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How gensets will play a role in ‘Make in India’

How gensets will play a role in ‘Make in India’

All smart cities will have smart diesel generators back up power.
 Power is one of the most critical components of infrastructure crucial for the economic growth and welfare of nations. The existence and development of adequate infrastructure is essential for sustained growth of the Indian economy. India’s power sector is one of the most diversified in the world. Sources of power generation range from conventional sources such as coal, lignite, natural gas, oil, hydro and nuclear power to viable non-conventional sources such as wind, solar, and agricultural and domestic waste. Electricity demand in the country has increased rapidly and is expected to rise further in the years to come. In order to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the country, massive addition to the installed generating capacity is required. In India, the demand for electricity has always been more than the supply. The importance of electricity as a prime driver of growth is very well acknowledged in order to boost the development of power system. In this rapidly changing scenario diesel generators have come to play an important role of providing power surety. India as a country is on a fast track to growth; however, its power concerns are still real. This is where diesel generators bring in on demand electricity to power India’s raising dreams and aspirations.
Indian power sector is undergoing a significant change that has redefined the industry outlook. Sustained economic growth continues to drive electricity demand in India. In fact in the recent past the demand Vs supply on the power segment has been improved significantly in domestic as well industrial segment with special renewable energy source mainly solar farms. However diesel generator will not lose its ground and play an important role on the backup power as this is being the quickest source to get the quality in the event of blackout. The selection criteria due to the application may change but diesel generators set will remain the main source of the power back up. All smart cities will have smart diesel generators back up power. Diesel generators play vital role during peak power demands.
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Sanjay Jadhav, President,Sterling and Wilson Powergen Pvt. Ltd.

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