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Ashwini PhadnisBengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), the third busiest airport in the country, is taxiing towards the top spot in promoting environmental sustainability.

After installing solar panels, LED lighting and using recycled water, the airport has now begun the process of...

The applause continued long after Ashok Das wound up his presentation. The audience that listened to Das, founder CEO of Bengaluru-based firm Sun Moksha that offers clean technology solutions, included Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a galaxy of successful new-gen entrepreneurs and...

In December, the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, called for a huddle of all its vendors in south India, to give them one simple message: gear up.

Vestas, a respected name in the Indian wind industry, shut shop in India in 2012 only to return to this growing market three years...

Preeti MehraHemanti Devi may be at the lowest rung of the recycling chain, but she is proving to be the most crucial. Her task entails house calls to collect used electronic products ranging from mobiles and chargers to laptops .

Living in a basti in Mainpura in Patna’s Nehru Nagar, she has...

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Bharat Jal

Set up in: February 2017 under the aegis of Faat City Tech Private Limited

Based in: Delhi/NCR

Founders: Feroz Malik (Founder & CEO); Amita Malik and Tanya Malik (Co-founders)

Funding: Self-funded in the first phase. Looking to raise debt and minor investments...

Country’s utilities and government regulators are focused on aggressive electrification, decentralization, and digitization efforts, report finds

A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.

Source: IEA-ETSAP and IRENA

The move will take away future possibilities of additional cost to discoms, encouraging them to purchase power produced from wind and solar projects, the industry said.

Power Grid has emerged as the successful bidder to establish Vindhyachal, Varanasi 765kV transmission line, as part of New WR-NR 765 kV Inter-Regional Corridor,

"There is immense scope in the transmission business, especially after government opened up the sector to private players," said chief executive Pratik Agarwal.

The company, which recently sold its entire Mumbai power business to Adani Transmission for over Rs 18,800 crore, plans to start more than 15 charging stations in the next three years.

In December last year, RInfra signed a definitive binding agreement for 100 per cent sale of its Mumbai power business with Adani Transmission for a total deal value of Rs 13,251 crore.

The deal, which marks Adani Transmission’s foray into power distributions business, will help Reliance Group to pare its debt.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As RELiON Battery continues to grow, the company has expanded its team into two new areas – Whittier, California and Shenzhen, China. The expansion of the company's locations is part of RELiON's continued investment in meeting the engineering demands for high performance energy solutions. The company, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has offices on three continents and continues towards global expansion.

RELiON continues its global expansion efforts
RELiON continues its global expansion efforts
RELiON announces new locations in Whittier, California and Shenzhen, China
RELiON announces new locations in Whittier, California and Shenzhen, China

The Whittier, CA campus is the all-new RELiON Technology Center, where the best and the brightest engineers in the industry develop new product lines, performance test RELiON batteries, and operate as the hub for all technical support.

The technology center is housed in a historic building, dating back to the 1940s, that has been completely restored. The technical team, already located in the Los Angeles area, uses the Whittier campus to simulate real-life applications of each RELiON battery and set up field tests.

According to veteran Sales Engineer Craig Quentin, "The addition of this dedicated testing and research facility is an example of RELiON's commitment to excellence. Our technical team now has access to every tool we need to continue delivering incredible solutions to our distributors, partners and customers."

Construction of the state-of-the-art office in Shenzhen, China, began in mid-2017, with an official opening in January 2018. The move to open a centrally located office in China marks an important milestone for the company, aiding in the goal of enhanced international operations.

The RELiON Asia-Pacific Office will be used by executive leadership, as well as the global sales team to support international relations and facilitate even more growth in the eastern hemisphere.

"We've grown our business and will continue branching out into new countries in order to develop stronger business relationships. We're very proud to have expanded our global footprint. We believe the new office represents our deep commitment to not only manufacturing high- quality products, but also to our investment in open and responsive communications with our partners around the world," said RELiON CEO, Paul Hecimovich.

