Tuesday, 21 July 2020
The growth of the global gas genset market and its future trends is of great importance to all the players in the industry. Here is a snapshot of things to come.
During the period 2018 to 2023, the growth was predicted to be a steady 5%.
Growth contributors and inhibitors:-
Since the global genset market is ruled by diesel gensets that are increasingly being regulated because of their emissions, gas gensets that are not environmentally toxic are expected to benefit from these developments.
Also, the gap between supply and demand of electricity will have a positive demand for gas gensets. Gas gensets can be used in a variety of industries, do not have emissions and are used as a backup when electricity fails - these factors make them even more popular. Add the volatility of oil prices and you have a scenario that looks quite bullish for the gas gensets industry.
Gas Genset Market Segmentation :-
The gas gensets industry can be categorized according to fuel, power rating, application and end-user.
The fuel category can be further subdivided into bio-gas, natural gas, and others. Natural gas is the leader in the market in this subcategory thanks to easy availability of natural gas across many geographies.
Under power rating, we have ratings up to 100 kVA, 100-350 kVA, 350-1000 kVA, and more than 1000 kVA.
The Application-based sub category includes Peak Sharing, Continuous and Standby. Standby is leading since 2017 and is expected to dominate soon.
In the end-user sub category, the market for Residential gensets is expected to grow rapidly. The other players in this category are Commercial and Industrial.
According to the MRFR report, North America, APAC, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and South America will demand the highest number of gensets.
Thanks to the availability of natural gas, it’s low prices and demand USA continues to be the biggest market for gas gensets.
Rapid industrialization in countries such as India and China will also lead to a high demand for gas gensets in APAC markets. Stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, inadequate power supply will boost demand in these markets.
In Europe, rising demand for eco-friendly gensets and rigid regulations are creating demand for gas gensets.
According to the MRFR report, the key players in the category are Mahindra Powerol, Cummins, MTU On-site Energy, Caterpillar, General Power Systems, Siemens, AG, GE, ABB and others.
Mahindra Powerol deals in gas gensets that are extremely efficient and robust.
To know more about our products and the industries we cater to visit our website at: - www.mahindrapowerol.com or call us at 1800-419-1999
Friday, 29 May 2020
There is a global shift taking place towards the choice of fuel for automobiles. From fossil fuels, the choice is shifting to electricity. A strong public sentiment and government initiatives are supporting this shift. All major car makers are coming up with their EV models. Government’s initiatives of Transport Electrification (TE) and infrastructure development is fueling the growth of EVs and made it as one of the fastest growing business segments.
The Automobile Battery is the major contributor to the cost of ownership of an EV. The major focus is on the optimizing the battery cost and charging time. With technological advancement, the cost of the batteries are decreasing steadily. The cost per kWh of an EV battery was $150 to $175 in 2017. It is expected to decline further to $80 to $105 by 2025 and $70 to $90 by 2030. With declining battery cost and increased capacity, the economics of buying an EV becomes more favorable.
To harness business opportunities from this buzzing EV market and the growing TE market, the electric utility companies are busier than ever.
The power demand for charging the EV's are negligible. But the charging grids will face challenges like:
§ Peak hour load management.
§ Discover nearby charging stations.
§ Offer attractive rate plans and offers to customers.
Opportunities lie on the smart and intelligent solution to address the challenges mentioned above. There is also a promising market for infrastructure development to support the government’s plan for Transport Electrification.
Electric Buses, fleets of shared mobility EV's will require highly efficient and professional support for charging and maintenance.
There will be increasing demand for a smart solution for home charging in residential complexes with slow charging during the night and fast charging option in the daytime.
Some innovative concepts like Shared Charging or charging via appointment can be worked upon. Dynamic pricing can encourage customers to charge their EV's during off-peak hours and reduce load during peak hours.
Electric utilities will immensely benefit from the growing EV market. They will play a major role as service providers and will be partners in building a greener future.
Friday, 17 April 2020
A pandemic hits the globe and forces almost all the nations to complete lock down. People are getting infected, hospitals are overloaded, schools are shut, factories are closed, stock markets crashing. It is a panic situation everywhere. This tiny little virus COVID 19 has literally brought the entire human civilization into its knees. The pandemic brutally breaks our ego and tells us that everything is not in our control. This is a humbling experience for the human race.
These are hard times for every nation, but there is a bright side to this as well. The current crisis is uniting the entire humanity in a very strange way. Political differences are forgotten, bilateral issues are ignored, countries are coordinating and helping each other like never before. People are connecting with each other in many amazing ways. Incidents like Italians singing on their balconies, Indians clapping for their COVID fighters – will be etched in our memories forever.
In the times of self-isolation and social distancing we realize the value of society and the people. Thanks to the internet and the gadgets of communication. We are staying connected.
Our everyday routine is shattered. It is time to re-think and re-evaluate our habits. Our weeks used to be loaded with work and many other activities like going to the theater, gym, shopping mall, restaurant, bar, birthday party, festival, concert and many more. Suddenly all these are forbidden, and life still goes on. We are learning to utilize our free time more wisely staying at home with the family. Soon we will realize how many non-essential activities kept us busy for so long.
