Deadline to Complete Solar Projects Under Component-A of KUSUM Program Extended (1)

State Transmission Utility to Compensate Solar Project Developer for Generation Losses

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has directed Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation (KPTCL) to compensate a solar project developer for generation losses. KPTCL is directed to pay compensation at ₹4.43 ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Haryana Electricity Regulator to Revisit Multi-Year Tariff Regulations, 2019

Haryana Electricity Regulator to Revisit Multi-Year Tariff Regulations, 2019

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), has announced that it would prepare a consultation paper to revisit the Multi-Year Tariff (MYT) Regulations, 2019. It would place the consultation paper in ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹146.07 billion (~$1.97 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payment across 259 invoices at the end of August 2021, according to data ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
REC Invites Bids for Transmission Systems to Evacuate 3.5 GW of Renewable Power

REC Invites Bids for Transmission Systems to Evacuate 3.5 GW of Renewable Power

REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL) has floated two tenders to establish transmission systems for renewable power evacuation in the Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh and Gadag district of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Assam’s Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 Aims at 200,000 EVs to be Deployed by 2026

Assam’s Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 Aims at 200,000 EVs to be Deployed by 2026

Assam is the latest Indian state to announce an electric vehicle (EV) policy. The Electric Vehicle Policy of Assam, 2021 aims for 25% EV penetration in all vehicle registrations by ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Electric Mobility Platform REVOS Raises $4 Million in Series A Funding

Electric Mobility Platform REVOS Raises $4 Million in Series A Funding

Bangalore-based electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure startup REVOS has received $4 million in Series A funding. With this, the company has raised $4.5 million in funding to date. Union Square Ventures and Prime ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹141.44 billion (~$1.94 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding dispute amounts) in overdue payment across 259 pending invoices at the end of July 2021, according to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Odisha Announces EV Policy, Aims 20% Electric Vehicle Registrations by 2025

Odisha Announces EV Policy, Aims 20% Electric Vehicle Registrations by 2025

The Odisha Government has announced the Electric vehicle (EV) Policy, 2021, which aims to accelerate the adoption of EVs, especially in the category of electric two-wheelers (E2W), three-wheelers (E3W), and ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Hero Electric Plans to Manufacture 300,000 E-Scooters Every Year Interview

Hero Electric Plans to Manufacture 300,000 E-Scooters Every Year: Interview

The electric vehicle (EV) sector in India expects high growth in the coming years. EV companies believe that demand will surge with electric two-wheelers (E-2W) and three-wheelers (E-3W) driving the sector's growth ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Power Ministry Notifies Timelines to Replace Existing Meters With Smart Meters

Power Ministry Notifies Timelines to Replace Existing Meters With Smart Meters

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified the timelines to replace existing meters with smart meters with a prepayment feature. The notification is effective August 17, 2021 All consumers (other ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Delhi Regulatory Commission Releases Renewable Purchase Obligation Guidelines

Delhi Regulatory Commission Releases Renewable Purchase Obligation Guidelines

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced the ‘Renewable Purchase Obligation and Renewable Energy Certificate Framework Implementation Regulations, 2021.’ The regulations are effective from April 13, 2021. The rules govern ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28kWh in FY 2020

Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28/kWh in FY 2020

The Union Minister R.K. Singh said in Rajya Sabha that the gap between the Average Cost of Supply (ACS) and the Average Revenue Realized (ARR) at the national level reduced ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Reforms Imperative to Address DISCOM Woes NITI Aayog, RMI Report

Reforms Imperative to Address DISCOM Woes: NITI Aayog, RMI Report

DISCOM privatization is seen as a crucial way out of their financial mess. NITI Aayog, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), has released a report reviewing the reform efforts ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
AT&C Losses Among Distribution Companies Dips by 8% Between FY 2016 and 2020

AT&C Losses Among Distribution Companies Dips by 2% Between FY 2016 and 2020

Union Minister R.K. Singh replied to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the government has reviewed the assistance provided to states and power distribution companies (DISCOMs) under the ...
/ / AT&C, Grid
Odisha Proposes Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations for Wind and Solar Projects

Odisha Proposes Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations for Wind and Solar Projects

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has invited suggestions on the proposed Forecasting, Scheduling, and Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Generating Stations at the State Level Regulations, 2021. The ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
EV charging tariff at premises excluding charging stations to remain the same as applicable for the relevant category of connection at the same premises

Power Supply Relaxations in Haryana for EV Charging at Consumer Premises

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the distribution company (DISCOM) Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam's (UHBVNL) petition seeking relaxation for supplying electricity for electric vehicle (EV) charging at ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
CESL Invites Bids from OEMs for 100,000 Electric Three-Wheelers

CESL Invites Bids from OEMs for 100,000 Electric Three-Wheelers

Convergence Energy Services (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), has issued a tender to procure 100,000 electric three-wheelers (E3W). A request for proposals (RfP) has been issued ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
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 ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities