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Vol. 8 | Issue - IV | April 2015

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(L to R) - Prof. A. G. Iyer, Author; V. B. Jain, Sr. VP, SARDA Energy; Vishwa Mohan Bansal, Chairman, NDIM; Yogendra Prasad, Former CMD, NHPC & VP, IHA, Life Time Achievement Winner - “ENERTIA Awards” & “INDIA HYDRO Awards”; Major General Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri (Retd.) AVSM, Honourable Member of Parliament & Chairman of Standing Committee on Defence in Lok Sabha; Santosh Goenka, Former Executive Publisher, Indian Express Group

Release of 4th Revised & Updated Edition of "INDIA BRANDished - SuperPowering Brand INDIA 2022" at the hands of Honourable Member of Parliament & Chairman of Standing Committee on Defence in Lok Sabha, Major General Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri (Retd.), AVSM in New Delhi on Saturday, 18th April 2015 at a “Grand Book Release Function” followed by MARKENOMY Think-Tank Discussion on "UNION BUDGET 2015" and Beyond. Author: Prof. A. G. Iyer, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, ENERTIA & MARKENOMY, Falcon Media; Author, “POWERING IN CRISIS” – A Strategic Direction for India’s Energy Security, Energy Sustainability & Energy Access for All by 2022; President, ENERTIA Foundation; President, Renewable Energy Promotion Association-(REPA); President, Alliance for Small & Medium Enterprises of India (ASMEI) Co-Author: A. Prakash Iyer, Executive Publisher & Editor, ENERTIA & MARKENOMY, Falcon Media Co-Author, “POWERING IN CRISIS” – A Strategic Direction for India’s Energy Security, Energy Sustainability & Energy Access for All by 2022; VP & Secretary, ENERTIA Foundation

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TRANSMISSION BUZZ BAJAJ ELECTRICALS Strident Moves in India’s Power Transmission

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SOLAR STATE NTPC Signs PPA with AP Power Utilites for Ultra Mega Solar Power Project - 250 MWp of 1000MWp - in Andhra Pradesh

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DE-CENT BUZZ SIGMAR GABRIEL, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, visits Rolls-Royce Subsidiary in Magdeburg POWER VISION Solving the Workforce Knowledge and Skills gap for Hydropower: Voith Hydro’s Education and Training

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DISTRIBUTED POWER Wärtsilä Delivers Two Power Plants for Distributed Generation in Oman

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3rd IPE Conclave 2015 ENERTIA Think-Tank at "3rd INDIA POWER & ENERGY (IPE) Conclave 2015" and concurrent "3rd FINERGY 2015” warns government of impending Power Crisis

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Tribal RE-Power - USA California Tribe Installs First Renewable Hybrid Microgrid

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Solar Africa Azuri, Oasis Africa Resources and Ministry of Power Lead the Charge to Provide Off-Grid Home Solar in Ghana

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STORAGE TECH Younicos and Leclanché Partner On Graciosa Project

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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MHPSE and CRI Offer Power-to-Methanol Solutions to Increase Flexibility and Sustainability of Power and Process Industry

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TRANSMISSION BUZZ

132 kV Transmission Line from Bihar State Power Transmission Company Limited. The scope of work includes 132 kV Transmission lines for connectivity of power to upcoming New 132/33 kV Grid Sub-Stations Benipur (Darbhanga), Shahpurpatori (Samastipur) & Belsand (Sitamarhi).

Power Distribution Bajaj Electricals Limited is one of the key turnkey Contractor in Power Distribution Segment. W hich undertakes Rural Electrification Works for Establishing New Electrical infrastructure for Un‐Electrified Habitats & Renovation & Modernization of Existing Electricity Networks for providing electricity to BPL consumers under RGGVY S c h e m e s , R ‐ A P D R P w o r k s , Fe e d e r Separation works,33/11 KV Substations & existing substation augmentation works & other state Plans.

BAJAJ ELECTRICALS Strident Moves in India’s Power Transmission

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ajaj Electricals Limited is one of the major Transmission Line Turnkey Contractors in India. Bajaj has completed more than 1669 ckm of 765kV & 400 kV lines, 518 ckm of 220 kV lines & 574 ckm of 132 kV lines on turnkey basis for various power utilities.

Major projects completed by Bajaj Electricals EPC for Government as well as Private Power Utilities include 765 kV D/C Kurnool Thiruvalam Transmission line (ClientPGCIL, Length-125 kM), 765kV Dahod – Vadodara Transmission Line (Client–PGCIL, Length-132 km), 400kV Biharshariff – Purnea Transmission Line (Client-ENICL, Length232 km), 400kV Kosamba – Chorania Transmission Line (Client-GETCO, Length1 1 7 k m) , 4 0 0 kV M o u d a – Wa r d h a Transmission Line (Client – PGCIL, Length124 km).

Bajaj Electricals is currently executing following major Transmission Line projects 765 kV D/C Jabalpur Orai Transmission

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line (Package 2 & 3) for PGCIL – 213 Km 765 kV D/C Jharsuguda Dharamjaygarh Transmission Line (TW05) for PGCIL – 58 Km 765 kV D/C Kudgi Kol hapur Transmission line (TW01) for PGCIL – 106 Km 765 kV D/C Kudgi Kol hapur Transmission line (TW02) for PGCIL – 92 Km 400 KV D/C LILO of Kolhapur Mapusa at Kolhapur (TW02) for PGCIL – 58 Km 4 0 0 K V D / C Va r s a n a H a l v a d Transmission Line (Pkg. I) for GETCO – 71.294 Km 400 KV D/C Vadavi Halvad Transmission line (Pkg. I) for GETCO – 73.202 Km Construction of New 132 kV Substations, Transmission Lines and Augmentation work/Feeder Bay work on turnkey Basis in Madhya Pradesh. 132 kV Sub-station and associated transmission line from Odisha Power Tr a n s m i s s i o n C o m p a n y L i m i t e d (OPTCL).

Major Projects Executed by Bajaj Electricals for State Electricity Board and PSUs are:  RE works in Raipur and Mahasamund Districts of Chhattisgarh State, Boudh, and Sambalpur Districts of Odisha, Anuppur, Sidhi and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh under RGGVY & RGGVY XI Plan for CSPDCL, WESCO, MPPKVVCL Jabalpur Respectively and  System Strengthening works under R‐APDRP Part‐B in various districts in State of Madhya Pradesh for MPPKVVCL Jabalpur. Bajaj Electricals is presently executing the following Major Projects:‐  System Strengthening works under R‐APDRP Part B Scheme in Jodhpur City for JdVVNL, Kota City for JVVNL,  Providing Electricity to Agricultural Pumps under Deep Bore well Secha Karyakram in various districts of Odisha for OLIC.  Feeder Separation Works in Rewa, Hoshangabad & Raisen Districts of Madhya Pradesh for MPMKVVCL and  Rural Electrification works under RGGVY XI and RGGVY XII Plan works in Kushinagar District of Uttar Pradesh for P V V N L , Ma d h u ba n i , P u r n i a a n d Ki shanganj Di str icts of Bi har for NBPDCL, Jamui & Bhojpur Districts of Bihar for SBPDCL, Shahdol, Annupur, Sidhi, Rewa, Balaghat, Chhatarpur & Panna Distrits of Madhya Pradesh for MPPKVVCL Jabalpur.  Village Electrification & electrical system strengthening projects under BRGF scheme in Samast ipur, Beg usarai , Darbhanga, Madhubani districts of Bihar.

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SOLAR STATE

NTPC Limited and the Andhra Pradesh power utilities Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) and Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) signed a power purchase agreement(PPA) for procurement of power to be generated from the 250 MW solar power plant. Seen in the Pic Shri IJ Kapoor, Director (Commercial), NTPC, Shri Ajay Jian, Secy, Energy, Govt. of AP, Shri Vijayanand, CMD, APTRANSCO, Shri R.Venkateswaran, RED(South).

NTPC Signs PPA with AP Power Utilites for Ultra Mega Solar Power Project - 250 MWp of 1000MWp - in Andhra Pradesh

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TPC Limited and the Andhra Pradesh power utilities Andhra Prad es h E a ster n Power Distribution Company Limited (A P E P D C L) a n d A n d h ra Prad e s h Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) signed a power p u rc ha se ag reem ent (P PA ) f o r procurement of power to be generated from the 250 MW solar power plant, the first phase of the 1,000 mw ultra solar power project being set up by NTPC in Anatapur District in Andhra Pradesh. The PPA was signed in the presence of Shri I. J Kapoor, Director (Commercial), NTPC, Shri Ajay Jain, Secretary, Energy, Govt. of AP, Shri Vijayanand, CMD, APTRANSCO, Shri R.Venkateswaran, RED(South). The tariff on levellised basis for energy supplied from this solar plant has been fixed

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at Rs 6.16 per unit for a period twenty five years. The power generation cost may further come down with regard to the remaining 750 mw capacity as that portion of the project would be undertaken through global bidding process unlike in the first phase where only the domestic venders were involved, according to I J Kapoor, Director(Commercial) of NTPC. Shri I J. Kapoor informed that the EPC contract for Phase-I 250MWp (5 x 50 MWp indigenous modules ) will be awarded shortly. The land required for the first phase project was already made available to the company by the state government. It is expected to come on stream in 18 months. The Company plans to install 3000 MW of solar PV capacity during the financial year as compared to the existing installed capacity of 110 mw under solar sector, Mr Kapoor said.

In September last year NTPC had signed an MoU w ith A P gover nment for the development of 1,000 mw solar project, which was dubbed as the world's largest solar power project at a single location by a single developer, in the state. A total of 5,400 acres of land has been identified for the project, most of which has already been acquired, according to the government officials. NTPC is India's largest power utility with an installed capacity of 44,598 MW. It is having its presence in thermal (coal & gas) solar and hydro power. NTPC has already installed 110 MW solar based capacity . NTPC is committed to set up 10,000 MW of solar power capacity. By 2032 NTPC plans to be a 1,28,000 MW Company and targets to have 28% of its installed capacity from non-fossil sources.

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DE-CENT BUZZ

Dr Ulrich Dohle explained to Sigmar Gabriel the clean engine technology in which MTU Reman Technologies in Magdeburg specializes, and introduced him to its team of highly qualified experts. Pictured from left: Sigmar Gabriel, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, with (at the rear) Wilfried Probian, head of MTU Reman Technologies, Dr Ulrich Dohle, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, and Katrin Budde, SPD chairwoman in the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt.

SIGMAR GABRIEL, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, visits Rolls-Royce Subsidiary in Magdeburg

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POWER VISION

Solving the Workforce Knowledge and Skills gap for Hydropower: Voith Hydro’s Education and Training

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he global hydropower industry is facing the challenge of workforce transition and the demand for a skilled workforce for mission-critical work. The need to provide basic information and training about the various aspects of hydropower technology to professionals is growing. Some of the key staffing challenges and issues of the hydropower industry are: • Decreasing knowledge and skills of employees due to retirement. • Lack of formal hydropower education in engineering and technical schools. • New hires that lack experience and know how. • Staf f shor tages of ten due to the remoteness of hydropower work. • Increasing demands to extend the operating life of plant equipment. • Pressure to ensure energy generation is eco-friendly, reliable and safe. In response to this development Voith Hydro, as a part of their HyServiceTM solutions, developed a performance based p ro f e s s i o n a l d e v e l o p m e n t t r a i n i n g curriculum of courses. Target audience: Eng i n eer s an d tec h n i c ians w i s h i ng introductor y or in-depth insights of hydropower plant technology works, principles of equipment design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance. Goal: Enhance the experience of students to be effective on-the-job.

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Course Topics: 1. Hydropower Plants 2. Turbines 3. Generators 4. Speed and Voltage Regulation Systems The content is focusing on the fundamentals of the hydro business, regardless of manufacturer, with a goal to improve on-thejob performance. Courses can be held at Voith Hydro facilities in Brazil or Canada, or for delivery at client sites with necessary tailoring or customization. Courses can be taught in English, Portuguese and some are available in French. The introductory courses of 8 to 16 hours (one to two days duration) are: 1. Hy d r o p o w e r 1 0 1 – Te c h n o l o g y Overview and Life Cycle. 2. Generators: Effective Solutions for Generator Modernization and Rehabilitation. 3. Turbine Design. 4. Turbines: Effective Solutions for Tu r b i n e M o d e r n i z a t i o n a n d R ehabi litation including Field Machining. 5. Mechanical Balance-of-Plant System Design Fundamentals. 6. Hydraulic Governor Maintenance. 7. Shaft Line Alignment for Hydropower equipment. (in development) 8. H o w A u t o m a t i o n I m p r o v e s Hydropower Plant Operation and Maintenance Reliability and Efficiency. 9. Stator Winding Design, Manufacturing, Installation and Testing for Rotating Equipment.

