Exicom Wins NTPC Tender to Develop EV Charging Stations in Jabalpur

Exicom Wins NTPC Tender to Develop EV Charging Stations in Jabalpur

Exicom, an energy storage solutions provider, has won the tender floated in March 2018 by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for installing EV charging stations in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh ...
Optare, an Ashok Leyland Subsidiary, Wins Order for 31 EV Double-decker Buses in London

Optare, an Ashok Leyland Subsidiary, Wins Order for 31 EV Double-decker Buses in London

The world is adopting electric vehicles (EVs) at a rapid pace. Recently, Optare, a subsidiary of Ashok Leyland which is a part of the Hinduja Group, won an order for 31 ...
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has amended the regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission, which were first passed in 2008. The new regulations will be called the CERC ...
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JERC Issues Regulations for Distribution Licensees in Goa and Union Territories

JERC Issues Regulations for Distribution Licensees in Goa and Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has issued a set of regulations dealing with power generation, transmission and distribution for the state of Goa and union territories with the exception ...
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Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

The spot power price has continued its slump into yet another month. In July 2018, the recorded spot power price was ₹3.46 (~$0.0505)/kWh but was still higher than recent tariffs ...
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FAME India II Likely to Have ₹40 Billion as Subsidy for EVs and Charging Infrastructure

FAME India II Likely to Have ₹40 Billion Subsidy Outlay for EVs & Charging Infrastructure

The Ministry of Finance is expected to approve a corpus of ₹40 billion (~$0.58 billion) as subsidy to be disbursed under the second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of ...
Power Grid to Plan Evacuation Infrastructure for 50 GW Solar and 16.5 GW Wind by 2021

Power Grid to Plan Evacuation Infrastructure for 50 GW Solar and 16.5 GW Wind by 2021

For better implementation of renewable energy projects, especially wind and solar, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has written to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the ...
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India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

During the first quarter (Q1) of financial year (FY) 2018-19, India’s power supply deficit declined to 0.6 percent, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). During the three-month period of ...
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Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Hanergy’s subsidiary, Donghan New Energy Automotive Technology, inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Bluecar, a subsidiary of France's Bollore Group for developing EVs. Under the strategic agreement, the two ...
CEA: India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 4.6% in FY 2018-19

CEA: India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 4.6% in FY 2018-19

India is likely to have a peak surplus of 2.5 percent and an energy surplus of 4.6 percent, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation Balance Report ...
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Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

The Government of India wants to ensure 24x7 affordable and quality power for all. Though this is an important target, the power grids across the country have historically been struggling ...
RT Koytango to Install 100% Free EV Charging Stations in New Delhi

RT Koytango to Install 100% Free EV Charging Stations in New Delhi

RT Koytango Private Limited, a part of Hriman Motors LLP, is setting up free electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in New Delhi, connected to grid tied rooftop solar power projects ...
There is Adequate Connectivity to Meet Transmission Requirements: R.K. Singh

There is Adequate Connectivity to Meet Transmission Requirements: R.K. Singh

The connectivity between the southern grid and the power grids of other regions are adequate to meet the power transmission requirements between Tamil Nadu and other states, according to the ...
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A Primer: States that are Poised Lead India’s EV Revolution

A Primer: States that are Poised to Lead India’s EV Revolution

It has been almost five years since the launch of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP). The plan was aimed at achieving national fuel security by promoting hybrid and ...
GST on Li-Ion Batteries Reduced from 28 to 18 Percent

GST on Li-Ion Batteries Reduced from 28 to 18 Percent

In a bid to propel the growth of electric vehicles (EV) in the country, the government has announced a slash in the applicable rate of the Goods and Services Tax ...
Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Soon, distribution companies (DISCOMs) might have to pay a penalty for load shedding other than unforeseeable conditions or technical faults. R.K. Singh, the Minister of Power, apprised the Lower House ...
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India Strengthens its Position as an Electricity Exporter

India Strengthens its Position as an Electricity Exporter

India has gradually strengthened its position as an electricity exporting nation. India is now exporting power to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister ...
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Tata Power Sets up Three Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Hyderabad

Tata Power Sets up Three Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Hyderabad

Tata Power has announced new additions to its strategic network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the country, the latest being the setting up of three fast charging EV stations at ...
After Flying High for Months, Spot Power Price Declines to ₹3.73/kWh in June 2018

After Flying High for Months, Spot Power Price Declines to ₹3.73/kWh in June 2018

In June 2018, spot power price stood at ₹3.73 (~$0.054)/kWh. This recorded price proved to be a trend reversal of sorts for spot power prices over the past few months ...
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Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

India’s Power Utilities’ Ratings Over the Last Year Decline Slightly

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its sixth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution utilities. Out of the 41 utilities that were covered in the report, five utilities ...
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EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has scrapped the second tender to procure 10,000 ...
Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Philippines to Turn to EVs and Solar Powered Charging Stations to Curb Emissions

Philippines is shifting towards large scale adoption of  electric vehicles and solar powered charging stations to fight emissions and climate change. “A low-carbon path in the transport sector is an ...
EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 Million Smart Meters

EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 Million Smart Meters

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Haryana ...
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Delhi to Fight Toxic Air with 1,000 Electric Buses

Delhi to Fight Toxic Air with 1,000 Electric Buses

In a significant move towards curbing the menace of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that his government has approved the hiring of ...
Top DISCOMs Achieving 100% Household Electrification Could be Rewarded ₹500 Million

Top DISCOMs Achieving 100% Household Electrification Could be Rewarded ₹500 Million

The Ministry of Power (MoP) is thinking of providing incentives to distribution companies (DISCOMs) and its employees who meet the household electrification target under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar ...
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