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Uttar Pradesh Power Plays Sucking Energy From Grid

Further losses by electricity distribution firms in Uttar Pradesh have raised doubts over the central government’s ambitious Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana project, which was set up to make the power sector financially viable. Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh said in June that nationwide losses had narrowed to Rs173.52 billion (US$2.34 billion) in 2017-18, from Rs510.96 billion (US$6.89 billion) in the previou ...

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Hengtong Sign 220KV Project With Nepal Electric

Hengtong successfully signed a 220kV transmission line project with Nepal Electricity Authority, indicating the internationalization breakthrough of Hengtong in the land high voltage transmission line project. On August 20th, Hengtong successfully signed a 220kV transmission line project with Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). As an important part of the energy interconnection project between India and Nepa ...

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StarHub Eyes Singapore Open Electricity Market

Singapore's StarHub has announced a new joint initiative with renewable energy startup Sunseap to enter Singapore's open electricity market. The two companies will collaborate on areas including customer service, billing and sales and explore opportunities in the smart energy and IoT segments. The Singapore government is working to liberalize the retail electricity market by the second half of the year, sta ...

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Indonesia attracting Billions of Dollars in Investment!

Indonesia is forgoing billions of dollars on offer from American companies eager to invest in South-east Asia's biggest economy, United States Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph Donovan said. As the US tries to arrest a deteriorating trade balance with Indonesia, which last year found itself in President Donald Trump's cross-hairs, Donovan has also rejected complaints of increasing American protectionism. Indon ...

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Creating a strategy for PEV Solutions

If energy utilities want to forge a place in Australia’s evolving energy ecosystem they need to create a strategy for providing PEV solutions, writes Charlie Richardson. Alongside the many insights into the National Electricity Market (NEM), the Finkel Review found that the uptake of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) combined with a decarbonised grid could help to achieve significant emissions reductions in ...

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Lithium Ion Versus 3 Phase UPS

Is Lithium Ion (Li-ion) a suitable replacement battery solution for your 3 phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System? We have received inquiries from our customers regarding possible conversion of their current VRLA or wet cell battery solutions to Li-ion for their UPS systems. Of course, when Li-ion batteries are positioned to deliver a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) as compared to VRLA batterie ...

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$3.4 Climate Investment Opportunities in South East Asia

South Asia's ambitious plans to meet its climate targets under the Paris Agreement represent $3.4 trillion worth of investment opportunities in cities and infrastructure by 2030, according to Climate Investment Opportunities in South Asia, a new report by IFC released today by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, which represent 7.38 percent of glo ...

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Transformer Blast Kills 14 in India

The death toll in a transformer blast in India's western state of Rajasthan on Wednesday (Nov 1) rose to 14, China's Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying. Seven people are undergoing treatment in hospital after the explosion. The blast took place on Tuesday in Khatloi village of Shahpura, near Jaipur city, the capital of Rajasthan. According to officials, the transformer blasted while people had ...

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AIIB Loans $100 Million USD for Power Transmission Network

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has planned to help India improve its power transmission network and expand the use of solar and wind energy with a loan of 100 million U.S. dollars. The loan approved by the Board of Directors of AIIB involves co-financing of 50 million U.S. dollars from the Asian Development Bank. This was the fourth co-financing made by AIIB and ADB, two major multilateral deve ...

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ADB Funds $152 Million to Upgrade Nepal’s Transmission Network

The Asian Development Bank will provide a USD 152 million to Nepal for the implementation and enhancement of its power transmission and distribution, officials said here today. The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Nepal’s Ministry of Finance signed the loan agreement in Kathmandu. The aid will be granted to the Power Transmission and Distribution Efficiency Enhancement Project (PTDEEP) which su ...

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