Gujarat provides Subsidy to 2,000 Consumers for Purchasing Two-Wheeler EVs

Gujarat Provides Subsidy to 2,000 Consumers for Purchasing Two-Wheeler EVs

Around 2,000 people have been provided subsidies for the purchase of two-wheeler Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the state of Gujarat. Each beneficiary has been provided a subsidy of 10,000 (~$156) ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Government Unlikely to Announce Pan-India Policy Framework for EV Industry

Government Unlikely to Announce Pan-India Policy Framework for EV Industry

The Electric Vehicle (EV) industry is still in its nascent stage in the country and needs a push from the government to gain some momentum and move forward in the ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
ASSOCHAM Report: Expanding EV Sector in India Needs Rapid Infrastructure Addition

ASSOCHAM Report: Expanding EV Sector in India Needs Rapid Infrastructure Addition

Electric Vehicle sales in the country are expected to grow in the double digits until the year 2020, according to a joint report by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
BESCOM Confirms Plans to Develop 11 EV Charging Stations in Bengaluru

BESCOM Confirms Plans to Develop 11 EV Charging Stations in Bengaluru

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) is leading the effort to develop Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for Karnataka’s capital city with an announcement that plans to launch 11 fast-charging stations ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Maharashtra Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy to Manufacture 500,000 EVs

Maharashtra Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy to Manufacture 500,000 EVs

The Maharashtra state government cabinet has given its nod to the state’s Electric Vehicle Policy 2018. A notification issued by the state government stated that all three segments of the ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Mahindra & Mahindra Bags Contract to Supply 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Baghirathi

Mahindra & Mahindra Bags Contract to Supply 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Baghirathi

Mahindra & Mahindra has strengthened its position in India’s electric vehicle (EV) market by winning a contract to supply 1,000 EVs to the Bengaluru-based transport firm Baghirathi Travel Solutions Pvt ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
PFC Provides ₹13.5 Billion in Financial Aid to Bihar for Transmission Line Project

PFC Provides ₹13.5 Billion in Financial Aid to Bihar for Transmission Line Project

The Power Finance Corp (PFC), a government of India enterprise, has approved a financial aid of ₹13.5 billion (~$212 million) to Bihar for a transmission line project. The aid has ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Tata Power Sets Up Additional EV Charging Stations in Mumbai

Tata Power Sets Up Additional EV Charging Stations in Mumbai

Tata Power has announced new additions to its strategic network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in India’s financial capital of Mumbai. The domestic integrated power company is developing two ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
States Under UDAY Program Cut Down Financial Losses in 2017

States Under UDAY Program Cut Down Financial Losses in 2017

The Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) in states that joined the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program have cut down their financial losses from ₹515.9 billion (~$8.14 billion) in the Financial Year ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

The Karnataka government is all set to procure 640 Electric Vehicles (EVs) under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) program. The vehicles to be procured ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Pavagada Solar Park Stands Tall Despite Delays and Hiccups

Karnataka’s Pavagada Solar Park Stands Tall Despite Delays and Hiccups

Following delays attributed to natural and man-made causes, officials now hope to have most of the capacity online this month In Karnataka’s Tumkur district stands an expansive solar park that ...
/ Solar, Utilities
Indian Government Lights up Over 15,000 Villages in 2017

Indian Government Lights up Over 15,000 Villages in 2017

The government of India brought light into more than 15,000 villages in 2017. Still, around 2,217 villages are yet to see the lights turn on in their homes, and the ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
CEA_ Stand-By Generation and Batteries Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

CEA: Stand-By Generation and Battery Storage Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

To ensure grid stability in the face of massive increases in intermittent renewable generation, India needs to produce flexible, stand-by generation and battery storage capacity, according to a new report ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
EESL Tender for Pre-Paid Electricity Meters in Uttar Pradesh

EESL Issues Tender for 10 Million Pre-Paid Electricity Meters in Uttar Pradesh

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has issued a tender to procure 10 million ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
SAUBHAGYA Solar Electrification Program Launched in Jammu and Kashmir

SAUBHAGYA Solar Electrification Program Launched in Jammu and Kashmir

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) program to electrify all willing households in India using solar power was launched in Jammu & Kashmir on December 11, 2017 ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
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