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Electrical India launching its new issue today evening so tune in to the latest updates on power & electrical products industry.
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NATIONAL NEWS:
Alstom commissions Uri II hydroelectric project in India

Alstom commissioned NHPC’s Uri II (4x60 MW) hydropower project situated in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, in India after availability of full water for running all the four units of the project. The synchronisation of the four units was done in phases. While unit 1 and 3 were synchronised in September 2013, unit 2 was synchronised in November 2013. Despite limited water availability during commissioning and other challenges in terms of a difficult terrain, Alstom was successful in completing the synchronisation of the fourth unit in February 2014 as targeted by the customer. All the four units were declared by the customer in commercial operation from 1st March 2014. Alstom was awarded the Uri II HEP contract by NHPC in 2007.  The scope of work included turnkey execution of the electro-mechanical package comprising of hydro turbines, generators and auxiliaries. Last year, the hydro project achieved a major milestone when all four 60 MW Francis vertical turbines installed by Alstom successfully completed the simultaneous spinning of the four units in less than twenty four hours. The 240 MW hydropower project aims to use downstream water discharge of 480 MW Uri-I (already running) hydro project for power generation. It will also provide additional stability to the northern transmission grid. Frederic Teyssedou, Unit Managing Director, Alstom Hydro India, commented, “Following the successful execution, this project is certainly amongst major references for Alstom Hydro in India. The team overcame the challenges presented by the project and worked relentlessly to stick to the timelines. The completion of the project and satisfaction of our customer is testimony of the efforts and commendable work done by the team.
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Siemens solutions ensure 24/7 optimal performance of Data centers

Electrical India attended the 'Technology Round Table', hosted by Siemens, Tata Communications & Datacenter Dynamics at Siemens Worli Convention Center, Mumbai on May 21, 2014. The round table discussion focused on innovative technologies, global and regional growth trends and their impact on the strategic priorities of the Data Center markets. In light of the large economic potential as well as enormous energy demand of Data Centers, effective facility management of Data Centers is of primary strategic concern.  The host attendees included Tilak Raj Seth, Philip Krause, Varoon Raghavan, Stephen Worn, Souvik Bhattacharya and others. The round table and panel discussion was compared by Brian Pereira.
Philip Krause, Head of Datacenter Centre of Competence, Asia Pacific, Siemens deliberated about Technologies that enable 24x7 operational excellence for Data Center.’  Varoon Raghavan, AVP Growth Ventures, Tata Communications Limited delivered on ‘An End User perspective on designing, building, and maintaining efficient Data Centres.’ Stephen Worn CTO and CEO, North America Datacenter Dynamics gave an account of ‘A global perspective on the Data Centre market and its growth potential, with focus on India.’ 
Siemens has introduced a Centre of Competence (CoC) for Data centers for the Asia Pacific region, head quartered in Mumbai. The CoC will drive and support the growth of Siemens products and solutions for customers in Data Center vertical covering 10 countries across Asia Pacific region. The totally integrated solutions from Siemens help create reliable and efficient Data centers and help reduce operating costs. Philip Krause says "Asia is one of the fastest growing markets in the Data center vertical and the CoC is strategically placed to offer global competency locally to the customers. Siemens has a unique strength to offer a wide portfolio of products and solutions spanning from power, safety, security, data center management solution and services from a single reliable partner. With account managers located in key countries, we are locally present at the customers place and this makes us unique".
Globally, Data centers are among the world’s largest users of electricity and producers of CO2, with servers running 24 hours per day, seven days a week, under tightly controlled environmental conditions and often not at full capacity. Data centers are estimated to already consume 1.5 to 2 percent of total worldwide energy production. In the past decade, the number of worldwide Internet users has increased from 300 million to over 2 billion – that is a growth rate of more than 400%. And this is a trend that is increasing rapidly: In 2020, the level of CO2 emissions generated by Data centers could exceed that of all air traffic combined. This huge growth of social networking, internet usage, electronic banking, paperless storage and modern IT services such as virtualization and cloud computing will trigger the requirement for safe, resilient and energy-efficient Data centers. Siemens offers solutions to effectively reduce the energy consumption in Data centers
The amount of data stored doubles every 18 months, with demand on supporting infrastructures rising in equal measure. Data centers play an essential role in the world of networked data. This is where the worlds of IT and infrastructure meet. From managing complexity to improving energy efficiency, from meeting security to business regulatory requirements, Data center operators face many challenges. As the world’s largest electrical engineering company, Siemens has a global portfolio of products and solutions for Data centers and engineering teams around the world. 
Siemens has developed specific technologies and portfolios to meet the demanding requirements of every area in a Data center. On the power distribution front, Siemens offers products and solutions for a totally integrated power system. Siemens also partners with customers to offer consulting, planning, designing and site selection, to engineering, commissioning, full documentation, training, maintenance and expansion planning for Data centers.
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Life Cycle Cost Analysis

