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Dow Wire & Cable to Showcase Electric Infrastructure Reliability Advances Achieved by North Delhi Power Limited

Mumbai - January 06, 2010

A presentation on advances in the system reliability of North Delhi Power Limited’s (NDPL) electric infrastructure achieved by converting to Water Tree Retardant Crosslinked Polyethylene (TR-XLPE) cable insulation materials from Dow Wire & Cable will be one of the highlights of a Dow hosted seminar in Mumbai on January 21, 2010. The seminar, presented concurrently with Elecrama, India’s largest international exhibition of electrical and industrial electronics, will also provide an overview of India’s power cable industry and an introduction to the DOW ENDURANCE™ family of long-lasting semiconductive and insulation materials for medium voltage (MV), high voltage (HV) and extra-high voltage (EHV) cable constructions. 

“The use of TR-XLPE insulating material by NDPL is a significant demonstration of the potential for widespread system reliability improvement across India’s electric utility infrastructure,” said Tim Laughlin, general manager for Dow Wire & Cable, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company.

DOW ENDURANCE MV 4202 is an extra clean water tree-retardant crosslinked polyethylene (TR-XLPE) for use in medium voltage electricity distribution cables. NDPL converted to this material for its 11kV, 33kV and 66kV power cables over three years ago, changing its specification for medium voltage cable insulating material in the process.

“Following this conversion we have high expectations for the life expectancy of cables made with TR-XLPE insulation” said Ramakrishna Singh, assistant general manager for project engineering and contracts at North Delhi Power Limited.

The DOW ENDURANCE product family comprises Dow Wire & Cable’s heritage line of MV, HV and EHV materials. To further reinforce this product family, Dow Wire & Cable has instituted a new program, called Dow Inside, the purpose of which is to work closely with selected cable manufacturers to produce reliable cables that can meet new rigorous performance specifications that even may exceed the current minimum requirements.

Attendance at the seminar being conducted by Dow Wire & Cable in Mumbai on January 21 is by invitation only.

About North Delhi Power Limited

North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) is a joint venture between Tata Power Company and the Government of NCT of Delhi with the majority stake being held by Tata Power. It distributes electricity in North & North West parts of Delhi and serves a populace of 50 lakh. The company started operations on July 1, 2002 post the unbundling of erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board. With a registered consumer base of around 10 lakh and a peak load of around 1180 MW, the company’s operations span across an area of 510 sq kms.

About Dow Wire & Cable

Dow Wire & Cable, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is a leading global provider of products, technology, solutions and expertise that the power industry can count on for reliability, longevity, efficiency, ease of installation and protection in the transmission, distribution and consumption of power, voice and data. Understanding that good relationships are essential to success, Dow Wire & Cable works together with cable makers, utilities, municipalities, testing institutes and other organizations around the world to develop solutions and create mutual value that will sustain the industry for years to come. For more information, visit www.dowinside.com.

About Dow India

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is committed to consistent growth through its expertise as a science and technology leader, its experience as a leading chemical company, and its engagement with the communities in which it operates. With more than 1000 employees, in 11 locations across the country, Dow India has established three Centers of Excellence in the areas of Engineering (Chennai), Research & Development (Pune) and Transactional Services and Expertise (Mumbai) as well as three manufacturing sites and a variety of commercial offices. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India provides free artificial limbs and technology development for the 'Jaipur Foot' initiative; built homes through the 'Habitat for Humanity' Jimmy Carter Work Project, and is providing water purification technology to supply clean drinking water to villages in India. Further information can be found at www.dow.in.

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