Delhi Residents May Soon be Paid for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Delhi Residents May Soon be Paid for Unscheduled Power Cuts

The Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, Anil Baijal, has approved the proposal put forward by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government regarding compensation for residents in case of unscheduled power cuts ...
Uttarakhand Issues Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Customers

Uttarakhand Issues Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Customers

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued the terms and conditions of intra-state open access for 2018 under which the agency has introduced a cross-subsidy surcharge for open access ...
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Uttar Pradesh to Charge Developers for Under and Over Generation of Solar and Wind Power

Uttar Pradesh Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind power generation. The new regulation states that UPERC would ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry of Power Says No License Required for Operating EV Charging Stations

Ministry of Power Says No License Required for Operating EV Charging Stations

The Ministry of Power has issued a clarification stating that no license is required to operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in India. This is a positive news for the ...
Mahindra and Ford to Jointly Develop SUVs and EVs for Indian Market

Mahindra and Ford to Jointly Develop SUVs and EVs for Indian Market

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor have announced that they are teaming up to develop sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and small electric vehicles as part of several previously announced joint initiatives ...
Average Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

India’s power supply deficit held steady at 0.7 percent during financial year (FY) 2017-18, coming in roughly unchanged from the figures reported during financial year FY 2016-17. During 2017-18, 1,203,567 ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued a draft amendment to technical standard regulations that apply to generation resources like rooftop solar and charging stations that are seeking to connect ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Connectivity between Southern Grid and Other Power Grids Can Support 19.95 GW

Connectivity between Southern Grid and Other Power Grids Can Support 19.95 GW

The inter-regional transmission links being developed under India’s Green Energy Corridor program are ready to begin evacuating an aggregate capacity of 19.95 GW, according to government data. In a written ...
NITI Aayog Submits Draft Cabinet Note on Zero Emission Vehicles and Technology

NITI Aayog Submits Draft Cabinet Note on Zero Emission Vehicles and Technology

NITI Aayog has submitted a draft cabinet note that calls for developing a strategy to scale-up transformative mobility and encourage the use of zero emissions vehicles and ancillary technology. The ...
EV, Charging, Infrastructure, EESL, E buses, R.K. Singh, MNRE, DISCOM, energy efficiency

India’s EV Sector is Slowly Emerging from its Nascent Stage

India’s electric vehicle sector is progressing steadily, thanks to government efforts to procure EVs for various departments and efforts by city transportation corporations to procure e-buses for public transportation. As ...
Government Urges Battery Manufacturers to Set Up Units in India

Government Urges Battery Manufacturers to Set Up Manufacturing Units in India

The Minister for Power, R.K. Singh, recently chaired a meeting with battery manufacturers in New Delhi to discuss the creation of an ecosystem for incentivizing battery manufacturing in India. Officials ...
CERC Issues Guidelines for Accreditation of Entities Under the REC Mechanism

CERC Issues Guidelines for Accreditation of Entities Under the REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued model guidelines for the accreditation of renewable energy projects or distribution licensees (DISCOM) by state agencies under the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
BERC Sets ₹4.16/kWh as Average Power Purchase Cost for Bihar DISCOMs

BERC Sets ₹4.16/kWh as Average Power Purchase Cost for Bihar DISCOMs

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed ₹4.16 (~$0.064)/kWh as the average power purchase cost (APPC) for the state’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) during financial year 2018-19. The APPC does ...
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Delhi to Soon Have World’s Second Largest EV Fleet

Delhi to Soon Have World’s Second Largest EV Fleet

Delhi will soon have the world’s second largest fleet of electric buses after China. In its budget for the financial year (FY) for 2018-19, the Delhi government has announced that ...
DERC Issues Approach Paper on Tariff Rationalization in an Effort to Facilitate Market Competition

DERC Issues Approach Paper on Tariff Rationalization in an Effort to Facilitate Market Competition

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) issued an approach paper on tariff rationalization last month. In the paper, DERC examines the existing regulatory framework for the electricity retail tariff and ...
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Open Access Customers Expected to Pay Transmission and Wheeling Charges in Assam

Open Access Customers Expected to Pay Transmission and Wheeling Charges in Assam

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has issued draft terms and conditions for open access regulations in 2018. According to the draft rules, generating companies, captive generating plants, and consumers ...
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Punjab Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Punjab Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind power generation in the state. The new rules ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Green Energy Corridor is Underfunded, Says Standing Committee on Energy

Green Energy Corridor is Underfunded, Says Standing Committee on Energy

The Standing Committee on Energy has said that more funding is needed if India is going to install enough physical transmission infrastructure to meet its ambitious timeline for creating a ...
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Uttar Pradesh Releases Draft EV Manufacturing Policy

Uttar Pradesh Releases Draft EV Manufacturing Policy

With an eye on the future, the Uttar Pradesh state government has created a roadmap for promoting the development of EV vehicle manufacturing capacity in the state, called the Draft ...
Smart meter Tender EESL

EESL Issues Tender to Procure 5 Million Smart Meters

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 5 million ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
EV Tender 10,000 EESL

EESL Issues Tender to Procure 10,000 EVs

In India’s second electric vehicle (EV) tender, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced it is out for procurement of 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to be used by government departments ...
NTPC Issues Tender to Develop EV Charging Infrastructure in Jabalpur

NTPC Issues Tender to Develop EV Charging Infrastructure in Jabalpur

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The bid-submission deadline is April 16, 2018 ...
Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister R.K. Singh has directed Rural Energy Corporation (REC) and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to not grant loans to distribution companies (DISCOMs) which are making heavy losses (above 15 ...
Bihar Issues Draft Open Access Regulations for 2018

Bihar Issues Draft Open Access Regulations for 2018

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has issued draft regulations pertaining to intrastate open access for 2018. The regulations are set to apply to open access customers that use the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
National E-Mobility Program Launched in India

National E-Mobility Program Launched in India

In line with the Government of India’s vision of achieving 100 percent e-mobility by 2030, National E-Mobility Program has been launched in the country. The program is aimed at providing ...