DISCOMs Owed ₹121.91 Billion to Renewable Generators at the End of June

DISCOMs Owed ₹121.91 Billion to Renewable Generators at the End of June

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹121.91 billion (~$1.63 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding dispute amounts) in overdue payment across 256 pending invoices at the end of June 2021, according to ...
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EESL Subsidiary to Empanel OEMs to Supply Electric Two-Wheelers in Goa

EESL Subsidiary to Empanel OEMs to Supply Electric Two-Wheelers in Goa

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to supply electric ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued detailed guidelines for reform-based result-linked power distribution program over the next five years. The program aims to improve the quality and the reliability ...
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Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) directed Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) to find a reasonable tariff to sell surplus power to industries in the state by following a transparent ...
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CESL to Empanel a Consultant for its EV Charging Infrastructure Project

CESL to Empanel a Consultant for its EV Charging Infrastructure Project

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has invited e-bids for the empanelment of an independent third-party validation and verification agency for its electric ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Demand Incentives of ₹2.54 Billion Provided to Deploy 85,626 Electric Vehicles

Demand Incentives of ₹2.54 Billion Provided to Deploy 85,626 Electric Vehicles

The Union Minister Krishan Pal Gurjar, responding to a question in the Lok Sabha, stated that the government has supported the deployment of 85,626 electric vehicles (EVs) through demand incentives ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Experiences Steepest Rating Decline in FY 2020

Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Experiences Steepest Rating Decline in FY 2020

The Ministry of Power released its ninth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) for the financial year (FY) 2020. Overall, 16 DISCOMs (out of 41) registered improvements ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Bids Invited to Set Up 11 kV Transmission Line for a 1 MW Solar Project

Bids Invited to Set Up 11 kV Transmission Line for a 1 MW Solar Project

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) to design, supply, lay, test, and commission an 11 kV cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) transmission line for a ...
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Rajasthan Releases EV Policy, 2021, Offers Subsidies Up To ₹20,000 for E-Rickshaws

Rajasthan Releases EV Policy, 2021, Offers Subsidies Up to ₹20,000 for E-Rickshaws

The Rajasthan government has released the Rajasthan Electric Vehicle Policy, 2021, and has become the latest state to follow Goa, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and West Bengal. The policy is focused ...
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State Mulls Threshold Limit for Transmission Projects Under Competitive Bidding Route

State Mulls Threshold Limit for Transmission Projects Under Competitive Bidding Route

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued a consultation paper to determine the threshold limit to develop an intra-state transmission system through tariff-based competitive bidding. The deadline for submitting comments ...
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Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed the Karnataka  Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to review its earlier order regarding the tariff reduction for the delayed rooftop ...
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PGCIL's Rajasthan Subsidiary Secures Transmission License for 8.1 GW of Solar Projects

PGCIL’s Rajasthan Subsidiary Secures Transmission License for 8.1 GW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, has granted a transmission license to Bikaner-II Bhiwadi Transco, a special purpose vehicle of Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Electric Scooter Maker Hero Electric Raises ₹2.2 Billion in Series B Funding

Electric Scooter Maker Hero Electric Raises ₹2.2 Billion in Series B Funding

Electric scooter manufacturer Hero Electric has announced that it has raised ₹2.2 billion (~$29.5 million) as the first part of its Series B funding. Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) and Hero ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

The Supreme Court of India has lifted the suspension order imposed by the Bombay High Court on the distribution company (DISCOM) privatization process, according to the update provided to the ...
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BSES Rajdhani to Empanel Private EV Charging Infrastructure Providers in Delhi

BSES Rajdhani to Empanel Private EV Charging Infrastructure Providers in Delhi

BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL) has invited proposals to empanel vendors for deploying electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across various sites in Delhi. These include semi-public sites or commercial buildings such ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Maharashtra's Draft EV Policy, 2021, Aims 25% E-Public Transport by 2025

Maharashtra’s Draft EV Policy, 2021, Aims 25% E-Public Transport by 2025

The Maharashtra Government has announced the Draft Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, 2021. The policy aims to support the adoption of sustainable and clean mobility solutions in Maharashtra. The recommended policy ...
Goa Issues Draft EV Policy, Proposes All Two-Wheelers to Switch to Electric After 2025

Goa Issues Draft EV Policy, Proposes All Two-Wheelers to Switch to Electric After 2025

The Goa government has issued the draft ‘Goa Electric Mobility Promotion Policy, 2021’. The policy would be enforced for five years, from the date of its notification in the official ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Andhra Pradesh to Procure 25,000 Electric Two-Wheelers For Government Employees

Andhra Pradesh to Procure 25,000 Electric Two-Wheelers For Government Employees

New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has signed an agreement with Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Data from Smart Meters Could Set Tariff Based on Energy Usage Pattern

Data from Smart Meters Could Set Tariff Based on Energy Usage Pattern

Researchers from the Texas A&M University have suggested a tariff plan for utilities based on energy consumption that replicates the toll calculation method on toll roads. The model recommended by the ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak power demand reached an all-time high of over 200 GW on July 7, 2021, said R.K. Singh, Union Power Minister, on Twitter. It surpassed the previous all-time high of ...
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Ministry of Power Allows Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPAs After Completing Tenure

Ministry of Power Allows Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPAs After Completing Tenure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has provided an option for distribution licensees (DISCOMs) to continue or exit from power purchase agreements (PPAs) for projects that have completed 25 years of ...
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Smart Grid Cell to be Established in Telangana

Smart Grid Cell to be Established in Telangana

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued a notification for implementing the TSERC (Smart Grid) Regulation, 2021. The regulation would be enforced from the date of its publication ...
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Tender Issued for Short-Term Firm Power With Banking Arrangement

Tender Issued for Short-Term Firm Power With Banking Arrangement

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids to import and export short-term power under banking arrangements from trading licensees, state utilities, distribution licensees, and state electricity ...
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Finance Minister Announces ₹3.03 Trillion for Upgrading DISCOMs

Finance Minister Announces ₹3.03 Trillion for Upgrading DISCOMs

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the ‘Economic Relief from Pandemic’ package and declared several sops for power distribution companies (DISCOMs), including ₹3.03 trillion (~$40.82 billion) outlay for reform-based ...
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Validity of FAME-II Program for Electric Vehicles Extended Until March 31, 2024

Validity of FAME-II Program for Electric Vehicles Extended Until March 31, 2024

The government has extended the validity of the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II program for all approved electric vehicle (EV) models. The validity ...
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