The four in depth-courses of 40 hours (one week duration) are: 1. Hydropower Plants: Design principles, operation and maintenance. 2. Hydraulic Turbines: Design concepts, operation and application. 3. Hydraulic Generators: Design concepts, operation and application. 4. Speed and Voltage Regulation Systems: Theory and practice. Voith Hydro’s Customer Education and Training team includes Voith Subject Matter Experts, led by an Instructional Designer, and adheres to international industry and instructional design methodology for performance based training, the “Systematic Approach to Training (SAT)” for course analysis, design, development, delivery, implementation and evaluation. The benefits for the hydropower industry and client are many and specifically: • Training to Accelerate Experience to close the knowledge gap. • Prac t i c a l Co ntent , regard l e s s o f manufacturer, incorporating case studies, samples, artifacts, workshops, videos and plant tours. Depending on location hands-on skills training. • Courses are developed by experts according to the formal instructional d es ig n m et h o d ol og y, Sy stemat i c Approach to Training (SAT) to ensure performance. • Expert Instructors trained in course facilitation and delivery designed to adult learning principles. • Customization of course content to specific needs and delivered at a Voith site or client site. • Voith Hydro commitment to expand course library and to certify course for professional accreditation.

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DISTRIBUTED POWER

Wärtsilä Delivers Two Power Plants for Distributed Generation in Oman

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ärtsilä has received orders to supply t wo Smar t Power Generation power plants for R u r a l A r e a s E l e c t r i c i t y Co m p a ny (RAECO) in Oman. The power plants, with a combined capacity of 104 MW, will supply electricit y to r ural areas in Southeastern Oman, outside the national grid. The power stations will operate in extreme conditions of up to 52 Celsius degrees. The larger of the two power plants will be located on the island of Masirah on Oman’s Eastern coast. The Masirah plant will

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consist of seven Wärtsilä 32 engines, having a combined output of 56 MW. The other power plant, to be located in Saih Al Khairat, will have six Wärtsilä 32 engines with a total output of 48 MW. Both units will be operated using light fuel oil and are scheduled to be operational in 2016. “These projects support our strategy of providing reliable distributed capacity with Smart Power Generation technology. They also illustrate our performance in hot and dry conditions,” said Lars-Åke Kjell, Regional Director of Wärtsilä Power Plants. Wärtsilä’s internal combustion engines

maintain high efficiency in extreme temperatures, and their water consumption is negligible. Wärtsilä recently announced a 120 MW distributed power generation project in the Musandam governorate of Northern Oman. The Masirah contract was included in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q4 2014, whereas Saif al Khairat was booked in Q3 2014. Wärtsilä’s total installed capacity in the Middle East is approximately 7000 MW. (Source: Wärtsilä)

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3rd IPE Conclave 2015

ENERTIA Think-Tank at "3rd INDIA POWER & ENERGY (IPE) Conclave 2015" and concurrent "3rd FINERGY 2015" warns government of impending Power Crisis

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3rd IPE Conclave 2015 Release of the 2nd Uprated & Revised Edition of the Path-Breaking, Futuristic insight-Vision 2032 Book titled “POWERING IN CRISIS” – A Strategic Direction for India’s Energy Security, Energy Sustainability & Energy Access for All by 2022 Path-Breaking & Visionary Future Global perspective on INDIA’s Energy & Power sector in New Delhi on Thursday 30th April 2015 at the "3rd INDIA Power & Energy (IPE) Conclave 2015" & Concurrent "3rd FINERGY 2015” Author: Prof. A. G. Iyer, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, ENERTIA & MARKENOMY, Falcon Media; Author, INDIA BRANDished - SuperPowering Brand INDIA 2022; President, ENERTIA Foundation; President, Renewable Energy Promotion Association-(REPA); President, Alliance for Small & Medium Enterprises of India (ASMEI) Co-Author: A. Prakash Iyer, Executive Publisher & Editor, ENERTIA & MARKENOMY, Falcon Media; Co-Author, INDIA BRANDished - SuperPowering Brand INDIA 2022; VP & Secretary, ENERTIA Foundation

