Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

The Indian government recently notified the implementation of ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)’ with a total budget outlay of ₹100 ...
In a Boost to India’s EV Segment, Hyundai and Kia to Invest $300 Million in Ola

In a Boost to India’s EV Segment, Hyundai and Kia to Invest $300 Million in Ola

Carmakers Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors have announced that they are going to invest to the tune of $300 million in cab aggregation service provider Ola. This is their largest ...
Panasonic Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station at BSES Head Office in Delhi

Panasonic Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station at BSES Head Office in Delhi

Panasonic, a global technology company has collaborated with BSES Yamuna Power Limited to set up an electric vehicle charging station at their New Delhi head office. This pilot facility will ...
Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Open Access market once attractive is now almost dead according to many in the industry. Policies get announced regularly followed by constant amendments leading to a final draft that looks ...
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Need for Green Energy Corridors Grows as Over 64 GW of Renewables are Connected to the Grid

India Needs to Spend $39 Billion on Transmission Infrastructure Revamp

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with increasing power demand in the coming years. Historically, the country has also been a power deficit with millions ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
NTPC Issues Tender for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

NTPC Issues Tender for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to set up charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) including buses and four-wheelers, on a turnkey basis. The scope of work ...
EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

Uttar Pradesh Approves EV Charging Tariffs for Various Segments of Consumers

After receiving comments and views from stakeholders through a public hearing held on March 7, 2019, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has now approved the tariffs for electric vehicle ...
Delhi’s BSES Commissions Four Solar Microgrids with Battery Energy Storage

Delhi’s BSES Commissions Four Solar Microgrids with Battery Energy Storage

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) has commissioned four solar photovoltaic (PV) microgrids in East Delhi as part of a pilot project. With this, the BYPL has become one of the first ...
/ / Grid, Microgrid
Spot Power Price Shoots Up By 27 Percent in February 2018

Spot Power Price Dips to ₹3.08/kWh in February 2019, a 4% Decline YoY

For the second month in a row, the peak power demand in India stood at 162 GW. According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Andhra Pradesh Gets ₹2 Billion from Urja Global to Set Up EV Manufacturing Ecosystem

Andhra Pradesh Gets ₹2 Billion from Urja Global to Set Up EV Manufacturing Ecosystem

The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) and Urja Global have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up manufacturing units of lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles for the ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new regulations for the cross-border trade of electricity. These regulations will come into force from the date of publication in the Official ...
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Delhi Announces Tender for 385 Electric Buses in Two Clusters

Delhi Announces Tender for 385 Electric Buses in Two Clusters

Ramping up its efforts to curb the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, the Transport Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD), has now issued a tender ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Ola Raises $56 Million for Its Electric Mobility Business in India

Ola Raises $56 Million for Its Electric Mobility Business in India

Ola Electric Mobility, a company, backed by Ola, an Indian ride-sharing company, announced that it has raised a sum of ₹400 billion ($56.4 million) led by several of Ola’s early investors ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
GE T&D to Set Up High-Voltage Substation in Gujarat’s Bhuj to Evacuate 2.5 GW of Wind Power

GE T&D to Set Up High-Voltage Substation in Gujarat’s Bhuj to Evacuate 2.5 GW of Wind Power

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has awarded a ₹1.62 billion (~$22.87 million) contract to GE T&D India Ltd. to extend 765 kV air-insulated substation (AIS) and set ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Government Readies Blueprint for EV and Battery Manufacturing

Government Readies Blueprint for EV and Battery Manufacturing

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal for setting up a national mission on transformative mobility and battery storage initiatives. Apart from this, the Cabinet ...
India’s ₹100 Billion Budget to Promote Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles

India’s ₹100 Billion Budget to Promote Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for the implementation of a program titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' aimed ...
Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

₹5.75 Billion Given to Six States to Curtail Their AT&C Losses Still Remain Unutilized

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has written to six states regarding the timely completion of implementing the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) /distribution management system (DMS) under the government’s Restructured ...
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Delhi to Fight Toxic Air with 1,000 Electric Buses

Delhi Cabinet Approves Procurement of 1,000 Electric Buses

In a big push to combat the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, the Delhi Cabinet has now approved the procurement of 1,000 low-floor electric buses. "This is the ...
REIL Issues Tender to Set Up 270 EV Charging Stations Across India

REIL Issues Tender to Set Up 270 EV Charging Stations Across India

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a public-sector enterprise operating in the electronics, information technology, and renewable energy segment, has issued a tender to set up 270 electric vehicles (EVs) ...
CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued draft (Fees and Charges of Regional Load Dispatch Centre (RLDC) and other related matters) Regulations, 2019. These regulations will come into effect ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes EV Charging Tariff

Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes EV Charging Tariff

To help the electric vehicle (EV) sector grow in Uttar Pradesh, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has proposed tariffs for EV charging stations in the state. The proposal ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power has passed an order stating that the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) of captive power projects should be fixed at the appropriate level in the year such projects ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

Government Proposes $700 Million Plan for EV Infrastructure Revamp in the Next 5 Years

Recently, the Ministry of Power (MoP) in a meeting with the Fifteenth Finance Commission in New Delhi, proposed measures to support the development of Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) infrastructure and ...
Maharashtra Invites Bids to Set Up 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Maharashtra Invites Bids to Set Up 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to install 50 electric vehicle charging stations in the state. These charging stations will be spread across seven ...
Tata Power and HPCL Sign MoU for Setting Up EV Charging Stations Across India

Government Proposes EV Charging Stations at Every 25 Kms on Roads

The Town and Country Planning Organization, Ministry of Housing, and Ministry of Urban Affairs have released amendments to Model Building By-Laws (MBBL) to provide for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure ...