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EDITOR’S DESK Dear Reader! A power hungry India bodes well for genset manufacturers be it as standby backup power or as a primary power source. Power outages across the country, rising demand for mobile power across industry segments, construction & infra sectors are generating plenty of demand across various types & capacities of gensets.

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Its versatility of applications has always ensured powerful demand for gensets in India. India currently suffers from almost 15% peak power deficit which is hampering growth of all sectors in the economy, ranging from manufacturing to services sector, health & hospitality, & construction & infra sector. Almost each & every org. needs consistent power supply, as data loss can be more expensive than the capital expenditure required for backup power equipment. Hence, it is expected that the demand for diesel generators will grow in the coming years. Poor power infra & unreliable grid power supply have been largely responsible for increasing frequency of power outages, which is likely to boost the demand for diesel gensets across the globe. Rising demand for mobile diesel gensets & biofuel based diesel gensets is also expected to benefit the diesel genset market. Developments in the solar power domain are currently a bit slow because of the massive involvement of the govt. However, ‘Make in India’ initiative of the govt. is going to give a boost to industrialization as well to start-ups in the SME sector, offering vast opportunities in the power backup sector. India is a developing economy & our industrial base is increasing constantly. Per capita income of Indians has gone up, improving lifestyles. In this scenario, with increasing power cuts, domestic consumers will drive the trend of increased UPS system & inverter adoption. Present scenario of the transmission capacities in India has become almost saturated & the distribution infra. is becoming obsolete, leading to the sig. technical & commercial losses. Thus, indicating an immediate need for the improvement in the country’s T&D system, to meet the growing demand for uninterrupted energy Through relevant user scenarios covering EPC, resources, auto & ancillaries, water, energy, electrical utilities & transportation, we have tried to showcase tech’s pertinent to address the operational & functional issues here & triggers for their adoption. 12th FYP has set into motion several initiatives that could Increasing population coupled with rising disposable incomes has resulted in tremendous rise in domestic demand. Core sectors of power, oil & gas, cement, infra., & metals, among others continue to scale up to meet the burgeoning domestic demand. While looming economic recession has introduced uncertainty in the investment climate, the GoI is expected to go ahead with its investment plans in core sectors to ensure balanced supply-demand. While free trade agreements & economic partnerships will intensify competition, overall manufacturing climate & relevant Govt./ private initiatives are expected to augur well for automation industry in next few years. The Elecrama 18 was such a huge success; in all aspects. People on this platform were potent towards the Elecrama and that is the reason why we found this turning into one of the succeeded event in Electrical segment. Let’s read out the overall entrepreneur report on post Elecrama issue of 2018

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Larsen and Toubro and two Other bag Uttar Pradesh Power Meter Deal

Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Genus Power and Allied Engineering have bagged a contract to supply 10 million pre-paid meters to Uttar Pradesh under the Saubhagya scheme, which aims to add more than 40 million households to the power grid by December this year. Noida-based Genus Power Infrastructures won 50% of the order by quoting the lowest price at Rs 1,185 per meter. L&T was the second lowest bidder at Rs. 1,204 per meter, while Allied Engineering Works quoted Rs 1,892 for each meter. The two companies will be allotted the

remaining 30% and 20% of the order, respectively. “We are satisfied with the price that has been discovered. This is something that we are doing for the government of U.P and the entire money is being paid by them,” Saurabh Kumar, managing director of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which floated the tender in November last year, The meters will be delivered and installed simultaneously in a year’s time, after due quality checks. “The meters have to be as per the standards set by Bureau of Indian Standards,” Kumar added.

BHEL Bags Rs 4400 cr Contract from Uttar Pradesh

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has bagged Rs 4,400 crore order from Uttar Pradesh for setting up 660-mw supercritical thermal power plant. The order has been placed on BHEL by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL), an official statement said. Located at Panki in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, the project will be executed by BHEL on engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) basis, it added.

The key equipment for the project will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Ranipet, Bhopal, Bengaluru and Jhansi plants, while the company's power sector – northern region division will be responsible for construction and installation activities at the site. The plant shall be equipped with emission control equipment to meet the revised emission norms, notified by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change. BHEL has supplied equipment to over 70% of the state’s power generating capacity, aggregating to more than 17,800 mw. BHEL has an installed base of 1,80,000 mw of power plant equipment globally. In the supercritical segment, the company has manufactured and executed 660 mw, 700 mw and 800 me sets, the statement said.

BHEL-NTPC Exploring Recalibrating Turbines

State-run firms NTPC and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) are exploring recalibrating turbines to enable them to shift to domestic coal from imported coal, union coal and railway minister Piyush Goyal said at an industry event. “Many turbines in India cannot take beyond a

certain percentage of domestic coal as they have been designed on imported coal (technology), I am glad that NTPC and BHEL are both working to recalibrate those plants,” Goyal said while addressing an Assocham interactive session on coal industry held last night. “Even if it needs further investments we will allow it as a pass-through in power pricing but try and enable yourself to use domestic coal, it is worth the saving for the nation as a whole,” he said. Indian Railways is looking at changing the return that is allowed to companies or investors to own railway assets, he said. “Suppose one of you wants to set up your own railway line anywhere, we are going to liberally allow you to do it, if you want to own your own rakes or wagons to have an assured supply of coal movement, we can allow you to own it, not at the rates of return that you were allowed in the

past which were very unattractive, but literally at a rate of return which would be quite attractive for performing companies,” Goyal said. Coal India Ltd (CIL) will invest nearly Rs 20,000 crore in the 5-7 years to own 1,500-1,700 rakes. He said railways is working to finish work on 14 lines dedicated for coal movement which are under different stages of new lines, doubling or tripling of lines which are being personally monitored by coal secretary and chairman of the Railway Board on a monthly basis to make sure there are no slippages. The minister said that he had sought Odisha chief minister Naveen Pattnaik’s help in increasing coal production in the state by getting land, making railway line, sorting out law and order issues and stopping harassment at coal mines by Biju Janta Dal MLAs, particularly in Talcher which has the potential to provide coal to the power plants in rest of the country. “But I did not get the kind of support which I should have got,” added Mr Goyal.


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HPL Electric ties-up with RCB for T20 Season- 2018

Associates with RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) as the official partner in LED Lighting & Switchgear category

HPL Electric & Power Ltd, (BSE:……, NSE:…..) established electric equipment manufacturing company in India, has tied-up with RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) in T20 this season as the official partner in LED Lighting & Switchgears category. As a part of the association, Royal Challengers Bangalore will sport the company’s branding on its uniform. The company will further leverage the association by using RCB & its associated players in all communications related to LED & Switchgears for the agreement duration. The company also plans to come out with various engagement plans and marketing initiatives around the tie-up. Speaking on the company’s association with RCB in T20 this season, Mr.Gautam Seth, Joint Managing Director, HPL Electric & Power Ltd said, “It is a matter of great

pride for us to be a part of T20 season and teaming up with the dynamic Royal Challengers Bangalore. As HPL Electric is growing and strengthening its presence in the market, we intend to take the brand to individual consumers by making it a household name and to build an instant connect with the wider audience through the T20 platform. We are positive that the association will help us in strengthening our brand image amongst the youth.” The company is on a growth trajectory and is looking to substantially increase the annual budget on marketing this year. Royal Challengers Bangalore Chairman, Amrit Thomas said, “We are extremely delighted to have HPL Electric as the official team partner in LED & Switchgears category. Team RCB is synonymous with performance and delivery and having a brand like HPL with us which rings in the same values is a great opportunity. We look forward to delivering great values to the company through this association.” The 11th edition of the T20 begins on April 7, 2018.

About HPL Electric & Power Ltd.

HPL is established electric equipment manufacturing company in India, manufacturing a diverse portfolio of electric equipment, including metering solutions, switchgears, LED lighting equipment and wires and cables, catering to consumer and institutional customers in the electrical equipment industry. HPL’ manufacturing capabilities are supported by a large sales and distribution network with a pan-India presence. They currently manufacture and sell its products under the umbrella brand ‘HPL’. HPL supplies switchgears, LED lighting equipment and wires and cables, primarily through their pan-India dealer network, which comprises of 2000+ dealers & distributors & 27000+ that are managed by the carrying and forwarding agents. In addition, HPL supplies their products to Power Utilities, which primarily includes supply of meters under direct contractual arrangements to electricity boards and power distribution companies, as well as through project contractors. Further, they supply their portfolio of products to developers of residential and commercial building projects, OEMs and to industrial customers through a mix of direct sales and supply through their authorized dealer network.

Government Amends Solar Bidding Norms

The government has amended solar bidding norms, allowing developers to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on solar equipment to discoms, ending the industry’s apprehensions about likely impact of possible anti-dumping and safeguard duties on imported equipment. The move will allow developers to bid as per current policies of the government, a senior government official said. It would, however, mean that any duty hike will ultimately be borne by the end consumer. “It is hereby clarified that the term ‘change in the 16 || April 2018 ||

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rates of any taxes’ as mentioned in clause 5.7.2 of ‘Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of power from grid connected solar PV power projects’ — notified on August 3, 2017 — includes change in rates of taxes, duties and cess,” the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) said in a notification issued . Anand Kumar, secretary in MNRE, said there has been some uncertainty in the market due to fears of safeguards and anti-dumping duties. “The bidders did not know how to bid realistically and accurately in the market, so there is a lot of speculation and we could get unrealistic rates as a result,” The ‘Change in Law’ clause earlier included any change in the rates of any tax that has a direct effect on the project. In the current scenario, where the government is still examining the veracity of data submitted by the domestic solar equipment industry for safeguards investigation, the move will prevent developers from

taking undue advantage of this uncertainty, Kumar said. “Suppose I don't make it a pass through, and bidders quote high rates. And then the duty never comes, then the bidder is taking undue advantage,” he explained. “So even if the price is increasing to the discoms, it is increased due to government policy,” Kumar said. The Directorate General of Safeguards in January this year had proposed a whopping 70% safeguards duty on imports of solar cells and modules from China and Malaysia, after domestic manufacturers’ body Indian Solar Manufacturers Association claimed to be facing serious injury on account of imports from these nations. Kumar, however, said, “Unless we are sure that there is merit in the case and the data is right, we cannot let in happen. MNRE is of the opinion that it should not disrupt solar mission.” Power and MNRE minister RK Singh had last month said the government was mulling pass through of duties on solar projects to de-risk them. The Indian government has set itself a target of achieving 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity, of which 100 GW is to come from solar. ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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Prerna Award, 2018 Honours Path Breaking Women Entrepreneurs in India

Strengthening its commitment towards gender parity not only within the organisation but also in the society at large, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today honoured women entrepreneurs with Prerna Awards. The awards were presented during Schneider Electric’s Innovation Summit held in New Delhi on March 19 and 20. The three recipients of the honour were Ching, founder of Shakti Foundation Trust which ensures education of children of women from low income groups and prevents child abuse and delinquency; Laxmi Menon for her innovative idea of making pens with waste paper embedded with ayurvedic seed which could become a plant once thrown away and creating a team of elderly, specially abled women to support her work; Pabiben Rabari who started one of India’s first women artisan enterprises of the country-Pabiben.com which employs women artisans from the villages to help them earn a livelihood. The Prerna Award, which was instituted in the year 2015, recognises women entrepreneurs who have excelled in largely male dominated fields of work or have made atypical contribution towards the sustainable development of the country and have empowered other women in the process. Talking about her life journey Pabiben shared, on the sidelines of the award ceremony, “I thank Schneider Electric for giving me this honour. I witnessed gender inequality from a very young age. I had always wanted to remove this from the society. With this initiative, now

Schneider Electric’s annual award recognises pioneering contribution made by women entrepreneurs towards innovation and empowering other women

there are many women in our village who are employed and financially independent, while taking care of their families as well.” Laxmi too added to that voice by stating, “It is my belief that if you are not a part of the solution, then by default you are a part of the problem. So, it is just an effort to positively impact our environment. The seed pen is what I have tried to do in my capacity to bring in some change in the plastic menace. I thank Schneider Electric for the acknowledgement.” While Ching, stated, “Our aim is to empower women who work as domestic help. Today, we all need domestic help and without them we cannot function but in turn no one is taking care of these women. So, we have taken a step to help their children and provide them the basic education. Today, we have 74 children who are going to proper school. The award from Schneider Electric has given me motivation to do more and even better.” The awards were presented by Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric and Rachna Mukherjee, Chief Human Resource Officer, Schneider Electric India who spoke about Schneider Electric’s vision to usher in change in the society by supporting women entrepreneurs across geographies. Talking about the need for women leaders in our ecosystem, Rachna Mukherjee, CHRO, Schneider Electric India said, “Diversity is an integral part of Schneider’s history, culture and identity. At Schneider Electric India, we are committed to driving this approach both within

and outside the organisation. I take immense pleasure in awarding these courageous women, who have challenged the status quo in the society, faced all odds and are now taking diversity from homes to their place of work.” The winners of Prerna Awards are selected after a rigorous assessment of the work done by the nominees, in line with the societal commitment of Diversity & Inclusion philosophy at Schneider Electric. Among the key criteria, nominees need to be small to medium scale women entrepreneurs who have worked in empowering other women through employment or skill building, have been bold enough to break traditional mindsets, worked in male dominated sectors and have been the change agents in contributing towards betterment of the society. The jury comprises Senior Leaders of Schneider Electric India including D&I Head, CHRO India Zone and MD & Country President. Schneider Electric India is committed to diversity and inclusion in its organisation at all levels. It is not only an integral part of its history and culture but also a key business imperative. The organisation is making constant effort to bring in the balance by inculcating various measures in key spheres such as Hiring (women referral policies, ensuring 40% women of the total recruits, 50% women campus recruits), Leadership commitment through programs like He For She and supportive policies for the existing employees such as extended maternity break, flexi work options, sabbatical options, as well as women leadership development programmes.

Schneider Electric Addresses the Future of Digital Economy at the Innovation Summit New Delhi 2018 Schneider Electric,the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is hostingits Innovation Summit in India for the very first time on 19th and 20th of March. The Summit will bring together key Industry leaderswhowill share critical insights to grow a digital economy, navigating it with disruptive technology tools. The Innovation Summit in India will reiterate Schneider Electric’s commitment to a sustainability agenda and its complete alignment with Government of India’s long-term goal of bringing down carbon footprint. Leaders who will be present at the Summit as speakers include, Mr.Amitabh Kant CEO, NITI Aayog, Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Former Chairman, State Bank of India, Dr.Naresh Trehan, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Medanta-The Medicity, Mr. Aman Kumar Singh, Principal Secretaryto Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh 18 || April 2018 ||

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&Chairman, Naya Raipur Development Authority. They will be joined by Schneider Electric’s global leaders including, Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer and Luc Rémont, Executive Vice President, International Operations,Anil Chaudhry, Zone President and Managing Director,Schneider Electric, India. On display, during the Summit, will be the company’s Innovation Hub, a showcase of the company’s rich portfolio of software, solutions and services. The integrated zone will showcase its next-generation EcoStruxure™ architecture and platform that delivers IoT-enabled open and interoperable solutions across user segments. It will run digital demosbringing the innovative platform closer to its customers as well as to a broader audience. Commenting on the occasion, Anil Chaudhry, Zone

President and Managing Director, Schneider Electric, India said,"The Innovation Summit is a platform to bring together industry leaders to create a body of valuable learnings around the digital economy in which we are operating today. The Summit will allow us to identify best practices to navigate businesses in this new economy to keep us on a growth path which is sustainable. I am delighted to host the Innovation Summit in India and welcome guests from India and outside.” During the event, over 1000 Schneider Electric customers from across India and the Asia Pacific region will hear more than 50 expert speakers, over two days. The event will feature strategic discussions and interactive deep-dive expert learning sessions with a diverse group of customers and partners, designed to further accelerate digital solutions to make New India Energy Positive. ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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Schneider Electric India’s Commitment to Making New India Energy Positive at the global tour of the Innovation Summit • Concludes two-day Innovation Summit in New Delhi • Sessions on future of energy, disruptive technology, product innovation captivate participants

Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, hosted its first Innovation Summit in India on March 19 and 20 in New Delhi. The summit brought together more than 2,000 customers, policy makers and industry leaders. Leaders shared critical insights on how automation and digitisation are helping to manage energy with disruptive technology tools leading to efficiency in business. The summit also reiterated Schneider Electric’s commitment to a sustainability agenda and complete alignment with the Indian government’s long-term goal of bringing down carbon footprint. Addressing the plenary, Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog, said the country is poised for paradigm shifts with huge disruptions in physical infrastructure. “We are creating 100 smart cities with another 50 cities which will be connected by metro and a few connected with bullet trains. The government is converging physical infrastructure with biometricbased digital infrastructure to improve human lives with uninterrupted water and electricity supplies, efficient public transportation, quality education and healthcare services.” Opening the plenary session of the summit, Anil Chaudhry, Zone President and Managing Director of Schneider Electric India said, “Schneider Electric’s technologies are powering businesses and key government programmes including Make in India, Smart Cities Mission and Electric Mobility. Nearly 15% per cent of India’s solar capacity is based on Schneider technology. Digitisation and IoT are going

to transform India’s energy ecosystem so that all citizens have access to uninterrupted electricity at affordable rates.” The event featured strategic discussions and interactive deep-dive sessions among over 50 expert speakers from Schneider Electric besides a diverse group of customers and partners from India and across the Asia Pacific region. It was designed to further accelerate digital solutions to make New India Energy Positive. The expert sessions included those on intuitive industries, living spaces of the future, leveraging IoT in manufacturing facilities, enabling digital hospitals, re-imagining data centres for a connected tomorrow, empowering industrial OEMs for the digital era, inclusive growth of India through skill development and rural electrification. The summit also showcased Schneider Electric’s Innovation Hub, an exhibition of the company's rich portfolio of software, solutions and services. The integrated zone displayed its next-generation EcoStruxure™ architecture and platform that delivers IoT-enabled open and interoperable solutions across user segments. The company also displayed its new range of IoT enabled smart home solutions called ‘Connected Homes’. It ran digital demos bringing the innovative platforms closer to its customers as well as to a broader audience. Given the huge potential in the electric vehicle charging space, Schneider Electric also displayed its EV charging infrastructure named EVLinks. EVLinks is already available in different markets across the world and the company is keen to tap into the nascent Indian

market for the same. The EV charging platform can be installed both at homes as well as public places. The event showcased the integrated command centre of the Naya Raipur smart city. Schneider Electric is developing the country’s first green field smart city at Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh. The integrated project for Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) will cover the entire gamut of public services like transportation, surveillance, citizen applications, end-to-end smart grid solutions, end-to-end water management system and integrated building management system. It will have a centralised command and control centre to manage emergency responses as well.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

Telangana Spending Rs 38,000 crores for three Power Projects

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with a combined capacity of 5880 MW in the state. A press release from TS Transco CMD, D Prabhakar Rao said, a 24-hour power scheme will be successfully implemented from January 1 onwards for as many as 23 lakh agriculture pump sets in Telangana. "TSGENCO has commenced projects of 5880 MW capacity at Manuguru (4x270 MW), Kothagudem (1x800 MW) and Dameracherla (5x800 MW) with an investment of Rs 37,938 crores. The works are going

on war footing," he said. "The initiative of the government to develop power through public sector has received appreciation from all over the country," Rao said. The state grid met a peak demand of 10,284 MW on March 8, 2018 which is an all time record in the history of Telangana Power sector, he claimed. Further, Transmission and Distribution System is fully geared up to meet a load of up to 11,000 MW in coming seasons and the power utility is spending Rs 12,136 crores towards strengthening the transmission and distribution system. ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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ICA INDIA ENCOURAGES AC BUYERS TO GO 100% COPPER THIS YEAR

Points to remember while purchasing an Air-conditioners this summer The months of March through May are the months of grueling summer in India. It is also the time of year that sees a bump of 7% in sale of AC units every year. International Copper Association of India (ICA India) would like to arm the consumers with key points to bear in mind to make a wise and informed decision. It is essential to understand that the purchase of an AC Unit should be made considering the overall life time cost rather than merely the initial cost of the AC Unit. This includes cost of operations, maintenance, repair and cost of replacement. ICA India would encourage customers to consider 100% Copper ACs to ensure that they have an advantage on total life time costs. Energy efficiency – The star rating of an AC Unit that is displayed on the unit itself signifies the electrical efficiency at the time of purchase. It is important to note that the efficiency of the AC Unit tends to drop over time and can reduce from a five-star rating to a two-star through wear and tear and degradation of its parts. With a lower energy efficiency, the cost of operating the AC Unit spikes up since it requires more energy to reach the same cooling temperature. 100% Copper AC Units with copper condensers and tubes remain at a higher efficiency for longer because of Copper’s unique specific heat which is lower than other metals, thus allowing it to heat up or cool down more easily when switched on and off. Lower rated AC Units are a burden not just to the individual family but to the society at large since it is using valuable energy. Durability – AC Units are used for long periods in

warm climactic conditions. In India these conditions are exacerbated in the summer. With consistent long use of AC Units they are prone to breakdowns. Non-copper Micro-Channel Heat exchanger (MCHA) AC Units tend to see more breakdowns in the form of coil replacement, gas leakage. Also MCHA units parts are not easily available and hence getting the unit up and running again takes longer. A 100% Copper AC Units failure rate is 1% where as an MCHA Unit has a failure rate of as high as 25%. Corrosion – The long contiguous coastline of India is home to a large number of Indians residing in cities and townships. MCHA AC Units are prone to corrosion and thus break down and also become less energy efficient over time. A 100% Copper AC anti-corrosive and hence is not affected by these coastal conditions. Maintenance – A 100% Copper AC Unit is very simple to maintain due to its design. The dust particles are not caught in it and can be easily cleaned. On the other hand, MCHA AC Units are cumbersome to clean and the accumulation of dust results in the need for regular maintenance. Annual Maintenance Contracts for MCHA AC Units are also higher than those for 100% Copper Units because of the number of visits and the high cost of replacement parts. Assuming a 5 years life-cycle, an average consumer saves about Rs. 20,000 on 100% copper-based AC. Mr. Sanjeev Ranjan, Managing Director, International Copper Association of India, commented saying, “At ICA India, we are committed to educate people on purchasing and utilizing quality products. These range from building wires, cables and even AC Units. The

summer season is upon us and people will look at purchasing new AC Units to alleviate the heat. We want to equip them with the right facts to help make an informed decision. We want the consumers to be mindful of total lifetime costs of owning an AC unit rather than only the cost of the AC Unit. We believe that using 100% Copper AC Units would benefit the consumer, our energy starved Country and our environment as a whole.” Other things to consider while operating an AC unit to reduce costs include: • A change of 1 degree Celsius in the thermostat setting can affect your energy bill by 3% to 5% • It is important to regularly clean and filter the ACs as this will improve cooling, reduce compressor-running time and consume less energy • Ensuring insulation to not allow cold air escape the room by keeping all windows and doors closed will help in minimizing energy consumption of room air conditioners • Placing lights, computers, televisions and other light-producing devices near the air conditioner thermostat affects the proper functioning of the thermostat and thereby makes the air conditioner condenser work longer and consume more electricity • ACs are not only used for cooling, but as a multi-seasonal product, these hot and cold air conditioners also save up to 35% more energy than heaters.

HPCL gets to set up Rs 136-cr LPG Plant in Bihar

State-run HPCL received the environment clearance for setting up of a new LPG plant with bottling and storage facilities in East Champaran, Bihar that will 22 || April 2018 ||

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entail an investment of Rs 136.4 crore. This will be the third LPG plant in the state. Currently, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has only two LPG plants in Bihar at Patna and Purnia with a bottling capacity of 50,000 cylinders per day. As per the proposal, the HPCL wants to construct mounded storage vessels with a capacity of 1,050 tonnes and bottling capacity of 120 tonnes per annum in an area of 30 acres in Panapur and Kubeya villages in East Champaran district. "The Union Environment Ministry has cleared the HPCL's proposal and granted the environment

clearance to the company with some conditions," a senior government official said. The purpose of the project is to increase rural penetration of bottled LPG cylinders in Bihar in a safe and environmental-friendly way. The cost of proposed LPG plant is estimated to be Rs 136.4 crore, the official added. At present, the HPCL is meeting the demand through sharing filling capacity from other LPG bottling plants/ private bottlers. The government's aim is to increase the LPG penetration to 75 per cent by addition of 5.5 crore new LPG connections till 2019-20.

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WebNMS (IoT division of Zoho Corp.) and ElMeasure Announce Partnership to Bring IoT Enabled Energy Management Solutions WebNMS (IoT division of Zoho Corp.), a leading provider of WebNMS IoT Platform and Enterprise IoT solutions, today announced their strategic partnership with ElMeasure, a pioneer in Energy Management and largest panel meter manufacturer in the country. The two companies have partnered to bring IoT enabled Energy Management Solution in the Industrial IoT space. This collaboration brings together WebNMS’ scalable and high-performance, Internet of Things (IoT) platform and ElMeasure’s expertise in energy management and metering hardware manufacturing. It will enable ElMeasure to provide innovative and specialized, Energy Management Solutions for various industry verticals like textile, pharma, automobile, commercial, and residential buildings, etc. WebNMS’ IoT Platform helps ElMeasure leverage IoT technology to gather, process, visualize, and draw insights from energy data at scale, across its broad array of energy product portfolio to provide unified Energy Management Solutions. This partnership takes forward ElMeasure as one of the early adopters of IoT technology in the energy space in India. WebNMS’ highly secured and scalable platform integration with ElMeasure’s high precision energy meters will enable the enterprises to considerably reduce their energy bills and OpEx. Data visibility is of importance to the enterprises, to pinpoint the energy usage. An intelligent solution that can provide energy reports doff wise, shift wise, count wise, production wise, etc., show the speed Vs Kw curve, bars, graphs, etc. Transparent insights on likewise energy data will enable the enterprises to schedule preventive maintenance, reduce the downtime, effective utilization of resources. “Energy being a vital resource to any business impacts

the financials and productivity of the business. Energy efficiency is a key driver of business competitiveness. We are delighted to partner with ElMeasure as they move to providing IoT enabled Energy Management Solutions in the connected era. At WebNMS, we pride ourselves on delivering robust, scalable, high-performance, industry ready IoT Platform which enables our customers and partners like ElMeasure to quickly provide customized vertical IoT solutions in their area of expertise. WebNMS remains strongly committed to its open platform approach that enables partners to create their innovative applications.” says Karen Ravindranath, Director, WebNMS IoT. “WebNMS, seeks to leverage our expertise in the energy management domain by this strategic partnership; enabling our customers to be truly IoT and Industry 4.0 ready. With this partnership we believe that WebNMS IoT platform can well complement our hardware enabling quicker time to market and easy deployments to customers of various domains seeking energy efficiency.” says Sam Cherian, Chairman, ElMeasure. The global energy landscape is changing and the demand is expected to grow to 28% by 2040. The extent of this increase is likely to be curbed by the improvements in energy efficiency, as increasing attention around the world is devoted to using energy more sustainably. Studies reveal that industry and buildings are the largest market for final energy consumption. Industries waste approx. to 30% of the total energy. Enterprises are making a shift towards a more energy sustainable environment and continuously finding alternate renewable sources of energy. About WebNMS: WebNMS, the IoT division of Zoho Corp., is a leading provider of enterprise

IoT platform and IoT solutions that maximizes the potential of connected business infrastructure. WebNMS’ IoT platform is designed to provide a strong framework of core capabilities like data ingestion, aggregation, alarm management, device and connectivity management, data visualization, and reporting. This developer friendly, customizable platform promotes developer efficiency, minimizes cost and time to market. WebNMS also has a portfolio of ready to deploy IoT solutions that revolves around three major capabilities; Energy management, Remote Site & Asset management, and Logistics & Fleet management. WebNMS’ proprietary EdgeX agent is a multi-device compatible gateway agent which acquires, analyzes, manages, and processes the data at the edge and provides intelligent connectivity to cloud. Our IoT platform encourages an enterprise ready IoT ecosystem through its channel partners: system Integrators, software developers, resellers, sensors, and gateway hardware manufacturers. About ElMeasure: ElMeasure is a pioneer in energy management and today offers solutions in the Industrial IoT space. The largest panel meter manufacturer in the country that offers cutting edge technology in comprehensive data analysis for energy and process management (measure, control and conserve). The first to introduce advanced prepaid metering with multiple modes of communication and integration of gas and water. World class products and solutions are delivered from a state of the art manufacturing facility that covers 60,000 sqft. ElMeasure has a DSIR approved R&D lab with 300 plus innovators that deliver a quality product backed by our “customer first” value. Today ElMeasure serves energy consumers across various industries with a reach in over 40 countries and a promise to serve our 40,000 plus and growing customers.

NTPC Commissions 660MW unit of Meja Project in UP Power producer NTP its has commissioned the first unit of 1,320 MW super-critical Meja thermal project at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, taking its total installed generation capacity to 53,651 MW. The first unit of 660MW capacity of Meja Urja

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Nigam Pvt Ltd, a joint venture firm of NTPC, was commissioned on March 31, the state-run firm said in a statement. "With this, the total commissioned capacity of NTPC group has become 53,651 MW," it said.

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Riello Power, The leading UPS Manufacturer. Open New Manufacturing Facility at Manesar Riello Power, Indian manufacturing plant at Manesar

Riello Power India Pvt Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of RPS S.p.A, a leading manufacturer of UPS systems. Headquartered at Legnago (Verona), Italy with manufacturing facilities in Legnago and Cormano in Italy and Manesar (Haryana) in India. New Plant Inauguration Riello Power , one of the leading UPS manufacturer inaugurated a new state-of – art manufacturing facility at Manesar on 9th February 2018. Setup on a land bank of 50,000 sq ft, the plant is manufacturing UPS from 10KVA – 800 KVA. The new plant has a bigger set up with capability to manufacture higher

capacity UPS to meet the local demand, said Mr. Fabio Passuello, Global Managing Director. He further adds “We would continue to invest and maintain with the pace of changing market scenario, the new facility will facilitate to further improve our market share”. Speaking on the occasion, Riello Power India CEO & Director Mr. Anil Munjal said that this facility is “a testimony of our future plans, we know the UPS market has a great potential and through our bigger base we will be able to increase our manufacturing capacity and product deliverables”.

Mr. Fabio Passuello (Centre),Global Managing Director at the inaugural ceremony

Mr. Fabio Passuello (L), Global Managing Director with Mr. Anil Munjal (R) CEO & Director, India.

Amendment in solar Bidding Norms Positive, Says ICRA

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the "change in law" provision now applies to changes in taxation, duties and cess instead of change in taxation as applicable earlier, it said. "There is now clarity on pass-through of import duty and other such duty under "change in law" which is a positive for solar developers. However, the quantification of actual tariff changes by SERCs and the timelines of the same will remain critical from the cash flow perspective of the affected developers," said Sabyasachi Majumdar, Group Head & Senior VP, Icra. Moreover, the retrospective applicability of such duty

under change in law remains critical for projects which have been recently awarded in bidding route from the viability perspective of such projects, he said. The rating agency said there have been talks of imposition of import duties, including safeguard duties, in order to protect domestic equipment manufacturers. The amendment however gives no clarity on whether such safeguard duties will be imposed and if so what would be the applicable rates, Icra said. In January, the Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) rec`ommended provisional safeguard duty of 70 per cent on solar cells & panels and the final decision is pending. Subsequently, Madras High Court had put a temporary stay on implementation of safeguard duty and the timeline for final decision is also not clear. Under the prevailing uncertainty, acceptance of changes in "change in law" guidelines is a net positive for developers, Icra added. ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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Switchgears, Control Panels, Capacitors Industry: A Brief Outlook

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he switchgear & control gear market is expected to witness robust growth owing to sig. electricity capacity additions supported by large govt. Foreign investments. Demand for capacitors is expected to be driven by rising demand for consumer durables, IT hardware coupled with increasing use of electrical ckt’s in diverse applications. Sig. electricity capacity additions supported by govt. investments will drive Switchgears, Control panels, Capacitors Industry: A brief outlook demand for switchgear & control gear. Large-scale planned investments installed capacity addition of 220 GW during (FY16-22) will drive demand for switchgear & control gears in India to $ 8.2 bn by FY22.


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Switchgears & control panels form a part of power distribution equipment & are widely used in power grid or electricity distribution systems. Low-voltage & medium-voltage switchgear are used in many industries such as oil & gas, & paper & pulp, while high-voltage switchgears are primarily used in power substations. Capacitors are widely used as parts of electrical ckt’s in many common electrical devices & also in power distribution systems. Global switchgear & control gear (panel), & capacitor markets expected to grow at CAGRs of 6.1% (2014-19) & 5.1% (2015-20), resp.. Asia Pacific is the largest switchgear & control gear market & is expected to rise strongly owing to large investments in the power sector during 2016-19. Increasing electrification in developing countries of this region will boost demand. Growing demand for consumer electronics & rising sig. of capacitors in electronics manufacturing is likely to drive the capacitors market to $24 bn by 2020. Indian switchgear & capacitor markets to witness robust CAGRs of 19.2% & 29.2%, resp., during FY15-22. The switchgear & control gear market is expected to witness robust growth owing to sig. electricity capacity additions supported by large govt. & foreign investments. Demand for capacitors is expected to be driven by rising demand for consumer durables, IT hardware coupled with increasing use of electrical ckt’s in diverse applications. Sig. electricity capacity additions supported by govt. investments will drive demand for switchgear & control gear. Large-scale planned investments & installed capacity addition of 220 GW during (FY16-22) will drive demand for switchgear & control gears in India to $8.2 bn by FY22. Rising disposable incomes, easy access to credit, increasing electrification & wide usability of online sales will boost domestic capacitors production capacity to $450 mn by FY’22. Moreover, investments by the govt. will further strengthen domestic manufacturing. In 2014-15, the govt. invested $ 738,000 to set up a facility at Thrissur, Kerala for developing super capacitors & reduce dependence on imports.


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Dielectric paste production: Powdered dielectric material & resin are mixed

to create a dielectric paste.

Sheet formation: The paste slurry is poured onto conveyor belt inside a drying oven, resulting in the dry ceramic sheets. Thickness of the sheet determines the voltage rating of the capacitor. Internal electrode printing: Electrode ink is made by mixing metal powder

with solvents & ceramic material. Electrodes are then printed onto the ceramic sheets using a screen printing process.

Sheet layering & pressing: Electrode printed ceramic sheets are stacked to create a multilayer structure called a bar. Cutting & chip formation: The bar is cut into separate capacitors as per the

specified sizes.

Sintering/ Firing: The parts are fired in kilns with slow moving conveyor belts. After sintering, the capacitors become hard ceramic. Terminal electrode dipping & plating: Each terminal of the capacitor is

dipped in electrode ink & the parts are fired in kilns. After this capacitors are plated with a layer of nickel & then a layer of tin.

Testing & packaging: The parts are tested & sorted to their correct capacitance tolerances. They are then packaged on tape & reel & are shipped. Key equipment required: Capacitor winding machines; Lead welding machines; Powder coating machines; Box encapsulation machines; Automatic testing machines.

Switchgear market heating up in India Switchgear & control gear manufacturing process

Metal sheet fabrication: Stainless steel sheets are sheared. Sheets are then bent using hydraulic press brake machines. Chemical treatment is done to remove surface defects. Lastly, doors are sealed with polyurethane rubber.

Enclosure assembly: Frames & processed metal sheets are fitted together using joints to form enclosure assemblies.

Busbar production: Busbars (electrical conductors) are cut, punched & bent

according to the panel design & rating before being installed in the enclosures. They are clamped with fibre glass insulator for durability during short ckt’s.

Component assembly: Electrical components such as ckt. breakers & control devices are fitted & wired together. Testing: The switch gear is tested on various testing equipment to ensure optimal performance & safe operation before on-site installation.

Key equipment required: LVD laser cutting machine; Turret punching machine;

Hydraulic press brake machine; Gasket forming machine; Epoxy powder coating machine; Metal bending machine; Punching & cutting machine. Testing equipment - Contact resistance tester; Primary current injector; Secondary current injector; 2 phase voltage injector.

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Switchgear is a collective term used for a combination of devices that are used to monitor, control, regulate & protect electrical installations throughout the grid ranging from generation, transmission, distribution, right till the end user. Technology & range of switchgear varies across different segments of the grid depending on the voltage level. Switchgear market in India is categorized into three segments- LV, MV, & HV. Ever increasing demand for energy, coupled with large scale infra. development projects in the developing nations has secured sig. growth of switchgear demand in these markets. According to a report published by the market research firm MarketandMarkets, the global switchgear market is expected to grow from an est. $74.77 bn to $136.71 bn with a CAGR of 12.83% from 2014 to 2019. & Asia Pacific region is the area of highest est. growth. According to the report, Utilities will have the highest market share, followed by Industries, Residential sector & the rest. In India, various schemes & agendas have been launched in the past year by the current govt. that could ensure a positive slope in switchgear demand. Some of these include Make In India, Digital India, Smart City Program, Integrated Power Development Scheme & Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation, among others. These schemes are focused at development of new infra. & also revamping of the existing infra. in the country thereby improving India’s standing on the global arena. The need to have a safe, reliable, & efficient power distribution setup at both micro & macro levels will provide growth opportunities to the LV & MV switchgear markets in India. The nation’s developing infra. across various sectors including residential, commercial & transport will be the prime factor for growth in the demand for ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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Cover Story switchgears in India. Development in sectors of oil & gas, petrochemicals, steel, concrete, & telecom will prove to be a huge stimulus to the development of this business especially in the MV section. This trend signifies a positive time for various stakeholders as the need of the hour has been identified as not just development, but sustainable development with a huge focus on safety, reliability & efficiency of our systems. For example, energy producing companies need reliable & efficient systems in place to transmit energy to users. OEMs of switchgear need to utilize the local expertise of low key players like panel builders & system integrators to provide such systems. And, growth of switchgear market & its subsequent actualization will benefit all stakeholders like energy producers, infra. developers, switchgear OEMs, & right up to the end users of electricity. This will directly lead to upliftment of standard of living when users will have access to safe & reliable energy. In India, we have a mix of global players & local competitors. It is also evident that new entrants in this market over the past few years. Indian switchgear market is very peculiar & complex; customer needs vary in different segments, geographies. In addition to cost conscious customers, there is a huge proportion of customers, who are willing to pay a premium for innovations, technology advancements in products / solutions. Value selling rather than just competing on price. Deep understanding of customer values across segments, keeping up with evolving trends, higher R&D spend lead to product introductions which create a new benchmark in the industry. One of the things we are looking at is that state enterprises have financial challenges. Solvency of some of these is what we are paying attention to. Inadequate demand could be attributed to insufficient planning by the users & delay in finalizing tenders resulting in bunching of orders which also creates supply-delivery problems. Also, the procurement system in utilities, which entails procuring products at lowest price, creates a hurdle for bringing in good quality material into the system. Further, the insistence by utilities on repeated type testing of products, despite there being no change in design, poses additional delays & adds to unnecessary cost. This is further impacted by inadequate type-testing laboratories. The need to have a safe, reliable, & efficient power distribution setup at both micro & macro levels will provide growth opportunities to the LV & MV switchgear markets in India. Growth of switchgear market & its subsequent actualization will benefit all stakeholders like energy producers, infra. developers, switchgear OEMs, right up to the end users of electricity. This will directly lead to upliftment of standard of living when users will have access to safe & reliable energy. With schemes like smart city, AMRUT 34 || April 2018 ||

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& Smartgrid mission on the role would definitely fare well in near future as of 2017 is concerned we are to witness the roll out outcome of govt. policies that would peg up production process.

Growth Drivers

Major growth drivers are cables & switchgears market. LV switchgear market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during 2016-2020 & is expected to reach Rs. 7,609 Cr by 2020. Performance has been mixed. Segments such as residential & commercial infra. & renewable such as solar have seen sig. switchgear demand but there has been lower than expected demand from power capacity expansion projects. Also industries such as oil & gas have been conservative in their investments due to macro-economic & liquidity challenges.� The switchgear industry in India mainly covers low voltage switchgear products such as Air Ckt. Breakers (ACBs), Moulded Case Ckt. Breakers (MCCBs), Miniature Ckt. Breakers (MCBs), Residual Current Devices (RCDs), & fuse gear products. MCBs, RCDs, & DBs are low technology & highly price sensitive product segments with several small & medium participants operating at regional levels. This is a high volume business with demand primarily from commercial & residential segments. Market for changeover switches (COS) & other switching device (SDs) is a mature market with stable demand predominantly from small industrial end users. Besides being low-cost products, COS & other SDs find preference with these end users because of their proven & rugged technologies & ease of maintenance & repairs. As per IEEMA, the current size of the LV switchgear industry is Rs. 11,200 Cr out of which the domestic switchgear market comprising of products such as MCBs, RCCBs, & DBs account to Rs. 2,500 Cr. It is est. that the switchgear industry in India will reach Rs. 21,500 Cr by 2017 on the back of strong infra. development, govt. initiatives towards power capacity expansion & augmentation & development of the T&D network. While the overall domestic market grew between 5 to 10% last year, the first two quarters of this year witnessed a slow growth. Main factors which are driving the growth of switchgear industry in India is resurgence of projects in infra. & real-estate sectors, rising aspirations of consumers & growing demand for branded goods. The govt. amplified focus on infra.

development & launch of ambitious smart cities project would further accelerate the demand of quality electrical equipment. Even, the consumers nowadays are willing to pay extra for better quality products which are driving the growth of the electrical industry. The switchgear market will continue its growth trajectory given the aggressive reforms initiated by the govt. through programmes such as Power for All, Make in India, the Integrated Power Development Scheme, Housing for All & the Deendayal Upadhayaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. The overall impetus given to the T&D will in turn drive the demand for switchgear & electrical equipment industry as well. Major growth drivers as follows: Govt. initiatives & reforms for expansion & development of the T&D network & power capacity augmentation: Sig. investments of the Govt. of India towards power distribution with the objective of increasing access to reliable power supply & to reducing AT&C Losses, including through schemes such as Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana & Restructured Accelerated Power Development & Reform Program, besides modernization of the existing network, will provide boost demand for LV switchgear products. In addition, plans to add an additional generation capacity under the 12th FYP will subsequently increase the requirement for evacuation devices for the additional power, driving demand for LV switchgears in India. Increased demand from the renewable energy segment: Govt. incentives, favorable foreign investment policy & vast untapped potential of renewable energy will drive renewable energy generation in India. The renewable energy market has grown from about 12 GW in 2008 to 28.2 GW in 2013, growing at approximately 16% per year & this growth is expected to sustain at current or higher levels during the 2016-2020 period. As a result demand for LV switchgear, especially for MCCB & MCB products, is expected to increase sig.. Revival of the industrial segment: Improvement in the performance of industries, declining inflation, increasing demand, particularly from the residential ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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Cover Story segment, announcements in the 2015 Union Budget to address the structural issues plaguing industrial & infra. sectors, collectively, are expected to benefit the manufacturing sector. Additionally, the Govt. of India’s focus on initiatives such as ‘Make in India’ is expected to further propel manufacturing & industrial segment growth. These factors are expected to translate into the increased demand for LV switchgears from the industrial segment. Growth in the residential segment: Policy reforms such as allowing 100% foreign investment in the real estate sector, tax benefits for foreign investors, & focus on establishment of smart cities are expected to contribute to the growth of the residential segment at 30% over the next decade. Further, the increasing urban population with expectations to cross 590 mn by 2030, & growing household income are some of the major factors that influence demand for residential real estate. Also, increasing construction in tier-II & tier-III cities & increasing awareness among end users for protective devices in these cities are expected to have a positive impact on the LV switchgear market over the medium to long term. Growing infra. & construction segments; expansion & development of T&D network & power capacity augmentation; & expansion in key industry segments will contribute to the growth of switchgear industry whereas Rajiv Kumar of Eaton adds that the capital expenditure in real estate will spur the growth. However, the unorganised sector particularly for domestic switchgear products such as MCBs & RCCBs still continues to grow. Other factor remains that while the industry has set benchmarks, continuous development needs to be done to foster new technologies. It is equally necessary to keep raising the bar of safety standards to ensure that only standardized switchgear products occupy the shelves in the market. Increasing competition from the unorganised sector along with the lack of standardization & design parameters is adversely impacting the quality of products & growth of the industry. Increasing trend of customization is hampering the growth of switchgear market in India. However, the switchgear industry is emerging from a period of prolonged slowdown & we are hopeful that quality products will prevail over their cheaper counterparts in the coming months. Given that a no. of fire incidents every year happen due to short ckt., people now prefer to make one time investment in high quality products. Some of the major challenges that are hampering the growth of switchgear industry include low budget allocation during project planning, increasing pricing pressures due to high competition, & uncertainty & delays in implementation of various power reforms. The Indian market for LV switchgear is competitive, 36 || April 2018 ||

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particularly for volume-driven products such as MCBs & MCCBs, making it difficult for multinational companies to sustain their market share with decreasing profit realization. The increasing pricing pressure coupled with fluctuating raw material prices & imports from other Asian countries is acting as a deterrent to market growth as per its actual potential. Delays in the evaluation & approval procedures at the implementation stage create uncertainty & lack of confidence in private investors, resulting in creation of artificial demand periodically, with manufacturers confronting irregular & bunched demand. This results in overbooked factories, further delays & makes the production planning process excessively challenging. LV switchgears, which account for more than 55% of the total market, has a higher share of unorganised players & it is anticipated to increase in the coming years. The forward integration of these unorganised players to medium & high voltage segments can lead to an increase in the unorganised market share in these segments. The challenges for Indian switchgear industry could be summed up as high level of price competitiveness, liquidity challenges, & pace of infra & power expansion projects. Anchor unveiled its basket of value for money switchgear under the brand UNO last year. It will be focusing on adding more products under the UNO portfolio this year. With a new facility commissioned at Haridwar recently, the company will foresee venturing into commercial switchgear segment with an attractive product range in the financial year 2017. Havells India launched its first ‘Made in India’ MCBs & RCCBs under “EURO-II” series which has been completely designed & developed by the R&D team of Havells to provide enhanced safety against overload, short ckt. & electric shock. These MCBs & RCCBs incorporates all the safety features & offer a unique design of Bi stable mounting clip, safety terminals to eliminate human error by electricians, larger terminals for allowing termination of higher size wires & new design for better air circulation. The new range of MCBs is being manufactured at the company’s state-ofthe-art plant at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. Innovation in switchgears is primarily in terms of the aesthetics & customized features offered by the products such as improving the product lifecycle, tamper-proofing, increasing safety & handling, improving user-interface & focus on multi-functionality & niche functionality. MNCs and established manufacturers usually spend more on product improvement & the frequency of updating product features is usually two to three years. HPL Electric & Power Ltd is one of the oldest manufacturers of LV switchgears in India, with nearly 50% share of the market for changeover switches. HPL’s portfolio of switchgears includes air ckt. breakers up to 6300A, MCCBs up to 800A, MCBs up to 125A,

on-load changeover switches up to 3150A, range of control gear & a range of modular switches that are available for varied range of wattages, voltages & amperage & with different breaking capacities. The product offerings also include MCCB distribution panels with pre-mounted MCCBs. One of the recent offerings for the switchgear market is our AV ATS (Advanced Version Automatic Transfer Switches) in three categories viz. Motorized, with basic electronic microprocessor based controller & another one with high-end version electronic microprocessor based controller compatible with any computer or laptop through communication port (RS485). One can programmed the AV ATS (having high-end controller) with various functions & features used for utility & genset controls. This AV ATS is available in three frame sizes viz. Frame-1 (125~200A), Frame-2 (250~320A) & Frame-3 (400~630A). These are compact, user friendly & efficient switchgear products ensuring almost ‘zero’ downtime during transfer of power supply from one source to another. Another offering is the Electronic Microprocessor based range of MCCBs in 3 frame sizes from 25A ~ 800A in both 3-Pole & 4-Pole versions. These give opportunity to have proper coordination between various protection devices installed at different levels in the power distribution system. With the communication features available in these MCCBs, the user can control & monitor the power distribution in a more efficient, accurate & reliable way. Eaton’s comprehensive LV & MV switchgear portfolio offers the latest innovations in efficient power management – whether it is LV or MV breakers, meters, relays & panel systems that communicate over all major field-device networks to enable remote monitoring & control of the switchgear, smallest footprint & industry leading performance in reliability, energy savings & safety. Legrand India enjoys the distinction of being the pioneer in MCBs. Energy protection & distribution has always been a core business for the Legrand Group. Legrand had launched DX3 in 2014 in India which is a complete range of MCBs, from 10 KA to 50 KA & observes homogeneity with the power range & effective energy distribution. The product is positioned at the premium end of the market & is aimed at large industrial, commercial & residential complexes. The exclusive innovation of RCD module with metering sets new standards of energy efficiency, easy installation, inbuilt protection & compactness. For the first time in a modular device there is a seamless amalgamation of thermal magnetic protection, residual current protection, energy measuring & local & remote data analysis. The unique plug-in solution is reliable, saves time, leaves space on the rail & has energized intervention with busbar. Each DX3 comes with a unique Copy tracer no. to avoid duplication & ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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fraud. The products are ROHS compliant -a European standard that ensures hazardous substances are not used in manufacturing process as a safety measure. Further these are environment friendly, with 87% of recyclable components. The simple yet innovative on-site padlocking ensures easy & safe maintenance. Legrand plans to continue to design new products in the low voltage switchgear segment & engage with newer distributors, panel builders & EPC contractors have a sig. role in the movement of products from the manufacturers to end users.

Switchgear Market to be 125.10 Bn US$ by 2022

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, the Switchgear market is expected to grow from an est. US$ 88.71 Bn in 2017 to US$ 125.10 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.12%, from 2017 to 2022. The global market is set to witness a sig. growth due to the continued growth of construction & developmental activities, increasing access to electricity, & growth of renewable power generation projects. The T&D utilities segment is expected to hold the largest share of the Switchgear Market, by end-user, during the forecast period. The T&D utilities sub-segment of the end-user segment led the Switchgear Market in 2016 & is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The T&D utilities segment is also expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. The growth of the T&D utilities segment is primarily driven by increasing investments in sub-station automation, modernization of electric grid, & smart utilities which includes smart grids & smart meters. This would enhance the protection by decreasing energy losses, due to poor operational efficiency of traditional 38 || April 2018 ||

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equipment. This would ultimately create new revenue pockets for the Switchgear Market during the forecast period. The gas insulated switchgear sub-segment of the equipment segment led the Switchgear Market in 2016 & is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. Rising energy demand & extension/ replacement of old switchgear at sub-stations can drive the gas insulated switchgear equipment in the Switchgear Market. However, the ckt. breaker sub-segment accounted for the second largest share in 2016 in the Switchgear Market, based on the equipment segment. The market in Asia Pacific led the global Switchgear Market in 2016. Increasing grid investments especially in developing economies, such as China & India & plans for electrification in remote areas in countries, such as Vietnam, Indonesia, & the Philippines are expected to drive the Switchgear Market in Asia Pacific. Indonesia aims to achieve 90% electrification rate by 2025 & the countries, such as the Philippines & Malaysia have similar plans. Rise in investments in smart grid technologies including distribution grid automation, smart meters, & demand response systems in countries, such as Japan, South Korea, & Australia would create opportunities for the Switchgear Market in the Asia Pacific region.

T&D to drive the Indian LV switchgear market

Investment in the construction, utilities & renewable energy sectors is driving the Indian low voltage switchgear market. With the residential segment witnessing robust growth to meet the rising demand for real estate in the country, lucrative opportunities for LV switchgears will emerge from this sector too.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenues of $929.7 mn in 2014 & estimates this to reach $1,405.2 mn in 2020. The study covers air ckt. breakers, moulded case ckt. breakers, motor protection ckt. breakers, changeover switches, contactors & relays, miniature ckt. breakers, residual ckt. devices, distribution boards, & switching devices. The Indian govt.’s plans to expand & develop the T&D network & augment power capacity are expected to fuel the need for LV switchgears in the country. Schemes such as Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana & Restructured Accelerated Power Development & Reform Program that have been designed to encourage investments at the distribution level will be among the initiatives that will boost the demand for LV switchgears. On the downside, energy-intensive industries such as oil & gas, which have traditionally driven the primary demand for LV switchgears, are holding back future investments due to the weak macroeconomic environment, tightening liquidity, & a lack of policy reforms. These industries have adopted a wait-and-watch strategy, creating a lull in productivity & the demand for LV switchgears. With industry sentiments & overall economic conditions anticipated to improve by the middle of this year, the Indian LV switchgear market is likely to witness higher growth rates over the next five to six years. Fast-paced reforms planned by the govt. will play a pivotal role in getting the market back on track. LV switchgear manufacturers will still have to contend with increasing pricing pressures due to intense competition. The revenue-generating potential of market participants will suffer to some extent due to curtailed investments & the long approval process ||www.electricalmirror.net||


for utility & infra. projects. To sustain themselves, LV switchgear manufacturers must adopt new strategies & introduce innovative products. They should also expand their distribution network & focus on modular devices, which are expected to witness strong adoption rates in the Indian market.

GIS Market Worth 25.95 Bn $ by 2021

A report published by MarketsandMarkets sais that market is expected to grow from an est. $ 16.53 Bn in 2016 to $ 25.95 Bn by 2021, registering a CAGR of 9.4% from 2016 to 2021. The global market is witnessing sig. growth due to better capacity compared to conventional switchgear, optimized energy efficiency, reliability, & security to multiple energy sources, compact structure, longer lifespan, & low maintenance of gas insulated switchgear. Among the two major types of gas insulated switchgear: high voltage & medium voltage, the former held the largest market share in 2015. High voltage gas insulated switchgear are efficient to transmit electricity at high voltage, extra high voltage, & ultra-high voltage level. In many cases, the renewable energy generator is directly connected to the national grid, which generates electricity of high-voltage or ultra-high voltage level. At such instances, due to its less space consumption, high voltage gas insulated switchgear are widely used in many developed & populated nations, which have space constraints. Based on end-user, infra. & transportation is the fastest-growing end-user segment for Gas Insulated Switchgear Market in terms of value, which is projected to register the highest CAGR between 2016 & 2021. High speed infra. growth & minimization of CO2 emission by relying on electric traction in railway & metro transportation system are their driving factors. Asia-Pacific is the largest market for gas insulated switchgear among other regions studied in this report, such as North America, Europe, GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), & RoW (Rest of the World). Asia-Pacific will continue to dominate the Gas Insulated Switchgear Market, seeking more investments in the T&D sector for renewable energy generation, encouraging more substations to be installed for high voltage transmission. In order to meet environmental constraints, countries in the region are now focusing on decreasing the emission level by bringing in highly developed technologies into operation, by investing in substation projects, which involve gas insulated switchgear installations as well. Electrical switchgear rated upto 1 KV is termed as low voltage switchgear. The term LV Switchgear includes low voltage ckt. breakers, switches, off load electrical isolators, HRC fuses, earth leakage ckt. breaker, miniature ckt. breakers (MCB) & molded case ckt. breakers (MCCB) etc i.e. all the accessories required to protect the LV system. The GE Arc Vault Protection System reduces building construction costs because it ||www.electricalmirror.net||

does not require exhaust chimneys or plenums to direct the arc flash energy outside of the building, when compared to traditional arc resistant switchgear. If an arc flash incident occurs during normal operation & maintenance, the GE Arc Vault Protection System can be operational again within a working day, assuming appropriate replacement parts are available, which improves your overall system uptime when compared to traditional arc resistant switchgear. Switchgears are the switching devices designed to protect meter & control power generation, T&D equipment & an electric motor control systems. Switchgears are located on both the low-voltage & high-voltage sides of large power transformers in substations. Switchgear includes ckt. breakers, fuses, & isolators etc.

Way forward

Switchgears market is expected to grow from an est. $ 89.40 Bn in 2016 to $ 144.41 Bn by 2021, at a CAGR of 10.07% from 2016 to 2021. Increasing investments in T&D network development & growing needs for efficient & reliable power are driving the global switchgear market. The overall market for the switchgear is segmented based on the current rating, voltage, insulating mediums, construction types, interrupting devices, type of currents, application & purpose as well as on the basis of the geography to provide overall picture of switchgear market. The global demand driven by the substantial investment in the T&D infra. & increasing demand for renewable sources energy is expected to boost the growth of the switchgear market. However, increasing raw material prices are expected hamper the growth of switchgear market. Presently, Asia Pacific accounts for the highest demand for the Switchgears. The increasing demand for medium & high voltage switchgears is expected to drive the growth in this region. China is expected to be the leading market for global switchgears. The demand is driven by increasing investment in alternative sources of the energy. In North America & Europe, the demand for renewable power generation is expected to create new market opportunities in medium-voltage switchgears market. The Indian electrical equipments industry comprising of multinationals, large medium & small players is fully geared up producing, supplying & exporting a wide variety of electrical equipment including switchgear & control gear items need for the expanding industrial & power sector on which we focus in this article. Switchgears industry sector in fact manufactures the entire voltage range from 250 V to 2 900 KV. 1500 kV equipment is under indigenous development for the 1500Kv Test station at Bina, MP. The current technology levels in India are Contemporary. It is est. that the present size of the Indian switchgear industry is around Rs. 15,000 Cr.s. The industry grew about 25% in volume terms in 2015-16. Overall exports decreased

by 8%, whereas imports increased mainly for MV/HV by more than 25%. Weight age of Switchgear industry based on IEEMA electrical industry Index is 16.2%. The population of IEEMA members from switchgear industry is around 150 members. Currently, the MV & HV segments are suffering from overcapacity due to lack of the orders. Inadequate demands could be due to the insufficient planning of the users & delay in the finalizing tenders. Unfortunately bunching of orders also creates supply & delivery problems, Also L1 ( lowest quoted price) procurement system followed by all the utilities i.e. procuring products at lowest price creates a hurdle for bringing good quality material in this system. Further insistence on repeated type testing of products in spite of an inadequate type testing laboratories poses additional delays & harms to the equipments. The country’s developing infra. in various sectors including residential, commercial, transport has been the prime factors that have resulted to growth in the demand for switchgears in India. Growth in sectors including oil & gas, petrochemicals, steel, cement, & telecom has provided a sig. impetus to the growth of the market particularly the industry’s HV segment. The present scenario of the transmission capacities in India has become almost saturated & the distribution infra. is becoming obsolete, leading to the sig. technical & commercial losses. Thus, indicating an immediate need for the improvement in the country’s T&D system, to meet the growing demand for uninterrupted energy. As most of the HV & MV switchgears installed in substations are old & become outdated, there tends to be huge requirements for the replacement of old switchgears with modern & advanced switchgears. Replacement of switchgears is another important factor which is expected to propel the growth in the country’s HV & MV switchgear market in the coming years. The overall switchgear market in India including LV, MV, HV ckt. breakers is expected to reach $ ~ mn in terms of revenue, growing at a CAGR of 15.7% from 2016-2020. Present installed capacity of Indian Power Sector is about 329 GW. It is proposed to add about 200,000 MW more by 2020 to have installed capacity of India more than 400,000 MW. Length of Transmission lines at various voltages up to 765 kV is about 3,00,000 ckt. kms with transformation capacity of about 4,55,000 MVA. It is proposed to add about 2,50,000 ckt kms. transmission line & about 7,00,000 MVA by 2022. Construction work on 900 kV AC & DC lines are also in progress in our country. 1100 kV UHV transmission technology has been developed for the first time in India at Bina MP. As above vast expansion will require latest technology in different areas & lot of development on Switchgear Technology has been carried out in respect of Design, Erection, Testing, & O&M. ELECTRICAL MIR ROR

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INTERVIEW

Vinay Rathi Director

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ith Quality as our USP for GLOSTER brand, it has sustained in the Market over the decades. Various in-house procedures were implemented for strict adherence of specifications/QAP right from selection of Raw material vendors and in the testing of products at various stages during production, prior to inspection of final product

Gloster Cables Limited (GCL) well known manufacturer in wire and cable industry since long; kindly explain its success story.

GCL was promoted in 1995 by Mr. S.K.Bangur, Mr.R.K.Rathi and Mr.Ashish P Modi as equal share holding partners, as a Private Limited Company. Fort Gloster Industries Limited was our Technical & Marketing collaborators. With this emblem, Gloster has started its journey with a single focus to serve its customers with stringent quality check on inflow of raw material, design and production of finished products, testing and supply with our delivery commitment. Obsessed with a vision of delivering not only a product of highest quality but also ensuring utmost customer satisfaction through prompt and personalized service, a highly networked marketing and distribution arrangement spread across the length and breadth of the Country has been set up to forge intimate relationship with its numerous clients - – are the predominant factors to earn faith and trust on brand GLOSTER. GCL has grown steadily over a period of 23 years with revenue increase from Rs.2.00 Crore in 1995 to Rs.300 Crore in 2018 and emerged as Public Limited Company. GCL is contemplating a much higher target to be achieved in 2019.

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Elaborate the products and projects you working on?

Started with Power cables up to 33 KV grade both in single and multicore and control cable up to 61 cores. Restructuring in plant capacity is our ongoing process. In the year 2012 we have made backward integration and set up an unique plant with state of the art technology in making Triple Extrusion FRLSH domestic wire as a standard design in our regular product basket followed by PVC insulated flexible cable. Going forward, we have since added Instrumentation cables, Aerial Bunched cable, Fire survival cables and Solar cables. With our product range we are actively present in almost all segments of Industries including trade market on PAN India basis.

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What is the new technology that you have showed in the Elecrama 2018; and how the Elecrama 18 was?

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as well. It gave us an opportunity to exchange various technological views and ideas from many participants. In short, it was a wonderful platform to inherit new segment of customers with whom we are yet to reach through our marketing network. Segment particularly from Asian Countries delivers business interest which is an added source of export business thereby provides an opportunity to earn foreign currency.

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How do you find current market trends of wires and cables in Industry?

The wire and cable industry with market size of around Rs 16000 crores comprising of around 40% of the entire electrical industry. It is expected to increase by a CAGR of 15% over the next three years to Rs.18000 crores in 2018-19. Rural electrification schemes viz., “DeenDayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojona (DDUGJY) and Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) will continue to accelerate overall demand for cables. Government’s push for Augmentation of Transmission & Distribution connectivity and towards “House for all added with” “Affordable Housing scheme” would play a role of catalyst in the growth factor of Cables.

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How do you maintain the quality of your products?

With Quality as our USP for GLOSTER brand, it has sustained in the Market over the decades. Various in-house procedures were implemented for strict adherence of specifications/QAP right from selection of Raw material vendors and in the testing of products at various stages during production, prior to inspection of final product. At each and every stage , inspection is strictly monitored without compromising on quality ,ensuring minimum tolerance limits and delivering quality products to our business associates.

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Any further plans to unveil in your already existing plans and project?

Technological up gradation in all products is a continuous process for meeting the growing demand on techno economical consideration. It is essential not only in product technology but also in overall cost reduction, optimization of raw material consumption, Manpower rationalization etc. In the process of product diversification program, we have given emphasis on instrumentation cable and solar cable. Accordingly various machinery was put to use.

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INTERVIEW

CHINT’s aim is becoming a world-class smart energy solution supplier, CHINT (India) will struggle to achieve CHINT’s aim in India and service for India smart energy construction.

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| General Manager | | Asia Pacific |

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To begin with, please tell us about the recent developments at Chint India?

CHINT has made a great success in India market with sales value increasing gradually. Chint has a big team now since we got much bigger office last year. As a CHINT we are getting very good response and win the trust from the India market. All of this is benefit from this potential market and endeavor of our Indian & Chinese team. Developing in India is CHINT’s long-term strategy, so Chint started as a liaison office at the beginning. Now Chint operates a subsidiary in Delhi, and got branches in Mumbai and Bangalore. This year we are planning to setup local warehouse & after-sales service centers, to provide more convenient and fast service for our local customers. CHINT participated ELECRAMA 18, this year and take almost 200m2booth. We had invested more than 1 core INR budget for the ELECRAMA 18, and this shows CHINT has great attention on India market and long-term strategy. Nowadays we are more focusing on our brand pull in India for that we are planning to buy the Demo van for the business promotion.

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What is the new technology that you have showed in the Elecrama 2018; and how the Elecrama 18 was?

We have launch NGC8 (A TTA Panel) for Indian market. NGC8 also come under IEC 60439 standard, its rated installation voltage is 1000 V & Rated operational voltage 690V. Our product has some

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more additional advantage as mention below: • NGC8 having modular design & flexible assembly. • It is maintenance free & high safety protection performance. • A single standard panel can install in 48 Hour only.

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What are the milestones in your company’s success since inception?

CHINT (India) has some significant milestones in India market First step, branding, Because of good quality, performance and price, a lot of Indian local companies hoped to get material from Chint within their logo. Second step, telecom industry market, with good reputation, CHINT brand marched into telecom market gradually in RelianceJioInfo COM, Delta Power Solution, India Pvt. Ltd and so on. Third step, Chint brand channel network, CHINT established a complete distribution channel, covering all Indian major cities. At the same time, Chint has got successfully approvals from major diesel generator OEM like, Sudhir Power, Jackson Generators also in the major Air container OEM carrier aircom in the north region of India. CHINT established a long-term cooperation strategy with many Indian famous companies such as TATA Power, Adani, We have also got the approval from Jharkhand Electricity Board & North Bihar Electricity Board in

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India. Now CHINT is more confidence to service Indian customers locally.

problems immediately and including any possible problems in advance.

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Tell us about your product offering in India and abroad?

Kindly enlighten us on the projects executed and in CHINT is world-leading clean energy supplier and smart power system pipeline in India? solution supplier. We can supply solar cell panel & solar system solution, low voltage equipment & solution, power transmission/distribution equipment & EPC solution, intelligent building system, process automation system and so on, winning a world reputation. CHINT focus on energy and electric, and CHINT’s products and service can be found in almost 140 countries and areas. In India market, we offer clean solar products and smart low voltage apparatus, which satisfy Indian clean energy strategy and smart city strategy.

Chint got opportunity in Gujarat Electricity Board project, and help India government to improve the utility and infrastructure facility According to Chint strong supply chain for Delta, to become a supplier of Reliance JioInfo COMM for 4G network project. Chint provided 43 pc transformers in many of big electricity board; and Chint invested one 23.8 MW solar power station with joint venture in Rajasthan

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Brief in details which products you are showcasing in Elecrama 2018 exhibition?

Please elaborate on the technical and R&D policy of Chint?

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As a global leading company, CHINT invests 5% of sales value for technology and R&D every year. Now CHINT has established three R&D centers including Shanghai of China, Los Angeles of USA, Prague of Czech, to do technology research and develop CHINT patent to satisfy users’ technology demand. Also, CHINT built CHINT TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE. And every product chain has its own R&D department “NEXT” launched last year is technology artwork of CHINT hundreds’ engineers which cost more than two years and 15million USD. With great effort, “NEXT” series achieve more than 300 patents around the world and advanced performance, passing almost 8000 different tests. After launch, “NEXT” sales values surpass 150 million USD in short time. These all show CHINT ‘s great attention on technology , R&D.

CHINT mainly shows clean energy solution and smart electric apparatus solution. The products include architecture system electric solution, power system solution, telecom solution, electric generator solution, power transmission &distribution solution and clean solar system, voltage products, Building solutions, automation products, TTA panel, etc. Low voltage electric apparatus NEXT series developed by CHINT will also be on show at ELCRAMA Could you throw some light on the Chint Business plans? As what mentioned before , CHINT insists localization strategy in India, C next we will consider establish R&D center in India and start local manufacturing at proper time, as a positive response to ‘MAKE IN INDIA’ advocated by PM Modi. CHINT will try its best to create more jobs in India and improve India electricity supply quality, contributing CHINT’s technology and service to Indian economy development.

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What is your vision for your company?

What according to you is the biggest strength of your company in the industry?

CHINT’s global R&D centers gather the most talented & professional people of our industry. CHINT has complete products chain, including power generation, power transmission, power distribution, usage sector’s electric equipment and products; 2 Great Quality System to Ensuring flaw-free and trouble-free products, the multi-dimensional and multilevel control is conducted through procurement, inspection, quality control and certification. CHINT insists sharing culture, cultivate talents to shareholders and cultivate shareholders to talents CHINT focus on its industry for more than 30 years insisting profession, and develop in energy & electricity industry One-Stop Service. CHINT's concept is that it is not difficult to fulfill a high-quality logistics distribution at one time, while it is difficult to stay as accurate and prompt as the first-time. High-efficiency and high-precision accuracy are our requirements. 48-Hour Response, Providing end-to-end, one-stop services to customers with complaints, business consulting and technical support by solving

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We have launched our Next Series products ACB, MCCB, MCB, Contactor & Relay in the North, west & south part of India. It was a successful launch with hosting seminar in all the locations and well appreciated by all segment customers. We are very much confident on our NEXT series that will make the revolution and deeply branding CHINT in India Market. In the coming future, we will bring more advanced technology and new solutions to India market, such as Distributed Photovoltaic System, Energy-saving Solution and so on. CHINT has always insisted on the operation philosophy of "create values for customers, seek development for employees and assume responsibility for the society." CHINT strives to develop into a leading global clean energy supplier and energy efficient management solution provider enabling all users from power transmission, power distribution and usage sector to access more reliable and secure electricity products and equipment. CHINT’s aim is becoming a world-class smart energy solution supplier, CHINT (India) will struggle to achieve CHINT’s aim in India and service for India smart energy construction.

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Vipul Ray MD

ELMEX CONTROLS PVT. LTD 44 || April 2018 ||

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part from being a market leader in electrical wire termination technology, we are trusted globally for our effective solutions and innovations across industries. With technological expertise spanning over five decades, our solutions bespeak reliability, safety and impeccable quality.

What all about Elmex Controls Pvt. Ltd. is; kindly explain to the readers about its success story and global presence?

Founded in 1963, Elmex is one of India’s leading manufacturers of Terminal Blocks, and a pioneer in the Electrical Wire Termination Technology. It was our Founder-Chairman Shri J D Ray’s vision to develop indigenous technology that led to the conception of India’s first manufacturing facility of the Clip-on type Din Rail Mounted Terminal Blocks. Since then, we have been continuously reinventing technology, bringing innovations to the industry, and developing breakthrough products and solutions. We today export our products to more than 40 countries and are a global supplier for multinationals. Apart from being a market leader in electrical wire termination technology, we are trusted globally for our effective solutions and innovations across industries. With technological expertise spanning over five decades, our solutions bespeak reliability, safety and impeccable quality.

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What are your upcoming national and international projects?

Our products comprises of an essential part of the Electrical Industry, serving as solutions in lot of industrial applications, primarily related to the handling of the Electricity and its interface. These products are developed in our state-of-the-art manufacturing plants which are ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2008 certified and comply with all other applicable national and international standards such IEC, UL, CSA, etc. We also have a track record of supplying our products to all the major players of Electrical Industry and thus, upcoming national and international projects form a huge part of our revenue plan.

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What is the new technology that you have showed in the Elecrama 2018; and how the Elecrama 18 was?

Elecrama, as usual, was very encouraging for Elmex as an organization. We utilized this excellent platform to showcase technologies from Screw Clamp to Screwless costruction which are available for Low as well as High Current applications and innovations like Hybrid Distribution Blocks with compact power distribution applications and

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Pluggable Connectors. We also showcased our extensions in the product range for Solar Industry highlighting DC fuses and products comprising of 1500 VDC and IP 68 functionality. Alongside our solutions for Metering & Protection and Control & Instrumentation were displayed too featuring Relay Terminal Units with SSRs (Solid State Relays). All our products grabbed the eyeballs and were a point of discussion among the visitors. We are also very satisfied with footfalls as well as the quality of the visitors. We look forward to the next event under the Elecrama banner.

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What are the latest trends in the Solar Products and its market?

Electrical sector is going through a massive change and it is moving rapidly towards Renewables and Digitisation. Solar plays a very important role in creating the right balance in terms of energy sources, but it is also bringing in new challenges in terms of Transmission and Distribution. Also, the quality and reliability of power is the need of the hour. And in this situation, we are seeing a lot of development in terms of smart grid and intelligent monitoring systems.

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Transformation is under upgrading process; what about this as if compares to the other products available in the market; what are the USP of your products?

We as a committed member of the electrical fraternity welcome this upgrading process with a lot of zeal and are looking forward to make our contribution in this regards. We have designed our products to fully serve the specifications related to these processes. These products are designed to perform under the severe conditions for the expected time period with reliable performance. We cater to multiple segments from the finest applications to heavy duty power handling mechanism through our product range suitable for conductor sizes from 0.5sq.mm to 300 sq.mm for 24A to 520A. Thus, with our diverse product range we are serving multiple sectors like Railways, Real Estate, Telecom, Solar & Power Plants, Oil & Gas, etc., and developing technologies as per market innovations and living up to our moto of Converging Innovations, Expanding Solutions.

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INTERVIEW

Yogesh V. Kulthe Vice President (Marketing & Sales)

Precision Electricals 46 || April 2018 ||

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What is the Precision Electricals is all about?

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ith our in-house capabilities we are able to provide all of this at great value which makes us the preferred brand for builder, consultant and architect.

PRECISION ELECTRICALS is part of the Choudhary group of Companies. It has grown to become a single stop solution provider for all the High-end Electricals Switches and Accessories requirements with its wide range of modular switches meeting international standards with the highest quality and aesthetic value which not only takes care of the safety parameters but also adds beauty to residential as well as commercial structures.

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What are the products and services that you are catering in?

Precision Electricals Is manufacturer of Electrical Domestic Products mainly in to different variety of Modular Switches, GI Box, Surface Box, Distribution Boards. We are also entering the segment of protection devices starting with our upcoming range of MCBs. We are catering all kind of project requirements i.e. Premium, Standard and Affordable. We have variety of products which suit individual project requirements.

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These days a huge competition is going on among the modular switches companies; what makes you different from all?

Competition is healthy for any industry and we use this to push ourselves to achieve high standards. At PRECISION we focus on creating technically superior products that are safe to

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use at the same time enhance the aesthetic of any space. With our in-house capabilities we are able to provide all of this at great value which makes us the preferred brand for builder, consultant and architect.

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What are your quality parameters and what are you branding strategies?

All our raw material comes from highest quality and reputed manufacturers along with test reports. We do random sample testing of inward raw material at our end. We do not deliver any product unless and until it approved and certified by our quality team. We also take regular feedback and reviews from our end customers for improvement in quality and design. Customer satisfaction is extremely important for us and we always strive to give more than our 100 %. We are a very trusted brand in the industry and our long term relationship with our customers highlight that fact.

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Please share your global presence and in India; are you planning to expand further?

We have built a good PAN India presence over the 30 years that we have been in the industry. However, Elecrama allows us to expand into new markets, which is why this is very important event in our calendar with this year’s participation, we hope to reach not only newer cities and states in India, but also expand internationally.

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FACE to FACE

In 2018 our resolution is to establish Supreme as one of the leading brands in the global market with the primary focus on North America. We are also participating in IEEE show in April.

Harish Kumar Agarwal CEO Supreme & Co. Pvt. Ltd.

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Supreme & Co. Pvt Ltd is a well established in the T & D sector’ Brief little more about its success ?

We are an established player in the Transmission and Distribution sector, manufacturing most of the hardware and accessories right from 11Kv up to 1200Kv. We also offer EPC services in the field along with manufacturing.

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theme of the market in the electrical segment product; how does you looking this in into this ?

Digital delivery of electrical power was one of the topics of ETech Next. The issue was discussed at ELECRAMA 18 in World Utility Summit also where one of the broad topic for discussion was “Racing with Technologies”.

What are your quality parameters, and what are other services you are catering into ?

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We are ISO 9001-2008 & 14001-2004 certified. We have an innovative and solution centric approach to customers’ problems.

How has been Elecrama 2018 so far; how did you find it in respect to the responses in every way ?

ELECRAMA 2018 was a grand success for us. We had a large number of footfalls in all of our three stalls and we acquired quite a few new customers. Visitors showed a lot of interest in our full range of products. Special interest was seen for our Monopoles, ERS and Kumwell products. The responses were good and it generated a lot of inquiries.

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Now day’s digitalization of the product has been the

What all are your running projects in hand ?

We have a project running in Bihar where we are working on ERS. There are projects running at Malawi, Nigeria, Kenya, Rowanda and other places as well.

What is the new in branding and marketing techniques does you going to follow in 2018 ?

In 2018 our resolution is to establish Supreme as one of the leading brands in the global market with the primary focus on North America. We are also participating in IEEE show in April.

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INTERVIEW

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Being your Inception at ELECRAMA how is the experience and what is your cynosure?

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yoritsu’s growth is not constricted to any specific sectors but if asked I would say Infrastructure. Infrastructure is humongous sector since it covers wide range of customers.

Elecrama has always been the place for our perceptibility; it is a two way thing reciprocating from both the ends, having resellers at one end with whom we engage and customers on the other. Usually, on such a big platform where industries from different segment concourse, reseller engagement is observed at a much higher level than customer engagement. Kyoritsu has its footprints in India from a very long time, but it couldn’t create an impression amongst the customers due to lack of visibility and awareness in the market. Having sensed the requisites to grow in Indian market Kyoritsu decided to have a joint venture in India which was commenced a year ago. Talking about Elecrama, It’s a good platform for industries to showcase their visibility and having said that we aim to be perceptible in every possible way so that our customers are aware about who we are and what we provide. We as Kyoritsu have a clear vision of being the brand of choice for customers in our sector. Constricting our horizon, we are specifically targeting electrical professionals like electrical testing personnel, electrical contracting personnel and also we intent to satisfy requirements of low-voltage electrical professionals as we have forte in low-voltage segment. This can only be achieved with immense focus and determination and we are very determined to do so.

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Being in the industry for quite a long time, what are the company’s competitive advantages?

Speaking of advantage, our biggest perk is that we have established roots in electrical contracting segment. There are certain segments where we are focusing on spreading our roots. Our revenue generators are the customers of electrical contract segment, specifically the generation which ventured into the industry 20-30 years back. It has been relatively less with the newer generation, since the company was governed by distributors for almost four decades without being much visible to the Indian market. Although there hasn’t been much visibility, the company was still able to maintain a strong user base due to quality of its products. Now, talking about the user base, we are trying to bridge the gap between the old and new generation electrical professionals by spreading awareness and branding Kyoritsu products amongst young generation. With the help of feedback of senior customers, we are trying to influence the new generation to adapt to Kyoritsu by assuring them best quality of the product with optimum price amongst our competitors.

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What kind of strategies does the company plans to create awareness about Kyoritsu?

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branches viz. retail, industry and direct sales. Amongst the trio, industrial segment is our paramount element through which we can acquire & engage with maximum customers and create visibility of our product in market. Also, now-a-days it becomes easier to create our visibility through digital media, Thanks to Digitalization. Digital Marketing has played a pivotal role for us and will continue to do so for new customer acquisition.

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How crucial will be the next year for industry?

The year 2019 will be course changing since we will observe Govt. Elections. If there are any changes in the government it is drastically going to affect the market and as a regular norm we may observe that buying of commodities may be plummeted during that period. The only strategy is boosting up the pace for customer acquisition and establishing a good customer base at start of financial year.

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Which are the sectors that will drive Kyoritsu’s business growth?

Kyoritsu’s growth is not constricted to any specific sectors but if asked I would say Infrastructure. Infrastructure is humongous sector since it covers wide range of customers. As infrastructure sector grows, it opens market for electrical contracting service companies, utility segment like railways etc. and gives them opportunity to grow along with it. Electrical contractors being our major chunk of customer base, so as their businesses grow it reciprocates with our business and help us grow with them. At the same time we focus on testing and small scale industries as well, so that our business is balanced and we make inroads to all sectors.

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The railways sector is set for expansion and government is also trying to rectify the sector with huge investments. What role can Kyoritsu play in the sector expansion?

Kyoritsu’s forte is in low-voltage general purpose products and we provide majority of the equipment’s used in regards with electricity either at time of commissioning or at the time of maintenance. Those are quintessential equipment’s required in infrastructure, so our growth is directly proportional to the infrastructural growth.

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What are your growth targets in the upcoming future?

Since our customer base is dinky, we clearly have penetration targets. We have a target of 5-6 utilities with established orders. We expect to scale up in both metros and railway businesses. Previously we have been associated with metros like New Delhi and Mumbai and have done a seamless job. Now, we are focusing on retail expansion in south region specifically in Chennai, Kerala and in east region in Kolkata. Our supreme goal is to increase company’s footprint across the country and become unparalleled in our industry. ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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lecrama 18’ the one stop solution around the world, where the technology meets with different aspects and solution to upgrade the existing technology and process in the electrical segment, organized by Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers (IEEMA) at Indian Expo Mart in Greater Noida. IEEMA has a pan-India presence with its corporate office at New Delhi, registered office at Mumbai, regional offices at Kolkata and Bengaluru, and eight state offices. The five-day event from 10th March to 14th March ended on a successful note. The overall responses are overwhelmed as it was experienced more than 3 Lakh of visitors in 5 days. Right from the day one, we had observed the industry on a high swing. The exhibition was conducted in Noida under the BJP government role Hon’ble chief Minister of UP Mr. Yogi Nathan said that – It was a great pleasure and a great opportunity too for UP government to host such event which is the key segment for a developing nation. Elecrama 18 experienced the 1,200 exhibitors it includes 300 foreign companies from 120 countries. Such a big number in itself for the country like India, which is considering as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It brings together a complete spectrum of solutions that power the planet, featuring equipment and technology and peerless thought leadership platforms for technical conferences and industry summits. On the occasion of the inaugural of the 13th edition of the Elecrama 18 by Vice president of India Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said that we have the vision of Liberalisations, Privatisations, and Globalisation. We should have encouraged the Make In India campaign by supporting the various occasions such as Elecrama to present the new and latest technology in a global market. So that we can also get decrease in the sum which we using to imports them from outside or from another market outside the country. His plans include encouraging the Solar Power for environment protection and sustainable development. Digital Transformation of Power Delivery, IoT, AI & Electricity, E- transportation and Energy Storage Systems. In terms of IoT, AI & Electricity, the future of the power ecosystem will include more electrification, (Centralized

& Distributed) and more digitization, are the main focused areas of Elecrama 18. ELECRAMA Chairman Vijay Karia said the industry is aligned with government initiatives like Make in India and Power to All 24 x 7 by 2022. He said ELECRAMA is a platform for knowledge-sharing and Indian manufacturers can learn from their counterparts in developed countries. We have observed a great footfall during the Elecrama 18 all five days, people visited in a huge number to check the latest technology and process in electrical segment. So this time Elecrama 18 was the combination of last 5 Elecrama in terms of the new technology, innovation, number of visitors, as compare to last Elecrama we have increased in the number of exhibitors. Electrical industry is the center peace of transformation of the industry across the globe; that’s why this time Elecrama 18 was a little head from the industry. ELECRAMA is now focusing on the paradigm shift from the earlier T&D in electricity space to the focus on electric vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT), storage solutions and renewable energy. IEEMA President, Mr. Shreegopal Kabra said that this Elecrama is the largest exhibition in the world in power sector and a complete solution to the industry to showcased there product. The railway is doing a lot of expansion in the electrical sector, so there is a lot of opportunities as we have improvised technology and this time it’s is bigger and bigger than ever before. It’s been also have observed that this time according to the Vice president of IEEMA Mr. RK Chug Elecrama 18 is not about visiting or covering to stall and attending few opening session. It means that bringing of the new technology for all types of audiences like this time we have invited students from various institutes on a huge number, where they can have access to multiple technologies, RBSM, also world utility summit. We have interacted with many of exhibitors and have experienced that the technology which are showcased during the 5 days of Elecrama 18 is dedicated towards the latest innovation and improvised technology; and this technology and innovation is accepted around the world. India is getting a lot of


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benefits from this Elecrama 18. This time Elecrama 18 is boost for the Indian economy in the electronic and electrical segment. The C&S Electric participated in Elecrama 18 and according to the Mr. Mukesh Sharma the show was successful as they have made new contacts, at the stall we welcomed large number of visitors from the relevant filed. The company exhibited its entire range of products including LV & MV Switchgear, Power Busbars, Protection & Measurement Devices, LED Lighting and DG Sets. During the show the company launched various new products including; Winmaster3 ACBs, FRTU Integrated RMU, High Wattage Flood Lights, and Track Busway to name a few. While interacting with the Mr. Mukesh Sharma in C & S Electric showed its wide variety of Modular switches ranges; which are manufacturer in India and as per European design standard, these switches are very high in standard and meet the latest technology, available in two colors. These Switches are for all purpose.

What is the market scenario on India?

Indian market in very keen towards the new technology; so it has been observed that, if we considered the market scenario now days which is very versatile in nature that the new product or the new innovation is quickly adaptable. So the market is going ahead, people modifying, upgrading and converting themselves towards modular switches, as off course not to mention that is because of the qualities of those products; because of this we are known for. Sterlite Power Transmission Limited have launched STER-AAAC 1120 (Low Loss/ High Performance Conductor), High Ampacity Cable (Low Loss/High Current Cable), Smaller Size OPGW suitable for 33kV Lines developed by STERLITE POWER first time in India. At Elecrama 2018, Eaton showcased the breadth of its industry leading solutions for Smart Power Distribution, Infrastructure and Building Safety and solutions for Manufacturing, Data Centers and Renewable Energy. Speaking at the event, Syed Sajjadh Ali, managing director – India, Electrical Sector, Eaton said, “One of the most important imperatives for the power sector in India today is modernization of the DISCOMs in order to improve efficiency and reduce losses. In addition, I believe hazards and accidents caused by unprofessionally managed electricity is a major concern and can only be resolved by proactive and conscientious investments in equipment that ensure utmost reliability and safety. Eaton is responding to some of the most critical electrical power related challenges that the country faces today. Eaton’s comprehensive and innovative range of products and services, especially our newly launched technologies make managing power across utility, commercial, industrial and residential markets reliable, efficient and safe.” Power management company Eaton introduced the range of cutting-edge power distribution products at Elecrama 2018 – reiterating its commitment to India’s power infrastructure modernization efforts. The products launched at the event include: Eaton’s RVAC SF6 Ring Main Unit (RMU),Eaton’s VS1 Vacuum Circuit Breaker (VCB), Eaton’s PSL series Air Circuit Breakers (ACB). As per the sources the Indian Energy system in 2017-18 and in coming years.

As on 31.03.2017

Target for 31.03.2022

Installed Power Generation Capacity: Conventional : 3,26.848 MW

Installed Power Generation Capacity: 6.4 Lacs MW (RE-43%, Conventional – 57%)

Renewable : 57,260 MW

Addition to Power Generation: 1,87,821 MW Coal – 50,025 MW, Gas – 4,34 MW, Hydro – 15,330 MW, Nuclear – 2,800 MW Renewable Energy – 1,15,326 MW

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AC Transmission Lines: 3,52,295 ckm

AC Transmission Lines: 4,50,700 ckm

HVDC: 15.556 ckm

HVDC: 19,815 ckm

AC Substation Transformation Capacity: AC Substation Transformation Capacity: 9,79,637 7,21,265 MVA MVA HVDC: 19,500 MW

HVDC: 30,500 MW

Inter-Regional Transmission Capacity: Inter-Regional Transmission Capacity: 1,18,050 MW 75,050 MW

The Elecrama 18 has organized the Reverse Buyer Seller Meet; with lots of benefits for the outsider who all are coming for the Indian buyer/seller meet. ChangeXchange 2018 – 4th Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet was organised together with ELECRAMA-2018, the premier showcase of Indian Electrical Sector and World’s largest confluence of the power transmission and distribution community. Held biennially since 1990 in India, the twelfth edition, ELECRAMA-2016, had 600+ buyers from 40 countries, business worth US$400 million over 6000 meetings in a period of 3 days. The event is being organised by IEEMA which represents the entire Indian electrical and industrial electronics industry. Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) is the apex industry association of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment in India. IEEMA has around 800 member organisations encompassing the complete value chain in power generation, transmission and distribution equipment. IEEMA members represent a combined annual turnover in excess of US$ 22 billion and have contributed to more than 90% of the power equipment installed in India. The event had special hosted buyer packages for buyers from countries of Africa, ASEAN, CIS, SAARC, and Middle East. India’s Electrical Equipment Industry • Comprises of two segments – generation equipment (boilers, turbines, generators) and transmission & distribution (T&D) and allied equipment like transformers, cables, transmission lines, switchgears, capacitors, energy meters, instrument transformers, surge arrestors, stamping and lamination, insulators, insulating material, industrial electronics, indicating instruments, winding wires, etc. The T&D equipment sector 85% of the industry whereas generation equipment sector is 15% • Industry Production (Estimated) for 2016-17: INR 1,52,000crores; Exports: INR 39,280crores (approx. 6USD Billion) • Imports: INR 55,290crores (approx. US$ 8.5 Billion) • 8% of manufacturing sector is terms of value and 1.3% of India’s GDP • Direct employment to 5 lakh persons, indirect to 10 lakhs, and over 50 lakhs across the entire value chain • Diversified, matured and strong manufacturing base, with robust supply chain • Rugged performance design of equipment to meet tough network demand • Presence of major foreign players, either directly or through technical collaborations with Indian manufacturers • State-of-art technology in most sub-sectors at par with global standards • Major Export Markets: United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France. • Major Export Products:, Switchgear and Controlgear, Transformers & Parts, Industrial Electronics, Cables, Transmission Line Towers, Conductors, Rotating Machines (Motors, AC Generators, Generating Sets) & Parts

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• For the rapid development of the domestic electrical equipment industry, encompassing the complete value chain in power generation, transmission and distribution, a holistic Mission Plan launched by the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Government of India, with support from IEEMA • The Mission Plan lays down a clear roadmap for enhancing the competitiveness of the domestic electrical equipment industry • Vision 2022: To make India the country of choice for the production of electrical equipment and reach an output of US$100 billion by balancing exports and imports, Sources: CEA The world Utility summit also organized by IEEMA had a great opening on the 2nd day of the event. Shri. Arvind Singh, IAS- Principal Secretary, Energy – Government of Maharashtra / MD – MSETCL, said that this is a great forum for the people coming from the different diversity, here at this platform we can discuss the best practice among us, share new ideas, how to empowers more utility . The one challenge which we came to know is the “challenge of rising customer expectations”. The awareness among the people is increasing day by day because of the media – electronic/print, because of this people come to know about their rights. People understanding what is important, there expectation is rising, what they are actually in desire, and how that desire will be fulfill by the authority or by themselves. The forum was the best place as discussion between the expertise, and that was not rigid in between the people who are from the India but from those who are coming from Germany and France. Another discussion went on during the three days summit was the how to convert the business from utilities. Environmental issue was the anther discussion holder in the world utility summit. The question which was put on was will be India able to cope up with the challenges coming on the way, he also said the government set to produced 175 GW in coming years. We in electric vehicle sector have far to go as said by Mr. Arvind – before us foreign countries are more experienced than us, we should garb their experiences good or bad to move in systematic manner. Dr. Saifur Rahman, President – IEEE Power & Energy Society, USA, while addressing the world utility summit he said India is a big contributor to IEEE, IEEE is global organization with holding 4 thousand thirty five members- it’s a big number, and we are very proud this, Where 50% from such numbers lives in India. IEEE provides a platform to the students who are the 2/3 of IEEE members, and we also ask our engineers how we can help and give the best practice to our engineer. My society is powerful and Energetic those who are working towards how to deal with the failure. Mr. Shreegopal Kabra, IEEMA President said it’s my privilege to well Elecrama 18, 2 years back World Utilities Summit was started and it was created better bench mark. IEEMA as a mother of electrical sector have a turnover of 42 billion dollar & 6 billion dollars of exports our aim to 2022 is to convert into 100 billion of dollars and 25 billion dollar to exports. IEEMA playing a vital role in electrical sector by conducting such kinds of events like Elecrama 18, IEEMA has its business policy with commerce Ministry. The main objects of this summit are that we should learn from each other what best we can learn. Utility is going to play a very big role to in providing the

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power to the world. Utility needs to improve their quality power, safety system, purchase policy. Mr. Kabra said that according to him “Cheap and the Best” cannot be the combination. There should be very strict rule for buying the products because in the end we are playing with the human being. Lots of things need to do we are tend to provide safe and cheap power. In last ten years Renewable Energy is playing a big role in supplying power, Renewable is the future as keeping the environment and climate change and global warming in mind. It’s is our responsible moral responsible for all of us to save our next generation. On 14 March 2014 at ELECRAMA 2018 Union Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad presented six innovation awards to Indian university students at ELECRAMA 2018. While the First Award was giving to Farheen Chisti. The Second Award was given to two students: Aman Jha and Rishikant Sharma. Ayesha Firdaus, Nishant Kumar, Sunil Panday got the Third Prize. Mr. Prasad said the industry must promote young talent and work towards making India a global hub for electronics manufacturing. “Smart electricity leveraging digital technologies can propel government initiatives like Make in India. Digital platforms can be used to bring transformational changes across the country,” he said. Nearly 1,200 exhibitors showcased their products and services at the biggest showcase of electrical and electronics manufacturers organised by the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) from March 10 to 14. Over 300 companies from 120-plus countries participated during the event. On March 9, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu gave three Start-up Awards to promote the start-up ecosystem and growth of the sector. The awards were given to Artem (first place), Altigreen (second place) and EcoMitram (third place). The jury had decided to institute Impact Award as well which was won by Cygen Healthcare. India is the third largest producer of electricity in the world. The government has set a target year of 2030 for all electric mobility in the country. Besides every target set by government to accomplish it with in a period of time governments needs full support. What is more important is PPP. Elecrama 18 showed up the glimpse of the international market during the 5 days of event. Dr. Jasper Wieck Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) and Head, Department for Economic and Global Affairs, German Embassy, New Delhi said that India and Germany is a in roughly 12 years partner in energy section. The reason why Germany accepted the invitation to become a partner country for the Utility is that, we can bring some technical brain, some expertise to the utility Summit. Mr. Wieck said that he need transaction from fossils energy to Renewable Energy not because of the scarcity of the fossil resources but for the better environment not for us but all who are living with us on this earth. Finally Elecrama is the only and greatest platform for all the utilities, organizations, Indian Manufacturer, international companies in Electronic and electrical segment, to bring them under one roof so that the world can share the best practices of their techniques, process, ideas etc, whatever the best they can share. Electrical Mirror was obliged to be a part of this mega event on electronic and electrical segment and glad to present the overview of overall happenings of Elecrama 18.

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What was the focus at ELECRAMA 2018?

The main focus of this world class show was to ventilate the concept of transformation from conventional to non-conventional. In the sector of electrical generation, focus was on the renewable energy sources that the declinable one. In the sector of Electrical Transmission, focus was on the multi circuit monopole towers and use of polycrete insulators than that of conventional crossed towers. Similarly in the distribution sectors reliability factor had been emphasized as the paramount importance. Some solutions had been focused on smart grid concept, automation in the section of energy control and supervision. The world of digitization in the phase of its application for easy monitoring on the system parameters was also the focus of this event. In the field of new technology the wish list could be 1. Renewable Energy Sources, its penetration 56 || April 2018 ||

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to the existing one. 2. Digital disruption in the phase of transformation and about to reshape our lives. 3. Artificial Intelligence, IoT. Robotics, Virtual Reality, Cloud computing and Large data analytics etc.. 4. Adoption and deployment of DER ( Distributed Energy Resources) 5. Development and integration of MICROGRIDs 6. Acceleration of LOCAL DEMAND for renewable energy by providing preferable Feed –in –Tariff (FIT) and other incentives. 7. Special Attention for making India as a (GLOBAL SOLAR MANUFACTURING HUB). 8. LADR ( Load Accessed Directional Relay) 9. Super grid (Hybrid transmission system supported 1200kV, 765kV, 400kV UHVAC & ±800kV, ±500kV HVDC system). 10. Intelligent Power system protection & control 11. WAMS ( Wide Area Monitoring Systems) 12. FACTS devices, and controller interaction 13. OPGW (Optical Fiber Ground Wire) 14. Congestion Management and control 15. SMART Grid Technology 16. Quick adoption of SMART GRID for Demand Side Control

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However this time ELECRAMA event could able to imprint the thought of imbibing the CHANGE to be embraced. “If we don’t strive for change, then change may drive us away.”

What is your vision for the future of energy system?

I strongly feel that we the Indians are at the transition phase of acceptance to the innovative technology after the debacle resulted during 2012 (The blackout incident of North and North East region). We can title that “Black out incident during 2012:

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Game Changer of Electrical Energy Sector in Modern India” In my view we should shift gradually from Centralized to Localized that can help us to reduce the transportation of Electrical power to Consumption point, Reduction of Power Loss and transmission Loss. The Local Control could be done as per demand management, which is Simple and reliable, independent upon the greater connectivity. So to satisfy we should think of Quick adoption of SMART GRID for Demand Side Control, Synergies for personnel resource, modularized operation planning for resource optimization for better economic with higher efficiency. So we should emphasize on the research works and MoP to encourage the following areas for the sustainable and reliable energy sources that our modern India needs.. 1. Study on Grid Connection Techniques for Dispersed PV Systems under High- Density Massive Connection. 2. Development and evaluation of distributed control type voltage stabilization system. 3. Development of highly reliable islanding protection system 4. Study on the technique to improve the utilization factor of PV power generation. 5. Study on smoothing effects of wind power and its influence on power system. 6. Verification of Smoothing Performance of Wind Power fluctuation with Storage Battery. 7. Stability Analysis of Low Voltage Grid Connection of DG 8. New Technologies for Distributing and Managing Power in Power Systems with a Large Number of DG. 9. FRIENDS (Flexible, Reliable and Intelligent Electrical Energy Delivery System). At the end I can conclude that ELECRAMA-2018, the live show for my day line dream and prompter for the ELECRAMA-2020. ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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ABB INDIA LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2N7P8 ||

HPL ELECTRIC & POWER LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1A12 Q6 N5 ||

GREEN-WATT TECHNO SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1B30 ||

ISA ADVANCE INSTRUMENTS (I) PVT. LTD.

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SCOPE T&M PVT LTD || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2H17 ||

FLIR SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2H22 ||

OMICRON ENERGY SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1B28 ||

YOKOGAWA INDIA LTD. || Hall No. HALL 3A || || Stall No. H3AB17 ||

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PCI LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 1A || || Stall No. H1AE6 ||

Chint Electric India || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2A16 ||

EPCOS INDIA PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2N8 ||

BRACO ELECTRICALS (INDIA) PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1A || || Stall No. H1AC11A || ||www.electricalmirror.net||

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PHOENIX CONTACT (INDIA) PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 3 || || Stall No. H3A1 ||

HARTING INDIA PVT LTD || Hall No. HALL 3 || || Stall No. H3C9 ||

C&S ELECTRIC LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2J7K8 ||

VASHI ELECTRICALS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1R11S12 || 62 || April 2018 ||

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MECO INSTRUMENTS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2H9 ||

APAR INDUSTRIES LTD || Hall No. HALL 8 || || Stall No. H8B56 ||

ACCORD ELECTROPOWER PVT LTD

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COMPAQ INTERNATIONAL (P) LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1E22 || ||www.electricalmirror.net||

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TIBREWALA ELECTRONICS LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 3A || || Stall No. H3AA19 ||

DECCAN ENTERPRISES LIMITED || Hall No. 2 || || Stall No. H2K3L4A ||

ELMEX CONTROLS PVT. LTD || Hall No. 2 || || Stall No. H2G2 ||

CEE DEE VACUUM EQUIPMENT PVT LTD || Hall No. Hall No. 2 || || Stall No. H2G11 || 64 || April 2018 ||

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GENUS POWER INFRASTRUCTURES LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2A2 ||

Epoxy House || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2P9 ||

MTE India (P) Ltd. || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1AA43 ||

KLJ POLYMERS & CHEMICALS LTD. || Hall No. HALL 8 || || Stall No. H8C4 || ||www.electricalmirror.net||

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ABC TRANSFORMERS PVT LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1B6 ||

QUALITY POWER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENTS PVT LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2M8 ||

PROLIFIC SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2H28 ||

STERLITE POWER TRANSMISSION LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1A8 ||

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SOCOMEC INDIA PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2A8 ||

SHREEM ELECTRIC LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 1A || || Stall No. H1AB32 ||

SINTEX-BAPL LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2P31 ||

RISHABH INSTRUMENTS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1A || || Stall No. H1AE2 || ||www.electricalmirror.net||

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KVTEK POWER SYSTEMS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2M7 ||

GLOSTER CABLES LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1A || || Stall No. H1AE1 ||

TRUE POWER EARTHINGS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1A || || Stall No. H1AC3 ||

KIRLOSKAR OIL ENGINES LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2L5 || 68 || April 2018 ||

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NEXT GEN EQUIPMENTS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2P26 ||

THE MOTWANE MFG. CO. PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2L9 ||

CITIZEN METALLOYS LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1B10 ||

RAJ PETRO SPECIALITIES PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1A || || Stall No. H1AA12A || ||www.electricalmirror.net||

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M&I MATERIALS INDIA PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2K26 ||

MERSEN INDIA PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2N22 ||

KRISHNA ELECTRONICS - KSS || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2N25 ||

LASER POWER & INFRA PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1D17 || 70 || April 2018 ||

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MADHAV ENGINEERS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2F15A ||

KUSAM ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES LTD || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2N10 ||

MARSON'S ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2H12 ||

RAVIN INFRAPROJECT PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2G1 ||

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SUPREME & CO. PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2A22 ||

GUARDIAN CABLES AND CONDUCTORS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 8 || || Stall No. H8B23 ||

CG POWER AND INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2A11 ||

TDT COPPER || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1B14 ||

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TELAWNE POWER EQUIPMENT PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2F5 ||

TRANSTRON ELECTRICALS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2C3 ||

TRINITY TOUCH PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2J16 ||

VISHAY COMPONENTS INDIA PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 3 || || Stall No. H3D21 || ||www.electricalmirror.net||

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HAVELLS INDIA LIMITED || Hall No. HALL 2 || || Stall No. H2A19 ||

VARDHMAN STAMPINGS PVT. LTD. || Hall No. HALL 1 || || Stall No. H1H12 ||

ZERA INDIA PVT LTD || Hall No. HALL 3 || || Stall No. H3B20A ||

CTR Manufacturing Industries Ltd. || Hall No. HALL || || Stall No. ||

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ANCHOR ELECTRICALS PVT. LTD.

Hall No. HALL 1 |Stall No. H1A14

PRECISION WIRES INDIA LTD.

Hall No. HALL 2 |Stall No. H2P19

NSM TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.

Hall No. HALL 2 |Stall No. H2F17

HARI CONSOLIDATED PVT. LTD.

Hall No. HALL 8 |Stall No. H8A31

DELTA INDIA ELECTRONICS PVT. LTD.

Hall No. HALL 1 |Stall No. H1A16

NU-CORK PRODUCTS (P) LTD.

Hall No. HALL 1 |Stall No. H1L32

POLYCAB WIRES PVT. LTD.

Hall No. HALL 2 |Stall No. H2A15

PRECISION ELECTRICALS

Hall No. HALL 1 |Stall No. H1E18

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EATON POWER QUALITY PVT. LTD.

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2J18

BMI Cables Pvt. Ltd.

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2G34

ELECTROTHERM (INDIA) LTD.

Hall No. 3 |Stall No. H3G14

GURU TEG BAHADUR METAL WORKS

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2N27

AIMIL LIMITED

Hall No. 1 |Stall No. H1AC4

ASIATIC ELECTRICAL & SWITCHGEAR PVT. LTD.

Hall No. 1 |Stall No. H1AA1

KYORITSU KEW INDIA INSTRUMENTS PVT. LTD.

Hall No. 3 |Stall No. H3D9

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SURESH ENTERPRISES

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GALAXY TRANSMISSIONS PVT. LTD.

Hall No. 1 |Stall No. H1AA23

FINOLEX CABLES LIMITED

Hall No. 1 |Stall No. H1S17T18

TRANSWIND TECHNOLOGIES

Hall No. 8 |Stall No. H8B36

AJMERA ELECTROTECH LLP

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2E9

Universal Cables Limited

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2M10

HINDUSTAN MOTOR MFG. CO

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2P11

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EMPIRE CABLE INDUSTRIES P. LTD.

Hall No. 8 |Stall No. H8C1

RECTIFIERS & ELECTRONICS

Hall No. 1 |Stall No. H1M27

ULTIMA SWITCHGEAR LTD.

Hall No. 8 |Stall No. H8B47

INTER TECH

Hall No. 8 |Stall No. H8C28

RUBY MICA COMPANY LTD.

Hall No. 8 |Stall No. H8A36

TE CONNECTIVITY

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2E21A

ELECTRICAL RESEARCH & DEVP. ASSOCIATION

Hall No. 1 |Stall No. H1AA36

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SONEL INSTRUMENTS INDIA PVT LTD

Hall No. 1 |Stall No. H1AA22

SECURE METERS LIMITED

Hall No. 1 |Stall No. H1T26 S25

HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD.

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2J12

JAINCO TRANSMISSION LIMITED

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2L22

MAXWELL SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION

Hall No. 8 |Stall No. H8C7

GUPTA POWER INFRASTRUCTURE LTD.

Hall No. 2 |Stall No. H2P1

YASH EXPORTS

Hall No. 8 |Stall No. H8A4

PRONAL ELASTOMER INDIA P. LTD.

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Er P.K.Pattanaik, is presently working with OPTCL as Dy. General Manager (Elect) in E & MR Division, Bhubaneswar- Odisha and associated with the Protection and Control schemes of Electrical systems.

VARIOUS CASE STUDIES ON OPERATION AND CONTROL SCHEMES FOR GRID SUB-STATION Contd‌. 1. Introduction: For the last few months, the response

of the readers to the case studies on various incidents is overwhelming. Hence this month we are again choosing the write up on similar kind of studies for developing the synchronisation of practical observation to the theoretical concepts. The analysis of each incident being supported by actual observations had been described during the situation to add awareness amongst the operation, testing and commissioning engineers to know the cause of problems and be helpful for easy rectification of the problems. This can also help to develop economic schemes for the smooth running of the operation and control system in the Grid Sub-Station.

2.1: Low IR Value on HT to Neutral of Transformer: One of the 132/33 KV Y-Y type

transformer during annual maintenance Shutdown was found with LOW IR value for HT- Neutral. This Transformer was in charged condition.

Observations:

1. The transformer was in service and catering load to the system. 2. No abnormality being observed during the service period. 3. The IR value at different voltage level was also tested and found with very low and of 5 KV testing was found zero.

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He is having 25 years of technical experience in Designing, Testing and Commissioning of Protection Control and operational Schemes, project Implementation, co-ordination, operations & maintenance of Electrical Equipments at various LT/ HT/ EHT level Grid Sub- Stations. He has also published around 70 technical papers in different national/international seminars/journals.

4. So it was suspected upon the common neutral path and its insulation clearance. 5. On detail physical inspection, it was found slight dis-coulouration of the neutral bushing oil from the oil gauge. 6. So for the confirmation of the problem, the oil of all the bushings were tested and found with OK except Neutral bushing. 7. So this bushing was disconnected from the circuit and testing was conducted. 8. This time the results were found OK. 9. So it was confirmed with the problem on the neutral bushing. 10. The removed bushing was thoroughly checked and found with damage of the oil seal and this could be reason of the ingress of water and damage of the oil. 11. The bushing was replaced with a new one and transformer was taken into the service.

Analysis:

The neutral conductor is brought to external point for solid earth connection after inter-connection of the phase conductors at the common point. As neutral is allowed to remain at earth potential, so deterioration of the bushing oil and reduction in the IR (Insulation Resistance) value was not affecting the working condition of the transformer. So the

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transformer was running OK and catering the load to the system. But such system should not be allowed to continue. Because in the real condition of fault occurrence, the fault current to the earth system would be divided causing the reduction of the current through the neutral CT and in turn abnormality or delay in tripping of the transformer. So it was required to replace the neutral bushing. So accordingly it was planned for the replacement and on replacement overhauling was done. All the testing along with IR and PI value was taken and found with normal value. The transformer was again tested and the test results as obtained were reviewed with the previous values and found in order. The transformer was energized and loaded in the system.

2.2.: Low water content for a filtered transformer oil: The filtered oil as tested at site was found with

different water content while testing at the standard testing laboratory.

Observation and Analysis:

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Fig: 2.2.1 Plastic Container with Handle

3. But the same oil after collection in plastic container when tested in the standard designated laboratory was found with the value of 58ppm. 4. So the testing engineer commented that the oil needs to be filtered further. 5. Now the situation was investigated on the calibration of the site test kit. But it was found in order. 6. Then it was inquired upon the collection of oil for sending to the standard testing laboratory. 7. It was observed that the site personnel had used plastic container with handle on it. The container sent for the laboratory was correctly filled with oil with no air bubble inside as reported. 8. But on analysis, it was confirmed that the handle on the plastic container was of hollow space and on filling of the total oil also, this portion shall be left with air due to its position being little above the cap and mouth of the container. 9. So it was analyzed that this space is the culprit of causing moisture development and condensation of air due to change of temperature from hot to cold, before taking the oil for testing in the kit. 10. Actually the oil was collected little hot in the container. It was of winter season and the container was kept at the site for sending in the next day. 11. The sample reached at the testing laboratory after two days. So during these days the air in the handle space being converted to moisture got mixed with oil. 12. So the testing result was obtaining of higher water content as compared to the site report.

Action Taken:

In the next attempt, the sample was collected by oil sample steel container kit and sent to the laboratory for testing of the oil. This time, the results were obtained as per the site report. Then the transformer was allowed for energisation after attending the checking and testing of other formalities. The transformer stood OK.

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Fig 2.2.2 Steel Container with inlet and out let valve

Recommendation:

1. For Transformer Oil sampling, always use steel sample bottle in place of plastic container with handle. Glass bottle can also be used. 2. No space to be kept in the sample bottle, to be completely filled with oil.

2.3. Low BDV value of a filtered Transformer Oil: While testing the BDV of transformer oil,

it was observed with very low value sometimes and again very high value in the next attempts. Irregular value of BDV on each attempts.

Observations:

1. The sample as collected was allowed to be filled with the testing jar. 2. Settling time was also allowed for settling of the oil with no air bubbles. 3. When the testing was done, on the first attempt the value came of 76KV with the 2.5mm gap. 4. But on the next succeeding attempt, the value came as very low as 27kv. 5. Next few attempts the value came erratic, either of very high or very low. 6. The reason of irregularities could not be ascertained from the testing of oil by the specific kit. 7. On inquiry with the testing engineer, it was obtained that he was doing the test continuously without starring the oil and giving settle time.

Analysis:

1. In practice in BDV kit, it was used with two semi-sphere gap of 2.5mm. 2. On each attempt, the sparking of the gap results carbon particle which gets available in the oil jar. 3. This particle needs to be stirred with settle time at different place other than the gap. 4. In this condition as the operator was doing the test continuously, so this particle might be made available in between the gap and resulting the reduction of the BDV and the attempt when it was not getting available in between the gap, the result used to come as per the actual value of BDV.

5. Then after the test was conducted on giving sufficient settle time after stirring the oil and value came as per the actual. 6. The concept of carbon particle inside the gap causes the change of the permittivity of the medium, resulting composite capacitance. So rupture of the medium becomes at low voltage as compared to the actual value.

Recommendation: So it was recommended for

doing the oil BDV test, settle time after stirring to be done to obtain the correct test results.

2.4. Failure of Transformer after Inspection: One of

the 132/11 KV transformer failed after inspection after 12 hours on charging of the unit into the network.

Observations:

1. One of the 20 MVA, 132/11 KV transformer was required to inspect internally. 2. So oil of the transformer was drained and after manual inspection, the oil was re-filled. 3. Then the transformer was allowed to get energized. 4. But after 12 hours of running, the transformer failed. 5. On opening it was found with failure in the two HV discs.

Analysis and review:

1. On inquiry to the grid personnel, it was confirmed that due to the requirement of the network load, this transformer was charged immediately after inspection is over. On idle charging the unit, they loaded the transformer after immediately. 2. This is the case of trapping of air in between the DISCs. 3. Air bubble is always dangerous in a live transformer. On its availability along with oil shall change the permittivity of the medium and develop the composite capacitance. So voltage in this medium shall be divided. 4. If the air medium gets rupture, then PD shall cause the aggravation of the fault till to the failure of the medium. 5. So trapping of air and its rupture inside the transformer is most dangerous. 6. Most important and dangerous area of air trap is the turret of the bushing used with RING CT. Sometimes this air gap reduces the electrical clearance between earth and live electrode near the base of the bushing. 7. In such case if the gap rupture then the spark may cause final busting of the bushing and failure of the transformer. ||www.electricalmirror.net||


Recommendations:

1. Oil filled transformer should be given sufficient settle time after recondition or filtration of the oil. 2. The air trap if any, particularly at the turret bushing part has to be bled out properly. 3. Air trap always reduces the dielectric strength and ionize to cause damage in case of rupture.

2.5. Tripping of Transformer on second attempt of Charging: One of the transformer on

energization tripped on BUCH-HOLTZ relay only during second attempt of charging and suffered with certain internal damage.

Observations:

1. One of the 220/132 KV Auto transformer tripped on Differential relay (87T). 2. Then on decision as it was not supported by any mechanical relay actuation, the transformer was charged. 3. But this time differential relay did not trip,

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Buchholtz relay only actuated after 100 cycles ( approximately 2 seconds) So the detail inspection was done and found with severe internal damage on the B phase HT winding. The transformer was sent for the repair and over-hauling. Then on successful repair it was taken into the service. Now discussion comes why the differential relay did not actuate during the second attempt of the charging of the transformer. Why the Buchholtz relay actuates after 100 cycles (2 seconds).

Analysis:

1. During the running condition, due to fault in the winding and origin of gas resulted the tripping of both differential relay. 2. But during the second attempt, when the unit was attempted for idle charging from the HT side, the availability of 2nd harmonics contents

on the healthy phases blocked the operation of the relay. The faulty phase current becoming severe damaged the system and due to the situation of big transformer and delay in the trap of faulty gas in the Buchholtz relay, the tripping gets delayed by few cycle. 3. The settings on the relay were checked and found with cross block feature that in case of availability of second harmonics content on any phase shall block the tripping function. 4. So this feature was changed and cross blocking was adopted with un-blocking feature for the case of availability of faulty current any phase below the setting limit of 2nd harmonics feature. 5. In present practice lot of features are available in the relay. So correct setting as per the requirement of the system to be chosen to avoid such critical problems. Moreover irrespective of harmonics content the high set feature also helps to trip the system for the case of fault current beyond certain limit.

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DGSETs Capacities Witnessing an Upward Trend in India: Infra Spending, Industrial Production, Capacity Building are key Drivers 10% CAGR over FY17-20

After a subdued FY13-17, when industry volumes declined at a CAGR of 5% (primarily due to a sharp fall in sales for telecom towers), we expect the industry to grow at a CAGR of 10% over FY17-20. (Over FY04-08, the industry had grown at a CAGR of 10%).Growth would be driven by higher volumes in the mid/high HP segment; demand for low HP products is likely to remain subdued. Key end markets that are seeing a revival are Infra. (Roads, Metro Rail, Railways), Commercial (IT/ITES, Data Centers, Hotels, Hospitals, Educational Institutions), & Manufacturing (Pharmaceuticals, Automotive). We highlight that <15% of the demand for DG sets is for prime power & 85-90% of the DG market is for backup power - this implies that despite low power deficits, need for DG sets would continue. Pricing alone would not lead to market share gains for any player in DG industry. Given that DGsets are primarily used for backup & typically last for 10 years or longer, decisive factors go beyond price. Brand positioning, dealer network/distribution, service centers, product portfolio, & reliability are some of the key decisive factors. This is all the more imp in case of the MHP (375-750kva) & HHP (>750kva) ranges, where timely availability of backup power is crucial. MNCs such as Perkins, MTU, Volvo & Indian players like KOEL, Greaves Cotton are striving to increase presence in the MHP/HHP segments, while Cummins India is trying to take share in the LHP (<160kva) segment. Cummins is the market leader in the MHP/HHP segment while Mahindra, KOEL & Ashok Leyland lead in the LHP segment. GST reduced share of unorganized players, especially in LHP segment, & would be beneficial to incumbent organized players. 84 || April 2018 ||

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Road to recovery For the last five years, DG industry volumes have been subdued. During FY13-17, volumes declined at 5% CAGR, driven by (a) lower power deficits, as demand for power declined with macroeconomic slowdown, (b) weak demand from key end markets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Industrial/Manufacturing, Real Estate & Infra., & (c) collapse in demand from telecom towers from a peak of 100,000 DG sets in FY11 to 30,000 units in FY17. We expect the industry volume growth to revert to 10% CAGR over FY17-20; growth would be driven by rising demand in the key end markets of Infra. (Roads, Metro Rail, Railways), Commercial (IT/ITES, ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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Data Centers, Hotels, Malls, Hospitals, Educational Institutions), & Manufacturing (Pharmaceuticals, Automotive). Growth in the DG industry is linked to base power deficit & IIP growth – both of these are a reflection of the demand for industrial & residential power, & have been declining over the past five years (see Exhibit 8 & 9). A revival in economic growth would drive up both manufacturing/IIP growth & power deficit, in turn resulting in higher demand for DG sets. That usage of DG sets to generate power is expensive, is often presented as an argument against them. While the cost of power produced by renewable sources has declined to ~INR3/ unit & the cost of power produced by using coal is ~INR4/unit, the cost of power produced by using DG sets is INR15- 17/unit. However, demand for DG sets would continue, given that (a) DG sets are used primarily for backup power & not prime power, & (b) the power distribution network is still patchy in India.

Key Drivers: Infra spending, Industrial production, Capacity building

One of the key push backs we have always received from investors is that with a fall in power deficits, there would also be a fall in the requirement of diesel gensets. In our view, genset demand is driven by higher capacity building/capex in the economy which in turn triggers a demand for backup power. As in developed economies, India too is witnessing a shift of genset demand to back up power than standby - ~85-90% of genset usage is currently for back- up power. To illustrate our point, we cite the example of the diesel genset markets in US & China (the largest markets for gensets globally). As seen in the chart below, despite a power surplus situation in both the countries, genset demand continue to grow & has a high correlation to IIP - higher industrial capex ideally should lead to higher demand for backup power. While reported power deficits in India may have come down, the reliability of power is still a concern – in turn, gensets are installed as an ‘insurance’ against power cuts. We believe there are multiple drivers for a pick-up in demand for DG sets, going forward. With >85% of DG sets being used for backup power, low power deficits do not directly translate into lower demand for DG sets. In our view, the bigger demand driver for DG sets is industrial, infra. & real estate capex. A revival in these three end markets is critical for a recovery in DG demand. Current govt. is focusing on pump priming the economy through increased infra. spending, especially on roads, metro rail & railways. Govt. intends to order 25,000km of roads in FY18, & also take road construction to 41km/day from 22km/day in FY17. In FY17, there was a 40% jump in road construction. During road construction, the need for DG sets is felt in remote locations, where availability of power is an issue.

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Indian Railways is looking at installing/replacing the diesel generators used to power air conditioners in trains. Each generator car has two DG sets & the annual industry volumes are 500 units, implying a market size of INR2b-2.5b. Key participants are Cummins, KOEL, Volvo & Greaves Cotton. Another big opportunity for DG sets over the next few years is in metro rail projects, with a new metro rail policy on the anvil & every large city (>1m population; 360 cities) in India looking to construct a metro rail network. Each metro station would need to have DG sets as backup in case of power failure. The typical ratings used in a metro station vary from 500kva to 1,000kva. With 855km of metro rail projects coming up in India over the next few years at an overall capex of INR3t (see following table), the opportunity in this segment is immense. The residential market of the top eight cities in India started off on a positive note in CY16. Sales volume grew 7% YoY in 1HCY16; over 135,000 units were sold in 1HCY16 as compared to 126,620 units in 1HCY15. However, following demonetization in Nov’16, transactions came to a complete standstill. Developers refrained from announcing any new launches & buyers turned extremely cautious. Sales volume dropped 44% YoY in 4QCY16. New launches declined 61% YoY during the same period. At 40,940 units, 4QCY16 sales volume was the lowest in a quarter since CY10. The average quarterly sales used to be in excess of 90,000 units in CY10. The new launches no. was much worse in 4QCY16 at just 24,300 units, not even one-fifth of the peak quarterly level observed in CY10. All cities witnessed a crash in 4QCY16, including the usually resilient Bengaluru. As a result, CY16 replaced CY15 as the worst performing year in terms of sales volume in recent history. Sales volume in the top eight cities dropped 9% from 267,960 units in CY15 to 244,680 units in CY16. Strict implementation of the RERA 2016 within the stipulated timeframe could be a major factor in bringing back the confidence of homebuyers. Timely implementation of this Act across the country would not only make the sector more transparent but would also help attract institutional participation. During JanuaryMarch 2017 (1QCY17), residential project launches fell 8% YoY, with the fall most severe decline being in the NCR. New launches are expected to remain muted over the next 2-3 quarters, as developers make changes to their business structure to align with the RERA norms. CY16 closed with total transactions of 40.6msf, marginally ||www.electricalmirror.net||


lower than 41.1msf in CY15. The potential demand for office space was much higher in CY16, but due to shortage of good quality office space in prime locations of cities such as Bengaluru, Pune & Chennai, many occupiers had to either delay or curtail their leasable area. Additionally, the new supply that entered these six cities during the year was just 29msf, down from 35msf in CY15. IT/ITeS sector continues to be the largest driver of office space in India; the sector accounted for nearly half the transactions during 2HCY16. This was followed by other services, which include sectors such as Consulting, Media, Telecom & Infra., at 21%. However, in Mumbai, it was the BFSI sector that accounted for a lion’s share at 31% during this period. Vacancy, which peaked at 20% in CY12, has been falling with each passing year & is currently at one of its lowest levels in recent history at 13%. In the first half of CY17, transactions are expected to be largely muted & there would be pressure on prices. With consumers in a wait-and-watch mode, demand could be subdued due to the mindset that property prices could undergo reduction along with a substantial lowering of home loan interest rates. A data center (or datacenter) is a facility composed of networked computers & storage that businesses or other org.s use to organize process, store & disseminate large amounts of data. A large datacenter uses as much electricity as a small town. Every datacenter includes backup power supplies in the form of HHP DG sets. This power usually requires multiple 750kVA-and-above DG sets. Key sectors looking at putting up datacenters are BFSI, Social Media, Entertainment, Ecommerce & Telecom. According to a report by IAMAI (2016), the Indian datacenter market shows promising growth over the next few years due to increased usage of data through smartphones, social networking platforms, e-commerce platforms, & govt. projects. The Indian datacenter infra. market was valued at USD2.2b in CY16 & is expected to touch USD4.5b by CY18. It is predicted that India would move to be the second-largest market for datacenters in the Asia Pacific by 2020, with investments reaching USD7b or 4.5% of the global investments. For branded hotels in India, occupancy (in FY17) has risen to a 9-year high of 65%. Growth in occupancy & tariff is projected to continue in FY18 & FY19, driven by macroeconomic growth, which has led to pick-up in travel & accommodation needs. The last time Indian hotels saw their rooms this full was in FY08. Hotel room supply in India grew 7-8% in FY17 & HVS expects growth to remain in this range for the next three years. However, demand is growing at 11-14%. With demand outweighing supply & outlook for travel remaining positive, the upward trend in occupancy rate is likely to continue. It is est. that 30,000 DG sets are sold annually by the unorganized sector & these account for 21% of the industry’s overall sales. The presence of the unorganized sector would be largely in the LHP (<160kva) segment. With GST expected to ensure better tax compliance & bring the unorganized segment ||www.electricalmirror.net||

into the tax net, we expect the price gap between the unorganized & organized players to narrow. With this, organized players should gain share. Exports to witness pickup in 2HFY18 Expects double-digit growth in domestic sales, driven by infra. spending. Over the medium term, the domestic sales to register double-digit growth, given strong infra. spending & a pick-up in demand for backup power. Growth in domestic sales is expected to be driven by: Industrial segments such as road construction, railways & mining provide strong opportunities, given the govt.’s focus on

infra. development. Over the medium term, growth in the industrial genset segment to be better than in the power generation segment. Growth in Power generation segment is expected to be directly correlated to domestic GDP growth, driven by back-up power installations by end-consumers. Revival is seen in the key end-markets of IT/ITES, hotels, hospitals, data centers. Distribution & Spares business is likely to perform well; given higher sales contribution from the industrial segment, where machine usage is intense (the consequent wear & tear augments the need for spares). Also, given the large

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installed base of machines, demand for spares is expected to remain robust. Exports have been weak, given bleak demand from end-markets like Africa, LATAM & the Middle East. However, we expect demand to revive from 2HFY18, given the increase in commodity prices. In the long run, the company has guided for low-double-digit growth in exports.

Gas Gensets Market to Grow at over 15% through 2020

Expanding city gas distribution network & growing industrial sector to boost demand for gas gensets in India through 2020 Gas gensets market in India is projected to witness a CAGR of more than 15% during 2015-20. Growth in the market is anticipated on account of widening electricity demand-supply gap, low operational cost, rising industrialization, & increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, with expanding City Gas Distribution network, natural gas, which is the basic fuel used in gas gensets, is reaching to more & more consumers in the country. This is expected to boost the adoption of gas gensets in India. In India, gas gensets market is still at the nascent stage, & the market is being propelled by the low cost & eco-friendliness of natural gas. By 2025, according to Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, natural gas will contribute 20% in the country’s energy mix. Moreover, Central Pollution Control Board (under the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India) has laid out various norms for regulating the level of harmful emissions from diesel gensets, which is also expected to positively influence the gas-gensets market in India. On the basis of rating, the country’s gas gensets market has been segmented into four broad categories, namely, low (1kVA-75kVA), medium (76kVA-350kVA), high (351kVA-750kVA) & very high (more than 750kVA) gas gensets. Among these gas gensets categories, medium (76kVA-350kVA) gas gensets segment is anticipated to dominate the 88 || April 2018 ||

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country’s gas gensets market over the next five years on account of their wide acceptance across industrial & residential sector. Region-wise, West India dominated the gas gensets market in 2014, & the region is forecast to maintain its dominance during 2015-20. In order to address the increasing electricity demand, investments worth US$ 237 bn are required during 2016-20 for increasing power generation, transmission & distribution infra. in the country. Absence of adequate infra. is expected to push the demand for gas gensets, especially from various power hungry sectors, such as oil & gas, textile, healthcare, pharmaceutical industries, etc.

Backup power

Decision-makers should put in place backup power with safeguards including computer-security measures so that the system offers round-the-clock power & is protected from all sorts of disruptions. India is reportedly the third-largest electricity producer & consumer in the world after the US & China. However, an estimated 28% of the energy generated in India is lost during transmission or stolen. Also peak supply falls short & frequent power outages last for hours in many regions of the country. So the domestic backup power market has boomed in terms of demand in the last few years due to the demand-supply gap in power distribution. The power backup sector can broadly be categorized into 4 broad segments of UPS, DGs, inverters, batteries. Also as per a KPMG report, about 300,000 telecom towers in India daily face outages. So, telecom network operators rely on diesel gensets & lead-acid batteries for backup power, resulting in consumption of over 475 mn gallons (1.8 billion liters) of diesel annually, with the attendant negative greenhouse gas impact. The increase in demand for diesel gensets is due to unreliable power & in some cases, due to the lack of access to grid electricity. Various critical end-user industries such as hospitals, airports, data centers, manufacturing facilities, water &

sewage facilities, etc, require continuous power supply for ensuring seamless operation, apart from call centers, luxury hotels, apartments, etc. The global market for diesel gensets is largely dominated by the Asia-Pacific region due to rapid urbanization & industrialization, with China & India emerging as the largest revenue contributing countries in the region’s diesel genset market. The market has been sluggish in the last few years but as per the TechSci Research report, the global market for diesel gensets is projected to reach USD 19.9 bn by 2019. Factors cited as drivers for this growth are the power demand-supply gap, rising telecom infra., increasing investments in manufacturing, construction etc, expansion of public infra., ‘Make in India’ campaign & smart cities project. FY’16 DG set market can be estimated at approximately Rs 5,600 - Rs 5,800 Cr. by value & 8 - 8.5 GW by capacity. LHP DG sets (up to 160 KVA), MHP DG sets (180 - 500 KVA) & HHP DG Sets (>500 KVA) account for approximately 50%, 25% & 25% share of this market respectively. The DG set market was stagnant since the last couple of years due to a change in emission norms by the govt. which made gensets more expensive & due to industrial & construction slowdown. Power sensitive segments like hotels, hospitals, IT parks, data centre’s, telcos & some process industries will continue to be the biggest users of DG sets. Offshore exploration platforms & the shipping industry, where availability of power remains a key concern, will always require gensets (not for backup power but for base-load). Construction sites, where the grid is yet to reach, will continue using DG sets. The mining segment is also a key user of DG sets. FY’16 inverter market can be estimated at approximately Rs 3,250 Cr. by value & approximately 6.6 mn units by volume. 0.5 KVA - 1.5 KVA are the fast-moving range... Many inverter manufacturers have seen subdued growth in the past years primarily due to lack of business sentiment & lower real estate growth. Improved power situation ||www.electricalmirror.net||


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on the ground has also contributed to this In a related news report, as per Gurgaon electricity department estimates in July 2016, nearly 20% of the city’s electricity load was borne by DGs & the city produced around 140 MW of power through DGs on an average every day. A recent report estimated that the city consumes nearly 3.5 lakh litres of diesel to produce power every hour during power outages, amounting to fuel worth nearly Rs 1.93 Cr. Carbon emissions in Gurgaon are high mainly due to the use of diesel for power backup. Diesel pollutes the air by emitting carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrous oxide & particulate matter. As per international norms, clean diesel should contain only 10 ppm of sulphur. As per a Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) study, the cleanest variety of diesel fuel in Gurgaon contains 50 ppm sulphur, which is above the safety limit. Excessive reliance on gensets also leads to complaints of air & noise pollution. In the global genset market, the DG segment has generated a majority of the market revenues. However, with growing environmental concerns, a shift towards gas-powered gensets will be witnessed in the years to come & as per reports, the global gas genset market is projected to reach $7.1 bn by 2022. Rising concerns over emissions are also leading to an increasing adoption of biofuel-based DGs & solar gensets. On market potential of the solar power conversion chain, he said, “By off-grid solar, we understand two types of projects – Rooftop solar & village electrification projects under the DDG scheme. Rooftop solar has tremendous potential as 40 GW out of 100 GW of solar installed capacity will come from rooftop solar projects. Roof projects will first be implemented in govt. buildings & will then percolate to other segments. Various types of energy sources are used for village electrification including biomass, rice husk, solar with small-scale battery etc. There is definitely some potential for solar power in village electrification however quantification is difficult. We have long talked about battery storage along with solar power plant. This would help continuous usage of solar power (base load) & can mitigate grid stabilization issues. However, technical innovation & large-scale production is required to bring down the cost of the battery so that the project becomes viable. In a country like India which was suffering from doubledigit peak power deficit, power availability & reliability issues till the last few years, backup power has already reached each & every segment & every nook & corner of the country where it has usage potential. Every segment – be it residential, commercial, infra. & industrial have used backup power extensively to continue their activities to counter frequent grid shutdown issues. The situation has improved but not been eliminated completely. If at all it has not reached any section of society, it is the poor who lack access to electricity & cannot afford expensive back-up power. So the backup power market 90 || April 2018 ||