Companies are also evolving. Work from home has become the new normal, employees are working without much interventions from the superiors. Options for virtual conferencing was present before, but this tiny virus compelled us to use this technology much efficiently. We are forced into an innovation mode. Schools are continuing classes online. Auto drivers turning into delivery agents. Everyone is trying to innovate, it will be interesting to see if the speed of innovation continues after this crisis is over.
How Mahindra group is contributing to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic:-
As the country is facing acute shortage of the lifesaving ventilators, our automotive division has developed an affordable indigenous ventilator prototype in less than 48 hours. Mass production of ventilators will start as soon as necessary approvals are given.
Mahindra Logistics is offering free emergency cab service ALYTE in Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. Focusing on senior citizens, disabled and expecting mothers.
Another team of Mahindra employees procured license for Sanitizers and started production of Mahindra branded Hand Sanitizers.
Mahindra also comes out with a simple design of Face Shield which is being used by medical service providers across India. Currently these Face Shields are being made from 8 plants.
We have opened our kitchens at 10 locations to feed the poor and migrant workers amid the lock down. Mahindra kitchens are supplying more than 50,000 meals, 10,000 rations every week.
Team Powerol's special COVID 19 service team is working round the clock to make sure all emergency services remain uninterrupted. We are providing continuous power backup to Hospitals, Corona Treatment Wards and Labs by commissioning Gensets. Telecom service team working round the clock to keep the sites up and ensure uninterrupted mobile connectivity.
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Every office goer at some point in their lives has thought of working from home. Working from home was considered as a special benefit our kind bosses allowed occasionally. While most software companies had the work from home policy long before the COVID-19 crisis, rest of the organisations were not fully ready for it. The current situation is completely different though, the entire country is under lock down and most of us do not have the option of going to work, until the situation normalizes. Lakhs of employees are working from home for the first time in their lives.
Below is a compilation of some great tips for efficient work from home.
§ Start early: Don't be lazy, get up early freshen up and hit the laptop. Remember, while working from home you are your worst enemy, you don't feel the pressure of getting things done, you may end up doing less. It is even better if you look at your to-do list as soon as you get up.
§ Think that you are going to office: Your mind tends to relax while you are at home, you are used to this for years. This needs to change while you are working from home. Try to do all the things you used to do during office going. We suggest, wear your office clothes.
§ Find a space dedicated to work: Get out of the couch or bed or from all those spaces which you are using for leisure. Dedicate a specific place for work. Remind yourself that you are in work.
§ Don't mess around in Social Media: You know what it is, do we need to explain?
§ Do more than usual: Commit yourself to provide more output than usual. In the office, you may have many distractions like unnecessary coffee breaks, chit chat with colleagues etc. You have a focused time at home, make full use of it.
§ Learn to change modes: While working from home, you may face distraction from your wife, kids, neighbors etc. Use this pressure to stay focused. You may choose to ignore your neighbors but give time to your wife and kids. But quickly get back to work mode.
§ Stay connected: While working from home, you may feel disconnected from the business. Messaging tools, video conference tools make it easy to check with your colleagues. So be in touch.
§ Take a break: Do not overload yourself too much, plan your breaks beforehand and get away from the computer. Use this time to eat your food, make personal calls, and check your social media accounts. These breaks will recharge you and make you more productive.
§ Take special precaution for preventing the Corona virus pandemic: Please ensure that you and your family is following the safety tips.
- Keep yourself physically fit: Do not sit continuously for long hours. Practice some of the basic yoga poses. Add meditation to your daily routine and witness the power of body, mind and soul coming together.
Friday, 20 March 2020
When you have invested in an asset that is the backup power generator, you also have to invest a little time and effort to ensure that it is performing to the best of its capability. This task is made easier thanks to highly efficient control panels that most generators of this generation are equipped with. They are engineered with a range of monitoring options - starting with auto start and auto stop to the critical “Emergency Shut Off” switch.
The control panel is linked to several sensors in the generator to keep you updated with all the important information you need. This can include intelligence on system efficiency, voltage, running hours, alarms and display warnings. The Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) works with the control panel to start the generator the moment power outage is sensed.
It is important to fully understand and use the control panel to get the maximum bang for your buck. The control panel can protect the generator from low oil pressure, high temperatures coolant fluctuations and dangerous engine speed variants. The control panel can also shield the alternator from circuit break failure and system overloads. Advanced upgrade able panels can even customize automation requirements and alerts and fine tune the intelligence delivered.
It is vital to consider the levels of control and quality and quantity of information required before choosing the right generator for the application. Critical applications will demand advanced control panel functions and precision automation. If the generator is meant for limited use and is meant for less intensive applications, a less advanced control panel will do the job. Basic information on voltage, amperage, warning lights and alarms are standard features even in simple panels.
As mentioned earlier the kind of control panel you need will depend on the criticality of the generator’s usage.
To know more about our products visit us at www.mahindrapowerol.com or call us at 1800-419-1999