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March 2018
Andhra to deploy IoT technologies for electricity sector
The initiative, which is expected to bring transformational change in the electricity sector, involves demand-side management (DSM) programmes covering key segments, including agricultural pump-sets, residential/commercial ACs and industrial units.
Tata discom, France firms tie up for ‘Smart Grid Tech'
TPDDL and EDF shall be jointly demonstrating to help de-carbonise local energy systems and evaluate 'Smart Grid Technologies' in India, using innovative solutions.
Grid-connected appliances help utilities harness demand, spur renewables development, RMI finds
As water heaters, air conditioners and other technologies are gradually replaced, their successors are often built for connectivity and utility control.
UDAY: Discoms’ AT&C losses rise again
According to the UDAY portal, AT&C losses reported by 24 states were 23% at Q3FY18, compared with 20.3% in FY17. With this, meeting the key UDAY target of reducing the AT&C losses to 15% by FY19 now looks very unlikely.
EESL explores gas tech to cut power costs
EESL is preparing the ground for a new $20 billion market that will include gas engines to produce cooling, heat and electricity to halve power costs for establishments like hotels, hospital and malls, its managing director said.
Discoms seek special category for e-vehicle users
Discoms have approached the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission seeking a special category for e-vehicle consumers. Discoms said this would take care of a variety of issues related to e-vehicles, such as charging stations, tariff incentives and infrastructure upgrade.
ABB installs EV fast charging station at Niti Aayog Office in Delhi
ABB’s 50kW fast charging station can provide a full charge to an electric vehicle in 30 minutes, the company claims. As a global player in EV fast-charging solutions, ABB has more than 6,000 units installed across more than 55 countries.
Energy efficiency steps help Andhra Pradesh's TTD save 80 lakh units
SE (Electrical) Chandra Sekhar Reddy said that TTD has nine main roads of 26 km long and one could save 15 lakh units after replacing LED and CFL bulbs.
The road ahead: charting own path while learning from global experience
Ability to tailor Energy Efficiency mechanisms based on our specific needs, while learning from global best practices, is serving us well and should be leveraged further, writes Ajay Mathur, Director General - TERI.