CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

POWERGRID can monetize its transmission line towers by offering it to mobile telecom service providers on commercial basis under section 41 of the Electricity Act, 2003, which allows for effective ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

NTPC to Curtail Power Supply to Jammu and Kashmir as Unpaid Dues Reach ₹20 Billion

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has written a letter to the Power Development Department (PDD) of Jammu and Kashmir, warning to restrict power supply and reallocate the power from ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
EV, Charging, Infrastructure, EESL, E buses, R.K. Singh, MNRE, DISCOM, energy efficiency

NATIS Issues Tender for EV Testing Infrastructure at Manesar, Chennai, and Indore

NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS) has issued a tender for setting up testing infrastructure for electric vehicles at three locations. NATIS is an autonomous body constituted by the Ministry of Heavy ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

31 Companies Join Climate Action Initiative, Adopt EVs to Fight Toxic Air

The Climate Group is targeting the electrification of more than 2 million vehicles by 2030 under its EV100 initiative.  EV100 is a global initiative by The Climate Group (a non-profit ...
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

India Gets Serious on Optimizing Inter-State Generating Stations, Reducing Power Cost

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) to implement a pilot for the security constrained economic dispatch (SCED) of electricity ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Ministry of Power Sets Committee to Recommend Solutions for Payment Delays by DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has constituted a new committee to study and submit its recommendations into the issue of delayed payments by distribution companies (DISCOMS) to power generating companies ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
To Boost Indigenous Manufacturing, Government Reduces Customs Duty on EV Components

To Boost Indigenous Manufacturing, Government Reduces Customs Duty on EV Components

In a move that could significantly influence the pace of EV adoption in the country, the government has reduced the applicable customs duty on parts and components of electric vehicles ...
Illegal Charging by E-Rickshaws in Delhi Lead to ₹1.5 Billion in Losses to DISCOMs

Illegal Charging by E-Rickshaws in Delhi Leads to ₹1.5 Billion in Losses to DISCOMs

Power theft for the purpose of charging of e-rickshaws has cost the distribution companies in Delhi approximately ₹1.5 billion (~$21.08 million) in a year, according to a report from PTI. The ...
According to a Central Electricity Authority (CEA) provisional report, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent in the nine-month period between April and December 2018.

India’s Power Supply Deficit Stood at 0.6% During April-December 2018

According to a Central Electricity Authority's (CEA) provisional report, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent in the nine-month period between April and December 2018. During this period, ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
IIT Roorkee and ABB Collaborate for Smart Campus Development

IIT Roorkee and ABB Collaborate for Smart Campus Development

The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR) is set to become a smart campus after the deployment of ABB microgrid with battery energy storage gets completed in 2022. Currently, solar ...
/ / Grid, Smart Buildings
ABB Commissions India’s First Industrial Solar Microgrid in Vadodara

Micro and Mini Grids Could be the Answer to Grid Stability and Reliable Power in India

The demand for electricity in India is expected to continue its rise along with economic growth. Government-run electrification programs like the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) to ...
/ / Grid, Microgrid
BESCOM Issues Tender to Set Up 100 EV Charging Stations

BESCOM Issues Tender to Set Up 100 EV Charging Stations

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has issued a tender for setting up 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in and around Bangalore. The bid-submission deadline is February 20, 2019. All ...
India Requires $60-80 Billion Investment Over the Next 5 Years in Grid Infrastructure: IEEFA

India Requires $60-80 Billion Investment Over the Next 5 Years in Grid Infrastructure: IEEFA

India will need an investment to the tune of $60-80 billion over the next five years in grid infrastructure to accommodate its tremendous growth in renewable energy capacity, said a ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Unscheduled Power Cuts by DISCOMs Will Soon be Penalized, Says R.K. Singh

The Minister for Power R.K. Singh has said that the government will soon approve the Power Tariff Policy which would impose a penalty for unscheduled power cuts by distribution companies ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

Delhi’s Power Development Fund to Finance Transmission Systems That Ease Congestion

Transmission systems aimed at easing congestion in intra-state transmission systems can now receive funding from the Power System Development Fund (PSDF) of Delhi, according to a newly released Delhi Electricity ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
NITI Aayog Introduces Model Concession Agreement for Electric Bus Fleets in Cities

NITI Aayog Introduces Model Concession Agreement for Electric Bus Fleets in Cities

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has issued a model concession agreement for public private partnership (PPP) aimed at the operation and maintenance of electric buses in cities ...
EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

BHEL to Install Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Along Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has announced that it is setting up a network of solar-based electric vehicle charging stations on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. BHEL’s scope of work in the ...
72 Years After Independence, Leh and Kargil Connected to National Electricity Grid

72 Years After Independence, Leh and Kargil Connected to National Electricity Grid

Leh and Kargil, two of India’s most difficult and inhospitable terrains, have finally been connected to the national electricity grid. This feat, achieved after 72 years of independence, was made ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tata Power and HPCL Sign MoU for Setting Up EV Charging Stations Across India

Ministry of Finance Gets 15 EVs, 28 Charging Stations Installed in Delhi’s North Block

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an agreement to deliver 15 electric vehicles (EVs) to the Department of Economic Affairs that comes under the Ministry of Finance. With ...
BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

Power Demand Increases, Spot Power Price Up 10% YoY in December 2018

Spot power price in India declined to ₹3.30 (~$0.04766)/kWh in December 2018, an eight percent decline month-over-month (MOM). However, the spot price increased by 10 percent year-over-year (YoY). “Compared to ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
NTPC Invites Bids for Battery Charging Station for 50 E-rickshaws in Faridabad

Bihar Sharif Smart City Invites Bids for an E-Rickshaw Charging Station

The Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited has invited bids for the construction of an e-rickshaw charging station in Bihar Sharif, a town located in Nalanda district of Bihar. The total ...
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

Rajasthan’s Amendments to Deviation Settlement Regulations for Grid-Connected Power

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft amendments to the 2017 regulations on deviation settlement mechanism for grid-connected power. The draft is up for comments and suggestions up to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Neighboring Countries Can Now Buy Renewable Energy from Indian Power Generators

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued new guidelines for import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries. The 2018 guidelines will replace the existing guidelines on cross border trade ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Top DISCOMs Achieving 100% Household Electrification Could be Rewarded ₹500 Million

PM Modi’s SAUBHAGYA Program Misses its December 2018 Deadline

The NDA government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, launched SAUBHAGYA, a program aimed at achieving universal electrification in September 2017. The program has missed its December 2018 deadline by ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
India Generated 5.3 Billion Units of Solar Power in Q3 2017

Electricity Demand in India Will Almost Triple Between 2018 and 2040: World Bank

More than 250 million people in South Asia live without access to electricity, which is a quarter of the global population living off the grid, reveals a new report In ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy