BHEL Seeks Cable Suppliers for 175 MW of Solar Projects in Gujarat

BHEL Seeks Cable Suppliers for 175 MW of Solar Projects in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking (PSU), has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) for high-tension (HT) cables for two solar projects with the Gujarat State Electricity ...
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Rajasthan DISCOMs Asked to Pay ₹313 Million to NTPC After Trading Margin Dispute

Rajasthan DISCOMs Asked to Pay ₹313 Million to NTPC After Trading Margin Dispute

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed three distribution companies in the state of Rajasthan to pay ₹313.4 million (~$4.4 million) that’s due to NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited ...
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ADB Grants $451 Million Loan to Boost Power Transmission Capacity in Tamil Nadu

ADB Grants $451 Million Loan to Boost Power Transmission Capacity in Tamil Nadu

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a $451 million (~₹31.77 billion) loan to the state of Tamil Nadu for a project that will enable better power transfer between the ...
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Not the Right Time to Implement Flexibility in Power Generation, Says MERC

Not the Right Time to Implement Flexibility in Power Generation, Says MERC

In response to a petition filed by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. (MSPGCL), the Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order which states that it is not ...
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Tata Power and Rockefeller Foundation to Set Up Renewable Microgrids in India

Tata Power and Rockefeller Foundation to Set Up Renewable Microgrids in India

Tata Power and the Rockefeller Foundation have launched TP Renewable Microgrid Ltd., with plans to set up 10,000 microgrids in India by 2026. The new unit is expected to provide ...
NTPC to Procure 250 Electric Buses for Three Cities in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC to Procure 250 Electric Buses for Three Cities in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd. (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has announced a tender to procure and operate 250 air-conditioned (AC) electric buses. The electric buses will be purchased ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
CERC Details Mechanism for Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses from Renewable Projects

CERC Details Mechanism for Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses from Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a draft regulation for sharing inter-state transmission charges and losses. The commission has stated that the regulations will apply to all the ...
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Adani to Build Power Transmission Network in Gujarat for Renewable Energy Evacuation

Adani to Build Power Transmission Network in Gujarat for Renewable Energy Evacuation

Adani Transmission Ltd. (ATL), the transmission business arm of the Adani Group, has received two Letters of Intent (LoI) from REC Transmission Projects Company Limited (RECTPCL) to develop two transmission ...
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Hindustan Aeronautics Seeks a Partner to Foray into EV Charging Business

Hindustan Aeronautics Seeks a Partner to Foray into EV Charging Business

The electronics manufacturing division of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has issued a Request for Information (RfI) to identify a potential Indian entity for business cooperation in the electric vehicle ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

To modernize its fleet sustainably, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has issued a tender to procure 300 low floor electric buses. Suppliers of the buses would be expected to provide ...
Punjab Solar & Wind Deviation Settlement Mechanism to Come into Effect from January 2020

Punjab Solar & Wind Deviation Settlement Mechanism to Come into Effect from January 2020

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved the procedure for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation, which will go into effect from January 1, ...
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IIT Seeks E-Cycle Suppliers for its Patna Campus

IIT Seeks E-Cycle Suppliers for its Patna Campus

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna has floated an expression of interest (EoI) for providing electric cycles on use and pay basis for the staff and students at the ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

In a major boost to the Tunisian renewable energy sector, African Development Board (AfDB) has sanctioned €138 million (~$153.5 million) for the Tunisian Company of Energy and Gas (STEG) to ...
/ / Grid, T&D
MG Motor Ties Up with Delhi-based Startup for Home Charging Infrastructure for EVs

MG Motor Ties Up with Delhi-based Startup for Home Charging Infrastructure for EVs

MG Motor India has announced its partnership with eChargeBays, a Delhi-based startup, to assist its customers in setting up infrastructure at their homes for charging their electric vehicles. According to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Tata Motors to Launch Its Electric Car Nexon EV Next Year Powered by Ziptron Technology

Tata Motors to Launch Its Electric Car Nexon EV Next Year Powered by Ziptron Technology

Tata Motors Limited announced last week that it would launch a new product in its personal electric vehicle segment in Q4 of FY 19-20. The vehicle, called the Nexon EV, ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
India Could Become Global EV Hotspot but Adoption Slow_ WEF-Ola Mobility Report

India Could Become Global EV Hotspot but Adoption Slow: WEF-Ola Mobility Report

The electric mobility industry in India is just beginning. In the past few years, the country has seen a surge in government initiatives to adopt electric vehicles in public transportation ...
Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit (1)

Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has issued a stay order on the central government’s proceedings against electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh for not providing letters of credit to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its seventh annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs). The Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) and Credit Analysis and ...
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Noida Metro Floats Tender for EV Charging Stations Along Noida-Greater Noida Metro Line

Noida Metro Floats Tender for EV Charging Stations Along Noida-Greater Noida Metro Line

The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) Limited has floated a tender to set up charging stations for electric vehicles along the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Corridor. The last date for the ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
EESL Joins Hands With NIIF for Roll-Out of Smart Meter Program in India

EESL Joins Hands With NIIF for Roll-Out of Smart Meter Program in India

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), have announced a new joint venture called Intellismart Infrastructure Private Limited or ‘IntelliSmart.’ This joint venture has ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Delhi Metro Issues Tenders to Procure 100 Electric Buses

Delhi Metro Issues Tenders to Procure 100 Electric Buses

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued two tenders to procure 100 air-conditioned (AC) electric buses for its north and east clusters. The buses are expected to be deployed ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
New Guidelines Propose Charging Stations for Heavy EVs Every 100 kilometers on Highways

New Guidelines Propose Charging Stations for Heavy EVs Every 100 kilometers on Highways

To facilitate the usage of electric vehicles (EV) in the country, the Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has approved the amendments in electric vehicle charging guidelines and specifications. The revised ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Andhra Pradesh Floats Tender to Procure 350 Electric Buses

Andhra Pradesh Floats Tender to Procure 350 Electric Buses

The Andhra Pradesh state government is looking to deploy electric buses on specific routes in the state. To this end, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has issued ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulators for Delay in Tariff Revision

APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulators for Delay in Tariff Revision

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the state and joint electricity regulatory commissions to explain the delay in the revision of the tariff, lack of payments to the ...
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Tamil Nadu’s New EV Policy Aims to Mobilize ₹500 Billion for Manufacturing in the State

Tamil Nadu’s New EV Policy Aims to Mobilize ₹500 Billion for Manufacturing in the State

The government of Tamil Nadu has launched the state’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2019. The policy aims to mobilize ₹500 billion ($7 billion) investment in EV manufacturing in the state ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid