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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[...]

    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[...]

    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[...]

    Indo US Collaboration in Energy to be further strengthened

    Indo US Collaboration in Energy was reaffirmed with their continued commitment to collaborate in the field of energy, and to and promote greater technological and business innovation, scientific cooperation and research development. Participating in the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue here, representatives of both countries also agreed to collaborate[...]

    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[...]

    India could leapfrog other nations by adopting smart grid faster

    All indicators have been pointing to the fact that India could indeed leapfrog into the smartgrid electrical infrastructure faster than many other nations. This has primarily been due to the fact that in India there has been focus on reducing the losses incurred in the[...]

    Planning commission looking at ways to reduce smart grid tech costs

    Planning commission looking at ways to reduce smart grid tech costs. Various options are being studied to reduce the cost of smart grid technologies, which will help in bringing down overall transmission and distribution losses in the power sector, a Planning Commission member said today. The emphasis on reducing[...]

    National smart grid mission coming soon

    Indian government is mulling over launching a National smart grid mission to monitor the implementation of policies and programmes envisioned in the smart grid road map for the power sector.   “This will help in finding solutions for some of the daunting challenges the Indian power[...]

    Union Power Ministry inching closer on the Indian smart grid pilot roadmap

    The government has said it has shortlisted 14 power distribution utilities for undertaking smart grid pilot projects entailing Rs 200 crore.   Aimed at benefiting consumers, the smart grid utilises digital technology that allows for 2-way communication between the utility and its customers, as well[...]

    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[...]

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