy efficiency in chillers that consume more than 40 per cent of total energy in commercial buildings. The move can save more than 500 million units of electricity in 2019 along with reduction in green house gas emissions, a Power Ministry statement said.
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ABB launches economical charging solution for electric vehicles in India
From Zee Business
Compatible with the industry standard Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the ABB AC wallbox is future-proof and enabled for authentication and load balancing. Easy to fit and with a compact design of 50 by 25 cm2, the wallbox can be installed at homes or offices. It is particularly suited to businesses that wish to provide overnight charging facilities for customers, such as those in the hospitality business.
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Maharashtra: MSEDCL to set up 500 EV charging stations in three to four years
From ET Energyworld
The company will be setting up 50 stations in the first phase across key locations in the state. The state electricity regulator MERC has created a new category for charging stations at HT and LT voltage levels, with effective variable charge of Rs 6 per unit and demand charges of Rs 70 per unit per month.

 
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Under pilot project, 1.2 Lakh houses in Tamil Nadu to get smart meters
From ET Energyworld
The project will help to remotely monitor consumption and reduce pilferage, sources said. "It will provide consumers more transparency on their consumption. The meter readings will directly be fed to a central server which will be provided to the consumer through apps or online,” said a Tangedco official.
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Tata Power, HPCL partner to set up electric vehicle charging stations
From Business Standard
"Tata Power and HPCL, through this new landmark MoU, have agreed to collaborate in planning, development and operation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (e-cars, e-rickshaws, e-bikes, e-buses, etc.), at suitable locations across India." Tata Power said in a statement today.
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