Articles

It's time for utilities to manage power demand creatively

18 Jan 2019

Demand Side Management, or DSM, can help power utilities manage rising electricity demand without compromising consumer interest

What after Petcoke?

08 Aug 2018

A look at options for the cement industry in the face of a possible petcoke ban

The mathematics of energy efficient ACs in India

29 Jun 2018

Gains of energy efficient ACs laid out in numbers

Water-food-energy nexus in India

15 Jun 2018

In these times of agriculture crisis and falling water tables, it is important to rework policies to better address key challenges in the irrigation-power space

Energy efficiency & India: The possibilities ahead

29 May 2018

A TERI analysis of energy efficiency in India by modelling two scenarios

Energy efficiency and renewables' share up, so is air pollution and untreated waste

12 Apr 2018

Latest data in energy and environment paints a favourable picture of the status of renewable energy in India, energy supply and demand

Taking the PAT road to leaner, meaner industries

28 Feb 2018

The market-based mechanism brought about innovative ideas such as energy certificates and their trading to reduce energy consumption in industrial units

Energy efficiency: The balancing act between industrial growth and pollution control

22 Jan 2018

Industries, both big and small, require energy efficiency to not only meet pollution control norms but also stay competitive in a global market by reducing energy costs

Industry, the key to national development in many countries, is the powerful engine that drives economic growth, spurs innovation and entrepreneurship, and provides direct and indirect employment to vast number of people. Industry is also among the largest consumers of energy, for instance in India, the industrial sector accounts for nearly half of the nation’s commercial energy consumption.

Energy Management Controls in Cooling Plants

20 Jan 2018

With cooling systems accounting for maximum energy consumption, a monitoring and controlling system can help reduce costs and consumption.

In India, the building sector accounts for approximately 35% of the total energy consumption and is growing at a rate of 8% annually (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). Commercial buildings in India account for nearly 8% of the total electricity supplied by the utilities. Electricity usage in the sectors has been growing at about 11%–12% annually. Building energy consumption has seen an increase from14% in the 1970s to nearly 33% in 2004/05.

Resettling India's urban poor sustainably

20 Jan 2018

In a bid to resettle the urban poor, local governments are rapidly constructing houses using cheap, energy-inefficient material causing discomfort to the occupants in the long run. Given this, can participation from the private sector and deployment of local resources help in providing smart, affordable housing to them?