Energy Hub

India with its population of 137 crore has made impressive progress in recent years in increasing citizens’ access to electricity and clean cooking. IEA 2020 has noted that “Energy research, development and deployment (RD&D) can be a strong enabler of India’s energy policy goals while also contributing to broader national priorities such as the “Make in India” manufacturing initiative” The energy industry in general is witnessing a significant changes in conventional as well as in renewable energy basket. To offset our huge dependency on crude oil import, the government is working overtime to attract global companies to produce solar PV, lithium batteries, solar charging infrastructure and other advanced technologies in India. With time efforts will be on energy mix that will also include cooling, electric mobility, smart grids and advanced biofuels.With climatic change in focus, slowly and gradually the fossil fuel business is likely to be replaced in phases by new technology. Some of these new technology areas pose complex challenges going forward and therefore new ideas and productisation will be extremely important. We have rich experience in Power Electronics - Solar Inverter/ Micro -Inverter: and plan to develop off grid Inverter and on grid inverter with indigenous technology. Our experts have been working in Solar ERP where expertise ranges from design, costing, engagement of vendor and monitoring the solar plant etc. We also have plan to develop Storage System where solid states storage beyond Lithium Ion would be our area of research for product development. We are presently working with IIT Jodhpur in cost effective solar solution.

NTPC to build India’s largest solar park of 4.75 GW in Rann of Kutch


NEW DELHI : State-run NTPC Ltd will set up India’s largest solar park of 4.75 gigawatt (GW) at Rann of Kutch in Gujarat from where it will also generate green hydrogen on a commercial scale. India’s largest power generation utility’s subsidiary NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd has received the go-ahead from the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) under the ultra-mega renewable energy power parks (UMREPP) scheme, the state-run firm said in a statement on Tuesday. This comes against the backdrop of reports about NTPC’s plans to list NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. The PSU has also announced its target of 10% reduction in net energy intensity as part of its energy compact goals. NTPC plans to invest ₹1 trillion between 2019 and 2024 to become a 130GW power producer by 2032. Of this, 60 GW will come from renewable energy sources. State-run companies present in the conventional power space, including NTPC, plan to build massive green energy parks under the UMREPP scheme in wind- and solar-resource rich states such as Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Mint reported on 11 October 2019 about India’s plans to set up solar and wind projects on fallow land along its international border with Pakistan to address the issue of land availability for clean energy projects in the country. NTPC’s pivot towards green energy comes at a time when India is considering a proposal to make it mandatory for fertilizer plants and oil refineries to purchase green hydrogen as part of plans to cut the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels. NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd has also inked a pact with the Union territory of Ladakh on Tuesday to set up a green hydrogen mobility project in the region.

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IIT Jodhpur signs MoU with Scholar Lab Foundation for translational research.


Jaipur: Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ) signed an MoU with Scholar Lab Foundation for conducting translational research activities targeted at the development of technology-oriented products and solutions for the betterment of society. Scholar Lab foundation is a ‘not-for-profit’ Section 8 company established by all IIT alumni community having diverse expertise in product development and innovation. The MoU signing was done by Professor Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur and Anjan Ghosh, Managing Director, Scholar Lab Foundation. “This is a unique initiative to connect both research and alumni who want to contribute back not only to their alma mater but also the society at large. IIT Jodhpur is aiming to become a pioneering institute in a diverse range of experiments and research. ” Professor Santanu Chaudhary said. IIT Jodhpur and Scholar Lab foundation aim to work together for developing new products and processes in the domain of Energy, Water Management, Healthcare, IT, Environment and New Technologies of mutual interest. Scholar Lab Foundation is engaged in research-oriented youth and talent through an open platform and design it in such a manner that it can deliver a logical outcome in a targeted time frame. The MoU is a unique initiative by IIT Jodhpur to engage with philanthropic initiatives of diverse and experienced IIT alumni community in creating new generation technologies. “IIT Jodhpur strongly believes that technological needs of the country can be met through such joint initiatives. The academic and research curriculums at IIT Jodhpur encourages contributions from diverse IIT alumni community in mentoring students and in incubating as well as devising strategy for future growth.” Professor Santanu Chaudhary said.

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New Bill set to amend the Electricity Act, end licence raj in power supply

POSTED ON:2021-02-10, BY:Anjan Ghosh

The Centre is ready with a Bill to amend the Electricity Act, 2003 to set the ball rolling on abolition of power “distribution licence” and allow any company to supply electricity to an area, after necessary regulatory approval. The move will also end the monopoly of existing power distribution companies (discoms), which are mostly state-owned entities. It also implies that all areas will be thrown open to private discoms. The amended terms as part of the Electricity Bill, 2021, will be tabled in the ongoing session of Parliament.

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