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    Import Duty dilemma to thwart plans to solarify Indian smart grid

    Import Duty dilemma to thwart plans to solarify Indian smart grid. India’s government may strangle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to reap more electricity from the sun should it impose duties on solar panel imports, as proposed by the nation’s previous administration. Only a quarter of the 1.6 gigawatts of solar capacity in the works [...]


    Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 Read the full story

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    Google Smart Grid strategy after the Power Meter failure

    What is the Google Smart Grid strategy after the Power Meter failure ? Google, long a backer of renewable energy projects, data-center efficiency and home energy management technology, is now diving into the power grid itself. According to Bloomberg, which cited unnamed sources, the search engine giant is building software and hardware tools to help utilities better [...]


    Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 Read the full story

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    Landis Gyr acquires PowerSense

    Landis Gyr acquires PowerSense. Energy management firm Landis+Gyr bought PowerSense, a smart grid technology company, and will integrate it into its portfolio. Landis+Gyr has signed an agreement to purchase PowerSense, a Danish smart grid sensor and monitoring company with global reach to give utilities optimum distribution grid management options.   This solution enables utilities to balance and better manage [...]


    Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 Read the full story

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    Smart Grid to smart city outlook from the new Indian Regime

    Smart Grid to smart city outlook from the new Indian Regime headed by Narendra Modi, leader of the reformist Bharatiya Janata Party, seeks to develop new smart cities. In addition the pro-development campaigner has proposed a national gas grid, bring bullet trains and kick-start second-generation infrastructure investment in the country. The Gujarat chief minister also talked about developing [...]


    Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Read the full story

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    Solar power to provide 400 million Indians access to electricity in the Indian smart grid

    Solar power is set to provide 400 million Indians access to electricity in the Indian smart grid in the next five years. Four hundred million Indians, more than the population of the United States and Canada combined, lack electricity. An official of India’s newly elected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, recently said that his government wants [...]


    Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Read the full story

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    Smart solar roadways can be a vital element of the future smart grid

    Smart solar roadways can be a vital element of the future smart grid and in principle it holds the potential of completely replacing the existent electrical grid. Sometimes big ideas come from unexpected places. A proposal to power the entire United States with solar energy, without wires or solar farms, by using solar cells to [...]


    Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 Read the full story

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    Alstom TnD India is modernising grid infrastructure of Bihar

    Alstom TnD India is modernising grid infrastructure of Bihar. Alstom T&D India has secured an order worth INR 506.6 million (approximately €6 million), to renovate and modernise 132/33KV grid substations across various locations[1] for Bihar State Power Transmission Company Limited (BSPTCL). The project will strengthen the transmission system and enhance power evacuation capacity under India’s [...]


    Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 Read the full story

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    Progressive venture capital funding in 2014 Q1

    Progressive venture capital funding in 2014 Q1 has been a welcome sign for accelerated smart grid deployments across different markets. Venture capital funding in the smart grid sector stood at $101 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report by clean energy consultant Mercom Capital Group. Venture capital (VC) funding in smart [...]


    Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 Read the full story

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    Dholera smart city on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor facing huge challenges

    Dholera smart city on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor is facing huge challenges. India’s proposed smart city, twice the size of Mumbai, the ‘smart city’ of Dholera is one of dozens planned in India – but critics say it will be built in a flood zone and will dispossess farmers.  Imagine yourself in an Indian city [...]


    Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 Read the full story

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    Indian Low-Voltage DC Forum launched by IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) for Microgrids, Commercial Buildings and Homes

    Indian Low-Voltage DC Forum (LVDC) is launched by IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity. IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has formed the Indian LVDC Forum under the auspices of the IEEE-SA Industry Connections (IC) program. “LVDC as a technique has the potential to dramatically reduce demand for electricity and thereby its consumption,” said Mustafa [...]


    Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2014 Read the full story

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    CG Substation Automation System bags its first order from PGCIL boosting its foray into Indian smart grid market

    CG Substation Automation System wins its first order from the state-run power transmission utility in India.  Avantha Group Company CG’s Automation Business Unit has bagged a deal from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to supply six Substation Automation Systems (SAS) in Jharkhand, India. The SAS, which will be jointly managed with CG’s Engineering Projects Division, India, is [...]


    Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 Read the full story

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    LnT and Proximetry join hands for smart grid apps in IoT space

    LnT and Proximetry join hands for smart grid apps in IoT space.  L&T Technology Services has partnered with Proximetry, a device management and configuration platform provider for the Internet of Things (IoT), to bring modular device management to a variety of smart metering and substation monitoring solutions. This combined solution from Proximetry and L&T Technology Services [...]


    Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 Read the full story

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    Indian smart waterways grid interests southern Indian states

    Indian smart waterways grid proposed by A C Kamaraj, expert committee member of Interconnecting Waterways, Government of India, finds takers in three southern states of India. The country will not only save $100 billion, but also generate 60,000 MW through hydro-power annually if waterways are interconnected in a smart grid.   The proposed water grid, according [...]


    Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 Read the full story

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    Microsoft CityNext initiative set to launch First smart IT city in India

    First smart IT city in India is being constituted by the Microsoft CityNext Initiative in Surat, Gujarat.  Microsoft CityNext ecosystem with TCS and Wipro as partners is set to work on 40 areas in eight domains — energy & water, infrastructure, planning & buildings, Transportation, Public safety & justice, Tourism, recreation & culture, Education, Health and [...]


    Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 Read the full story

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    Ganjam Smart Grid Project worth INR 1000 Cr to be awarded by Jun’14

    Ganjam Smart Grid Project is one of the sorts turning a natural disaster-hit area smart. The Odisha government in India is planning to award the multi-million dollar contract covering installation of a smart grid power network in the Phailin-affected Ganjam district by June 2014. Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) had floated the global tender for [...]


    Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 Read the full story

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    India still behind in terms of smart grid investments at the global level

    Looking at the statistics of smart grid investments, India is yet to blossom. Global smart grid investment reached $14.9bn in 2013, up from the $14.2bn recorded in 2012, according to the latest authoritative figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. China finished the year as the world’s largest smart grid market, exceeding the US [...]


    Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 Read the full story

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    National Smart Waterways Grid Mission advocated by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

    National Smart Waterways Grid Mission was proposed by none other than Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the 8th International Conference organized by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I) on 14th February, 2014.  Dr Kalam, Former President of India, advocated the creation of the “National Smart Waterways Grid Mission” being the right solution for India as [...]


    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Read the full story

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    Increasing Electricity Tariff rates in India to be curbed by smart grid

    Increasing Electricity Tariff rates in India can be checked by implementing smart grid technologies. Smart Grid enables Implementation of smart grid technologies in transmission and distribution of electricity will help keep a check on increasing tariff rates, feels France-based major Alstom. This will help emerging economies such as India where electricity tariff impacts household consumers and [...]


    Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 Read the full story

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    India Smart Grid Congress and Expo 2014 to be held in New Delhi

    UMS Institute is pleased to announce the launch of India Smart Grid Congress and Expo 2014, scheduled to be held on Mar. 27th-28th in New Delhi, India. The theme of the event “Roadmap to Active Deployment of Smart Grid Technologies” reflects the exciting growth in smart grid industry in India and Asia region as a [...]


    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 Read the full story

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    Borg sees opportunity in the Indian smart grid

    BORG has announced its plans to invest $45 million in India. Borg India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of BORG Inc, Texas USA with rich experience in Alternative Energy and Smart Grid Technology having successful project experience across North America, Europe, Africa, China and SE Asia announced its plans for rural electrification and EPC (engineering, procurement and [...]


    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 Read the full story

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    Round-up of 2013 as we enter the most awaited year for smart grid in India

    The year 2013 saw several important decisions and critical steps being taken to speed up the languishing power projects, remove bottlenecks and interact closely with all stakeholders whether state governments, ministries, or the private sector to make power generation a seamless process.   1. Installed Capacity/Capacity Addition and Power Generation The total installed capacity of [...]


    Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014 Read the full story

    Genus and Corinex tie up to develop India’s indigenous BPL smart meter

    After the initial success seen by technology providers deploying sub – GHz AMI bands in the Puducherry smart pilot, there has been increased interest among the Indian and multinational metering players to bring other AMI Architectures further into the smart grid pilots. Canadian supplier Corinex Communications, a global leader in Broadband over Powerline (BPL) technologies, [...]


    Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 Read the full story

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    Schneider Electric vying for smart grid projects in India

    Schneider Electric is finding a huge business opportunity in the smart grid projects being implemented by various state governments. Under the Re-structured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) of the Central government, several state governments are taking up projects for integrating power systems with information technology to reduce the wastage of energy during transmission.   [...]


    Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 Read the full story

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    What does IBM have in it’s smart grid roadmap in India ?

      IBM’s selection to conceptualise, design and deliver an advanced smart grid solution has been passed by Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) in the national capital. The IT-enabled solution will help collect and analyse real-time information from smart meters, which will enable Tata Power Delhi Distribution to better manage energy output and further reduce outages.   As [...]


    Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 Read the full story

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    Puducherry Smart Grid Pilot holds hope for future

    Power Grid Corporation, in collaboration with Puducherry Electricity Department established the first pilot smart grid project by installing more than 1,400 smart energy meters in various homes in Puducherry that would perform various designated functions automatically and feed the resultant information to the central computer. This IT-enabled grid system aims to cut down transmission theft [...]


    Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Read the full story

    New Regulations for open access to energy ready

    Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSREC) has introduced a system which enables the power consumers especially those who consume large quantities of power, to choose the energy sources with the help of the linking network of T&D licensees. T.M. Manoharan, the commission chairman on Tuesday said that a new ‘Regulations on Connectivity and Intra-State Open Access’ would [...]


    Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 Read the full story

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    DERC’s Electricity Tariff plan burdens group housing society

    The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has increased the power tariffs yet again in its recent revision. Residents who have taken independent connections for common facilities such as elevators, common halls, staircase and so on were paying only Rs. 6.50 till July but from now, would be billed at the rate of R7 per unit, [...]


    Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Read the full story

    Power Grid waiting for a ‘Go signal’ to implement Smart Grid plan

    In an initiative to implement the smart-grid mechanism, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Power Grid) has asked for permission from the CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) to upgrade its 1,700 stations. Which is expected to be granted in the months to come. This project would cost around Rs. 655 crore and be completed in [...]


    Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 Read the full story

    Itron the “Largest mobile advanced metering system” supplier for India

    Larsen & Tubro, India’s construction giant has picked Itron to supply mobile advanced metering system which would be the largest of its kind in India as of date. Itron is to supply 120,000 automated meters, 40,000 standard meters and software would be supplied to Delhi Jal Board (DJB), a water supplier for the Delhi Metropolitan territory [...]


    Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2013 Read the full story

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    Customer plays central role in Smart Metering

    Customer’s always play a vital role for the success of any product. Likewise the customer is the corner stone of every utility. It is only the happy customer that gives value to the utility and not regulator, not the government and not even the shareholder. But the companies loose their focus on the customers with [...]


    Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Read the full story

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