Mumbai-based AGS Transact Technologies Ltd has developed India's first mobile fuelling solution called Fastlane in June 2019. It is a mobile app that will find out how much petrol or diesel you want to buy. The users can pre-set the amount of fuel they want before reaching the petrol pump. The attendant will then refill your tank and you drive out without waiting to pay the bill. … [Read more...] about Explained: How FASTag-like technology will help you avoid queues at petrol pumps?
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KOLKATA: The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country's first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy. The project will soon be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee, IIEST Director Prof Ajoy Kumar Roy said. "The smart grid will be synchronised to generate power from solar, wind and vegetable waste resources, depending on the weather conditions and availability of waste products. It is the first of its kind in the country," Roy said. "The power to be generated from solar energy depends on the availability of sunlight while wind energy will be produced during nor'wester and tropical storm. The power from biogas will be generated from vegetable waste collected from the campus kitchen and outside markets," the professor said. "In the integrated project, by the Centre for Excellence for Green Energy Systems (CEGESS) of the institute, we are aiming to generate 32 kw of power from … [Read more...] about IIEST creates India’s first smart grid project
NEW DELHI: The NDMC is coming up with a Rs 500-crore "Smart Grid" project aimed at reducing losses through better power distribution and checking thefts and faults in transmission. "We are coming up with a Smart Grid project to improve power distribution in areas under NDMC's jurisdiction. "The project, a part of the smart city initiative, will enable us to accurately judge power requirements of each locality, cut down on outages and sell off the surplus," a senior NDMC official said. The Union Power Ministry has, in-principle, approved the project and the Council gave nod to it in a meeting last week. "The project with an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore has been divided into three phases -- replacing old equipment and cables, installing smart metres in households and institutions under NDMC jurisdiction, and developing a software to improve the efficiency of electricity distribution," the official said. "We will rope in consultants for the technology development. A software will … [Read more...] about NDMC ‘Smart Grid’ project to improve power distribution
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