(L to R) - Prof. A. G. Iyer, Author; Hetal Mehta, President, SEVA & Jt. President, REPA; P. K. Agarwal, Former Director, BHEL; Santosh Goenka, Former Executive Publisher, Indian Express Group; N. Murugesan, Ex. DG, CPRI; K. S. Popli, CMD, IREDA; Yogendra Prasad, Former CMD, NHPC & VP, IHA, Life Time Achievement Winner - “ENERTIA Awards” & “INDIA HYDRO Awards”; V. K. Garg, Former CMD, PFC & Former Chairman, JERC; V. S. Verma, Former DG, BEE & Former Member, CERC in the Rank of Secretary, GoI; T. C. Arora, Former Director, Toshiba India & MD, ACCUNERGY, Winner of “SOURYA Vibhushan Award” at “SOURYA URJA PUraskar”; Aishwani Dhar, Former GM, BHEL

Part I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y 8v-Y81g9t8 Part II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y 1CmS31vAQ0

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Tribal RE-Power - USA

California Tribe Installs First Renewable Hybrid Microgrid

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h e B ear R i ver Ban d o f t h e Rohner ville Rancheria is installing the first California Tribal Renewable Microgrid System (TRMS) this summer in Loleta, California. The Bear River Band's new energy system is the only system of its kind combining wind energy, solar energy, and advanced energy storage. “Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria has a long-term investment in sustainability. JLM Energy's solution is really unique in that it brings solar, wind and energy storage together. We can optimize all our efforts for energy self-reliance. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first renewable hybrid microgrid installed by a California Tribe. Bear River is thinking global and acting local by choosing JLM Energy, a California firm, and using green energy.”— Edwin Smith, Tribal Council Member and Director of Environment and Natural Resources Working with JLM Energy, the Tish Non Community Center on the Bear River Rancheria, will install an advanced energy

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storage system, complemented by onsite renewable energy generation. JLM's Gridz system will provide a 30kW microgrid. The system w ill seamlessly suppor t the building's operations during a power outage. In addition, the system actively works to reduce demand charges. The Gridz microgrid solution is supported by a 100kW photovoltaic solar system and twenty of JLM's Zefr wind turbines, providing an integrated approach to sustainable energy. Gridz will enable the Tish Non Tribe to reduce the community center's energy use by shaving peak demand charges. JLM's cloud-based energy management software, Measurz, monitors loads in real-time for efficiency and energy optimization. “Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria is proud to partner with JLM Energy in establishing a renewable energy microgrid for the The Tish Non Community Center. This important green energy project demonstrates our respect for natural resources, sel f -reliance and Tr i bal Sovereignty.”— Barry Brenard, Tribal Council Member

The JLM-designed system is unique in that it combines a microgrid with wind and solar energy in an integrated system. This hybrid system provides peak demand energy reduction at the community center, offsets energy expenses and assists the Tish Non Tribe in gaining energy independence and sustainable self-reliance. About Bear River Band, Rohnerville Rancheria The vision of the Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria is shaping a secure healthy future by responsibly exercising sovereignty, investing in our people, refining and evolving as a tribal organization, preserving and revitalizing our culture while serving the best interests of all people. The mission of Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria is to promote balance between quality of life, self-sufficiency, sustainability and cultural awareness for Bear River. About JLM Energy Inc. JLM Energy manufactures a portfolio of products that deliver scalable renewable energy and energy storage solutions.

