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Schneider Electric launches construction of a new factory in India

Schneider Electric is investing around INR 140 crore ($17 million) for setting up a new facility in Kolkata, West Bengal. The new facility will grow its vacuum interrupter production capacity and strengthen the power systems vertical.

PM Modi inaugurates India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched India Energy Week 2023, a three-day event connecting India’s energy stakeholders with international counterparts to collaborate for a responsible and smart energy transition on India’s road to net zero. Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said India is today the world’s most suitable place for investment. He called upon the stakeholders to explore every possibility in India’s energy sector and get involved with it.

Govt signs pact with Rajesh Exports for 5 GWh lithium-ion cell factory                                                                                     

The central government and the state government of Karnataka have signed an agreement with Bengaluru-headquartered Rajesh Exports to lend support and a tailormade incentive package for its 5 GWh lithium cell factory in Karnataka.

HEG unveils plans to build $247 million Li-ion anode plant

The LNJ Bhilwara group company is venturing into the production of graphite anode for lithium-ion batteries. It expects the first part capacity of its Li-ion anode plant to become operational by 2025 with an investment of INR 1,000 crore ($124 million).

ABB India opens its first smart instrumentation factory in Bengaluru

The factory will produce measurement solutions for a wide variety of industries, including power, and cater to domestic and global consumption. Its modular design allows the expansion of production capacities and new products in line with the market demand. 

Ambri, Reliance Industries sign MoU on liquid-metal battery pilot

Reliance, a strategic investor in US-based Ambri, is purchasing Ambri’s liquid-metal battery system for demo installation as part of its broader energy storage manufacturing plans and deployments in India.

Making India a manufacturing hub for solar-based, decentralized energy products

A new report by GOGLA highlights the opportunities and challenges in establishing local manufacturing and assembly of solar-based decentralized energy solutions in India. It also explores the actions needed to maximize available opportunities.

Wall-mountable lithium battery inverter from India

India’s Mecwin has unveiled compact, wall-mountable lithium battery inverters with 1,100 VA and 2,100 VA ratings. The 1,100 VA devices measure 455 mm x 530 mm x 235 mm and weigh 23 kg. The built-in battery can be charged with grid power and solar electricity. 


ABB India upgrades smart power factory to Industry 5.0 

ABB has adopted Industry 5.0 production processes at its smart power solutions factory in Bengaluru. With “cobots” working alongside humans, the factory’s productivity has improved by 40%, while energy productivity has gone up by more than 15%.

Prime minister Narendra Modi to launch construction of Suzuki’s EV battery plant in Gujarat

Japanese carmaker Suzuki Motor is investing INR 7,300 crore (around $914 million) to set up the electric vehicle battery plant at Hansalpur in Gujarat. The plant will manufacture advanced-chemistry cell batteries.