Indian Railways turns to solar to cut coal-fired electricity costs FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:To reduce its annual electricity bill, Indian Railways will soon run trains powered by solar power from arrays of PV cells deployed along electrified tracks in 10 states. The solar power generated will replace 4 GW of coal-fired electricity consumed by the railways, saving the operator 20% of its annual energy bill in the first year and 40% thereafter. Indian Railways currently buys electricity for around INR5 ($0.07) per unit.Developers will recover the installation cost of solar panels and other equipment through the sale of power to the railway operator. Under an agreement with states, there will be a provision to sell surplus power to the local utilities, which will supply equivalent power when Indian Railways needs it.The railway board is examining a project bid document prepared by the Solar Energy Corporation of India which recommends PV electricity from panels be fed through inverters and step-up transformers directly into the 25 kV overhead traction system. That would eliminate the cost of laying separate transmission lines and boost manufacturing of 25 kV single-phase inverters.Around 20 manufacturers, including ABB, Huawei, Delta and Sungrow, are said to be interested in manufacturing the equipment given sufficient demand, according to the Times of India. “This is a historic step towards Indian Railways becoming a net zero emitter by 2030,” railways and coal minister Piyush Goyal told the daily newspaper. “Indian Railways is by far the greenest travel option for transportation.”The government of India is encouraging cash-rich public sector undertakings to set up renewable energy projects. Indian Railways has committed to developing 5 GW of solar by 2025.More: Indian Railways plans to tender 4 GW solar project
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sending Welcome Letters to new customers or members is a common practice among Financial Institutions. Whether it’s the starting point of a strategized onboarding campaign, or a solo communication, reconnecting with new customers early on can influence the entirety of their relationship with your institution.In this post, I wanted to address the importance of this initial communication, and the value a Welcome Letter creates for FIs and their customer relationships.1. INFORMA well written Welcome Letter is more than just an acknowledgement of a new member’s existence. It’s also a chance to provide them with valuable information about your institution. Who you are, what values your company holds, even what opportunities lay ahead for customers; these are all examples of what could be included in a Welcome Letter to help educate your new customer/member.2. SHOW YOU CAREA well written Welcome Letter shows your new customer/member that you value their business. It’s an effective means of strengthening the line of communication early on in the relationship. After all, who doesn’t like feeling welcome? Also, by personalizing the message to the customer’s account, you can demonstrate your FIs dedication to their customers/members as individuals – not just as a means for profit. continue reading »
In the Football Federation of BH Training Centre in Zenica, from 22nd to 27th June, a camp will be held for the U-21 national team players of Bosnia and Herzegovina who play in BH clubs.Due to the coronar virus pandemic, the new technical staff of our U-21 national team, led by Slobodan Starčević, will only now have its first national team’s action.“Unfortunately, this is not a competitive gathering, but it will still mean a lot to us and it is important that we start working. This will also be an opportunity for us in the technical staff to get to know each other even better, but also to create a positive atmosphere with the players from the Premier League. We have not given up the fight for a place in the EURO and we are already starting preparations for the obligations that await us later in the qualifications”, says Starčević and adds that all measures have been taken in accordance with health and epidemiological procedures for smooth work of players in Zenica Training Camp.The head coach also pointed out that he has maintained contacts with associates and players in the previous period:“We were in contact with the players during the pandemic. In accordance with the possibilities, everyone was active, and they have been in the training process in their clubs for some time. I believe that he will be in good shape when it comes to qualifying matches.”There are 22 players on the list of head coach Slobodan Starčević:Vladan Kovačević (Sarajevo), Martin Zlomislić (Široki Brijeg), Rijad Sadiku (Mladost), Halid Šabanović (Sarajevo), Đorđe Milojević (Borac), Selmir Pidro (Sarajevo), Amar Beganović (Sloboda), Besim Šerbečić (Sarajevo), Gabrijel Čoko (Zrinjski), Vedran Vrhovac (Čelik), Armin Hodžić (Sloboda), Đani Salčin (Sarajevo), Vladimir Bradonjić (Radnik), Petar Bojo (Željezničar), Zinedin Mustedanagić (Sarajevo), Saša Maksimović (Sloboda), Jovan Motika (Radnik), Vladan Danilović (Borac), Mateo Marić (Široki Brijeg), Kristijan Stanić (Zrinjski), Stipe Jurić (Široki Brijeg), Jovo Lukić (Krupa).