Monday 6 August 2012

Awesome Innavation...Save Water and Produce Electricity

A multi-benefit pilot project generating one-MW per KM electricity from solar panels atop the Narmada branch canal was recently dedicated to the nation.Besides producing “clean energy” without causing any pollution, the solar panels would spare an enormous amount of land otherwise required if the solar power project was land-based. In addition, they save a huge quantity of water in irrigation canals from evaporation. Under the project, set up jointly on an experimental basis by the State-owned Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) and the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited, solar panels have been fitted over a 750-metre stretch on the Sanand-Kadi Narmada branch canal to generate 16 lakh units of clean electricity annually. As the canal will remain covered, it is estimated that the project will prevent evaporation of 90 lakh litres of water annually. Experts claimed that the trial run of the plant had indicated 15 per cent additional power generation compared to similar land-based solar panels for, the water flowing under the panel had helped to keep them cool. Considering the total canal network of the Narmada dam project in Gujarat, even if 10 per cent of the 85,000-kilometre long main, branch and sub-branch canals were covered with solar panels, they would generate 2,200 MW, eliminate the need of 11,000 acres of land and prevent evaporation of about 2,000 crore litres of water annually, the experts claimed.

Thursday 12 July 2012

Transforming India's Distribution Sector

The Distribution Reform, Upgrades and Management (DRUM) program is a partnership between USAID and the Government of India’s Ministry of Power to help the country upgrade and transform its electricity distribution sector. By establishing “centers of excellence” that demonstrate some of the best commercial and technological practices, the project is helping to develop a model electricity distribution system in India. USAID also provides utility personnel with training in the commercial, technical, safety, communication, and management aspects of electricity distribution. Watch this video to learn more.

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Presentations and other Study Material on Quality Circles

More photos from Awards Ceremony

1st Quality Circle Awards

First PSPCL Quality Circle award were organized on 2.7.2012 by Organisation Development and Management Development Cell, PSPCL Patiala. Awards were given by Er. K.D. Chaudhri, CMD PSPCL to the Winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up. Director/ HR Er. H.C. Seth, Chief Engineer/HRD Er. S.K. Arora graced the occasion with there presence. The concept of Quality Circles has been introduced in PSPCL for the very first time and as a pilot project, 14 No.s Quality Circles were launched in PSPCL in September 2011 and each circle decided the area/field in which would like to work. Based on the progress made in their respective chosen areas and represented through the presentations, the Quality Circles were ranked by the Experts Faculty from Institute for Professional Excellence and Consultancy (iPEC) Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai. First Award was bagged by team from GGSSTP Ropar, led by Er. Ranjit Singh Sr.XEN, 1st Runner was the team from DS Subdivision Rohar Jagir, led by Er. Harkesh Singh, AE. 2nd runner up was the team from Patiala West Technical Sub Division, led by Er. Sukhminder Singh, AEE. Efforts of all the Quality Circles were hugely applauded by CMD, PSPCL and he desired that such innovative efforts should carry on.