A Step towards Strengthening Knowledge to assess the Power Plant Investment Decisions
Recent trends in the investment in energy sector required the decision making capability for a healthy economy. The international framework of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) targets the mandate to become the leading global environmental authority that sets the global agenda and promotes the rational implementation of the environmental dimensions of sustainable development. To know more click on the link below

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Siemens to provide eight turbines for Klixbüll community wind farm

Siemens Energy gets order for community wind power plant Klixbüll in Schleswig-Holstein. Eight modern wind turbines with direct drive technology and a 3 MW capacity each will be installed at the onshore project close to the coast of the North Sea near the Danish border. The fully citizen-owned Zweite Klixbüller Energie GmbH & Co. KG with the new wind farm extends the locally installed capacity by 24 MW up to 39 MW till autumn. Even in case of no wind an innovative feature to stabilize the grid by supplying wattless power assures additional profit to the project. Siemens provides a 20 year maintenance. It will supply eight direct drive wind turbines with rotor diameters of 113 meters and a rating of 3 MW each to Klixbüll. Six SWT-3.6-107 turbines have been in operation at the windy site in the region of Nordfriesland. Two of them are the basis of the first community wind farm of Klixbüll commissioned in 2006. Another eight SWT-3.0-113 wind turbines with a rotor diameter of 113 meters & a capacity of 3 MW will not only more than double the total capacity, but also provide technological features that will make the project even more profitable. Once the installation will be completed this fall, the wind farm will contribute to the energy transition even in the case of complete wind calm. A key feature is the "Reactive Power at No Wind" option which turns the wind turbines into a phase shifting VAR compensator which then solve a technical problem in the AC voltage grid: Industrial customers who draw large amounts of active power from the grid can disrupt the supply frequency because of their need for reactive power and may lead to a heating of the power lines.
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Fortum in agreement with Rolls-Royce modernisation of its Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant automation

Fortum has signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce about the modernisation of automation at its Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the agreement. The modernisation will be carried out over several years and it is included in Fortum's normal capital expenditure. The project mainly covers the automation modernisation of safety related systems in both production units at Loviisa. The project is agreed to be implemented by the end of 2018. Rolls-Royce will deliver all the required automation systems including planning, testing and installations. Metso is Rolls-Royce’s sub-supplier providing non-safety operational instrumentation and control (I&C), field design and implementation on site. The project will be implemented in close co-operation with Fortum. The aim of the automation modernisation project is to secure the safe and reliable operation of the Loviisa nuclear power plant until the end of the plant's operational licenses. Unit 1 at Loviisa power plant has an operational license to 2027 and unit 2 to 2030. In 2013, the load factor at Fortum's fully-owned Loviisa nuclear power plant was 92.5%. On an international scale this was excellent compared to the worldwide load factor for pressurised water power plants of approximately 83% last year. The plant produced a total of 8.04 terawatt-hours, which is approximately 9% of the total electricity production in Finland. With the electricity produced, 6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions are avoided annually. Fortum has a historically large investment program in progress at Loviisa. In addition to the modernisation of automation, Fortum is modernising the turbines & enhancing the safety of the nuclear power plant with new air-cooling towers. In 2013, Fortum invested EUR 60 million into the Loviisa nuclear power plant.
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Importance of Maintenance for
Fuses & Circuit Breakers
Selectively Coordinated Systems
In this fast and wide development of electrical structure the most crucial objective is the requirement of uninterrupted quality power. To achieve this objective, most important task is the maintenance of switchgear accessories. The regular maintenance should be a top priority around your operations. To know more about the article click on the link below 
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NATIONAL NEWS:
IREDA and AFD Sign Euro 100 million Agreement 

The Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) is extending a Line of Credit (LoC) of Euro 100 million to Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) to be utilized for financing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency projects in India. The said Line of Credit is being extended for tenure of 15 years and without any guarantee from Government of India. Agreement for availing the LoC of Euro 100 million from AFD, was signed by K S Popli, Chairman and Managing Director, IREDA and Aude Flogny - Director of AFD’s Regional Office in New Delhi in the presence of Senior officials of MNRE & IREDA. Developing renewable energy sources helps address environmental concerns and also improves energy security and spurs regional economic development. The agreement signed today will help in supporting the Government of India’s focus on a low carbon growth strategy for power generation in India. IREDA is a dedicated financing institution for financing RE projects under the aegis of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It has till date disbursed more than Rs 14,550 crores for RE projects and has total loan portfolio of over Rs 8200 crores. IREDA has been raising resources from various bilateral / multilateral agencies as also from domestic sources through both taxable and tax-free bonds for providing long term finance on competitive terms and conditions.
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Polyvinyl Chloride
An Un-acknowledged Performance Material

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is the third most widely used plastics globally after Polyethylene and Polypropylene. Due to its wide ranging performance characteristics and its applications base in infrastructure industries, PVC is also called as Infrastructure Plastic.
PVC is composed of 57% chlorine & 43% Carbon which signifies that PVC has smaller carbon footprint and only 0.3% of all oil and gas is consumed globally for annual production of PVC. PVC is the most versatile plastics that can be customised into flexible, semi flexible and rigid grades and can also be formulated into transparent, translucent, opaque and colorful grades. To know more about the article, log on to 
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Energy savings with Optimal Capacitor Placement in Radial Distribution Systems

This article presents an approach based on sensitivity based methods viz. Power Loss Index, index vector, and power loss sensitivity to determine optimal location for the capacitors in radial distribution systems. The optimal size of the capacitors have been obtained to improve voltage profile and to reduce the losses in the network. The cost saving potential has been determined with sensitivity methods and comparison has been provided. The approaches are tested on IEEE-10 and 22 bus systems radial distribution systems (RDS). Load growth and realistic load model as ZIP load model has also considered to obtain the impact on sizes of capacitor banks and the savings. To know more log on to www.electricalindia.in 
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Tata Power Solar expands manufacturing capacity by 60%

Tata Power Solar, one of the pioneering solar manufacturers in the world and India’s largest specialised EPC player, announced a 60% expansion of its manufacturing facility in Bangalore, taking the total production capacity to 200 MW. The expansion is based on the significant increase in demand that the company has seen for its solar modules, as well as the expected increase in demand due to supportive policy steps announced recently by the Government of India such as Domestic Content Requirement and anti-dumping duties. Tata Power Solar, erstwhile known as Tata BP Solar, is one of the few companies globally to have a long operating history of 25 years. This is a strong proof point for the company’s ability to honour the 25 year warranty that solar modules come with. It is also the only company in India whose modules are rated as Tier 1 in Bankability by GTM Research, a globally recognized PV market research firm.  The expansion comes against the backdrop of extremely difficult times for the Indian solar industry. Despite challenges, Tata Power Solar has seen an increase in demand for its products which reaffirms the faith customers put in the quality of its products. Commenting at  inauguration of the expanded facility, Ajay Goel, CEO, Tata Power Solar said, “This substantial expansion, in an extremely competitive and price-sensitive sector, is a testimony to our products’ superior quality and global competitiveness. Our 25 years of strong credentials in providing high quality solar products, which also corresponds to the warranty period of our modules, adds credibility to our offerings.” Currently, the company operates three world-class manufacturing units in Bangalore, including module, cell and solar water heaters. 
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India's Oldest Magazine on Power & Electrical Products Industry
Introduction
ELECTRICAL INDIA (Estd. 1961), as you would certainly be aware of, is currently in its 54th year of publication. It is India’s oldest magazine on power and electrical products industry with a readership of well over 2 lakh, spread throughout the country.

ELECTRICAL INDIA covers the latest happenings in the Power Sector and effectively delivers your message to wide range of our readers and in every issue. It features product profiles interesting technical articles, company profiles, news briefs, interview with leading individuals and exhibition diary. The magazine has an ALL INDIA circulation, with a print run of about 18,000 copies. All pages in the magazine are printed I n 4-colour on top quality Art paper. The Magazine has been recognized as a vibrant and strong soldier of the POWER INDUSTRY.

Electrical India is well received and read by senior executives, purchase managers, technicians from many leading industries, distributors, traders, institutions, embassies and government/semi government organizations and other decision makers concerned with development of business and industry. Apart from the regular subscribers, it goes to all the major Power, Electrical and Automation companies all over India. Our Subscribers are happy with the quality content we bring to them in the vast framework of our editorial and our clients find a prestige in advertising with us as they get value for their money.