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…

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State power utilities that lose more than 15 percent of revenue due to outdated networks, power theft and poor billing and collections have been directed by the government to seek…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

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…

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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