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Green hydrogen is the future

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi India is set to emerge as the centre for green hydrogen production and the country’ renewable energy sector will help make both investors and…

Budget Expectations

“There is a need for increased investments in transmission lines. Also, additional funds for research and development in hydrogen-related technologies, supporting the government’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ scheme is required.”–Shirish S Garud,…

Uniting to fight climate change is need of the hour 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi “We also will have to be ambitious (in our climate actions)… The energy transition (that is required) has to be just, inclusive, equitable and innovative. We…

How far will the new taxation on solar imports make meeting green energy standards…

Vikram V, Vice President & Sector Head – Corporate ratings,  ICRA ICRA’s outlook for the renewable energy sector remains Stable, driven by favourable policy support, superior tariff competitiveness, largely untapped potential…

Electrical equipment industry in India. Is there any

‘Green shoots’ of recovery visible? Syed Sajjadh Ali, Managing Director – India, Electrical Sector, Eaton We are seeing a slow uptake in the business overall post unlocking begun in India.…

What Unlock 2.0 holds for electrical equipment industry?

Latish Babu, Director, Power & Grid Segment, Schneider Electric India Remote Management is the new and innovative way of operations, maintenance, remote meter reading, remote asset management, efficient inter-department communication,…

Anti-bacterial and self-disinfecting electric fittings – the new normal?

Saurabh Goel, President, Havells India Ltd The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has brought the significance of hygiene and infections control to the fore. With customer centricity at the core, we at…

Indian government plans to curb Chinese imports. How it will impact the electrical equipment…

The government should consider banning imports of equipment related to power generation and transmission & distribution segments from China. We have already provided them with a detailed list of items…

Strengthening distribution utilities at the ground level

The Ministry of Power plans to reduce the fixed charges collected from state DISCOMs by central public sector enterprises (CPSEs). Industry leaders discuss how this will affect investments in the…

Uninterrupted power solutions: The need of the hour

In view of the fall in spot power demand by almost 40 percent due to shutdown of large-scale establishments, and the simultaneous rise in domestic peak demand all over India,…

Private participation to infuse freshblood into state utilities

State power utilities that lose more than 15 percent of revenue due to outdated networks, power theft and poor billing and collections have been directed by the government to seek…

How do you view the concept of prepaid electricity / prepaid metering in India?

Prepaid electricity is a concept which is applicable in the urban areas. Such ideas cannot sustain in the rural areas. I suggested having two different policies for rural and urban…

Budget allocation for solar power rises by a mere 1.1 per cent.

In the wake of targets set to achieve 175GW of solar power capacity by 2022, it is imperative that the government supports the solar industry with favourable policies and budgetary…

How do you view FAME II Scheme of indigenising components and localise the manufacturing?

Barun Bharadwaj, Regional Business Director (IMEA) – Automotive OEM, Henkel Adhesive Technologie “The government launched the FAME scheme back in 2015, with an aim to promote eco-friendly vehicles. It was…

How do you view the imposition of an anti-dumping duty on EVA sheets for…

Sharad Mahendra, COO (Energy Business), JSW Energy Limited It is not anti-dumping on the solar modules, it is basically a safeguard duty, which has been implemented on a reducing basis.…

How do you presume the main reasons for India’s power capacity addition falling to…

Mridul Chadha, Senior Analyst & Market Advisor, Climate Connect Technologies There has been limited industrial growth, due to shifts towards a more services-based economy. This is in some respects an…

Government lowers import duty on components for electric vehicles. Where does ‘Make in India’…

Abhijeet Gupta, Group Director, Radite Energy Infra Solutions Pvt Ltd Electric Vehicle (EV) is the future of Indian mobility business. To reduce the dependency of crude oil, import and save…

Will privatising state distribution utilities reduce aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses?

This has been a long discussion in various energy forums all across India. India is still a country incurring almost 30 per cent line loss, among few top rankers in…

How do you view the European Investment Bank’s initiative to fund the renewable energy…

I think it’s a very good initiative, but we have to make all such investors understand the country. So they have to look at long term viability, which means they…

How do you view CRISIL research’s report on share of generation to fall 30…

There are two aspects of reduced share of generation in future investments in power sector. Firstly, the demand of electricity in the economy is not growing at a pace as…

India imposes 25% safeguard duty on solar cells import. How do you view its…

This is a step taken too early without enhancing and upgrading the entire solar power ecosystem. The immediate effect could be easily seen on 10 GW+ projects which are either…

How practical do you think is the Public Procurement Order by the GOI?

Government of India issued Public Procurement as part of the government’s policy to encourage the ‘Make in India’ and promote it among the companies who are either producers and manufactures…

Is appointing a RPO compliance cell by MNRE, a breakthrough move?

The establishment of a market based Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) mechanism was instrumental in driving renewable energy installations in India. However, due to absence of enforcement of RPO obligations and…

Govt targets bringing down T&D losses to 15 per cent by 2019. Is it…

Sunil Misra, Director General, IEEMA Indian power sector is undergoing a significant change that has redefined the industry outlook. Sustained economic growth continues to drive electricity demand in India. The…

Thermal power plants hit by coal shortage. What’s the way out?

Sanjib Mitra,  Country Head and Sr VP – Transformer Division, Electrotherm (India) Coal remains a crisis worldwide as mining remains a challenge all through. Not only this, also if we…

Can India offer power to all?

Arvinder Bir Singh, Vice President Solar Business, EAPL Yes, with its power generation capacity of 330 GW India has the potential of offering power to all. To offer power to…

What India Inc expects from the upcoming Budget?

Shekhar Singal, Managing Director, Eastman Auto & Power Ltd CBEC has sought to reclassify imported solar panels and modules in a category that attracts 7.5 per cent duty and various…

Are smart cities the smarter option for India?

Smart City Mission is an important initiative which was launched in June 2015. The mission intends to provide core infrastructure to the citizens of the city in a sustainable, cleaner…

India jumps 30 notches to 100th rank in ‘ease of doing business’. What’s the…

While India is set to grow in terms of GDP in 2018, the ground reality tells a different story. Recent rankings do show India in a formidable position to do…

Is Chinese entry into Indian power sector a security threat?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] No. Chinese entry into Indian power sector is not a security threat but potentially an economic threat. As context: global manufacturing today is based on complex and integrated supply…

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