DISCOM Load Shedding

India to Crack Down on DISCOM Load Shedding

In an effort to ensure reliable electricity services for all Indians, Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh announced a plan to penalize distribution companies (DISCOMs) if they indulge in “gratuitous load-shedding.” ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Tata Motors EESL Tigor EVs

Tata Motors Rolls Out its First Batch of EVs for EESL

Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors announced that it has rolled out its first batch of electric vehicles (EVs) for the public sector joint venture Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Tigor ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
India Plans to Let Consumers Choose Their Power Service Providers

India Plans to Let Consumers Choose Their Power Service Providers

If all goes according to plan, consumers in India could soon be able to change power suppliers as easily as they switch between telecom service providers. According to a report ...
/ Grid, Utilities
SAUBHAGYA Electrification Program Launched in Manipur

SAUBHAGYA Electrification Program Launched in Manipur: 1,75,000 Households to Benefit

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) program to electrify all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas using solar power was launched ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
100 Percent EVs by 2030 Can Create $300 Billion Market for EV Batteries in India

100 Percent EVs by 2030 Can Create $300 Billion Market for EV Batteries in India

India could account for more than one-third of the global market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2030 if it becomes a 100% EV nation, found a study conducted by ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Project developers, policymakers, government officials, manufacturers, and suppliers in the power and renewable energy industry all agree that need for transparency and lack of awareness among consumers is a big ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
Four States Join UDAY

Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu Join UDAY Program

Twenty-Seven Indian states and four union territories have so far joined the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which was implemented by the government of India to assist the financial ...
/ Grid, Utilities
HPCL IOCL EV Charging Station Nagpur

Indian Oil and Hindustan Petroleum Launch EV Charging Stations in Nagpur

Two Oil majors of India, The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), an Indian state owned oil and gas company and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) have launched  electric vehicle (EV) ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

The Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) a web portal designed to monitor the progress of household electrification in India has been launched. When fully operational, the progress of India’s ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
Competition is Heating Up in India’s EV Sector

Competition is Heating Up in India’s EV Sector

India’s electric vehicle (EV) sector is becoming competitive. The date for the delivery of electric cars to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is looming close and elsewhere car companies are ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector Information

Newly Launched National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector

The National Power Portal (NPP) – a centralized hub for the collation and dissemination of information on the Indian power sector – has been launched. The portal can be accessed ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released draft regulations for granting Inter-State Transmission Connectivity to solar and wind projects. The proposal, entitled “Grant of Connectivity and General Network Access ...
/ Grid, Utilities
ABB Developing Solar Charging Stations for E-Rickshaws in Jabalpur

ABB Developing Solar Charging Stations for E-Rickshaws in Jabalpur

ABB is teaming up with transportation officials in the city of Jabalpur to help create a network of solar-powered charging stations that will be used to power e-rickshaws. ABB has ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

NITI Aayog has released a proposal to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Delhi drafted by AC2SG, a Finland-based Smart Grid Software solutions provider, in collaboration with NITI Aayog ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
MERC Forecasting Scheduling Deviation Settlement

MERC to Come Out with Regulations for Forecasting and Deviation Settlement of Solar Generation

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) is preparing draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation in the state. It noted that the process ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Indian Government Smart City Grants to Purchase EVs

Indian Government to Provide ₹1.05 Billion in Smart City Grants to Purchase EVs

The Government of India announced that it will provide up to ₹1.05 billion (~$16.2 million) in grant funding to Smart Cities for the purchase of electric vehicles to be used ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
India’s Power Supply Deficit

India’s Power Supply Deficit Recorded at 0.7 Percent During Apr-Sep 2017

India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.7 percent during the six-month period between April to September 2017. Over 615,494 million units (MU) of electricity was supplied, 4,260 MU less than ...
/ Grid, Utilities
NTPC EV Charging

NTPC Seeks Pan India License to Set Up EV Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is seeking a pan India license to construct and set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across India. As of now, under The Electricity ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Maruti Suzuki and Nissan

Maruti Suzuki and Nissan Prepare to Enter India’s EV Market

Maruti Suzuki and Nissan, two carmakers that many Indians are familiar with are making separate plans to enter the electric vehicle (EV) market in India. According to Press Trust of ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Electric Vehicles – The Next Big Cleantech Opportunity in India

Electric Vehicles – The Next Big Cleantech Opportunity in India

The electric vehicle (EV) market in India is slowly beginning to gain momentum after three years of relative inaction. However, India still lags far behind other nations when it comes ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
TPDDL and GIZ Sign MOU to Promote Renewable Energy

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and GIZ Sign MOU to Promote Renewable Energy

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), a power distribution company (DISCOM), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore possibilities for collaboration ...
/ Grid, Utilities
ITI Limited is the Lowest Bidder in the Second Round of EESL Smart Meter Auction

ITI Limited is the Lowest Bidder in the Second Round of EESL Smart Meter Auction

ITI Limited quoted a price of ₹2,503 (~$38.50)/single phase smart meter to emerge as the lowest bidder in the second round of auctions conducted by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
CLEAN Issues RfP to Demonstrate Lithium Ion Technology for Mini Grids in India

CLEAN Issues RfP to Demonstrate Lithium Ion Technology for Mini Grids in India

Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) inviting Lithium Ion technology providers and mini-grid developers to develop a pilot project to demonstrate lithium ion technology ...
/ Grid, Microgrid
L&T Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won contract to supply 2.5 million smart meters to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture company of Public Sector Units of Ministry of ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Fortum and NBCC to Develop EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Fortum, a renewable energy project developer, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NBCC, a Government of India Navratna Enterprise, to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across India ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage