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September 2018
Bureau of Energy Efficiency to help Discoms in power management
The MoU sets broad duties and obligations for the parties inter se for development, implementation, facilitation and monitoring of capacity building of Discoms under the Demand Side Management (DSM) scheme.
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Over 150 cos get awards for energy initiatives
Ajay Mishra, Special Chief Secretary, Energy, Telangana, and Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), awarded 14 units as ‘National Energy Leader,’ 48 units as ‘Excellent Energy Efficient units,’ 83 units as ‘Energy efficient units’.
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EESL and Bihar DISCOMs Enter MoU to Install 1.8 Million Smart Meters
This will improve the DISCOMs’ operational performance by increasing billing efficiency; reducing O&M cost and enhancing the quality of service by providing consumers with Demand Side Management (DSM) options.
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More than 1.35 lakh LED lights installed by power discom in north Delhi
The project has helped TPDDL in achieving an "incredible" reduction of demand of street-lighting, thereby reducing the overall peak demand by more than 15 MW, translating into a "considerable" power saving.
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₹1,000 crore subsidy likely for EV charging infrastructure
A charging station will be installed at every 25km on these highways, according to the note prepared by the Department of Heavy Industry. There will be additional focus on cities with population exceeding 4 million.
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Startup Aims to Prevent EV Charging From Overloading the Grid
The technology, from Californian startup PowerFlex Systems, is aimed at building owners looking to provide EV charging points, for example in parking lots. Not only does it make sure simultaneous EV charging does not overstress the grid, but it also prevents building owners from incurring peak demand charges.
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Odisha plans ₹3,000 crore energy storage project
600 mega watt (MW) pump storage plant of the state-run Odisha Hydro Power Corp (OHPC) to be set up at an investment of ₹3,000 crore to meet peak-hour rural electricity demand.
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Thermal energy storage drops refrigerated warehouse's peak demand by 29%
There is a growing interest in thermal energy storage, particularly in use cases that require large amounts of cooling. Ice storage has largely proven its worth, with projects utilizing cheaper energy to freeze a solution that can be later used for cooling during times of peak demand.
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Energy storage key to brighter renewable future
By increasing the systems’ overall flexibility it can improve the power quality, reduce peak demand, enhance capacity of distribution networks, and reduce deviation penalties.
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