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Solar Africa

Azuri, Oasis Africa Resources and Ministry of Power Lead the Charge to Provide Off-Grid Home Solar in Ghana 100,000 of Ghana’s off-grid households to benefit from pay-as-you-go solar power

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ccra Ghana - Azuri Technologies announced at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa Event its partnership with energy company Oasis African Resources to bring affordable, pay-asyou-go solar power to 100,000 off-grid homes in Ghana in the next 2 years. The project is supported by the Ministry of Power, and aligns with the Government's current efforts to bring reliable, renewable power to Ghana at scale. The deployment plan will focus on cocoa farming regions, and be distributed in association with agricultural co-operatives and women-based organisations. The largescale roll-out builds on previous pilot deployments in Ghana, which have proven the success of this solution for rural Ghanaians over the last 18 months. While the energy crisis in Ghana has been intensifying, discussion has mainly focused on the business and urban residential populations, who are now experiencing rolling blackouts of 24 hours or more. However, these recent debates obscure the pre-existing challenges for those Ghanaians, predominantly in rural regions, living permanently off the grid. Data available indicates that about 80% of Ghana's population have access to the grid; however, there are about 5 million people in rural Ghana, most of whom are not likely to be connected in the foreseeable future.

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Azuri Technologies' internationally acclaimed home solar systems bring top-class European design with high-quality components to provide enough clean and reliable power for daily home lighting and mobile phone charging. The project will deploy Azuri's flagship product Quad, and include 4 highquality LED lamps, mobile phone charging and a Radio/MP3 player. Crucially, instead of an upfront cost, the system can be purchased through a Pay-As-You-Go model. This model allows you to use the systems while paying for it by the regular purchase of top-up credit, typically costing less than the lighting costs and phone charging fees being replaced. The Minister for Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, commented, “This initiative supports the Government 's commitment to fully incorporate renewable energy into our energy supply mix, as outlined by the President during his State of the Nation's Address. The Ministry of Power is pleased to support this project for rural households, and will also explore other avenues with Oasis, Azuri and other renewable energy partners to establish solar as a significant and reliable power source for micro enterprises in both rural and urban communities.” Isaac Kodom, CEO of Oasis, added, “Oasis has a vision to become a leading private power solutions company that delivers outstanding, innovative products to meet the demands of today's energy provision. We are committed to

developing long-term relationships with strategic partners in the energy sector – we are very excited by Azuri's innovation and the Government's commitment towards this initiative.” Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO of Azuri, concluded, “Azuri is delighted to be helping bring high-quality domestic solar power to rural Ghana. Azuri's Quad solar home system brings affordable power to rural households and provides the starting point for families to embrace clean renewable power and ultimately to access power for economic gain.” About Oasis Oasis Africa Resources Ltd. (OAR) is a whollyowned Ghanaian company incorporated under the Companies Code (Act 179, 1963) of Ghana and headquartered in Accra. The company operates as an energy company with the aim of delivering improvements to power solutions in Ghana. The company primary objective is to establish the necessary and long sought-after conditions to increase the share of energy sources in the overall energy systems in Ghana. About Azuri Technologies Ltd. Azuri Technologies is a leading commercial provider of PayGo solar home systems to rural offgrid communities, with the widest reach of any provider in sub-Saharan Africa. Azuri's HQ is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, with staff based throughout Africa.

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STORAGE TECH

Younicos and Leclanché Partner On Graciosa Project

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wiss battery manufacturer Leclanché is to play a key role in the gamechanging renewable energy project currently being developed in Graciosa by Younicos, a German-American specialist in renewable energy integration. Leclanché will provide the complete Battery Energy Storage Solution (BESS), using its industry-leading lithium-ion batteries, which will be combined with Younicos Energy Management software. Additionally, an affiliate of Recharge ApS, one of Leclanché’s largest shareholders, will prov ide €3.5M in conver tible debt financing to the project’s operating company Graciolica, a wholly-owned s u b s i d i a r y o f Yo u n i c o s . B o t h announcements are milestones that will help accelerate implementation of the project in the coming weeks and will ensure substantial progress during the course of 2015. The world’s f irst megawatt- scale renewable energy plus storage system, currently being built on the island of 18

Graciosa in the Azores (Portugal), will set new standards for islands worldwide. Furthermore, by stabilizing the grid without the rotating mass of a conventional thermal engine, the system will enable the grid to be fully powered by wind and solar energy. The centerpiece of the system is a fully automated, intelligently managed 2.8 megawatt battery park integrated into the intelligent energy management system developed by Younicos. In addition, the system will incorporate wind (4.5 MW) and solar (1 MW) power resources, and intelligent inverters. The renewable energypowered grid will boost the island’s annual share of renewable energies, from a previous limit of 15 percent to up to 65 percent and thus allow the island to reduce its dependence on fuel imports. James P. McDougall, CEO of Younicos, on teaming with Leclanché: “This is an exciting partnership on many levels. We have long been intrigued by Leclanché’s BESS and are confident that – coupled with our software – it will provide an extremely stable

backbone of a fundamentally new energy system. At the same time, working with an industry-leading battery manufacturer such as Leclanché, and with Recharge as financing partner, underscores the ability of Younicos to lead micro-grid projects worldwide.” Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, commenting on the deal: “We are very excited to team up with Younicos for this truly innovative island solution. We are confident that our wide range of BESS, seamlessly integrated with Younicos’ global leading Energy Management Software, will make this project a reference in the industry. This is a strong validation of Leclanché’s growth strategy and of its position as a leader in this high potential, fast-growing compet it ive market. We commend Recharge for its vision to invest in this ground-breaking project and are honored to work together to successfully carry out the renewable energy transformation on Graciosa.” APRIL 2015


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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

MHPSE and CRI Offer Power-to-Methanol Solutions to Increase Flexibility and Sustainability of Power and Process Industry Reykjavik Iceland and Duisburg Germany Carbon Recycling International (CRI), a pioneer in power-to-methanol technology, and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPSE), a market and technology leader in the design and construction of thermal power plants, today announced a strategic alliance to deliver power-tomethanol solutions to increase operation efficiency of coal power and chemical plants. Methanol is in high demand as a basic chemical and fuel for transport. Power-tomethanol is a viable technology for large-scale storage of wind and solar power. The companies will market and deliver CRI's power-to-methanol technology, (Emissions to Liquid -ETL) and MHPSE's expertise in the integration of thermal power systems and environmental engineering equipment to enable power plants to operate at economic capacity levels, even when large variations in d eman d an d su p pl y are i m p o sed by intermittent electricity from renewable sources on the grid. The companies will also provide energy upgrade solutions to chemical manufacturers for hydrogen recovery and carbon dioxide capture from flue gas to produce low carbon intensity methanol. CRI is the first company to demonstrate industrial solutions in power-to-methanol production, by capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plant flue gas, by developing large-scale conversion of renewable energy to hydrogen, and by reacting

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hydrogen and carbon dioxide to produce methanol . CR I 's power-to -methanol production plant in Iceland, which has been operating since 2012, produces ultra-low carbon intensity methanol that is used for biodiesel manufacturing and gasoline blending. The plant has recently been expanded to 4000-t/year production capacity. A joint demonstration of load-following operation of power-to-methanol technology with a power plant will be demonstrated in the ongoing EU research project MefCO2 [Grant Agreement No. 637016] at the power plant in Lünen, Germany. Full commissioning and operation at Lünen is scheduled in 2017. Meanwhile, in even shorter term, other installations in industry can be realized economically at full commercial scale. Examples include iron and steel mills, which can realize significant carbon reduction in primary steel production with simultaneous methanol production. MHPSE has both extensive know-how and a longstanding track record in the design and construction of high efficiency powergeneration systems as well as integration of environmental engineering systems in modern power plants. Many of the largest thermal power plants in Europe have been spearheaded by MHPSE. "This alliance allows Carbon Recycling International to gain the ability to market and deliver its power-to-methanol equipment and

systems to clients in the power industry and chemical sector across Europe," remarked KC Tra n , C EO a n d c o - f o u n d e r o f C R I . "Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe has been a leader for many decades in the design and construction of thermal power plants in Europe and their team brings unique capability and understanding of the needs of power systems operators dur ing the important transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy." “With a growing share of energy from solar and wind power on the electric grid, coal power plants need to meet greater variations in power demand to maximize operating capacity and plant efficiency. This goal can be accomplished immediately with Carbon Recycling International's unique power-tomethanol solution which allows power plants to use excess capacity to store energy efficiently in liquid fuel which is easily stored or transported," remarked Dr. Matthias Jochem, Chief Sales Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe and Member of the Board. “The power to methanol solution from CRI in combination w ith M H P SE's thermal generation and environmental technology allow us to extend our portfolio in thermal power plant engineering services that fit with the need of existing power plants as well as the demand for cleaner and more efficient plants to replace the aging European fleet."

