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Terra Drone Secures USD 14.4 Million in Series A Funding

Terra Drone Corporation, the world’s leading drone solution provider, today announced the closing of a JPY 1.5 billion (USD 14.4 million) Series A round. The fundraising was organised by INPEX, Japan’s largest oil and gas exploration and production company, and Nanto CVC No.2 Investment LLP (General Partner: Venture Labo Investment and Nanto Capital Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nanto Bank) through ...

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GE T&D appoints Mahesh Palashikar as Chairman of the Board

GE India T&D have announced the appointment of Mahesh Palashikar on the Board as Chairman. Palashikar assumes the role of Chairman effective March 1, 2021 and succeeds Vishal K. Wanchoo who resigned from the Board upon assuming new responsibility with another company, post retirement from GE. GETDIL Board also co-opted Emanuel Bartolini, GE Grid Solutions' global Chief Commercial Officer on the Board of ...

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Fugro’s virtual 3D network model helps keep powerlines safe in Tasmania

TasNetworks has awarded Fugro a new contract to deliver a 3D virtual network model and associated analytics for their power distribution network in Tasmania, Australia. Fugro started the project to acquire data in December 2020 and delivered the first datasets to TasNetworks last month. Fugro will create a ‘digital twin’ of the distribution network by capturing aerial lidar and imagery data and processing i ...

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Schneider Electric ranked world’s most sustainable corporation by Corporate Knights

Schneider ranked number 1 out of more than 8,000 corporations assessed for 2021 Global 100 Jump from 29th place in 2020 reflects Schneider’s consistent progress towards and commitment to sustainability excellenceRecognition coincides with Schneider announcement of accelerated sustainability program Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has bee ...

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Tepco facing Blackouts

TOKYO -- Tepco Power Grid, the transmission unit of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings, has asked commodities companies with private power generation equipment to help it provide electricity, as Japan faces a power outage, we learned Wednesday. A series of cold spells has caused a surge in demand for liquefied natural gas, or LNG, a fuel used to generate heat. As Japan faces a shortage of LNG, Tepco Power Gr ...

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Doosan GridTech to deliver 100MW Oz battery

Engineering, procurement and engineering (EPC) company Doosan GridTech has been picked to build a 100MW/150 megawatt-hour grid storage system in Queensland, Australia.   Vena Energy Australia is developing the project near Wandoan. The energy storage system will play a “major role” in improving grid stability and supporting the state's shift to renewable energy. Vena Energy Australia head Anil Nangia s ...

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Diehl offer cost-effective AMR solution for a growing metropolis-Manila

A modern, cost-effective AMR solution for a growing metropolis Finding the process of taking manual readings from more than 1.2 million water meters in Manila increasingly problematic, the local water supplier, Maynilad, decided to install a reliable AMR system. Thanks to Diehl Metering’s drive-by solution, the company managed to reduce its NRW losses from 61% to 29%. 1.2 millionWater metersUp until 2015, a ...

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ADB Provide $1bn finance for RE Power Lines

The development lender has followed up a $600 million loan for distribution infrastructure in eastern Indonesia with a $430 million credit line for installations in India. The credit facilities will drive new and refurbished power distribution infrastructure in two corners of Asia. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has followed up a recent $600 million loan to expand electricity access in eastern Indonesia b ...

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Australia’s long distance transmission lines

The development of long-distance transmission links that could support the creation of renewable energy zones in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) is being explored by the local government. Some AU$1.2 million (US$874,000) has been earmarked for a feasibility study into an “electricity superhighway” based on high voltage direct current transmission links between Darwin and Alice Springs, a distance of alm ...

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Australia – Indonesia Power Cable Project Scrapped

It sounds like a great idea: convert the Pilbara's beating sunshine and plentiful wind into electricity and send it directly into energy-hungry South East Asia via power cables along the seafloor. But despite its promise, the minds behind one of the most ambitious power projects in the world have crunched the numbers and found the most economical way of transporting Northern Australia's green energy to the ...

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