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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Courtesy to the unknown Philosopher

A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never quite sure.

Don’t look where you fall, but look where you slipped.

Look at life through the wind-shield, not the rear – view mirror.

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.

Be nice to people on your way up, because you’ll need them on your way down.

Never explain your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it.

While seeking revenge dig, two graves one for you.

Time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted

Courage is not a lack of fear but the ability to act while facing fear.

You’ve got to do your own growing ,no matter how tall your father was.

Never compromise on basic principles.

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K.R Viswanathan Pillai

January 18


To some extent all people are talented. But some are more talented. Who are these talented people? What are their talents?Thousands are attracted to hear the voice of singers and every one will be wonderstruck, even jealous to hear extempore speeches of great orators God has blessed these singers, orators, handsome personalities, great painters,sportsmen and women , artists etc.These people are wealth to the society if they are superb in thier character.It is possible that a few talented people become leaders and lead a nation.Nothing wrong in leading the nation by these people if they are not self centred . But absence of overt character of some talented leaders who turn to politics, can  spell disaster to the country. They try to wriggle out the foundation of the good governance and bend the justice system to suit their convenience. In such a situation any country will turn out to be confluence of all sorts of violence, insurrection and terrorism

The leaders who care and respect the individuality of others are true leaders. They have the mental and moral qualities. The leaders need not be great orators, but should be able to carry the people as a whole forward.Such people should lead a nation or even a group of people

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K.R Viswanathan Pillai

Saturday, February 6, 2010


As per Central Electricity Authority’s monthly update, India’s installed power generation capacity reached 144912.97 MW as of June 2008. The breakdown of the above by energy source was as follows: Coal (76648.88 MW), Gas (14716.01 MW), Diesel (1199.75 MW), Nuclear (4120 MW), Hydro (36033.76 MW) and other renewable energy sources (2194.57 MW).


Considering the fact that there has been significant increase in the power requirement in all states, and that it is likely to increase further in future,the Tamil Nadu Government is implementing projects for installing additional power generation capacity in this state. As per the government report, works for establishing power stations of 600 MW capacity at Mettur and 1200 MW capacity in North Chennai are under progress. Works for establishing 1600 MW capacity power station at Udangudi in Thoothukudi district in joint venture with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) will commence soon. In the coming financial year2010-2011, the power generation capacity of Tamil Nadu will increase to 11,533 MW on commissioning of Koodankulam Atomic Power Plant and expansion project of Neyveli Lignite Corporation. By the end of 2011-2012 the projected demand for power in Tamil Nadu is 14000MW


At any given time the demand of power is always higher than the generation of power. Shortage and crisis will continue unless a national grid interconnecting southern grid to northern, northwestern and northeastern region is done. The grid system should be well managed. It should be made mandatory to maintain the plant load factor above all power station. The consumption of power in thermal power stations for running its auxiliary equipments is at present around 9%. By proper management and using energy efficient drives the internal consumption of power in thermal power station could be brought down to 8%.


It is said that India plans to generate about 20,000 MW nuclear power by 2020. Of this, indigenous heavy water reactors will contribute 10,000 MW and plutonium-based reactors 2,000 MW. Around 8,000 MW will be generated through reactors being set up by overseas firms,


Large scale exploitation of wind , solar and biomass energy for power generation on war footing is to be initiated. Government plans ,to create 'solar valleys' and to install 20 million solar lights and 20 million square meters of solar panels to generate 20,000MW of electricity by 2020. India plans also to add 1300MW of solar power of which 1,100MW will be grid connected and 200MW will be off grid in the next three years.India revieves 4-7 kwh /day /sq: meter of solar energy averaged over a year.Potential of solar energy is enormous. The potential of biomass energy in the country is 18000MW.


Extract from Government report,

The 'National Solar Mission' is one of the eight mission under 'National Action Plan on Climate Change' is a major initiative to promote ecologically sustainable growth while addressing India's energy security challenge. It will also constitute a major contribution by India to meet the challenges of climate change. The National Solar Mission aims to promote the development and use of solar energy for power generation and other off-grid uses in the country. The Mission targets 20,000 MW solar powers, by 2020



Will, the power sector be possible to achieve break-even at T&D loss levels of around 20 per cent or so?. While T&D losses of anything below 20 per cent means the power utilities in the country would start making operational profits, any higher loss levels would push the country's power sector into the red.

According to the Central Electricity Authority data, though the country's T&D losses have come down marginally by a percentage point from 33.54 per cent in 2002-03 to 32.53 per cent in 2003-04, the losses levels are nowhere close to the country plugging the leak in the power sector.

While the Government has tried to reduce the loss levels through efforts at metering of HT feeders and electronic consumer meter, energy accounting and auditing, the Centre's key reform project — the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) — has been perceived to be losing steam. In domestic and commercial levels and in industries usage of CFL and LED lighting is to be made compulsory. LED lights consume 80% less energy than the traditional incandacent bulbs. More over longer life and environment friendly LED lights are a better choice over incandacent bulbs. Organic LED lights are next generation of environmentaly friendly lights. These lights are reported to be 2.5 times more energy effiient than LED lights.It is said carbon emissions around the world could fall by 7.4 million tonnes by 2050 if all the modern lights are replaced by OLEDs.In agriculture sector and in industries in particular energy efficient drives are to be used to conserve energy. Idle running of electrical equipments are to be avoided. Any equipments running near to its full load is more efficient than that running idle or at reduced load.Selection of correct capacity of the motors for specific drives , is impotant for not only conserving power but also for reducing the reactive load in the grid.Power conserved by switching off unwanted equipments will ensure power for the needy.Energy efficient buildings based on average annual hourly energy performance index(AAhAPI)viz purchased and generated eletricity divided by built area in sqm plus total annual hours of operation should be rated and encouraged to come up in cities.

No power generated can be stored,but can be conserved by using it judiciously


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