SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SHOWCASES EFFICIENT, SUSTAINABLE AND LIVEABLE SMART CITY MODEL 6TH ELASIA 2014
IndianPowerSector.com
July 26th, 2014
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  • The company exhibits Its Smart City Management Ability
  • The company demonstrated Smart Solutions for Energy, Power and IT
Friday, 25th July 2014: Schneider Electric India Limited today showcased its advanced technologies and solutions which enable integration and automation of various market segments with an eye to enabling efficient, sustainable and liveable Smart Cities. Through integration at energy, power and information technology levels, Schneider Electric’s integrated solutions have been efficiently managing and driving smart cities across the globe. Mr Amitabh Kant, Secretary of the Department of Policy and Promotion inaugurated Schneider’s stall at Elasia. In the energy segment, Dry-type cast resin Transformers (Trihal), Premset MV Switchgear, Feeder Automation, Sub-station Automation and Advanced Distribution Management System showcases Schneider’s unparallel strength to create end-to-end implementation and management calibre – prowess that is essential to build and sustain Smart City and makes Schneider a master in this. Schneider also demonstrated solutions for power and IT segments. Its Blokset

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Encourage capacity addition in state sector – NIPEF
V K Gupta
July 26th, 2014
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Encourage generation capacity addition in state sector - NIPEF Saturday July 26 2014 Chandigarh Northern India Power Engineers Federation (NIPEF) has expressed serious concern at the blatant privatisation of the generation capacity addition in the country and has urged the Government to encourage generation capacity addition under the state sector. Padamjit Singh Chief Patron AIPEF said that all the states should have at least 70 % share in the total generation to optimise the grid operation and to lower the cost of power. The over dependence on private sector for capacity addition the state sector thermal plants are forced to back down and states like Punjab, UP and Haryana are facing lot of operational problems due to one reason or the other. The engineers argued that the states share in the generation mix is steadily going down in many states which is adversely affecting the

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Power Projects worth over Rs 36,000 crore stranded on coal shortages
Kshitij Dhingra
July 25th, 2014
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Power Projects worth over Rs 36,000 crore and having total generation capacity of 7,230 MW are stranded due to shortage of coal, the government said today.

Efforts are being made for supplying adequate coal to power projects, the government also said.

"As far as coal-based thermal power plants are concerned, a capacity of 7,230 MW is already commissioned but having no coal supply.

"Considering an indicative cost of Rs 5 crore per MW, an investment of about Rs 36,150 crore has been made in the execution of these projects," Minister of State for Power  said in the Lok Sabha.

The 7,230 MW capacity is spread across 12 projects. In a

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Solar lamps to light up 148 schools in Kandhamal
Kshitij Dhingra
July 25th, 2014
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Over 2,600 solar lamps have been installed in 148 residential schools of Kandhamal district. The project has been funded by Integrated Tribal Development Agencies (ITDAs) of Phulbani and Baliguda. Each lamp costs around Rs 2,100.

While ITDA, Phulbani, provided around 2,200 lamps for 59 schools, ITDA Baliguda supplied around 420 lamps in 89 schools. More lamps would be provided in schools in the coming year after reviewing success of this year's project, officials said.

"The solar lamps are a huge help to hostel inmates in remote areas where there is either no power connection or a low voltage problem," said project director of ITDA, Phulbani, Pranati Patra. These lamps would be a huge help to students during power cuts, said an officer of ITDA, Baliguda. Unscheduled power cut is common in Kandhamal, while

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India Plans Biggest Solar Auction of 1,500 Megawatts.
Apoorv Kumar Singh
July 25th, 2014
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According to reports, India plans to auction 1,500 megawatts of solar-power capacity in its biggest tender yet, saying photovoltaics may supply power as cheaply as coal five years earlier than it expected. “The government proposes to introduce a scheme for setting up 1,500 megawatts of grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects,” Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written response to questions in parliament today. He also said solar electricity may become cost-competitive with fossil fuel-based grid power by 2017, instead of 2022. Emerging economies including India, Brazil and South Africa are using competitive bidding to minimize clean-energy subsidies in contrast to Europe and Japan, where governments set above-market tariffs for wind and solar farms. By doing so, India has driven down the cost of solar power by about half since its first auction in 2010. Companies will bid at a discount to a maximum tariff set by the central

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