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BHEL Bhutan BVT Agency Commission SCAM

PUBLIC LEGAL NOTIFICATION

CEASE AND DESIST DEMAND PUBLIC NOTICE IS ISSUED HEREIN TO ALL PARTIES CONCERNED AND GROSSLY VIOLATING IPR OF “ENERTIA” PSUS WARNED NOT TO ENTERTAIN SUCH FRAUD This has come to our notice that some companies, brands having their product / event / published entity names sounding and rhyming and logos visually aping ENERTIA. In this matter one “M/s PRAVEG Communication Pvt. Ltd.”, based in Ahmedabad are Prime Violators and have collected fraudulently illegitimate sponsorships from PSUs & Private companies using Event name “EnerAsia” held on 26-27 September 2014 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, sounding similar to “ENERTIA”. This is inspite of ENERTIA’s notifications in the journal warning to desist from such fraud. It is clear that “M/s PRAVEG Communications Pvt. Ltd.” have been posing on our behalf and taking sponsorship and it has also come to light that many of the staff at the lower levels in PSUs and Corporates have encouraged this criminality and have been bribed to sanction sponsorship and advertisements on account of ENERTIA on a quid-pro-quo basis; which is gross impropriety and infringement of brand protection, protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Copyright Act etc. operative in the country. Legal action will be initiated against the company(ies) indulging in such gross criminality. Any Companies, Person(s), officials and functionaries found working in cahoots shall be liable for Legal Prosecution and Claims and Damages arising thereof. Involvement of certain Powerful Gujarat Government Officials & Officials of Leading Central PSUs & management and senior officials of PDPU (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University) who sponsored & encouraged this the fraudulent IPR violating show in September 2014 and are suspected in allowing and being party to such fraud. ENERTIA has reported the matter to the Hon. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi vide detailed letter dated 6th October 2014 a copies of which was marked to CM, Gujarat, Anandiben Patel; Gujarat’s Minister for Energy, Saurabbhai Patel; Principal Secretary Energy, L. Chuango & Prof. Paritosh K. Banik, Director General, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. The above infringement is unlawful copying of “ENERTIA” brand and brand name and infringes upon ENERTIA’s exclusive IPRs and Brand Rights. Accordingly all such elements are hereby directed to CEASE AND DESIST SUCH IPR / BRAND RIGHTS / COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS. “FALCON MEDIA, ENERTIA Foundation & ENERTIA ENFRAmedia Pvt. Ltd.” are the sole propriety & owner of ‘ENERTIA’ brand, its IPR and copyright in various aspects of ENERTIA. Under Indian laws, ENERTIA's copyrights have been in effect since 2007 when ENERTIA was created and registered as a Monthly publication with RNI - Registrar of Newspapers for India (Reg. No. MAHENG/2008/23685) and also Internationally ENERTIA is an ISSN Registered Brand (ISSN Reg. No. 2349-6290). It has come to our attention that illicit entities have been copying ENERTIA. We have overriding evidences of unlawful representation, spuriously posing on behalf and as ENERTIA or its main owners, “FALCON MEDIA, ENERTIA Foundation & ENERTIA ENFRAmedia Pvt. Ltd.” and such criminal misrepresentative, actions constitute IPR / Brand Rights and copyright infringement in violation of Indian Constitution. The consequences of copyright infringement include statutory damages, at the discretion of the competent authority/authorities for willful infringement by such entities. We implore all patrons to immediately “Cease and Desist” entertaining unlawful copying and violation of rights of ‘ENERTIA’ and its brand name and provide us with prompt written intimation on coming across such criminal deposition and misuse of ‘ENERTIA’ brand (or) corporate name, goodwill and repute earned over the past 7-years since its birth.

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Issued in Public Interest by Sd/Editor's & Publisher's of Publication “ENERTIA” – FALCON MEDIA Trustees, ENERTIA Foundation & Director's, ENERTIA ENFRAmedia Pvt. Ltd Similar Notification was First Issued in August 2014 in ENERTIA & now issued with Modification starting January 2015


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