The new office expansions now place RELiON in ten cities or provinces across the globe. With distributors and partners on every continent, RELiON has developed a strategic network with product available anywhere in the world, redefining how to service current and future markets.

About RELiON
RELiON is a global innovator of battery storage ideas. Founded in 2014, the company is on a mission to bring LiFePO4 battery solutions to the global market. RELiON products power a range of applications including, Recreational Vehicles, Marine, Electric Vehicles, Solar Powered Solutions and more. The company offers a full range of services and high-quality products that continue to pave the way forward to a greener and more efficient future for energy storage. For more information on RELiON, visit www.relionbattery.com.

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TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- US-based scientific camera designer and manufacturer Photometrics, scientific instruments manufacturer Cairn Research and systems developer Mizar Imaging have created a partnership to offer a new, high power, high sensitivity light sheet fluorescence microscopy solution. The MizarTILT light sheet system combined with the Photometrics Prime 95B, the world's first back-illuminated scientific CMOS camera, provides an ideal solution for researchers looking to use light sheet fluorescence microscopy for long time scale imaging of coverslip-mounted samples with high NA Plan Apo and TIRF objectives.

Photometrics, Cairn Research and Mizar Imaging Announce New Collaboration for High Power, High Sensitivity Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy
Photometrics, Cairn Research and Mizar Imaging Announce New Collaboration for High Power, High Sensitivity Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy

The MizarTILT is a light sheet conversion system for fluorescence microscopes that gives users light sheet illumination capabilities along with the high-resolution imaging advantages of epifluorescence. The TILT uses a cylindrical lens to create a light sheet from an expanded laser source, similar to a conventional light sheet system. The critical difference is the TILT directs the light sheet at an angle to focus the thinnest part of the light sheet as close as possible to the objective lens. This allows researchers to use high NA objectives and to benefit from higher resolution imaging and more efficient light-gathering.

Working together with the Photometrics Prime 95B™ Scientific CMOS camera, images can be obtained on the TILT with a 95% quantum efficiency to maximize the light-gathering effectiveness of high power objectives. Furthermore, high power objectives complement the large 11x11 μm pixels of the Prime 95B to allow for high magnification, high-resolution imaging. This is all possible with the fast speed and large field of view expected of a scientific CMOS device.

The combination of the MizarTILT and the Photometrics Prime 95B is perfect for any researcher who wants to use light sheet imaging with higher power objectives to greatly reduce photodamage and photobleaching and increase imaging time.

About Photometrics
Founded in 1978, Photometrics designs and manufactures Scientific CMOS, EMCCD and CCD cameras. The original architect of the world's first scientific-grade microscopy EMCCD camera, the company maintains its leadership role with the release of Prime, the first sCMOS with built-in computational intelligence for image restoration and Prime 95B, the first Scientific CMOS with 95% quantum efficiency. Photometrics also offers OEM support, including fully characterized, cost-efficient imaging systems and components. Additional information is found at www.photometrics.com.

About Cairn Research
Based in Kent, UK, Cairn Research is an independent microscopy research-orientated company specializing in solutions for the life sciences. Since their origins as a provider of turnkey optical systems for fast intracellular ion measurements, they've maintained close links with their academic customer base. This has enabled them to develop a broad range of products and solutions to meet the expanding needs of their customers. Their strength lies in their understanding of both the requirements of the microscopy research community and of the advances in technology from which researchers can benefit. Additional information is available at www.cairn-research.co.uk.

About Mizar Imaging
Mizar Imaging was founded by Paul Maddox, a researcher, in his lab at the University of North Carolina. His goal as a cell biologist was to create a system for cell biologists who wanted to image samples over long periods of time without photobleaching or photodamage. To this end, he created a light sheet technique known as Lateral Interference Tilted Excitation (LITE) to combine light sheet microscopy with high magnification, high power objectives. This became the Mizar TILT, engineered by Cairn Research. Additional information is available at https://mizarimaging.com.

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NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- From June 16-23, 2018, ten of the most prominent spiritual teachers, healers and community leaders of the High Andes of Ecuador will gather together for the first time at The Andes Summit, a week-long learning and healing event conceived and organized by ShamanPortal.org: the global resource for all things shamanic, and its founder, bestselling author Itzhak Beery.

The 10 leading indigenous Wisdom-Keepers who will be teaching the Andes knowledge and will be offering traditional personal healing session to the participants at The Andes Summit on June 16-23 in Ecuador.
The 10 leading indigenous Wisdom-Keepers who will be teaching the Andes knowledge and will be offering traditional personal healing session to the participants at The Andes Summit on June 16-23 in Ecuador.
The 10 leading indigenous Wisdom-Keepers who will be teaching the Andes knowledge and will be offering traditional personal healing session to the participants at The Andes Summit on June 16-23 in Ecuador.
The 10 leading indigenous Wisdom-Keepers who will be teaching the Andes knowledge and will be offering traditional personal healing session to the participants at The Andes Summit on June 16-23 in Ecuador.

These ten powerful Yachaks (shamans) agreed to participate in order to sound the alarm that this is, perhaps, the last moment to teach the people of the technologically advanced West their ancient ways to sustain the Earth, to open their hearts to global peace, balance their physical, emotional and spiritual health, and to preserve the well-being of our society in peril. They are wholeheartedly, and with open arms, waiting for each of the event's 90 participants to come to their sacred land.

"I cordially invite you all," says Taita Don José Joaquin Pinéda, an internationally well-known authority in indigenous healing, in his video address. "To all my friends who have a strong desire to learn and work with shamans in Imbabura, we are here to serve and heal with the spirit of Imbabura, Cotacachi, and Mojandita," referring to the three volcanoes from which they draw their power.  

In a similar video, Doña Maria Clemencia Sanchez, better known as the Shaman from Zuelta says: "Welcome my North American sisters and brothers. We the Ecuadorian Shamans receive our traditions from the breast of our mothers and our ancestral lineages. We honor our sacred traditions by taking our medicine and practicing our Mystical Shamanism. I am inviting you to partake in a cross-cultural exchange, in sharing the traditional medicine between North America and Ecuador."

In this unprecedented spiritual and healing event, occurring over 8 days and 7 nights, participants will experience Shamanic Master Classes, personal healing ceremonies in the healer's homes, and sacred indigenous rituals. They will dance and partake in the sacred Inca's Inti Raymi (solstice ceremonies) in their villages, and take majestic nature hikes to the lakes, waterfalls, and mountaintops. Plant Medicine (Ayahuasca and Huachuma) ceremonies will be optional.

"I made a promise to my teacher, Don José Joaquin Pineda to bring the sons and daughters of the Eagles of the North to learn the wisdom of the Condors," says founder Itzhak Beery. "I organized the Andes Summit because I strongly believe that only by learning these sacred teachings can we begin to thrive in a world beset by so many societal, political, economic, and environmental challenges."

The Andes Shamans will teach workshops on sound healing, Andean sacred body movements, opening the feminine heart, ancestral midwifery practices, and traditional healing methods, among others.

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TOMS RIVER, N.J., Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty Vehicle Engineering is pleased to announce the availability of its all-new 2018 YENKO/SC® Silverado Truck, powered by a custom built 800 HP 416 C.I.D. (6.8L) supercharged LT-1-based engine.

2018 800HP Yenko Silverado
2018 800HP Yenko Silverado

Only 25 of these Limited Edition YENKO/SC® Trucks will be built in any factory available color, and all will be based off the 2018 Standard Cab, Short Box Z71 Silverado model, to take advantage of the lighter weight of this particular truck model. The YENKO/SC® truck comes equipped with Brembo's larger front brakes, that include 6 piston calipers and 16.1" Duralife vented rotors, and our lowering package, that includes 2" front lowering springs, and 5" rear lowering hardware package, to properly balance the awesome power of the 800HP supercharged engine. 

