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Is India Prepared for the Power Management Game of the Future?

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The energy sector is on the brink of a complete overhaul, and organisations all over the world need to make sure that they are taking the appropriate steps to practice efficient energy management. This is especially true in India, since a country with the second-highest population in the world would require sustainable and reliable energy management measures for obvious reasons.

However, this is easier said than done – trying to manage energy in a manner that will satisfy the need of 132 crore people is a humongous task and will require the collective efforts of companies across the entire energy and power industry to achieve this lofty goal. After all, at the end of the day, energy is a commodity, and performing commodity risk management is essential for any company.

Whether India will be able to play the energy management game relies heavily on two factors, which need to be addressed first and foremost:


Sustainability

It’s a sad truth, but the age-old system of generating energy is leading to a situation where these resources are quickly becoming scarce. This is a reality that no one wants to face, and for a good reason – the needs of many outweigh the need of the few, and the future generation shouldn’t pay the price for the mistakes of its predecessors.

This is the exact thought process that drove the idea of sustainable energy – judiciously utilising resources so that the needs of the future generation can be met without any debilitating problems.

India has already taken many steps to ensure that the concept of sustainability is pushed in the energy sector. The country has already produced 100,000 GWh of renewable energy in FY 2017-18, which is more than Israel and Hong Kong combined. When it comes to wind energy, India is already set to meet its requirement of 60 GW wind capacity well before the 2022 deadline.

However, while India might be taking the steps required to perform this active energy management, there are still many hurdles we need to overcome. Benjamin Sporton of the World Coal Association has stated that there is no energy trajectory for India that involves coal, which is somewhat alarming. An estimated budget of $125 million is also required to meet India’s sustainable energy goals – a massive number, but certainly doable.

Reliability

While India’s sustainable power management might be going at a steady pace, the same can’t be said for the reliability of this energy provision. In a population of 1.3 billion people, 300 million people don’t even have access to electricity.

For the people who do have access to electricity, the situation isn’t exactly all that ideal. Blackouts and power outages happen on a regular basis, and this situation will only be compounded over the summer. The fact that the price of electricity will continue to rise over time does not bode well for the future of energy management, and certain measures need to be taken so that reliable energy management can be practised.

The pointers mentioned above make it clear that, while India is not prepared to tackle the energy management game head-on, the country is still on the right track when it comes to securing the sustainable and reliable future of the energy sector. The utilisation of proper power management software will definitely be a massive help in this regard.

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5 Best Aviator Apps for Android

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If you are a commercial or private pilot or even a trainee, an Aviation app will be extremely helpful for you. Using it, you can get a detailed report of flight status, weather and many more directly from your Android device. Many apps are there in the market which are useful while you are flying as well. In this article, we shall check out the top 5 Aviation apps for your Android device.

Garmin Pilot

This app transforms your device into a complete navigator, offering the pilot the ability to figure out a flight route, meteorological conditions and many other features which are available in navigation apps published by Garmin. The app has a simple and interactive user interface. Since its functionality is quite similar to other popular navigation apps, if the pilot is familiar with Garmin avionics, he or she will find the app easier to use.  Using the app, the pilot can collect data from NEXRAD radar, AIRMET, TAF, check for thunderstorm and wind strength from reputed meteorological information centers in Canada and the United States.

 

MyRadar Weather Radar

This app shows you the weather around your current location in an animated format. If you are in flight, you can check quickly the weather that is on your way. It has a high definition radar which collects data from NWS and NOAA and no matter how much you zoom in, you will always find a clear report. Although the app is free, the only drawback is some ads. Those can be removed with some in-app purchases.

FlightAware Flight Tracker

This app is not exactly for a pilot, but also for a passenger who is traveling or for a person who wants to know the whereabouts of his friend or family member who is traveling. FlightAware can help you track the real-time status, even live track a commercial flight that is located anywhere in the world. You can track the flight with flight number, tail number or even source and destination. The app is free for download and has some in-app purchases which provide you some added advantages.

FltPlan Go

If you are a pilot, you must be aware of the Fltplan website. This app is a companion app for that website and brings all the useful tools of that website to your Android mobile or tablet. You will get a powerful mapping and route feature which you can use even when there is no network available. It also gives you information about FBOs and airports. If you are a private flier, the app will give you information like fuel pricing along the route, so that you can stop for a refill at a place that suits your budget. When used online, the app automatically syncs with the Fltplan website, keeping your records updated and synced.

Avare

This app is only for pilots who are flying in the United States and in certain regions of Canada. For other countries in the world, the app provides TPC charts and also ONC charts for South Asian countries. For all FAA charts, the app provides offline maps, diagrams of airports and procedures to follow at the terminal. Not only that, if any obstacles and rough terrain come along your route, you will have that information as well.

There are other useful apps like ForeFlight, Naviator, and others which provide you with a weather report, GPS along with terrain report. You can plan your flight with accurate details with the help of the data collected from these apps. If you know about any other apps that deserve a place in this list, tell us it’s name in the comments section.

 

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