Need for Green Energy Corridors Grows as Over 64 GW of Renewables are Connected to the Grid

Need for Green Energy Corridors Grows as Over 64 GW of Renewables are Connected to the Grid

India’s clean energy footprint is increasing every year and more than 64 GW of renewable energy capacity have been connected to the grid so far, according to Minister of Power ...
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JSW Energy Acquires JSW Electric Vehicles

JSW Energy Acquires JSW Electric Vehicles

Indian power company JSW Energy has acquired 100 percent stake in JSW Electric Vehicles in a bid to enter the country’s rapidly expanding electric vehicles (EV) market. According to the ...
Maharashtra Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

Maharashtra Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind power generation in the state. According to the new ...
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Union Territory of Lakshadweep Joins Government’s UDAY Program

Union Territory of Lakshadweep Joins Government’s UDAY Program

The union territory of Lakshadweep has become the latest signatory to the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which has been implemented by the government of India to assist in ...
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Gujarat provides Subsidy to 2,000 Consumers for Purchasing Two-Wheeler EVs

Gujarat Provides Subsidy to 2,000 Consumers for Purchasing Two-Wheeler EVs

Around 2,000 people have been provided subsidies for the purchase of two-wheeler Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the state of Gujarat. Each beneficiary has been provided a subsidy of 10,000 (~$156) ...
Government Unlikely to Announce Pan-India Policy Framework for EV Industry

Government Unlikely to Announce Pan-India Policy Framework for EV Industry

The Electric Vehicle (EV) industry is still in its nascent stage in the country and needs a push from the government to gain some momentum and move forward in the ...
ASSOCHAM Report: Expanding EV Sector in India Needs Rapid Infrastructure Addition

ASSOCHAM Report: Expanding EV Sector in India Needs Rapid Infrastructure Addition

Electric Vehicle sales in the country are expected to grow in the double digits until the year 2020, according to a joint report by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and ...
BESCOM Confirms Plans to Develop 11 EV Charging Stations in Bengaluru

BESCOM Confirms Plans to Develop 11 EV Charging Stations in Bengaluru

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) is leading the effort to develop Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for Karnataka’s capital city with an announcement that plans to launch 11 fast-charging stations ...
Maharashtra Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy to Manufacture 500,000 EVs

Maharashtra Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy to Manufacture 500,000 EVs

The Maharashtra state government cabinet has given its nod to the state’s Electric Vehicle Policy 2018. A notification issued by the state government stated that all three segments of the ...
Mahindra & Mahindra Bags Contract to Supply 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Baghirathi

Mahindra & Mahindra Bags Contract to Supply 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Baghirathi

Mahindra & Mahindra has strengthened its position in India’s electric vehicle (EV) market by winning a contract to supply 1,000 EVs to the Bengaluru-based transport firm Baghirathi Travel Solutions Pvt ...
PFC Provides ₹13.5 Billion in Financial Aid to Bihar for Transmission Line Project

PFC Provides ₹13.5 Billion in Financial Aid to Bihar for Transmission Line Project

The Power Finance Corp (PFC), a government of India enterprise, has approved a financial aid of ₹13.5 billion (~$212 million) to Bihar for a transmission line project. The aid has ...
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Tata Power Sets Up Additional EV Charging Stations in Mumbai

Tata Power Sets Up Additional EV Charging Stations in Mumbai

Tata Power has announced new additions to its strategic network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in India’s financial capital of Mumbai. The domestic integrated power company is developing two ...
States Under UDAY Program Cut Down Financial Losses in 2017

States Under UDAY Program Cut Down Financial Losses in 2017

The Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) in states that joined the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program have cut down their financial losses from ₹515.9 billion (~$8.14 billion) in the Financial Year ...
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Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

The Karnataka government is all set to procure 640 Electric Vehicles (EVs) under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) program. The vehicles to be procured ...
Indian Government Lights up Over 15,000 Villages in 2017

Indian Government Lights up Over 15,000 Villages in 2017

The government of India brought light into more than 15,000 villages in 2017. Still, around 2,217 villages are yet to see the lights turn on in their homes, and the ...
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CEA_ Stand-By Generation and Batteries Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

CEA: Stand-By Generation and Battery Storage Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

To ensure grid stability in the face of massive increases in intermittent renewable generation, India needs to produce flexible, stand-by generation and battery storage capacity, according to a new report ...
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EESL Tender for Pre-Paid Electricity Meters in Uttar Pradesh

EESL Issues Tender for 10 Million Pre-Paid Electricity Meters in Uttar Pradesh

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 10 million ...
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SAUBHAGYA Solar Electrification Program Launched in Jammu and Kashmir

SAUBHAGYA Solar Electrification Program Launched in Jammu and Kashmir

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) program to electrify all willing households in India using solar power was launched in Jammu & Kashmir on December 11, 2017 ...
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DISCOM Load Shedding

India to Crack Down on DISCOM Load Shedding

In an effort to ensure reliable electricity services for all Indians, Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh announced a plan to penalize distribution companies (DISCOMs) if they indulge in “gratuitous load-shedding.” ...
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Tata Motors EESL Tigor EVs

Tata Motors Rolls Out its First Batch of EVs for EESL

Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors announced that it has rolled out its first batch of electric vehicles (EVs) for the public sector joint venture Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Tigor ...
India Plans to Let Consumers Choose Their Power Service Providers

India Plans to Let Consumers Choose Their Power Service Providers

If all goes according to plan, consumers in India could soon be able to change power suppliers as easily as they switch between telecom service providers. According to a report ...
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SAUBHAGYA Electrification Program Launched in Manipur

SAUBHAGYA Electrification Program Launched in Manipur: 1,75,000 Households to Benefit

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) program to electrify all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas using solar power was launched ...
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100 Percent EVs by 2030 Can Create $300 Billion Market for EV Batteries in India

100 Percent EVs by 2030 Can Create $300 Billion Market for EV Batteries in India

India could account for more than one-third of the global market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2030 if it becomes a 100% EV nation, found a study conducted by ...
Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Project developers, policymakers, government officials, manufacturers, and suppliers in the power and renewable energy industry all agree that need for transparency and lack of awareness among consumers is a big ...
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Four States Join UDAY

Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu Join UDAY Program

Twenty-Seven Indian states and four union territories have so far joined the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which was implemented by the government of India to assist the financial ...
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