To further enhance the handling of this vehicle, each YENKO/SC® Truck includes Rancho® shocks, skid plates, Hill Descent Control, automatic locking rear differential, 3.42 rear axle ratio, and a new larger diameter (1-1/2") custom front sway bar. The GVWR of this truck is still 7200 lbs.

The exterior and interior graphics, the YENKO® badging, and the 20" Torque Thrust wheels are all reminiscent of the original YENKO/SC® models back-in-the-day. Each of these 25 vehicles will include a numbered power badge, two numbered key fobs, a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, and a 3 year year/36,000 mile limited warranty on engine and supercharger assembly, and non-powertrain components. For more information contact Specialty Vehicle Engineering at (732) 240-3696 ext. 173 or visit  www.specialtyvehicleengineering.com.

About Specialty Vehicle Engineering, Inc.

For over 25 years, Specialty Vehicle Engineering, Inc. has built more specialty vehicles than all niche vehicle builders combined, with the Best Specialty Vehicle warranty in the business.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crown Council, an international association of independent dental practices committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer, and serving communities, today announced that it has named Henry Schein Cares as its Humanitarian Partner of the Year. Henry Schein Cares is the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) and was honored in recognition of its longtime support for the Smiles for Life Foundation, Crown Council's children's charity arm.

Michele Penrose, Director of Global Professional Relations at Henry Schein, accepted the award on behalf of Henry Schein Cares at the 2018 Crown Council Annual Event held last month in San Antonio.

Henry Schein has supported Smiles for Life for more than a decade, making annual donations of toothbrushes and other oral health supplies to the Foundation in support of its members' humanitarian missions to underserved communities around the world. At each mission site, volunteer oral health professionals work with local dentists and hygienists to provide treatment—cleanings, root canals, implants, and more—and oral hygiene education to the local population.

Volunteers also provide ongoing training to the local practitioners to ensure that community members are able to access care on a continuing basis. In 2018, Henry Schein is supporting four Foundation missions, two each to communities in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.

"We at Henry Schein are honored to be named the Crown Council's Humanitarian Partner of the Year, and we thank its members for sharing our commitment to expanding access to care to those who need it most," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein. "By continuing to leverage our collective strengths in pursuit of a shared goal, we are able to make great strides in improving the oral health, and by extension overall health, of people in need. We thank the Crown Council for this award as we continue to 'help health happen' together."

About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.

Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.

About Henry Schein, Inc. 
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dentalanimal health and medical practitioners. The company also serves dental laboratoriesgovernment and institutional healthcare clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 22,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.

The company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items. The company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.comFacebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.

About Crown Council 
The Crown Council is an international association of leading dentists and dental practices committed to Creating a Culture of Success® in the communities in which they practice and in the world.  Crown Council dentists are committed to sharing the best of what they are doing in every area of practice in order to continually improve the quality of clinical and patient care in the industry.  To learn more about the Crown Council and to find a Crown Council dentist near you, go to www.CrownCouncil.org

About the Smiles for Life Foundation  
The Smiles for Life Foundation is home to one of the largest charitable campaigns in dentistry having raised and donated over $40 million to children's charitable projects around the world.  Each year, Crown Council dental teams raise money for Smiles for Life charitable projects as well as donate time, services and resources to Smiles for Life dental humanitarian expeditions around the world.  Smiles for Life dental humanitarian expeditions are exceptional in that each project partners with in-country dental professionals in order to foster an environment of cross-cultural, professional learning and a culture within the country of helping one's own.  For more information on the Smiles for Life Foundation or to donate, go to www.SmilesForLife.org 

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The automobile market in Italy provides comprehensive analysis and forecasts of passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles. Evolving market dynamics, customer preferences and business strategies of industry leaders are included.

