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ADB Fund $300 Mn T&D Expansion in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 300 million dollar loan for a project to expand power transmission lines in Greater Dhaka and western zone of Bangladesh. Besides ADB's loan, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is considering 200 million dollars in co-financing to fund transmission lines, substations and an enterprise resource planning system. The assistance also comprises a 750,000 doll ...

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KEC International Securing new T&D orders in Asia

New Delhi: KEC International Ltd, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) arm of the Mumbai-headquartered RPG Group, announced it has secured new orders worth Rs 1,806 crore across business segments. The railways business secured orders of Rs 1,303 crore for overhead electrification and associated civil works apart from construction of bridges. The transmission & distribution (T&D) wing ...

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Terra Drone launches UAV AI-based solution for power asset inspection developed after inspecting over 90,000 km power lines by BVLOS

The solution suite leverages AI technologies to automate damage detection of rust on bolts, loosening of tower parts, bird’s nest etc of power transmission and distribution equipment Terra Drone Corporation, the world’s largest provider of industrial drone solutions, has launched a new UAV and AI-based solution set for the maintenance of power transmission and distribution equipment. The solution was develo ...

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Sarawak Aims to be Asean Power Grid Provider

Sarawak is looking at being the central provider of the Asean Power Grid as the regional powerhouse, says Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing. Masing, who is also Infrastructure and Ports Development Minister, said to be able to fit into the larger regional picture, Sarawak had to reinvent itself and be at the forefront of the energy sector. “Sarawak’s resources and strategically advant ...

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Terra Drone soars to 2nd position in world’s top drone service provider rankings

The rankings have been prepared by commercial drone market research and analytics company Drone Industry Insights Commercial drone market research and analytics company Drone Industry Insights has released its 2019 rankings of the world’s leading drone service providers, and Terra Drone Corporation has moved up to the second place on the list. In 2018, Japan-based Terra Drone was at the ninth position.Drone ...

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Huge Growth for Utility Drones Market in Asia

The power industry is expected to hold the largest share of the utility drones market.The renewable industry is estimated to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.North America is the leading market for utility drones regionally. The Utility Drones Market is projected to reach $538.6 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 37.34% from 2018 to 2023. Drones that are mainly used for utilities ins ...

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Powering Singapore With Australian Solar

he desert outside Tennant Creek, deep in the Northern Territory, is not the most obvious place to build and transmit Singapore’s future electricity supply. Though few in the southern states are yet to take notice, a group of Australian developers are betting that will change. If they are right, it could have far-reaching consequences for Australia’s energy industry and what the country sells to the world. K ...

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South Asian Grid connectivity For Peace & Development

South Asian grid connectivity is an idea whose time has come. Fortunately, the government announced its revised policy for power trade with neighbouring countries in December last year. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) announced last month the regulations to implement the policy. This opens the door for market based transactions with neighbours. This is nothing new for Europe but a major ...

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GE T&D India Win Rajasthan Grid Modernisation Order

GE T&D India Ltd, part of GE’s grid solutions business in India, today announced it has bagged a Rs 150 crore order from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (RRVPNL) for modernisation of its power grid network. The technology-driven project is part of the power utility’s roadmap – called Smart Transmission Network and Asset Management System (STNAMS) -- to implement grid initiatives and augmenting ren ...

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Blockchain & the Energy Sector

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Brussels, says that to accelerate low-cost renewables in the power sector, countries will need innovative technology tools which enable them to benefit from renewable scale-ups.  The report, Innovation for a Renewable-Powered Future, mapped 30 key innovations and 11 solutions in the variable renewable energy (VRE) landscape exp ...

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