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ENERGY AS A SERVICE

The Power Industry is yet to embark on a major innovation journey in delivery of services. For more than a century, the Industry has been working on the traditional model i.e. producing power through central plant and delivering power through long distance transmission system. This has been the phenomenon for all types of major clients including domestic, commercial and industrial consumers. However, the scenario has been changing, as customers now have rather become passive recipients. Thus, the market is demanding transformation in the power sector. Now, customers have more choices as electric supply diversifies. New opportunities and adoption of renewable…

Green Hydrogen for an Energy – Independent India

It may be interesting to know that Hydrogen, which is the most abundant element on earth, does not exist in its free state. Hence, it needs to be separated from chemical compounds using various technologies such as steam methane reforming, partial oxidation of oil, coal gasification, and water electrolysis. Grey hydrogen is produced via a process called steam methane reformation (SMR) of natural gas and these emit large amounts of carbon dioxide. Majority of hydrogen today is Grey Hydrogen. Similarly, blue hydrogen is produced via natural gas but combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS) or carbon capture and use…

BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM (BESS) – The Backbone of Future

As the world moves towards 100% Renewable Energy, India is well on track to achieve its Paris agreement targets well before the target date of 2030,” India has maintained that it is not a polluter and cause of climate change and has voluntarily committed to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity by 33-35 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. However, once we say this we need to have a mind-set shift and motivate to harness the potential of intermittent energy sources such as Solar Power, Wind Power, Battery Energy storage system and Green Hydrogen which not only reduce carbon emissions but…

Solar Micro-grids could be a Key Contributor to achieving India’s Rural Electrification Goals

Rural electrification is crucial for the socio-economic development of non-urban regions of a country and an integral component of poverty alleviation and national growth. This holds especially true for developing and emerging countries, which often suffer from a massive disparity in the quality of life between rural areas and urban metropolises. Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has eloquently described energy as “The golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity and an environment that allows the world to thrive” (UN, 2012). There has been a tremendous focus on rural electrification in India, which has led to rapid…

Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century…Let’s Talk about It!

What is a work-life balance? Work-Life balance is about separating personal and professional lives without allowing one to intrude upon the other. Both facets of our lives hold immense value and neither should be neglected. A ‘Work-Life balance’ often refers to an employee’s ability to maintain a healthy balance between their work roles, personal responsibilities, and family life. Companies these days are increasingly recognizing the importance of helping their employees achieve this balance as an increasing number of employees are experiencing conflict between their work and personal roles. Another factor which is contributing greatly to the difficulty in achieving a work…

POST COVID CORPORATE TRAVEL? – GREAT LEARNINGS WITH JAKSON GROUP

2020 was a year like no other. For travellers like us, it was a nightmare as we got cooped up in our homes, with no way of travelling to places, to explore. But the Covid19 pandemic did not hit just the leisure travellers. It created a huge impact on business travel as well, to an extent of near to no travel for work. Now that the vaccines are showing hope and businesses are going back to near 100% capacity, business travel is slowly picking up, albeit with a new normal. A recent survey among corporate travellers by SAP Concur reveals…

Indian Economy: Shaping for the Future

Indian Economy: Shaping for the Future

The year 2018 began with signs of recovery for the Indian economy. The industrial output in Q4 of 2017 as well as in the last three months of 2017 remained over 7% and manufacturing saw a healthy 8% increase in productivity during Jan 2018. The trend is expected to continue as the World Bank and IMF expect the Indian economy to grow between 7%-7.6% outperforming all the major economies of the world and leaving China behind at 6.6%. The growth hints that the teething effects of structural reforms in the face of Demonetisation and GST have normalized and businesses have…