The research report provides in-depth SWOT analysis of different vehicle market subtypes including PCs, LCVs, heavy trucks, buses, vans and motor cycles. Historic data on the import and export trends by source/destination country are provided.

The research work provides market growth in two time series: historic from 2005 to 2017 and forecast from 2018 to 2025. Impact of business and economic conditions on automotive industry are assessed. Further, GDP, household income, inflation trends through 2005 to 2025 are analyzed along with key demographic patterns during the period.

The automobile industry in Italy is compared with its peer countries in the region for better understanding of the current status of the industry. Further, regional and Global Trends in Automotive industry are also included in the research publication.

Potential market players and their market structures are identified. Business and SWOT profiles of three leading Italy automotive companies are included in the report. Further, all major recent developments and their impact on the Italy automotive industry are analyzed.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Italy Auto-Strategic Analysis Review

2. Key Findings

  • Shifting Customer Preferences
  • Evolving Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis

3. Key Strengths

  • Major Weaknesses
  • Potential Opportunities
  • Potential Threats

4. Italy Automotive Sector-Medium and Long Term Growth Outlook

  • Italy Total automotive sales outlook, 2005-2025
  • Italy Passenger cars sales outlook, 2005-2025
  • Italy Commercial vehicle sales outlook, 2005-2025
  • Italy Passenger Cars production outlook, 2005-2025
  • Italy LCV production outlook, 2005-2025
  • Italy Heavy Trucks Production outlook, 2005-2025
  • Italy Bus Production outlook, 2005-2025

5. Italy Automotive Trade Analysis

  • Italy Passenger Cars-Imports value ($ Billions)
  • Italy Passenger Cars-Exports value ($ Billions)
  • Goods Transport Vehicles-Imports value ($ Billions)
  • Goods Transport Vehicles-Exports value ($ Billions)
  • Trucks in Italy-Imports value ($ Billions)
  • Trucks in Italy-Exports value ($ Billions)
  • Italy Motorcycles-Imports value ($ Billions)
  • Italy Motorcycles-Exports value ($ Billions)

6. Italy Oil Product Consumption Forecast

  • Diesel Demand in transportation sector, 2005-2025
  • Gasoline Demand in transportation sector, 2005-2025

7. Italy Automobile Industry-Competitive Landscape, 2018

  • Domestic vs International Companies
  • Industry Consolidation Trends
  • Business and SWOT Profiles of Industry Leaders in Italy

8. Impact of Economic and Demographic Factors on Italy Automobile Market

  • Italy GDP (Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices) Outlook, 2007-2025
  • Italy Household Disposable Income Outlook, 2007-2025
  • Italy Population Growth Outlook, 2007-2025
  • Demographics by Age, 2007-2025
  • Demographics by Gender, 2007-2025
  • Demographics by Area, 2007-2025

9. Latest Automobile Industry Trends and Developments

10. Automobile World and Regional Auto Markets in 2017

11. Research Methodology

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WITHSTANDING HARSH OPERATING CONDITIONS

Hohhot Co., Ltd. operates a pump-storage plant (PSP) in Inner Mongolia, China, that supplements a wind farm and provides peak demand power, supplemental power capacity when production is reduced, and energy storage for stand-by emergency power and frequency regulation.

The operating conditions of the Hohhot PSP are harsh and required a specific design of pump turbines and motor-generators that includes:

Higher stability while operating over a large head range
Ability to withstand load and thermal cycles due to frequent starts and stops
Higher availability to cope with demand from the grid.


OBLIQUE ELEMENTS TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE

GE installed four reversible, 306 MW Francis pump turbines and motor generator units at the PSP plant, and furnished technical and quality support for the unit equipment.