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potential has already been tapped fully in India. Queried about Chinese equipment affecting the local market, he said, “The DG set market is highly organised & very competitive. Customers prefer quality products. Almost all the large & renowned DG set manufacturers have their production facility in India. Some Chinese import happens however the share of that would be less than 5% & hence does not affect local manufacturing of DG sets. Regarding ‘restrictions’ on the use of DGs, DG power is 2.5 - 3 times costlier than grid power & hence it does not make business sense for anybody to use DG power over grid power. Org.s/households are forced to use DGs to continue their activities during grid shut-downs. Hence, instead of imposing ‘restrictions’, SERCs & other authorities must focus on how customers can get continuous access to quality grid power. Once they ensure that, DG usage will automatically go down. The Vidyut Pravah app shows the surplus power available at the exchange & the price at which it is available. It also shows the peak power deficit which is currently less than 1% level. States report this peak power deficit to the centre. A recent report revealed that UP is reporting that there is no shortage of power in the state & hence they are not buying from the exchange, however another app URJA shows the ground level reality in UP – the extent of frequent power cuts & load shedding in the state. So, the centre may be reporting that there is no power shortage in UP, however the ground level situation is quite different. Once, these ground level situations improve, usage of DGs, inverters, UPS will automatically go down. About diesel gensets that consume $13 billion worth of diesel annually, from the oil marketing CoS’ point of view which are largely PSUs, this is a good revenue stream from them. If we talk from the environment perspective, this is bad but what can a business do if they don’t get access to continuous & reliable power? If we ask them to stop usage of DGs, this will result in billions of dollars loss in production of goods & services & a developing economy will not be able to afford that loss. The rental DG market in India can be estimated at approximately Rs 750 Cr. However, the market is growing at a very moderate pace as South India, the biggest market for rental CoS, is now connected with the central grid & the power situation in South India has improved drastically in past years. Additionally, manufacturing & construction activities did not pick up to that extent. It is mostly used in off-grid areas, during summer when there are frequent power cuts & during functions or short term events. In our estimate, DG set installed base in the country will be close to 70-75 GW. Majority of the production units, commercial establishments, townships & infra. segments will have diesel gensets irrespective of the grid power situation prevailing in that state/region. This is more for safety than actual usage. Research shows that many of these establishments don’t even run DG sets for more than 200 - 300 hours every year. Once 24x7 power becomes a ground reality & remains so in the coming years, people will get confidence on grid supply & diesel gensets usage will automatically go down. This segment

will not get any policy boost as the govt. has already spoken about an inverter & DG-free India. In terms of exports, Manufacturers are already exporting DG sets from their India facility. This is also required to nullify the effects of poor demand from Indian markets in coming days. The African continent & our neighboring countries, where the power situation is not very good will continue using diesel gensets for their economic activities. There is huge potential for the Indian manufacturers to use their India facility as a manufacturing hub & export DGs to Africa & neighboring countries in Asia. Commenting on the way ahead for the diesel gensets market in India, Growth of the DG market has a good correlation with growth in construction & manufacturing activities in the country. Any project will buy diesel gensets irrespective of the grid situation prevalent in that region/ state. This is more for safety. With a vibrant govt. in the centre & with so much policy reforms, we expect both construction & manufacturing activities to gain pace in the coming years which will boost the growth of DG set market. However, an improved power supply scenario on ground may moderate the pace of growth. We estimate that the DG set market will grow at 4-6% level over the next 4-5 years. Also, the global lead acid battery market is expected to reach USD 76.44 bn by 2022, according to a Grand View Research report. Growth of the automotive industry in Indonesia, Mexico, India, Vietnam & Thailand is expected to propel the industry. A growing preference for pollution-free hybrid & electric vehicles along with technological development is expected to drive lead acid battery demand over the forecast period. The valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery segment is anticipated to witness growth at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2015 to 2022 on account of its increasing application in UPS systems, engines, security systems, backup power, emergency lighting systems, cell phone towers & radio communication systems. In a related development, India has also asked Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk, who is building the world’s largest lithium ion installation, to replicate the factory in India to bring down battery costs so that it could be used for rural electrification in the country. India reportedly has one of the world’s highest electricity line losses & a huge portion of the electricity produced is lost between the points of generation & consumption. So the answer to the country’s power crisis could be micro grids, which generate & deliver electricity to a defined geographic area & can serve as backup power source while connected to the grid or operating independently. Micro-grids have several advantages over backup diesel generators such as better quality power supply & they can also be cleaner - if solar is part of the energy mix. Solar panel prices are down so distributed solar can be cheaper than running diesel generators & can be tailored to each customer’s requirements. A Navigant report said that the micro-grids market will soar to $40 billion by 2020. It is said that micro-grids could bring energy to 1.3 billion people around the world who currently lack access to electricity. The popular solution in the developing world could also take the pressure off India’s ||www.electricalmirror.net||


strained national grid. India could develop a network of inter-connected micro-grids that are operating independently. This would ensure that outages that affect states become a thing of the past. In view of increasing hacker & terrorist activity & natural disasters becoming more frequent due to climate change, conventional power grids seem more susceptible to outages, making microgrids an attractive option. US Defence Department describes micro-grids as a way to assure uninterrupted power amid extreme weather & security threats. So decision-makers, urban planners & operations personnel should put in place backup power with safeguards including computer-security measures so that the system offers round-the-clock power & is protected from all sorts of disruptions. Even as the power ministry looks to focus on providing power supply to all, besides ensuring generation of surplus power, the no. of diesel power generator sets in the country may be on a rise. None of the government agencies publicly share any data related to the no. of operating DGSETs in India. However, data sourced through industry sources shows that diesel power generator sets capacities have risen at a rate of around 5,000 MW per annum in the last two years in the country. According to data sourced through its internal research, private power producer Tata Power said capacity of diesel gensets is estimated to stand at 90,000 MW as on 2016-end, from 80,000 MW in 2014. Increase in capacity is rather surprising as the past three years have seen the government focusing on increasing power supply in the country, besides witnessing a surplus condition in some scenarios. To be sure, the power exchanges in the country or the spot market for power have been trading at cheaper rates, as compared to their performance a few years back. Power Minister took to social media platform Twitter & said that around 4,396 MW of power was available at rate of Rs. 2.59 per unit for states. Industry experts attribute the rise in diesel gensets to the largely erratic & uneven power supply in the country, besides issues faced at the transmission & distribution level. Diesel generator sets are operated only for a short period of time during the day & are used as a back-up power supply. Rise is not surprising as generator sets are a solution for erratic power. Unless, the country moves towards reliable power supply & solves the T&D related issues, this ||www.electricalmirror.net||

trend will continue. Power demand deficit peaked at 0.8% or 1,197 MW in April due to erratic power supply in the country. Another industry consultant added that the increasing no. of new factories & buildings in the country may have also contributed to the rising no. of diesel-run generators sets as they require a running supply of power for operations. Estimated figure gains significance when it is juxtaposed with the country's total generating capacity of 330 GW, as per data compiled by CEA. The total generating capacity, however, does not include the capacity of power generated by diesel-run generator sets. A power hungry India bodes well for genset manufacturers be it as standby backup power or as a primary power source. Power outages across the country, & rising demand for mobile power across industry segments & the construction & infra sectors are generating plenty of demand across various types & capacities of gensets. Its versatility of applications has always ensured powerful demand for gensets in India. India currently suffers from almost 15% peak power deficit which is hampering growth of all sectors in the economy, ranging from manufacturing to services sector, health & hospitality, & construction & infra sector. Almost each & every org. needs consistent power supply, as data loss can be more expensive than the capital expenditure required for backup power equipment. Hence, it is expected that the demand for diesel generators will grow in the coming years. Globally, power demand is increasing rapidly, while supply is not growing at the same pace, thus creating huge power deficit in many parts of the world. Consequently, the demand for power generation equipment such as diesel generators continues to increase worldwide. Poor power infrastructure & unreliable grid power supply have been largely responsible for increasing frequency of power outages, which is likely to boost the demand for diesel gensets across the globe. Rising demand for mobile diesel gensets & biofuel based diesel gensets is also expected to benefit the diesel genset market. Expanding activity across all segments in the manufacturing sector, construction & infra sectors, & standby power from the residential segment, all add up to generating a robust demand for gensets in India, across all types & capacities.

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Guest Article Medium Voltage Covered Conductors – A Safety solution for Forest Areas

| Manish Patel | | GM (Business Development) | | Apar Industries Ltd. |

Using Bare Conductors on the overhead distribution lines in forest and wild life sanctuaries resulting fatal accidental death of several wildlife animals and big birds due to electrocution

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resently we are witnessing several incidents where wild life is been fatally electrocuted in India. 400 Greater Flamingos have died in 10 days due to electrocution by high tension cables near their breeding grounds in Gujarat (2014), As many as 139 greater flamingos were electrocuted in Kutch desert wildlife sanctuary. On January 25, a female elephant died due to electrocution in the forests of Odisha’s Rourkela district. On the night of 4 September 15, a large tusker was electrocuted by a sagging high tension electric cable in Kaziranga national park, Assam.

conductors should be used to reduce the ROW (right of way) of HT lines which are passing through the forest area for the safety of wild life. Apar has taken the lead from the MAKE IN INDIA initiative to develop Medium Voltage Covered conductors (MVCC) which is currently imported from overseas manufactures.

1.0 The challenges faced by Indian Utilities: • Outages due to temporary tree contact • Conductor slashing due to corrosion • Wide Right of Way (ROW) • Electromagnetic field effect on electronic Surveillance • Safety (Road /Rail/River crossings/Slums/ Congested residential areas etc.)

2.0 The Technology:

Two leopards, one tigress and two sambar deer were also electrocuted between January 11 and 14(2011) in different forest divisions of Maharashtra’s Nagpur district. As per Tito Joseph of the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), every year at least 20 elephants, 11 leopards die due to electrocution.

Covered conductors consist of a conductor insulated by a covering made of insulating material(s) as protection against accidental contacts with other covered conductors and with grounded parts such as tree branches, etc. In comparison with insulated conductors, this covering has reduced thickness, but is sufficient to withstand the phase-to-earth voltage temporarily”

Conductor: Longitudinally water tight Stranded All Aluminium Alloy (AAAC) or Aluminium Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR) A Conductor Screen: Water swellable semi-conducting tape (if required) and extruded semi-conducting compound B Inner Insulation: XLPE C Outer Insulation: UV protected and anti-tracking black coloured XLPE / HDPE

4.0 Anti Tracking Properties:

Anti tracking property is must for MVCC Outer XLPE/HDPE. As per the experience of several international utilities, in the absence of anti tracking, XLPE /HDPE, MVCC fails within a short time period of 5-6 months. Anti Tracking jacketing has been specially designed to meet the outdoor conditions & performance requirements of 13.8KV to 34.5KV distribution networks. The material has an excellent resistance to arc, corrosion inhibitor, fungicide activity, oil resistance, and weather conditions like humidity, pollution, presence of salt in atmosphere etc. There is a special Test method for carrying out the tests for the Anti Tracking in SS EN 50397-1 .

5.0 Applicable Standards : SS EN 50397-1, BS EN 50182, IS 398-2, IS 398-4, IEC 61089

6.0 Salient features of MVCC

According to CEA (Central Electricity Authority) mandatory guidelines, Medium Voltage Covered

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3.0 Construction of MVCC

technology:

1. Rare Interruptions on transient faults (contact of tree branches or creepers etc.) that contribute the majority of total faults occurred in overhead distribution lines.

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2. Less Power shut downs for clearing of the lane from growing trees e.g. Branches or trees can be cut and moved away under live working conditions. 3. No faults due to momentary clashing of phase conductors during wind and stormy conditions. 4. Reduced tower related cost due to reduced Phase to Phase conductor distance. 5. Ideal and safer solution for installations over RIVER / LAKE / RAILWAY / ROAD CROSSINGS /Slums / Congested residential areas and in polluted areas

7.0 Accessories used by MVCC: Tension clamps

Cables ties

Connectors

9.0 Benefits of MVCC : Suspension Clamps

Moreover Lighting protection Earthing and arc protection accessories are available.

8.0 Easy Installation: Covered Conductors can be installed in an easy and fast manner; Normal pole to pole spacing can be between 50-70 Mts., standard poles of bare conductor can be used for covered conductors as the weight of covered conductors is only about 10-12% higher than bare conductor due to insulation. For fast installation even existing poles of bare conductors can be used without changing the cross arms and other fitting with covered conductor and its accessories.

• No interruptions by contact of Tree branches. • No faults with short duration touching of phase conductors during wind conditions. • Phase to Phase conductor distance can be reduced (reduce the Tower costs) • Ideal and safer solution for installations for River/Lake/ Railway/ Road Crossings and in populated areas. • Can protect Big birds like Peacocks, Flamingos etc, Ideal for installations in Forest areas and in Bird Sanctuaries • Covered conductors are a cheaper alternative to Underground cable and also to ABC cables, especially in difficult terrain and in densely populated areas. • Lines near to areas where the public visit are not so dangerous because of accidental touching • Overcomes costly Right of Way issues and Line can be commissioned faster

10.0 Conclusions : Covered conductors are the best economical solutions where ever the safety of human and wild life is been challenged or compromised by bare conductors. It gives maintenance free overhead line reliability. Service calls will drastically reduced which means an uninterrupted power supply adding more revenues to the Utility. It is a Safe, Economical, environmental friendly, reliable solution for Utility to protect the wild life from been electrocuted.

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Protecting your Electrical Panels/Control Systems/UPS/ PLC/Drives/LED Lights and Other Sensitive Electronic Equipment from Lightning and Voltage Surges

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In today’s extremely competitive scenario, a company’s dependency on fast, accurate and convenient transmission of information increases dramatically. Businesses make great investments in state-of-the-art telephone systems, computer networks, high end machineries and expert diagnostic equipment in order to compete in the high-tech marketplace that exists in every industry today. So a few questions arise to ponder upon like how would your business be affected if it lost the use of these systems for an extended period of time? Or even for a day? Suppose the computer /PLC/HMI system you use to communicate is destroyed from a lightning surge. How big of an impact would this have on your operation? How long would it take to repair or replace a key piece of machinery or equipment that has been subjected to a voltage surge and rendered useless? So the main question arises is that - ARE YOU PREPARED IF IT DOES HAPPEN?

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Power Quality

Many power problems originate in the commercial power grid, which, with its thousands of miles of transmission lines, is subject to weather conditions such as hurricanes, lightning storms, snow, ice, and flooding along with equipment failure, traffic accidents and major switching operations. Also, power problems affecting today’s technological equipment are often generated locally within a facility from any number of situations, such as local construction, heavy startup loads, faulty distribution components, and even typical background electrical noise. Electrical disturbances can result from problems within your facility, even though your supply voltage is constant. These disturbances can occur frequently and appear severe because the sensitive equipment is close to the disturbance source. For example, any load, such as an air conditioner which starts and stops, can cause problems for sensitive electronics. Therefore, achieving power quality requires a combined effort between your utility and you, the customer.

Lightning Strikes without Warning

Recent claims show a wide range of damage being attributed to lightning or voltage surges. Lightning has caused damage to computer terminals, printers, motors, controllers, high-tech instrumentation and telephone communication systems. Unexpectedly, these businesses find themselves trying to rebound from ||www.electricalmirror.net||


losses costing upward of a few lakhs of Rupees. It is important to note that Lightning rarely damages appliances by direct stroke to the appliance. Damage is usually caused by direct strokes to the power lines or by induced surges. Induced surges are caused by the release of bound charges on the line when overhead clouds lose charge because of a strike to objects other than the line. The direct stroke produces a large voltage, while induced surges usually have a lower magnitude voltage. Lightning usually damages appliance electrical insulation which leads to a continuation of the damage by the 50-Hz power that has the appearance of a non- lightning-related failure. LED or other Electric lamps can provide a clue as to whether a high-voltage surge occurred in the electrical system because the driver/filaments often fails when subjected to such surges. Equipment can be protected by a design to withstand the highest normal voltage spikes expected. Proper grounding and bonding is important. For critical components or equipment, surge arresters are a necessity.

Your Equipment is at Risk!

Lightning and voltage surges can cripple your business in an instant. Without warning, electrical damage to your state-of-the-art telephone system, computer networks or expert diagnostic equipment can knock out your ability to communicate and transmit information. That shuts down your business, leading to expensive repairs and costly business interruption. One of the greatest hazards to communication systems or any system that employs sensitive electronic equipment is a voltage surge. It’s a fairly common occurrence and damage usually can be avoided. How can you protect your equipment investment from a damaging and costly voltage surge?

Some examples of problems resulting from power quality disturbances are:

• Automatic Resets • Data Errors • Equipment Failure • Loss of Circuit Boards • Loss of Memory • Power Supply Problems • System Lockout Although sources of distorted power may be found on utility systems, some are initiated within your facility. The following is a list of equipment which can contribute to power quality problems, especially if the grounding and wiring is inadequate within the facility. Relevant agencies claim that approximately 80 percent of all power quality problems may actually result from inadequate wiring or grounding on the customer's premises, or from interactions with other

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on-site loads.

Understanding the Problem

Damage from voltage surges usually can be avoided, but still accounts for millions of investment in losses each year. Nothing affects profitability as instantly and dramatically as unscheduled downtime (intermittent or longer-term), machine repairs, system failures and lack of machine availability. Hardware failures caused by voltage surges and transients are even more prevalent due to increased speed, sophistication and sensitivity of today’s electrical and electronic controls; Example - Premature motor failures causing extended downtime, requiring motor rewinding or replacement. The life of motor windings can be dramatically shortened when the motor is exposed to surges/ transient overvoltages, often the result of external sources (i.e., lightning, utility grid switching, power line arcing electrical accidents).

Transient Activity - 80%.

Over 80% of all surge/transient activity is created inside your and/or neighboring facilities. Starting and stopping of electric motors as those used in automated systems and manufacturing (machine tools, cranes, HVAC, compressors, coolant pumping systems, etc.) can create a continuous stream of 250V to 6000V transients. DC drives, variable speed AC drives, welding equipment and DC power supply switching are other sources of surge/transients and electrical noise.

External Surge/Transient Activity- 20%.

Lightning, utility grid switching, power line arcing (due to high wind) and electrical accidents represent a low percentage (less than 20%) of all transient activity, but generate high magnitude transients that can cause immediate hardware damage to electrical systems and destroy sensitive electronic equipment. Along with the AC power system, any data and communication entry points are also potential paths for destructive voltage transients. Improving electrical power quality with the application of surge protection in the industry provides ongoing substantial cost savings and enhanced productivity. How these issues are identified, prioritized and corrected separate the companies in today’s highly competitive world.

based electronic and computer hardware, including peripherals such as printers, monitors, external disk drives, and modems etc.

Benefits:

• Enhanced operating efficiency, equipment reliability, availability, and improved on-time deliveries. • Increased performance and longevity for all electrically powered systems (i.e., machine tools/systems, computer networks, security, HVAC equipment). • Reductions in labor, overtime and maintenance costs, downtime and material losses caused by hardware damage and reboots/restarts.

SURGE VOLTAGE PROTECTORS

Surge voltage protectors (such as Finder’s Surge Protection Devices, SPD) are intended to be installed in electrical systems, to protect people and machines from surge voltages that can occur on the electrical supply line and which would otherwise have disastrous consequences. These surge voltages can be atmospheric (lightning) or can originate on the electrical system due to, for example: the opening and closing of large loads, short circuits, or the switching of large power factor correction capacitors. The SPD can be described as a switch that is in parallel with the electrical system’s supply line - which it is protecting. At the nominal network voltage (e.g. 230 V) the SPD appears as an open switch, having very high impedance (almost infinite). But, under an overvoltage condition its impedance rapidly falls to near 0 Ω. This effectively applies a short circuit across the supply lines and immediately “drains” the overvoltage to earth. In this way the supply line is protected wherever an SPD is installed. When the overvoltage has passed, the SPD impedance rises rapidly and resumes the state of an open switch again.

Solution

FINDER recommends to improve electrical power quality by installing surge protection devices at the electrical service entrance, downstream at the distribution panel boards feeding the machines and data/telecom centres. Surge suppressors should be used as a matter of habit with all semiconductor-

Figure 1: Ideal operation of an SPD

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Most of the surge voltage protectors use either varistors or spark gaps to clamp the surges.

Varistor: This can be considered as a variable

resistance that at nominal voltage has a very high ohmic value. But the resistance rapidly falls to near zero as the voltage surges. In this way the varistor applies a near short circuit which clamps the surge voltage. The varistor is however subject to progressive degradation due to the small leakage current that occurs at the nominal voltage, and with the number of interventions. With every overvoltage that occurs the leakage current rises and accelerates the end of life for the device - which is ultimately indicated by the change from green to red in the signal-window.

Spark gap: This comprises two electrodes separated

by air, or a gas. When a surge voltage occurs, an electrical arc bridges the gap and a surge current flows to limit the surge voltage to a low and constant level. The arc extinguishes only when the surge current falls below about 10 ampere. The gas guarantees a constant level of breakdown voltage since the arc is struck in a protected environment; not exposed to pressure or humidity variations or impurities as would happen if it had occurred in air. There is however, a delay before the device arcs and the surge current is diverted, and this is dependent on the magnitude of the original voltage surge and on its rate of rise. Therefore, the voltage protection level can vary, although it is guaranteed to be less than Up.

Lightning Protection Zones and installation considerations

International standards refer to the various Lightning Protection Zones by the letters LPZ followed by an appropriate number. • LPZ 0A: An external area, where a direct lightning strike is possible and where there is total exposure to the electromagnetic field induced by the lightning.

lightning conductor providing direct lightening strike protection. There remains total exposure to the electromagnetic field. • LPZ 1: Area within a building – therefore protected from direct lightning strike. The electromagnetic field will be attenuated, depending on the degree of shielding. This zone has to be protected by SPD type 1 device(s) at its boundary with the LPZ 0A or 0B zone. • LPZ 2: An area, typically a room, where the lightning current has been limited by preceding surge protectors. This zone has to be protected by SPD type 2 device(s) at its boundary with the LPZ 1 zone. • LPZ 3: An area within a room where the lightning current has been limited by preceding surge protectors (typically the wiring after a socket or an area within a metal enclosure). This zone has to be protected by SPD type 3 device(s) at its boundary with the LPZ 2 zone.

• LPZ 0B: An external area, but below a

Example of SPD types

Type 1

Type 1+2

Type 3

Type 3

SPD for Signal &

Ethernet Cat 6

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Example of installation of Type 2 (3+1) SPD in Low Voltage Power Supply Lines for Industrial Applications

Bottom Line

Prevention is Key: Lightning and voltage surges can cause extensive damage and shut down your business. That can be costly, not only to the financial well being of your company, but to your reputation for reliability and customer service. While some power disturbances are obvious, the vast majority is unnoticed; collectively they cause problems that seriously disrupt productivity (from system reboots to hardware failures). Transient over-voltages are a major cause of malfunction or total failure of electronic circuitry and equipment. FINDER recommends the installation of Surge Protection to significantly reduce and/or eliminate harmful transients/ surges and electrical line noise, thus preventing damage to sensitive electrical controls and electrical equipment. There really is no reason not to get a surge protector. Finder India Pvt. Ltd. | New Delhi – 110034 E mail: feedback.in@findernet.com | Ph: +91 8130673535 | www.findernet.com 96 || April 2018 ||

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TDK in India – Introduction and Greeting

TDK’s motto, Attracting Tomorrow, carries more relevance today with increasing opportunities in India and we are happy to be present at ELECRAMA 2018. TDK is a familiar name to many Indians, who still associate the TDK brand with the company's highly successful audio and video cassettes. TDK, however, has since shifted its focus away from the B2C market. Today, the company has positioned itself globally as a leading manufacturer of electronic components and solutions for several strategic markets such as energy, power transmission and quality, automotive and industrial electronics, home appliances, telecommunications, and health care.

Innovativeness in electronic components and power quality

With a history of more than 80 years of innovation TDK Corporation has introduced major advances in core technologies for electronic components such as magnetic materials, multilayer technology, thin-film technology, rare earth magnets, and more. All of these are based on extensive R&D capabilities that are supported by a global R&D network linking India with Japan, Europe, USA, China, and other Asian countries. R&D activities in India are focused mainly on power quality solutions for industrial electronics and energy generation and distribution. Based on its innovativeness and manufacturing strength TDK has generated healthy revenue in fiscal 2017 from sales of around JPY 1178 billion (USD 10.5 billion) with an operating profit margin of 17.7 percent coming out of the efforts of 100,000 employees around the world.

Strong history in India

The main share of TDK's current electronic components business in India was started decades ago under Siemens Ltd, India, which served as the sales arm of Siemens Matsushita (S+M). The company changed to EPCOS India Private Limited when EPCOS AG evolved from S+M in 1999. In 2008, EPCOS AG was acquired by TDK Corporation and since then the company has grown to be a leading player in this field. Today, TDK in India is a healthy 725+ Crore company with close to 2200 employees in three factories and five sales offices throughout the country, as well as a strong network of dealers. Products made in India are most relevant to our current demands here and include film capacitors and ferrite cores for a wide range of electronics applications and used extensively in energy, power transmission and quality, industrial electronics and home appliances. The products produced in India serve almost every leading player in these industries, both Indian companies as well as multi-national corporations. More than 50 percent of the products TDK manufactures in India are exported across the globe.

Focus on markets of the future

With the Indian government’s focus on the reformation and transformation of the economy under a wide range of initiatives, including Make in India, Digital Governance, Infra Development, Renewable Energy, Inclusive Growth and others, many promising opportunities are opening up for TDK as a strong and reliable partner. Among others, they include: • Energy sufficiency, 24x7 power, rural

• • • • •

electrification, power for all, renewable energy with emphasis on solar energy Road and rail infrastructure Smart cities Mobile phone manufacturing Automotive sector Electric vehicles

Global capabilities on display at ELECRAMA 2018

ELECRAMA 2018 in Delhi gives TDK an excellent platform to showcase its portfolio for the fastest growing markets of the future. TDK is presenting its broad portfolio of components for power quality and innovative solutions for power electronics. For example, under the application areas Industrial and Renewable TDK is highlighting its innovative products used in solar inverters, wind power generators, industrial drives, three-phase UPS, transmission and distribution lines, smart meters and LED lighting. On display are EMC filters, PFC capacitors, film and aluminum electrolytic capacitors, inductors, ferrites and protection components such as varistors. Visitors can also learn what TDK has to offer in strong growth markets such as health care, wearables, base stations, smart metering and e-mobility, to name just a few. With its global capabilities as a leading electronic components manufacturer TDK will help advance the electronics industry in India and thus support the many initiatives to modernize India's infrastructure and expand its high-tech industry.

PQvar™ static var generators (SVGs) New active approach to power factor correction and load balancing

The new EPCOS PQvar™ static var generators (SVGs) are designed to provide active power factor correction and load balancing in industrial grids and commercial buildings. PQvar SVGs feature a compact, modular design and are a controllable reactive current source that is able to improve the system power factor to a target value of more than 0.99 without any over- or ||www.electricalmirror.net||

under-compensation. With a fast response time of less than 15 ms and a dynamic reaction time of less than 50 μs the PQvar SVGs offer faster compensation than conventional systems such as capacitor banks. PQvar SVGs are thus an ideal solution especially for fast compensation of inductive or capacitive loads, which would be difficult using passive compensation techniques alone. PQvar SVGs work as a dynamic current source by monitoring the power factor and generating real-time compensation current in order to achieve the target cos phi. PQvar SVGs can balance loads between phases and unloaded wires for both three-phase three-wire (3P3W) and three-phase four-wire (3P4W) input voltage connection systems. They are thus suitable for applications with both reactive power requirements and unbalanced loads, which is frequently the case with power distribution

in rural areas as well as in some industrial applications.

Main applications

• Active PFC and load balancing in industrial grids and commercial buildings

Main features and benefits

• Active compensation device that needs no conventional PFC capacitors or reactors • Improves system power factor to a target value of >0.99 without over- or under-compensation • Extremely rapid dynamic compensation reaction time of <50 μs and a fast response time of <15 ms • Balances loads between phases • Can be installed together with existing capacitor banks

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Dazzles its Customers with 40 Years Anniversary Theme & New Business Verticals at the Elecrama Expo!

Mumbai based Electricals Distribution giant, Vashi Electricals has participated in Asia's Biggest Electricals Expo, Elecrama. Interestingly, Vashi Electricals is also in its ruby anniversary and is completing '40 years' of delightful & electrifying service to the industry. Dressed in the 40 years celebration theme, the stall attracted more than 10,000 visitors from different business fraternity such as OEM, CPM, Multinationals, Automation companies, Project giants and Engineering units. At the expo, Vashi Electricals announced the kickstart of new business verticals such as Institutional Sales, Solar Business & International Trade. Vashi’s 40 years’ diversified experience in the electrical business has been instrumental for venturing into these new verticals. Sharing his views on the expo & on the new business

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arenas, Madan Dodeja, CEO of Vashi Electricals said, 'Our new verticals of business such as solar business, international business are in line with our growth agenda to reach every industrial town & city of the country & to cater to clients overseas. The main focus is to provide sustainable and complete solutions to our engineering customers. It's definitely a step forward towards exponential growth & take Indian Industrial market to new heights. For us, Innovation & Delightful Customer Service is the order of the day!” Talking about the customer service, Suraj Dodeja, Director at VashIElectricals commented, ‘Vashi Electricals’ progress lies in the company re-enforcing after-sales service network and enhancing the skill set of the technical staff in the field to offer on-demand 24/7 sales support, tatkal delivery and competitive product prices.

Elecrama Expo 2018, is Asia’s biggest biggest showcase of the world of electricity. ELECRAMA brings together the complete spectrum of solutions that powers the planet.

About Vashi Electricals

Vashi Electricals is India's largest Channel Partner & Online Store of Reputed International Brands of Industrial Products. This year, Vashi Electricals is completing 40 years of committed & delightful business service to the industry. Incepted in 1978, this family business with a humble beginning and King size dream initiated the change in pattern of response and service to the customer. The business process designed was committed to service customers in time. Focused commitment and efforts resulted in manifold growth and expansion of network.

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Smart Energy Meters

Smart energy meter is an electronic device that measures the most accurate amount of electricity consumed by a residence, business or any electrically-powered device. A smart meter is reliable source for most accurate information of consumed energy that reduces the chance of error in the existing billing system to minimal. Smart meter comprise first-generation smart meters or AMR meters and second-generation meters or AMI meters. AMR meters provide for self-health check of the meter, data communication using secure and open standard protocols, periodic upgrade of meter software remotely over the transmission network, multi utility metering capabilities, consumption data acquisition and demand management and control. Comparatively, AMI meters or smart meters provide effecting utilisation and management of metering data, automatic management of meters, two-way communication with meters, demand response capabilities and further provides data to implement energy efficiency practices.

Smart Meter includes-

(a) Meter, which is used to measure the flow of electric power from input to the output terminal. (b) LCD Display, which is used for displaying readings of the parameters that are being metered and (c) Communication, which is present in modern electricity meters, which is used for one-way or two-way communication of information with the billing utility

During 2016-2020, the overall market for electricity meters is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.5%, with prepayment meters expected to grow more than the overall growth rate, at a CAGR of 15.1%, and smart meters expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3%. However, the market for meters is expected to witness explosive growth subsequent to 2022, when the proposed civil works for smart cities and smart grids will near completion, paving way for a robust demand for smart meters. Particularly smart meters are expected to see a double digit growth once bottle-necks surrounding the smart grid projects are cleared. Demand for electronic meters dominates the market for meters and will continue due to replacement market for electrochemical and old meters and orders from power utilities. Of this, power utilities account for nearly 90% of the revenue generated from sale of tariff meters. Additionally, due to various initiatives of the Government for efficient utilization of present generation capacity, such as the ‘perform, achieve and trade scheme’ for high energy consuming industries, panel meters are expected to witness nearly a 12% growth, coupled with energy efficient solution systems. Renewable integration and energy management practices will also fuel the growth of panel meters during 2016-2020.

HPL Electric & Power Ltd pioneering the Metering space

HPL Electric and Power Ltd an established electric equipment manufacturing company in India, manufacturing a diverse portfolio of electric equipment, including, metering solutions, switchgears, LED lighting and wire & cables, catering to consumer and institutional customers in the electrical equipment industry. HPL manufacturing capabilities are supported by a large sales and distribution network with a pan-India presence. The company currently manufacture and sell its products under the umbrella brand ‘HPL’, which has been registered in India since 1975. The company has one of the widest portfolios of meters in India. It has a whole range of metering solutions with advance communication interfaces like LPRF (low power radio frequency), GSM/GPRS, IrDA, Modbus, Ethernet. In addition, HPL supply their products to Power Utilities, which primarily includes supply of meters under direct contractual arrangements to electricity boards and power distribution companies, as well as through project contractors. HPL strong research & development capabilities have enabled it to keep it abreast of technological developments in the electric equipment industry. The company’s research and development efforts include design and development of all types of energy metering solutions, including interactive communication between metering devices and metering infrastructure that includes AMR and AMI, prepayment metering solutions, solar net metering solutions,

smart meters with two way communication and a complete range DLMS compliant meters, amongst others, and technologies and solutions that allow for active monitoring of energy consumption for electric equipment. The company’s portfolio of meters includes single phase, three phase and LTCT/HT energy meters, smart meters, panel meters, prepayment meters (whereby a monetary limit can be set on the electricity to be supplied to a particular consumer), net metering solutions and transformer metering solutions remote communication facilities. All our tariff meters are certified by the BIS as conforming to the Indian Standards Index. Set forth below are certain meters that we manufacture, categorized based on their end-use, as domestic and industrial

Domestic application

Industrial Application

• Single phase/three phase, whole current counter/LCD type meters

• Digital panel meters

• Dual source projection metering solutions

• LT tri-vector meter

• Special long range metering solutions • Special long range metering solutions • Smart metering solutions • Prepayment metering solutions • DLMS metering solutions • RF/ optical port/LPR meters

• Digital energy meters • Single module meter • Multi-function meter • Load manager and demand controllers • Power factor control and regulators • Prepayment metering solutions • DLMS metering solutions • Long range integrated metering solutions • Net metering solutions • Smart metering solutions

The market for meters in India was estimated to be ₹ 3,000 crore in fiscal 2015, with organised participants contributing to over 80% of the total market. There has been a continued and visible shift from demand for traditional meters to demand for metering solutions, which helps in energy management as compared to mere monitoring and billing functionalities. During 2016-2020, the overall market for electricity meters is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.5%, with prepayment meters expected to grow more than the overall growth rate, at a CAGR of 15.1%, and smart meters expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3%. However, the market for meters is expected to witness explosive growth subsequent to 2022, when the proposed civil works for smart cities and smart grids will near completion, paving way for a robust demand for smart meters. Particularly smart meters are expected to see a double digit growth once bottle-necks surrounding the smart grid projects are cleared. The market for electricity meters is growing in India and initiatives of the Government such the Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojna and Integrated Power Development Scheme are expected to give impetus to the meter market.


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STER-AAAC 1120 (Low Loss/High Performance Conductor) Benefits:

AAAC 1120 is a typical alloy material consisting of Al with Cu as major alloy element. These conductors are better in mechanical strength and conductivity compared to EC Grade & 6201 alloy and have less DC Resistance, better strength to weight ratio.

• Approx. 12% less power loss than ACSR conductor while maximum sag remains same. • Better corrosion resistant than conventional conductor • Can be used in reconductoring project with no modification in existing tower. • In case of New line, cost can be optimized by power loss, material cost, optimum tower design and thereby overall project cost. • No special requirement for installation.

Application:

AAAC 1120 conductor are extensively used in Power transmission & distribution lines for wide voltage range. These conductors having lower DC Resistance resulting to lower losses. 1120 alloy conductors are most suited for deployment in coastal regions due to its high corrosion resistance than conventional ACSR.

Technical Specification: Composition: Al (Min) 99.2

Si (Max) 0.1

Mg (Max)

Cu

0.2

Ti+V (Max)

0.05-0.35

Fe (Max)

0.02

B (Max)

0.4

Cr (Max)

0.05

Mn (Max)

0.01

0.01

Mechanical and Electrical Properties: Parameters

Mechanical strength(Mpa)

Resistivity (µΩ.m)

2 to 3.5mm 3.5 to 4mm 4.0 to 4.5mm

250 240 230

0.0293

Specification: Properties

1120 (MOOSE EQUIVALENT)

1120 (ZEBRA EQUIVALENT)

1120 (PANTHEREQUIVALENT)

Typical Factors

3.53 mm

0.13897 in

3.18 mm

0.1252 ibn

3.00 mm

0.92535 in

484.25 mm

0.7506 in

261.5 mm

Reference Specification

AS 1531

Total Cross-Sectional Area

597.00 mm

2

0.1181 in

AS 1531 2

2

AS 1531 2

0.4053 in2

2

Conductor wire

1120

1120

1120

Core wire

1120

1120

1120

Conductor Diameter

31.77 mm

1.25078 in

28.62 mm

1.1268 in

21.00 mm

0.8268 in

1648 kg/km

1107 lbs/1000ft

1336 kg/km

897.8 lbs/1000ft

720 kg/km

483.8 lbs/1000ft

13144.7 kg

28979 lbs

11115.9 kg

24506.3 lbs

6001.03 kg

13230 lbs

0.05017 Ω/km

0.0807 Ω/mile

0.0616 Ω/km

0.0991 Ω/mile

0.114 Ω/km

0.1834 Ω/mile

75 C

167 F

75 C

1673 F

75 C

1670 F

Weight Ultimate Tensile Strength DC Resistance at 20 Centigrade 0

Maximum Operating Temperature

0

Current carrying capacity at maximum operating Temperature

0

0

799

0

0

706

485

Typical comparison (400kv - ACSR Vs 1120): Parameter

Unit

ACSR

1120

Route length

Km

50

50

Current to maintained

Amps

624

624

Temperature

O

C

75

73

Rac

ohm/km

0.07050

0.0619

Power Loss

KW/Ckt

4118

3615.00

Power Transfer

MW/ckt

356

356

Sag

mtrs

12.87

12.36

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High Ampacity Cable (Low Loss/High Current Cable) Application:

High Ampacity cable has a unique adaptability of plug and play in the existing distribution network of the same size. The physical diameters are the same for traditionally used XLPE cable and can result in huge savings in terms of both Opex and capex.

• Lower I2R losses for the transmission /distribution network for the same transmitted current by 10 % compared to traditionally manufactured XLPE cables and thus saving a substantial amount in technical losses, the 5-6 % addition in cost can be recovered by loss reduction in a period of 2 years maximum which means at least 33 years of loss saving as a profit. • Especially beneficial to utilities which are aided by world bank and subsidy is linked to reduction of losses helping them to save on interest • Lower I2R losses means lower heat generated and that enhances the life of the cable by 10 years which would translate in to better utilization of capex in terms of duration • This product can also function in a higher current mode thus evacuating higher power during dynamic demands which are may be of 5-6 hours a day and then function in low loss mode creating a win win for all • Traditionally increasing the conductor size was the only option though for a higher power evacuation when voltage grade remained the same, but the increase in ampacity is not proportional to the increase in size. This product enables higher ampacity in the same physical area not only addressing the above effectively but also avoids larger ROW issues as larger area would be required for installing a higher conductor size cable

Maximum Conductor temperature Continuous

°C

105

Short Time

°C

250

Conductor

Sterlite Ultra Eff conductor with trapezoidal wires

Diameter over conductor

mm

20.4 (app)

Maximum Conductor resistance at 20°C ohms/km Material & Type

Extruded Semiconducting Compound suitable for 105 deg continous operation conforming to properties as specified in IS 7098 (part-2)

Insulation Material & Type

Extruded XLPE Compound suitable for 105 deg continous operation conforming to properties as specified in IS 7098 (part-2)

Nominal thickness

mm

3.6

Minimum thickness

mm

3.14

Insulation Screen Material & Type

Extruded Semiconducting Compound suitable for 105 deg continous operation conforming to properties as specified in IS 7098

Benefits:

• Higher current rating for conductor temperature of 1050C. (>17 %) compared to traditionally manufactured XLPE cables for conductor temp of 900C • Higher short circuit rating because of higher metal area in the conductor compared to same size of traditionally manufactured conductors • Currents in ground of lower sizes especially 185 and 240 for copper are comparable to same sizes of Aluminium and can result in huge cost savings of the project by almost 9 times. (refer subsequent tables) that would help address the govt in its aim of electricity for all by helping to lay 9 times the cable km in the cost of 1 km of copper cable • Can be the answer for utilities unable to go for increase in size of a 3-core cable with 400 sq.mm • Is better to handle during laying as comes with a bending radius of 12 D compared to a 3 core traditionally made XLPE cable where the safe bending radius is 15 D (D is the diameter of the cable)

Technical Specification:

6.35/11 KV 3 x 300 sq.mm., UltraEff Water Blocked Aluminum Conductor, conductor screened by Semiconducting compound suitable for continuous temp. Of 105 Deg.C, insulated by Special XLPE Insulation suitable for continuous temp. Of 105 Deg.C, insulation screen by Semiconducting compound suitable for continuous temp. of 105 Deg.C, followed by taping of Semi-conducting water swellable tape, Copper tape, 3 Cores laid up with PP Fillers, Extruded PVC ST-2 inner sheath, Galvanized Steel strip armored, RC Tape, PVC ST-2 Outer Sheath (Blue), generally complying to IS 7098(Part-2)

Parameter

Unit

6.35/11KV x 3 x 300 sq.mm HA

0.09

Conductor Screen

(part-2) followed by Copper tape Cable core identification

By coloured strips over cores applied helically/longitudinally

Filler (Material and type)

PolyPropelene filler (10 nos)

Inner sheath Material & Type

PVC ST 2

Minimum thickness

mm

0.7

Armour Material & Type

G.S Flat strip

Nominal Dimension

mmxmm

4 x 0.8

Outer Sheath Material & Type

PVC ST 2

Minimum thickness

mm

2.68

Approx.overall dia.

mm

79

Parameter

Unit

300 sq.mm Al 300 sq.mm Al HA

300 sq.mm Cu

D C Resistance at 20°C (max)

ohms/km

0.1

0.09

0.0601

Max continuous conductor temp permitted

O

C

90

105

90

354

417

449

Continuous current rating Amps (permissible) @ 30 deg in ground

Make

Sterlite A2XFY

Conductor Temperature at rated current (normal mode)

O

Type

C

90

84

90

6.35/11

Rac

ohm/km

0.129

0.122

0.080

Voltage Grade

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Smaller Size OPGW Suitable for 33kV Lines developed by STERLITE POWER first time in India

Application

• As per the guidelines from ministry of Power, all the lines where existing earth wire being used, shall have OPGW which will replace earth wire in case of existing or old lines and shall be directly used in case of new lines. This is being done, to make use of signal transmission and/or communication which shall be done through fiber in OPGW. The same requirement shall fall for distribution lines where no earth wire is being used on poles. The OPGW to be used on poles shall be specially designed as the strength of poles is very less in compared to towers. • Looking at the above requirement, we “STERLITE POWER” have developed special smaller size OPGW to suit specific market needs first time in India. • In the recent years, OPGW being an unique product, is going to replace existing earth wire on the voltage lines from 66kV to 765kV in Indian market. This special OPGW developed by “STERLITE” is suitable for installation on poles also for distribution lines of 33kV line voltage.

• This Sterlite’s developed OPGW is qualified through type testing from well-known recognized accredited laboratories like CPRI (Central Power Research Institute), DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization), ERDA (Electrical Research and Development Organization) and KINECTRICS Canada.

Technical Specification: Typical diagram

ACS WIRE Central A/loose Tube Fiber & filling Jelly

Benefits:

• OPGW Design type is Aluminum cladded steel tube / Aluminum tube type OPGW • Complying to latest specification of OPGW i.e. IEEE 1138: 2009, IEC 60794-4-10, EN 50183. • Smaller Diameter OPGW, with lighter in weight and suitable for installation on poles of 33kV • Higher short circuit rating because of higher metal area in the OPGW compared to OPGW to be used on distribution lines. • No special requirement for installation. • Central tube provides mechanical and thermal protection for optical fibers. • Lower cost OPGW and Installation cost is also less as this is going to be installed on poles • Being smaller in size and light in weight the OPGW will have less sag and tension on poles • Corrosion resistance due to its type of construction i.e. Aluminum Cladded steel tube design • Additional protection from direct and/or indirect lightning strike due to all Aluminum clad steel wire being used in this design. • We “STERLITE” are the only one to have type tested this specially developed smaller diameter OPGW.

Parameter

Unit

Particulars

No. Of Fibers / Fiber Type

No.

48 / G652D

Cable Diameter(Nominal)

Mm

10.5

Ultimate/Rated Tensile Strength

kN

58

Conductor Temperature at rated current (normal mode)

O

C

90

Cable weight

Kg/km

365 141

Modulus of Elasticity

kN/mm

Thermal coefficient of expansion

1/°C

13.6X10-6

DC Resistance(Max)

Ω/km

0.99

Short circuit Current (for 1sec)

kA

5.05

Short circuit capacity I2t (20 to 225°C) kA S 2

2

25.5

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Eaton Introduces

Cutting-Edge Technologies to Enable Power Infrastructure Modernization In India Power management company Eaton announced the introduction of a range of cutting-edge power distribution products at Elecrama 2018 – reiterating its commitment to India’s power infrastructure modernization efforts. The products launched at the event include: • Eaton’s RVAC SF6 Ring Main Unit (RMU): With advanced safety and ergonomically designed features The RVAC RMU is smart grid ready and immensely improves ease of operation and user experience. A highly compact design with logical mechanical and electrical interlocks improves personal safety and makes fault detection easy and quick. • Eaton’s VS1 Vacuum Circuit Breaker (VCB): A medium voltage breaker the VS1 VCB operates on mature spring operation mechanism adopting Eaton VI technology. It is highly reliable, provides operational convenience, long life and easy maintenance. • Eaton’s PSL series Air Circuit Breakers (ACB): The highly reliable PSL series delivers performance without compromise as it comes with a very high arc handling capacity. The PSL is operates with a special grease to work for low temperature (up to -40 C). PSL ACBs offers excellent mechanical and insulation capability, enhanced product and electrical lifecycle and highly reduced bounce. Speaking at the event, Syed Sajjadh Ali, managing director – India, Electrical Sector, Eaton said, “One of the most important imperatives for the power sector in India today is modernization of the DISCOMs in order to improve efficiency and reduce losses. In addition, I believe hazards and accidents caused by unprofessionally managed electricity is a major concern and can only be resolved by proactive and conscientious investments in equipment that ensure utmost reliability and safety. Eaton is responding to some of the most critical electrical power related challenges that the country faces today. Eaton’s comprehensive and innovative range of products and services, especially our newly launched technologies make managing power across utility, commercial, industrial and residential markets reliable, efficient and safe.”

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At Elecrama 2018, Eaton is showcasing the breadth of its industry leading solutions for Smart Power Distribution, Infrastructure and Building Safety and solutions for Manufacturing, Data Centers and Renewable Energy. Commenting on Eaton’s participation at Elecrama 2018, Syed said, “Elecrama is the largest congregation for the global electrical sector ecosystem. We are excited to showcase some of our globally proven technologies for the India market at this mega event. I believe that the theme for this year’s ELECRAMA i.e. ‘Future Is Electric’ is very relevant to what Eaton is doing in globally – improving the quality of life and the environment through its power management technologies and innovations.” Eaton’s electrical business has been consistently growing in India. It is steadily maximizing its manufacturing footprint – both by expanding capacity and driving localized manufacturing at its state-of-the-art plant in Pondicherry. “This enables us to offer more value to our customers and stay competitive in the market without compromising on our commitment to quality. Eaton has also recently inaugurated its futuristic Innovation Center in Pune that ups our game on application engineering, driving innovations and continuing to deliver game changing technologies,” adds Syed. Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. They provide energyefficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information,

visit www.eaton.com

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FLIR E53 – Thermal Imaging Camera for Electrical/Mechanical Applications

The entry-level E53 AdvancedThermal Imaging Cameras offer the superior resolution andrange performance needed to quickly identify hot spots anddiscover potential points of failure in electrical distributionand mechanical systems. With 43,200 pixels resolutionand a more vibrant LCD screen than any other pistolgripcamera, the E53 makes it easier than ever to diagnoseproblems— even at a distance. Avoid costly shutdowns andlost production time through regular predictive maintenanceroutines with these rugged, intuitive cameras and

improve plant reliability & safety and make your work easier. • Temperature range is -20°C to 120°C with FOV of 24° × 18°& 5MP digital camera. • D e t e c t temperature differences as small as <0.04°C (24° lens) for immediate identification of failing components. • MSX® image enhancement adds the depth and detail to image • Rapid-response touchscreen with intuitive new user interface

For more information, please contact us at: FLIR Systems India Pvt. Ltd. 1111, D Mall, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura New Delhi - 110034 Tel: +91-11-45603555 Fax: +91-11-47212006 E mail : flirindia@flir.com.hk Website : www.flir.in

Product Overview: Kyoritsu India offers one of its widest ranges of Clamp meter features more than 25 diverse models in categories like AC Clamp Meters (Analogue & Digital), AC Fork & Flex Type Clamp Meters, AC/DC Clamp Meters; Milliamp Clamp Meters (DC & AC/DC); Leakage Clamp Meters. Compact, Safe and user-friendly, many of these Models are industry standard in their respective categories. Kyoritsu’s 2117R is NEW Launch as 1000A AC Clamp Meter in this part of the World. In our endeavour to provide the best value to our Indian Consumer we have made same available at Special Introductory Price of INR 4999/- (MRP) 2117R’s key features are: • 1000A AC & 600V AC/DC Auto Ranging • 0.01A Resolution • Non contact Voltage Function Other Features of 2117R are: • Fully Safety jaw • Ergonomic over-molded body gives convenient one-hand operation

• Large easy-to-read display with 0.01A resolution • Accurate reading with True RMS 60/600/1000A auto ranging • Long battery life • Safety standard IEC61010-1 CAT IV 300V / CAT III 600V Kyoritsu Products are readily available in India & have complete Service & Calibration Support Setup too. About company: Kyoritsu, Japan. A frontline global presence in Electrical Test & Measurement Equipment since 1940, with specialized expertise in Low Voltage Test & Measurement. In India, the company has been present for many decades already, offering world class products optimized for Indian needs at 'just right prices'. Many of these products have for long been the choice equipment of every Indian electrical installation professional.

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Kyoritsu KEW India Instruments Pvt. Ltd. #4, S P Nagar, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380006. Tel. : 91 79-2640 9686 Mob. : 98246 80404 Email : info@kew-india.co.in, W: www.kew-ltd.co.in

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Han® M23 Power Connector form HARTING The Han® M23 Power specialises in the transmission of power and signals. It has a high current carrying capacity. In addition, it can also transmit signals. It extents the Han® M23 series, which now allows the industrial lifelines of signal and power to be fully supplied. The field of application includes drive technology as well as all areas with increased demands on vibration safety and protection against dust and water as well as other external mechanical influences. In addition, there are applications in which effective shielding against electromagnetic interference is required. The robust housing of the Han® M23 Power meets IP protection classes 67 / 69K in closed position –

making it particularly suitable for harsh industrial environments. Due to the tool-free assembly, the connector is suitable both for field assembly by service personnel as well as for serial production. With power contacts for a voltage range of up to 630 V AC and a maximum current carrying capacity of 28 A, large

amounts of power can be transmitted in small installation space. In line with the contact insert, the Han® M23 series offers a wide range of housings: straight, angled and rotatable sleeve housings, as well as various bulkhead and coupling housings, in order to adapt optimally the connectors to the requirements of the respective environment. The contact inserts in the series, e.g. Han® M23 Signal (6 to 19-pole) and Han® M23 Power (6 to 9-pole) are plug-compatible with most other type M23 round connectors available on the market.Especially the fast and secure mating and unmating processes ensure the comfortability of the Han® Com Lock locking system.

K-LITE Introduces LED Landscape – Redefined The Essence of lighting is one of the most important things in our lives. At K-Lite we are passionate about creating a distinctive atmosphere that improves the quality of life in the cities and towns by exploring the many potential facets of lighting that supports the wellbeing and safety of all. Founded in 1977 in India, K-Lite has grown to be the leading manufacturer of outdoor luminaires and decorative poles. K-Lite’s proven performance in the landscape segment is because of its ability

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to stylishly convey the identity of a space with a blend of efficiency and modularity to maximise the visual comfort that is best suited to each specific space.

Our Landscape range includes :

Linear Wall Washer, Up-Down Lighters, LED Strips/Neon flex, Promenade Lighting, Bollards, Under Water Lighting, Post top luminaires, Bulk Heads, Path finders, Polar lighting and newly added series of Facade Lighting.

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New Range of SMPS with Unique Advantageous Features

FINDER India Pvt Ltd, has launched its FUTURISTIC

range of Industrial Grade SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supplies) for Control Panels. Apart from the TWO very UNIQUE features of “Thermal Pre-Alarm” and “Replaceable Input Fuse”, the below text highlights the FOUR Ps (Performance) indicators of the Industrial SMPS solutions . The 4 Ps of SMPS POWER Supplies offer a host of advantages to the Control System Designers and Industrial End Users alike.

1. PREDICTIVE Advance Thermal Pre-Alarm: Equipped with internal

Thermal pre-alert alarm via LED and auxiliary contact, these new generation SMPS is able to predict the failures much in advance before the SMPS trips. Hence gives enough reaction time & reduces unexpected shut down to minimum. This feature is all the more useful for the applications where the Control Panels are not within an air conditioned or controlled environment

2. PROTECTIVE Input Fuse protection: Input fuse is easily replaceable

from the front. In case of any input supply issues or disturbances in the incoming AC Power Supply if the fuse blows, there is no need to open the housing to replace the blown fuse. Finder provides one extra fuse in the same slot so that blown fuse can be replaced immediately on the site.

Short circuit protection-hiccup (auto-recovery) mode : In case of any short circuit, The HICCUP MODE

repeatedly checks for the persistence of the load anomaly

by re-applying the output voltage and if the load anomaly persists, the current is reduced again to zero. This process continues until the fault is rectified. This protects the SMPS output from any faulty condition on the load side.

Overload protection: fold-back mode: In case of heavy

overload, when overcorrect is drawn by the load, the fold-back circuit reduces the output voltage supplying the current up to the maximal value, then it starts to work in hiccup mode. Both these conditions ends when the anomaly is removed, and the power supply returns to normal working. The fold-back mode allows to use the power supply as a battery charger also.

3. PREVENTIVE Overvoltage protection: Inbuilt Varistors ensures

prevention of premature failures in the power supply against the threat of surge overvoltages

Double-sided soldering: Internal components are

soldered on both sides of the printed circuit board to ensure strength and stability even in cases of vibration and temperature changes.

harmonics that are sent back through the rectifier. Also, it ensures reduced output noise and greater flexibility from the wider input voltage range.

Redundancy: Parallel working also for redundancy is possible with O-RING diodes High efficiency : (up to 93%), High efficiency

ensures better performance, better life, energy saving and less heat generation in the panels.

Adjustable Output Voltage: External knob to adjust

Very Compact Size: 20% less size than most of the power supplies available in the market. Saves a lot of space in the panel.

the output voltage between 12..15 V/ 24..28V respectively. These DIN Rail mounted SMPS are available in 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2.5, 4.2, 5, 5.4 & 10 A in 12/24 V DC output with 110…265 V AC/ 95…275 V DC input supply voltage. These new highly efficient & compact power supplies addresses the need for low voltage power within industrial automation systems, control and measurement systems, battery charging and LED lighting etc.

Power Factor Corrector: The PFC circuit actively corrects the power factor, and minimizes the

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High Operating temperature : –20...+70°C-wide range, which prevents undue thermal stresses for almost all industrial applications.

4. PRODUCTIVE

Finder India Pvt. Ltd. | New Delhi – 110034

MECO MULTIFUNCTION POWER & ENERGY MONITOR - MODEL “MFM-96S” “MECO” Multifunction Power & Energy Monitor, Model : “MFM-96S” Microcontroller based with MODBUS RTU Protocol is indigenously designed, tooled and manufactured by the R & D Department of MECO and Competitively Priced. “MFM-96S” eliminate using conventional panel with 10 different meters. It save more then 50% of the cost in panel, as it reduce size of panel, with One MFM-96S having 10 parameters and very little wiring. “MFM-96S” is built with 4 rows, Super Bright Red LED Displays with 4 Digits Resolution and 8 Digit Resolution (Energy Import-Export - 4 Quadrant operations). It has Inbuilt Memory to store CTR, PTR, Inst. Address, Password & Energy Reset facility. “MFM-96S” has Simultaneous Display of 10 Parameters, 108 || April 2018 || ELECTRICAL MIR R OR

48 Values on 16 Pages for Voltage, Current, Active Power, Reactive Power, Apparent Power, Frequency, Power Factor, Active Energy, Reactive Energy & Apparent Energy (Import / Export - 4 Quadrant operations). TRMS Measurement, 3Phase 3Wire / 3Phase 4 Wire (User Selectable) CTR, PTR, Instruments address, Password Protected, Energy Reset & Auto / Manual Scroll Display (Programmable) are key features of “MFM-96S”. “MFM-96S” is Ideal to monitor & acquire Power Data from Generator, Remote Monitoring, Building Management System, PLC’s / SCADA application, Energy Audit, QC Testing, Power Management, etc. RS485 Port with MODBUS Protocol & Power Master Software to store parameters on the PC is optional.

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Industrial grade SMPS technology Auxiliary contact indication

Pre - Alarm for advance warningâ&#x20AC;?

Front panel replaceable fuse for input protection

78 Series industrial switch mode power supplies High efficiency power supplies for electrical and electronic applications. Adjustable output voltage with overload and short circuit protection. Addresses the need for low voltage power within industrial automation systems, control and measurement systems, and LED lighting. Î&#x2021; findernet.com

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DEIF’s Critical Power Solutions for Hospitals

ccording to the department of commerce, Govt. of India, the Indian healthcare sector is one of the fastest growing industries and was sixth largest market globally in terms of size. Healthcare revenue in India is set to reach USD280 billion by 2020. Govt. of India has allowed 100% FDI in healthcare sector – a major growth driver for this sector. Medical tourism in India is on the rise because of state-of-the art private hospitals and diagnostic facilities available at low cost. Treatment for major surgeries in India costs approximately 20% of that in developed countries. Patients from developing countries are also attracted due to lack of advanced medical facilities in their own countries. For healthcare sector to grow further, availability of reliable power is the critical need.

with one as active controller while the other acts as a standby controller. The standby controller is connected to the active controller through CAN bus and remains updated with the latest events and information at all times. In case of any unexpected fault in the active controller, the standby controller assumes control without any load or speed jumps during transition, thus ensuring continuous flow of power.

Why is it so critical for Hospitals?

Designing electrical systems for health care facilities, especially hospitals, is more demanding than for conventional buildings due to complexity of the system, and its size. It involves many different systems consisting of alternate sources of power, switching equipment, controls, and distribution equipment. The stakes are so high that even a slightest interruption of power can result in to a tragic event. Seriously ill and injured people’s lives could be at risk. Modern healthcare facilities depend on reliable availability of medical equipment. Without power backup, high-tech healthcare equipment are vulnerable to software or hardware damage. It would result in loss of respiratory devices and other critical equipment for patients in intensive care, neonatal or cardiac units. ECG Monitors, Ventilators, Incubators, Laparoscopy system, Electrocautery, Suction Apparatus, Defibrillator, Ultrasound, Biochemistry analysers, and other equipment can stop working. It would also result in loss of lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and water pressure, inability to sterilize instruments, transportation of patients and supplies between floors due to non-operational elevators. Disturbances of the power translate into failed processes, lost electronic patient medical records, decreased efficiency, unhappy patients and lost revenue. A primary challenge for many health care facilities is to provide a high-quality source of electrical power that is backed up with highly reliable emergency and standby power systems to ensure uninterrupted flow of electricity to the entire facility, particularly during crisis and natural disasters. Power outages force hospitals to look for alternate power sources, where diesel genset are the most favoured option for in house power generation. Control system that would support future expansion for at least over a decade without major modifications is preferred. Availability of local service and support during sudden breakdown is most sought for.

• Fast energy backup AGC-4 controllers are capable of synchronous starting of multiple genset using Close Before Excitation and can deliver record start-up from an impressive less than ten seconds for multiple genset in parallel, redundant control systems, or even an entire redundant power plant. • Fuel optimisation DEIF’s controllers are designed to run optimum combination of genset thus reducing fuel consumption, cutting emissions and operating cost, and increasing efficiency of your backup genset power making it greener with fast ROI. • Remote monitoring DEIF’s Advanced Graphical Interface - AGI 400 series, allows the user to view the entire system on a single screen thus facilitating convenient and effective monitoring and control of all systems or any other third party systems and critical parameters simultaneously; over one centralised IP based network from a remote location at the touch of the graphical user interface.

We suffice your requirements

DEIF specialises in developing emergency, standby and backup power solutions for hospital and healthcare facilities. DEIF has a strong track record in developing emergency, standby and backup power solutions for mission-critical facilities.

DEIF's Automatic Genset Controller, AGC-4 features proven technology for a wide range of generation systems in critical power applications. Deploying DEIF’s solution will keep your life saving and revenue-generating medical equipment operational giving you the crucial business edge with satisfied patients and benefit you in numerous ways. • Increased reliability and flexibility In DEIF’s redundant control system, two controllers operate in Hot Standby mode, 110 || April 2018 || ELECTRICAL MIR R OR

• Scalability Aiding your future growth and expansion plans, DEIF’s controller system is fully scalable multi-master system of up to 992 genset with plant management option in one application without making major modifications in the existing project. • Quick Service DEIF India has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai and a repair centre for fault identification & rectification in Mumbai. Choosing DEIF means reliable and fast on-site service & support.

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or further information or any other questions you may have, don’t hesitate to contact us on (+91) 22 4245 2000 or please feel free to write us at india@deif.com. We look forward to working with you. ||www.electricalmirror.net||


We are Pleased to Introduce Ourselves as the Manufacturers of Various Test and Measurement Instruments. Quadrant Measurements Pvt. Ltd is an India based company. We are manufacturers of various Test and Measurement instruments especially for Insulation Industries, Capacitor Industries, Cables Industries, Transformer, Bushing, Motor manufacturers, Power utilities and Railways. Our most valuable asset is our people. Quadrant team members are gathered together from diverse backgrounds. Our strength is their knowledge, passion and experience. Our people have a common philosophy - Delight the Customer. We are introducing new innovative ideas, leading edge technology, superior service backup and a design-in focus through our expertise

9. Capacitance Meter 2 wire/4 wire 10. Metal Conductivity Meter 11. High Voltage Breakdown Tester. AC/DC 12. Primary/Secondary Injection Test Kit 13. High Voltage Probe (High accuracy) Multimeter Accessories 14. Impedance Meter for Cables, Speakers etc 15. Various Calibrators (Resistance Decade, Capacitor Decade, Turns Ratio Calibrators, Insulation Resistance Calibrator, High Voltage Capacitor & Tan Delta etc. 16. Instruments required for capacitor industry

We are also manufacturing 1. Capacitance and Tan Delta Test Set Auto/Semi Automatic

17. Instruments required for communication, Instrumentation cable industry etc.

2. Oil Breakdown Tester up to 100Kv Manual/Automatic

Digital Conductivity Meter

3. Oil Tan Delta Test Set for Oil Tan Delta, Volume Resistivity, Dielectric Constant 4. Transformer Winding Resistance Meter 10 Amp 5. Transformer Ratio Meter 1V & 100V Single phase/Three phase 6. LV Tan Delta 500V, 1000V 8. Circuit Breaker Timer 3/4 Pole

Automatic Capacitance & Tan Delta Bridge Application:

Power Systems Motors HT Transformers Bushings Power Cables Power Capacitors High Voltage Laboratories Generators

• Raw material testing • Segregation of mixed lot of non-ferrous metals

7. Micro Ohm Meter 1amp/10Amp

• • • • • • • •

Application:

• Measurement of absolute conductivity of electrical hardware & electrical conductor made of copper, Aluminum and their alloys. • It can be used to ingots, forgings, sheets, castings, bars of finished parts, of any conductive material such as aluminum, copper, brass, gold, silver and magnesium

Model : QCM-1

Automatic Oil Insulation Test Set

Model : QCTD-A

• QOITS-100A • QOITS-80A • QOITS-60A Automatic Testing can be performed with worldwide 16 numbers of preprogram sequences and 3 custom modes of operation

Model : QOITS-A

Circuit Breaker Timer Kit Turns Ratio Meter Model

Application:

• Suitable for Indoor / Outdoor / LV/HV Breaker of Various types and Coil voltages 24V to 220V AC/DC • Suitable up to 220KV substation Circuit Breaker time testing

Application: • POWER TRANSFORMERS • DISTRIBUTION • TRANSFORMERS • CURRENT TRANSFORMER MOTOR • LIVE SWITCH YARD MEASUREMENTS

Model: QCBT-1

Model: QTTR-1

If you want to more Information feel free to contact us@| info@quadrantmeasurements.com| sales@quadrantmeasurements.com| Web http: www.quadrantmeasurements.com ||www.electricalmirror.net||

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Tenders Ref. Number :

28537764

Ref. Number :

28443249

Ref. Number :

28443354

Requirement :

Supply Erection Operation And Maintenance Of Capacitor Banks On Various Substations Of Uppcl

Requirement :

Requirement :

Document Fees :

INR 26,250

Implementation of High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) by installation of new DTr and using AB cable in semi-urban and rural areas of Division under 24 Pgs. (S) Region

EMD :

INR 100,000,000

Implementation of High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) by installation of new DTr and using AB cable in semi-urban and rural areas of Chandannagar, Srirampur and Mogra Divisions under

Document Fees :

INR 28,320

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 10,000,000,000

Document Fees :

INR 28,320

EMD :

INR 28,808,000

Closing Date :

11/04/2018

EMD :

INR 38,822,000

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 1,152,320,000

Document Sale To :

11/04/2018

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 1,552,876,000

Closing Date :

10/04/2018

Location :

Uttar Pradesh - India

Closing Date :

10/04/2018

Document Sale To :

10/04/2018

Document Sale To :

10/04/2018

Location :

West Bengal - India

West Bengal - India Ref. Number :

28443468

Requirement :

Implementation of High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) by installation of new DTr and using AB cable in semi-urban and rural areas of Jhargram Division under Paschim

Document Fees :

INR 28,320

EMD :

INR 24,063,000

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 962,538,000

Closing Date :

10/04/2018 10/04/2018

Ref. Number :

28731843

Location :

Requirement :

Purchase Of 16 Kva, 3 Phase Aluminium Wound Distribution Transformers Bis Level-2 Star-1 With M And P Box.

Ref. Number :

28443405

Requirement :

Implementation of High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) by installation of new DTr and using AB cable in semi-urban and rural areas of Tarakeshwar and Singur Divisions under

Document Fees :

INR 5,900

EMD :

INR 31,200,000

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 1,560,000,000

Closing Date :

26/04/2018

Document Fees :

INR 28,320

Document Sale To :

26/04/2018

EMD :

INR 37,538,000

Location :

Rajasthan - India

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 1,501,505,000

Closing Date :

10/04/2018

Document Sale To : Location :

West Bengal - India

Ref. Number :

28731741

Requirement :

Purchase of 66 KV Class Transformers against tender No. ACE(Proc)/E-2658/ II/66KV Power Transformer/2018-19 as per Schedule-A & Technical Specifications.

Document Fees :

INR 11,800

EMD :

INR 4,080,000

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 2,196,800,000

Closing Date :

24/04/2018

Ref. Number :

28561118

Document Sale To :

10/04/2018

Requirement :

Supply, Installation, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of Electric lines up to 11KV Volage level, Distribution Transformers & All Other allied material on Turnkey basis for Executing the work under MGJG Scheme on RDS Feeder under Op S/U S/Divn under Division in district.

Location :

West Bengal - India

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 156,300,000

Closing Date :

10/04/2018

Location :

Chhattisgarh - India

Ref. Number :

28521913

Requirement :

Manufacture, testing, supply and delivery of Oil Cooled Distribution Transformer

Document Fees :

INR 28,320

EMD :

INR 1,117,500

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 755,300,000

Closing Date :

11/04/2018

Document Sale To :

11/04/2018

Location :

West Bengal - India

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Ref. Number :

28443268

Requirement :

Implementation of High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) by installation of new DTr and using AB cable in semi-urban and rural areas of Habra and Bongaon

Document Fees :

INR 28,320

EMD :

INR 29,268,000

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 1,170,731,000

Closing Date :

10/04/2018

Document Sale To :

24/04/2018

Document Sale To :

10/04/2018

Location :

Gujarat - India

Location :

West Bengal - India Ref. Number :

28485557

Requirement :

Purchase of 20/25 MVA Power Transformer under BN-9016001722.

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 250,000,000

Ref. Number :

28493305

Requirement :

Purchase of 5.0 MVA 33/11 KV Power Transformers

Tender Estimated Cost :

INR 250,000,000

Closing Date :

9/04/2018

Closing Date :

22/04/2018

Location :

Rajasthan - India

Location :

Rajasthan - India

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Projects Central Government/Public Sector | Uttar Pradesh | PID: 174932

Central Government/Public Sector | Jharkhand | PID: 174475

Value: Rs. 4400 Crore | Plans to set up 660-mw supercritical thermal POWER PLANT project in uttar pradesh | Updated On: 02 - Apr - 2018

Value: Rs. 160.52Crore | Thermal Power Project In Jharkhand | Updated On: 21 - Mar - 2018

Private Sector | Uttaranchal | PID: 174875

State Government | Kerala | PID: 174443

Plans To 60 MW Hydel Project In Uttaranchal | Updated On: 31 - Mar - 2018

12 Hydro Project In Kerala | Updated On: 20 - Mar - 2018

State Government | Chandigarh | PID: 174741

Corporations/ Associations/ Others | Chhattisgarh | PID: 174402

Power Supply Project In Chandigarh | Updated On: 28 - Mar - 2018

Electricity Connection Project In Chhattisgarh | Updated On: 19 - Mar - 2018

Central Government/Public Sector | Andhra Pradesh | PID: 174742

Corporations/ Associations/ Others | Chhattisgarh | PID: 174408

Plans To 250 Km Long Underground Power Supply Network Project In Andhra Pradesh | Updated On: 28 - Mar - 2018

Power Connection To All Hamlets Project In Chhattisgarh | Updated On: 19 - Mar - 2018

Private Sector | Tamil Nadu | PID: 174717

Central Government/Public Sector | Jammu-kashmir | PID: 174409

Value: Rs. 901 Crore | Construction Of 765 Kv D/C Transmission Lines Projects In Tamil Nadu | Updated On: 27 - Mar - 2018

1st Unit Of Kishanganga Hydro Project In Jammu And Kashmir | Updated On: 19 - Mar - 2018

Central Government/Public Sector | Haryana | PID: 174672

Central Government/Public Sector | Telangana | PID: 174359

Construction Of Two Nuclear Power Reactors Project In Haryana | Updated On: 26 - Mar - 2018

Power Project Project In Telangana | Updated On: 17 - Mar - 2018 State Government | Tamil Nadu | PID: 174322

Central Government/Public Sector | Chhattisgarh | PID: 174625

power supply projects In Tamil Nadu | Updated On: 16 - Mar - 2018

Generating Power Project In Chhattisgarh | Updated On: 24 - Mar - 2018 Private Sector | Maharashtra | PID: 174177 Private Sector | Orissa | PID: 174559 Value: Rs. 125 Crore | POWER PLANT Project Expansion In India | Updated On: 23 - Mar - 2018

Value: Rs. 224.38Crore | POWER PLANT Project In Maharashtra | Updated On: 13 - Mar - 2018

Private Sector | Punjab | PID: 174562

Private Sector | Chhattisgarh | PID: 174089

Plans To Supply Of 200 Mw POWER PLANT Project In Punjab | Updated On: 23 - Mar - 2018

Construction of 132 kv Nagri-Indagaon Transmission Line Project In Chhattisgarh | Updated On: 10 - Mar - 2018

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4th Smart Cities India 2018 Expo .......................................................... 49

K-Lite Industries ...................................................................................... 28-29

ABB India Ltd. ........................................................................................ BC

KLJ Polymers & Chemical India ............................................................. 25

Ambionics ................................................................................................ 35

Kyoritsu KEW India Instruments Pvt. Ltd. .............................................. 51

Crown Electronic Systems ........................................................................ 91

Laxmi Electronics ..................................................................................... 89

DEIF India Pvt. Ltd. ............................................................................... P-09

M & I Materials India Pvt. Ltd. ............................................................... P-02

Dynamic Cables Ltd. ............................................................................... 27

Maxwell Scientific Corporation ................................................................ 87

Eaton Power Quality Pvt. Ltd. ................................................................ 19

Meco Meters Pvt. Ltd. .............................................................................. 17

EPCOS India Pvt. Ltd. ............................................................................ P-01

Mersen India Pvt. Ltd. ............................................................................ 81

Finder India Pvt. Ltd. ............................................................................. 109

Next Gen Equipments Pvt. Ltd. .............................................................. 115

FLIR Systems India Pvt. Ltd ................................................................... IFC-2

Omicron Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd. ........................................................ IBC

GLOSTER CABLES LTD. ........................................................................... 21

Power Finance Corporation Ltd. .............................................................. 33

Green-Watt Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd. ................................................... FGF

Quippo Energy Ltd. ................................................................................. P-05

HARTING India Pvt. Ltd. ......................................................................... 83

Scope T & M Pvt. Ltd. ............................................................................. P-03

Heatflex Cables Pvt. Ltd. ........................................................................ 23

Testo India Pvt. Ltd. ................................................................................ P-07

HPL Electric & Power Ltd. ...................................................................... 118

Tibrewala Electronics Ltd. ....................................................................... 37

International Copper Association India ................................................... 85

Vashi Electricals Pvt. Ltd. ......................................................................... 57

ISA Advance Instruments India Pvt. Ltd. ............................................... IFC

Wheels Polymers Pvt. Ltd. ....................................................................... 117

Indian Transformers & Electrical Pvt. Ltd. .............................................. FC-2

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EVENT DIARY April 10-12 2018

23-25 May 2018

All the shows will host leading players in solar energy sector, LED & Battery Industry that will include manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, Distributors, R & D, Technologies, consultants from India and Overseas.

Developing citizen friendly and economically viable cities is an urban initiative by the Government of India. Cities are engines of economic growth, and it is anticipated that 40% of Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population will live in cities by 2030. With the rapid rise in the proportion of people living in urban areas, there is an increasing requirement for sustainable cities.

Bangalore International Exhibition Center, Bengalura-India www.solartodayexpo.com

May 03-05 2018 Kenya

www.expogr.com International Trade Exhibition On Residential, Commercial & Industrial Lighting & Accessories

Pragati Maidan, India www.smartcitiesindia.com

June 14-16 2018

Chennai Trade Center, Chennai www.elecxpo.in

October 15-17 2018

Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai

www.ifat-india.com IFAT India is Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading environmental trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling. The last event, covering approximately 5,000 sqm of exhibition space, attracted 136 exhibitors from 11 countries. More than 4,100 trade visitors benefited from this ideal platform for successful networking with representatives from the industries and municipal sectors.

06-08 November 2019 Pragati Maidan, India www.cablewirefair.com

LIGHTEXPO 2018 is unique event in the East Africa market. Having being branched out from BUILDEXPO previously, LIGHTEXPO will be the largest event for the lighting market in East Africa.

The Indian Society of Lighting Engineers has great pleasure in presenting the LIGHT INDIA INTERNATIONAL 2018, at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India during 19-21 January 2018.

The 1st edition was stupendous and emerged as the most practical and realistic business networking platform for the global wire and cable industry. The trendsetter event in Delhi is going to host its 2nd edition in October, 2017 on a bigger scale, with a larger purview to showcase all probable product and processes related to the wire and cable industry. Of course, the impact would also be huge!

May 03-05 2018

14-16 June 2018

November 27-29 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

www.solartech-exhibition.net An annual gathering and market place for international manufacturers & suppliers to showcase their latest product equipment, tools and technology in solar power and PV technology to the professional audiences maintenance professional audiences form across Asia and other countries.

May 23-25 2018

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India www.solarindiaexpo.com

Over 300 million people still have no access to electricity, which is why solar power is being seen as a viable, long-term source of clean energy.

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CTC | CHENNAI www.solarsouth.in

Join the largest gathering of Solar installers, manufacturers and energy storage professionals for three days of networking and thought leadership. SOLAR SOUTH 2018 Expo is an event and a superb opportunity for anyone in the Solar industry to meet the cream of manufactures, suppliers and newcomers. Exhibition is a showcase of the people, projects and products that are driving solar and storage to new heights of innovation and excellence.

29th Aug to 1st Sep 2018

Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai www.automationindiaexpo.com

After delivering a grand and successful event in 2017, Automation Expo, the largest Automation & Instrumentation exhibition in South-East Asia is all set to make a mark in 2018 as well. Under the valiant leadership of Dr. M. Arokiaswamy, IED Communications Ltd has been successfully hosting Automation Expo and achieving its objective to fuel innovation and growth since the past 14 years.

Mumbai

www.wire-india.com Here you'll find all the information you need in preparation of your visit to wire India 2018 - 7th International Exhibition for the Wire and Cable Industry.

28-30 November 2018

Jiexpo Kemayoran, Jakarta Indonesia www.myexpo.co.id

Continuing the successful story of POWERMAX 2017, the 2nd edition POWERMAX 2018 coming up to be the international platform to present the prospect of power-energy outlook and the latest project, providing market and industrial player, showcase the update new development technology and information to spur the industry sector globally.

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