Recently, in a free-wheeling interaction with Electrical India (EI) team, Dr Vivek Soni, Faculty of Management, PhD & MTech (IIT Delhi), and a Certified Independent Director -MoCA, Govt of India, revealed his observations and expectations from the ongoing developments in the Indian Power Sector. Here is the Part 1 of the interaction; remaining parts will appear in the next issues of EI…
In India, all electrical equipments are designed for 230 / 400 volts single / threephase. Voltage variation is a common phenomenon all over the...
The independent power systems - Microgrids are the most important solution to overcome the power blackout due to overloading of main electrical grid. As a localized power grid, microgrid has its own generation sources, and definable load systems.It also works with renewable energy sources for power generation which tends to the usage of storage resources according to the requirement. Microgrid can operate in line with the traditional grid as well it can be disconnected from the grid to operate autonomously. It tends to provide reliable, quality and efficient energy supply to customers. Apart from the major issues like power flow control, power quality, and stability still the implementation of microgrids pose some technical challenges at the protection level of microgrid. This study mainly focuses on the protection issues faced by microgrid and some possible remedies to overcome the technical challenges at the microgrid protection phase.
In electrical engineering sector, the cash flow at all levels is getting hampered, which is one of the major concerns for all stakeholders.
The Indian power sector has gone through many innovative reforms for improving the grid discipline. The implementation of the Availability Based Tariff (ABT) was the most economical approach to stabilize the varying grid frequency. This article is to appraise the major changes in the permissible operable frequency range by certain amendments in Indian Electricity Grid Code (IEGC) and it encompasses all the changes in the ABT. This article seeks to investigate the efficiency of the implementation of the availability based tariff by reviewing the frequency profile of the grid. The article also highlights one scenario where Indian power system exhibited excellent discipline when suddenly load fell by 31 GW in just 4-5 minute on 5th April, 2020.
The PSU’s total power generation includes those from its 25 subsidiary and JV companies too.
The article highlights how energy management is an important aspect of generation and the consumption of electrical energy. The article is authored by Sandip Sopan Paithankar, Post-Graduation in Energy Management, Assistant Manager – Engie Solar India
The US Virgin Islands (VI) Water and Power Authority (WAPA) project is scheduled to be completed with a fully operational plant by spring 2022.
Exxaro has acquired the entire 50 per cent shareholding of Khopoli Investments and will now have 100 per cent ownership of Cennergi.
With rapid industrialisation, turbines and generators are integral to deliver uninterrupted power supply. Here’s a brief overview of this important sector. - Munazama Ali, Shreyansh Upadhyaya,
As fast charging and battery technologies continue to evolve and improve in the near future, experts anticipate the charging time to drop even further. - Narendra Badve
Indian government is encouraging commercial deployment of battery electric vehicles through the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME-II) scheme. Does this mean that the country is ready for the next automobile revolution? - Priyank Agarwal
The article describes the importance of monitoring power quality parameters for stabilising the electricity grid. The recurrent and intermittent renewable energy connections also induce voltage fluctuations, harmonics, surges and imbalances in the grid. These are power quality issues which need to be addressed. - Jayant Sinha
India is making a big push for electric vehicles. Industry veteran C.V. Govinda Raju delves deep into various aspects of e-mobility while taking a look at the comparison of the running cost of petrol and EVs.
Smart grid and related enhancements are the important aspects of smart city, allowing for better usage of data analytics for outage management to improve the reliability and overall availability of the grid to customers. - Supreeth Srinivasa Rao
In smart cities, from traffic to security surveillance, from water distribution to electricity theft, from pollution control to waste management, are aimed to be powered by IoT, leveraging devices, sensors and real-time apps. - Pankaj Goyal
The electrical infrastructure that India needs must be built through copper power cables. - Deepal Shah
The tasks involved in the control and management of an interconnected electric power system are grouped. The first group covers the direct operational control of the system as a daily routine. The second group involves short-term scheduling, including the near future. - C. S. Indulkar
Thermal Imaging Cameras were once common in utility and industrial plants. Here’s an in-depth analysis on why thermal imaging is becoming important in electrical industry.