The motor generator’s upper bracket, rotor spider and stator frame were equipped with patented oblique elements that allow thermal expansion without moving parts, resulting in a maintenance free solution. Since this greatly reduces element fatigue and permits smaller clearances, the generators are more compact, efficient and reliable.

The maintenance-free oblique elements increase generator lifetime and—given their smaller foundation – decrease construction costs.

 

ACHIEVING DESIRED PARAMETERS

The PSP entered commercial operation in 2014 and the customer uses the plant to complement their wind farm production, as well as to provide the electrical network with power for peak demand, supplemental power for periods of reduced production, energy storage for emergency power stand-by and frequency regulation.

Courtesy GE Renewable Energy

The growing use of information and communications technology – digitalization – is increasingly permeating modern life, from the way people work and travel to the way they live and entertain. Digitalization is increasingly having an impact on energy systems, bringing both the potential for substantial efficiency and system improvements and raising new policy issues. 

The opportunities and challenges raised by the intersection of digitalization and energy were the focus of a two-day workshop held by the International Energy Agency in Paris this month that brought together more than 120 global experts. This workshop was part of an extensive effort by the IEA to examine the relationship between digitalization and energy that will result in a comprehensive report published in October.

The IEA has deep experience analysing the impact of technology, business and policy changes on energy systems. Through its work on smart grids, system integration of renewables, electric vehicles and smart charging, and the use of technology in the oil and gas sector, the IEA has been analysing the impact of digitalization for many years. One of its most-downloaded reports, “More Data, Less Energy,” examined the implications of connected devices on energy demand.

“Every unit of the IEA – from efficiency to investment, from electricity to transportation, from renewables to modelling, from sustainability to statistics – is examining the implications of digitalization on the energy sector,” says Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director. “The interest in this topic is strong, but the world’s current understanding of the scale and scope of its potential remains limited, particularly when it comes to analytically-rigorous assessments.” 

The IEA’s workshop, which was held under Chatham House Rule, examined critical questions that will help inform future analysis and policy recommendations. Speakers and participants represented IEA member and partner governments worldwide, well-established energy companies and new start-ups, major ICT companies, financial actors, environmental organizations, and researchers.

Workshop participants addressed questions such as:  How big an impact will digitalization have on energy systems? Which companies and business models are best positioned to take advantage of opportunities presented by digitalization? How can governments and regulators make sure that businesses and consumers benefits from digitalization? And what are the most significant challenges and obstacles?

The various speakers explained how digitalization has already led to higher efficiency in operations throughout the energy supply chain, thanks to better analytics, the use of virtual facilities, the introduction of automation and artificial intelligence, and the use of quantum computing technologies.

Thanks to sensors, remote analysis and drones, for instance, operators can use predictive maintenance to extend the life of power generation, transmission and distribution assets. Big data in seismic mapping has significantly increased recoverable resources in oil and gas. The workshop also explored how digital technologies are starting to enable new linkages and interactions between energy supply and demand. Remote control of energy assets such as distributed generation and storage resources within smart grids can enable better electricity load management.

The workshop examined the significant challenges from digital disruption to existing energy business models, and how various market actors are positioning themselves to take advantage of opportunities. Participants explored key policy challenges, including data privacy, ownership, and standardization to strengthening digital resilience, as well as providing a sound regulatory environment for dealing with quickly-evolving technology and workforce challenges.  

The IEA’s forthcoming study aims to provide new insight and perspective, accurate data and information, and highlight key case studies. The report will include an assessment of the potential value that digitalization could generate and to help advise policy-makers on how to enable and protect those gains.

“We’re all entering this brave new world together – whether as business competitors or potential partners, government regulators, or other key actors and stakeholders,” Dr Birol noted in his opening remarks to the workshop, “Our hope is that the IEA can provide analytically-rigorous insight and perspective in order to help all actors of the energy sector navigate the digitalization and energy landscape in the most sensible, cost-effective manner possible.” 

Courtesy International Energy Agency

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