L&T Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won contract to supply 2.5 million smart meters to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture company of Public Sector Units of Ministry of ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Fortum and NBCC to Develop EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Fortum, a renewable energy project developer, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NBCC, a Government of India Navratna Enterprise, to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across India ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Grid
Tata Motors Wins Bid to Supply Electric Vehicles to EESL

Tata Motors Wins Bid to Supply 10,000 Electric Vehicles to EESL

Tata Motors has won a bid to supply 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). Tata Motors will supply the EVs in two phases – the first ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Grid
Transmission Network Components

ADB to Finance More Transmission Network Components with Co-Financing from AIIB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has increased its investment in Indian grid-infrastructure development by agreeing to fund additional power transmission network components with co-financing from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Indonesia ADB Loan Energy Sector

ADB to Provide $1.1 Billion Loan to Strengthen Indonesia’s Energy Sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $1.1 billion in loan to Indonesia to diversify and strengthen its energy sector. According to an ADB release, “The Board of Directors today ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Tata Power DDL Landis Gyr Smart Meters

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited to Install 2,50,000 Smart Meters in First Phase

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), a power distribution company (DISCOM), will be installing 2,50,000 smart meters in North and Northwest Delhi by end 2018. The 2,50,000 smart meters will ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
REC Mahagenco 13K Loan

Rural Electrification Corporation Provides $2 Billion Loan to MAHAGENCO to Develop Thermal and Renewable Energy Projects

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), a public sector unit of the Government of India involved in financing all segments of power sector, has provided a ₹130 billion (~$2 billion) loan ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Solar and Wind Generators in Andrha Pradesh

Solar and Wind Generators to Pay Deviation Charges for Under Production in Andhra Pradesh

To facilitate large-scale grid integration of solar and wind power while maintaining grid stability, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has released new regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Tata Power EV Charging Station

Tata Power Installs its First EV Charging Station in Mumbai

Tata Power installed an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at the Tata Power receiving station in Vikhroli, Mumbai. This is the first EV charging station developed by the company. Tata ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Grid
EESL EV Tender

EESL Issues India’s First Ever Tender to Procure 10,000 Electric Vehicles

In India’s first ever EV tender, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced procurement tender of 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to be used by government departments and agencies. The bid-submission ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Grid
Telangana DISCOMs

Telangana DISCOMs Petition TSERC for Surcharge on Open Access Consumers for FY 2017-18

The Northern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSNPDCL) and Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSSPDCL) have petitioned the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) to set an additional surcharge ...
/ Grid, Utilities
UDAY Discom Debt

₹2.09 Trillion in DISCOM Debt Taken Over by States Under UDAY

States participating in the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) have taken over debt of ₹2.09 trillion (~$32.5 billion) from their DISCOMs. This is almost half of the ₹4.3 ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Electric Vehicle Charging Station

NTPC to Develop 20 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will be developing 20 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at different locations. It has already successfully set up two EV charging stations at its ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Grid
POWER SUPPLY DEFICIT

India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent in the Second Quarter of 2017

In the three-month period April to June 2017, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent. India generated 307,663 million units (MU) of electricity in the second quarter of ...
/ Grid, Grid Optimization
kamuthi solar project

TNERC Rejects Petition from the Adani Group

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected petitions from three Adani subsidiaries regarding implementation of must-run status of solar projects in Tamil Nadu. Kamuthi Renewable Energy, Ramnad Solar ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Greening the Grid

India Can Integrate 175 GW of Renewable Energy into the Electricity Grid, Study Reveals

India can integrate the entire targeted 175 GW of renewable energy into the national electricity grid based on projected power system plans and regulations according to a study conducted under ...
/ Grid, T&D
Guidelines for Disbursement of NCEF Grant for Intra-State Transmission System

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Disbursement of NCEF Grant for Intra-State Transmission System

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the disbursal of National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) grant for the development of intra-state transmission system under ...
/ Grid, T&D
Political Considerations at Play as 'DISCOM's Subsidy Dependence up by 7-8 Percent

Political Considerations at Play as ‘DISCOM’s Subsidy Dependence up by 7-8 Percent

The overall subsidy dependence of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) is estimated to increase by 7-8 percent to Rs.810 billion (~$12.53 billion) in the current financial year. The overall subsidy requirement ...
/ Grid, Utilities
US Power Grid

United States to Provide $7.5 Million for Enhancement of India’s Power Grid

The United States will provide India with $7.5 million to improve the national grid. The fund is provided by Department of Energy (DOE), United States Government, and will go towards ...
/ Grid, T&D
PGCIL

PGCIL Commissions 400 kV Lucknow-Kanpur Transmission Line

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has commissioned the 400 kV DC Lucknow-Kanpur transmission line with associated bays in Lucknow. The Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated ...
/ Grid, T&D
solar construction

Waiver Period for Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar Projects Extended to December 31, 2019

The waiver period for inter-state transmission (ISTS) charges and losses for solar projects has been extended to December 31, 2019. This waiver applies to solar projects that are commissioned on ...
/ Grid, T&D
grid

Power Grid Plans Capital Expenditure of Rs.250 Billion (~$3.87 Billion) for FY2017-18

The Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL), a state run transmission and distribution company, has planned a capital expenditure of Rs.250 billion (~$3.87 billion) for FY2017-18. The company has reported a 22 ...
/ Grid, Utilities
POWER

India Expects Power Surplus of 8.8 Percent and Peak Surplus of 6.8 Percent in FY2017-18

According to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) 2017 Load Generation Balance Report, a study on the anticipated power supply position for financial year (FY) 2017-18, India is expecting a power ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Power lines

Ministry of Power’s Proposal to Compensate for Grid Curtailment

The Ministry of Power is proposing  to set up a compensation mechanism for existing renewable energy projects which will enable them to protect the cash flows to an extent from ...
/ Grid, T&D
power

Mercom Exclusive: India Power Utilities Performance Ratings – Some Improve, Some Don’t

According to the latest “Integrated Rating for State Power Distribution Utilities” report by the Ministry of Power, the four Gujarat state power distribution utilities (DISCOMs) have emerged as top performers ...
/ Grid, Utilities