DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the top renewable energy generating states of the country are the biggest defaulters when it comes to paying dues for the power procured from renewable projects ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Singapore’s Shado Group Launches Electric Three-Wheeler in India

Singapore’s Shado Group Launches Electric Three-Wheeler in India

Singapore-based Shado Group, provider of electric vehicle technology and charging infrastructure, has unveiled an affordable, low voltage, and instantly chargeable electric three-wheelers under the brand name, Erick. The company plans ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
EESL Signs MoU with Apollo to Install EV Charging Stations in its Hospitals Across India

EESL Signs MoU with Apollo to Install EV Charging Stations in its Hospitals Across India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, a chain of super-specialty hospitals in India, to install public electric vehicle ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
5,595 Electric Buses to Soon be Deployed Across 64 Indian Cities

5,595 Electric Buses to Soon be Deployed Across 64 Indian Cities

In order to promote clean mobility in public transportation, the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) under the Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises, has granted the approval for 5,595 ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has won two contracts to set up transmission infrastructure to evacuate power generated from renewable projects. PGCIL emerged as the successful bidder ...
/ / Grid, T&D
After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38_kWh in July 2019

After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38/kWh in July 2019

In July 2019, the spot power prices witnessed a surge, rising to ₹3.38 (~$0.048)/kWh. This was a 15% increase month-over-month (MoM) when compared to June 2019, in which spot power ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tata Motors and Tata Power Come Together to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

Tata Motors and Tata Power Come Together to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

Tata Motors Limited (TML), a global automobile manufacturer, and Tata Power have joined forces to set up around 300 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by the end of FY 2020 ...
Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani Transmission Ltd has received two Letters of Intent (LoI) to augment the country’s transmission network in the face of surging renewable additions. The first LoI has been issued by ...
/ / Grid, T&D
CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification to address the procedure, terms, and conditions for the grant of licenses for electricity trading. The draft notification sets the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

In a step to curb pollution in the city, the Delhi Electricity Regularity Commission (DERC) has cut down the rates of charging stations for e-rickshaws and other electric vehicles. Residential ...
EESL Issues Tender To Procure 5 Million Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

EESL Issues Tender To Procure 5 Million Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for the procurement of five million smart meters to be installed across India. India has applied for financing from the ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Rajasthan to Levy Additional Charges for Sustained Deviation in Scheduling of Power

Rajasthan to Levy Additional Charges for Sustained Deviation in Scheduling of Power

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a methodology for sign change and additional charges for its violation under the Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM). According to the commission, if there ...
5,646 Electric Buses Approved Across 65 Cities

5,646 Electric Buses Approved Across 65 Cities

The CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, recently said that the inter-ministerial panel had approved 5,645 electric buses for operations in 65 cities in the country. Electric buses have also ...
India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

With the expected surge in electricity demand over the coming decade and the rapid installation of solar and wind, India’s transmission and distribution system will require significant expansion sooner than ...
/ / Grid, T&D
In a Boost to Electric Mobility, India Slashes GST on Electric Vehicles from 12% to 5%

In a Boost to Electric Mobility, India Slashes GST on Electric Vehicles from 12% to 5%

In a positive development towards increasing electric mobility in the country, the government has cut the applicable rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on electric vehicles (EVs). The 36th ...
Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

The Government of India has issued an advisory for submitting required documents for the waiver of interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on the transmission of electricity generated from ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Uber and SUN Mobility Come Together to Deploy E-Autos Across Indian Cities

Uber and SUN Mobility Come Together to Deploy E-Autos Across Indian Cities

Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, has signed a pact with SUN Mobility, a leading energy infrastructure, and services provider, to deploy electric autos (E-Autos) which would help provide ...
DISCOMs Feel the Heat_ No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

DISCOMs Feel the Heat: No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

The Ministry of Power has issued procedural guidelines for the scheduling of power to distribution companies in case of non-maintenance of the line of credit under the payment security mechanism. Recently, Minister ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Mitsui Invests $14 million in Electric Mobility Company SmartE

Mitsui Invests $14 Million in Electric Mobility Company SmartE

Mitsui has announced an investment of nearly $14 million (₹963 million) in SmartE, a three-wheeler electric mobility service. SmartE is owned and operated by Treasure Vase Ventures Private Limited. This ...
Gujarat Seeks EV Manufacturers for Marketing and Distribution Authorization

Gujarat Seeks EV Manufacturers for Marketing and Distribution Authorization

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from reputed manufacturers for their authorization to market and distribute battery operated two and three-wheelers. The EoIs have ...
NTPC Invites Vendors to Enlist for Developing EV Charging Stations

NTPC Invites Vendors to Enlist for Developing EV Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited vendors to enlist for the infrastructure development of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The bid-submission deadline is August 2, 2019. The scope ...
Government Invites Proposals for Establishing EV Charging Infrastructure Across Cities

Government Invites Proposals for Establishing EV Charging Infrastructure Across Cities

The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) has invited proposals for deploying electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the country’s big and smart cities under the government’s FAME program. The last date ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Vakrangee to Establish Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across India

Vakrangee to Establish Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across India

Vakrangee Limited, a technology-oriented company, has announced that it will establish charging infrastructure units for electric vehicles (EV) across India. The facilities will be set up at the company’s Nextgen ...
India Likely to Have 300 GW of Solar and 140 GW of Wind Capacity by 2030: CEA

India Likely to Have 300 GW of Solar and 140 GW of Wind Capacity by 2030: CEA

With its focus on India’s aim to achieve 40% non-fossil fuel generation capacity in the country’s power generation mix by 2030, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released a draft report on ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Former President of Tata Motors Backs E-Scooter Startup BattRE

Former President of Tata Motors Backs E-Scooter Startup BattRE

BattRE, a technology-driven startup manufacturing electric scooters, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Tata Motors’ former President Gajendra Chandel. The funds will be utilized for the launch of ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid