Nagpur to Run 450 Buses on Biofuel

Nagpur to Run 450 Buses on Biofuel

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, in a webinar, said that India’s public transport is going to be modernized using fuels such as biofuel, Compressed Natural Gas ...
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The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

In a significant development, the Supreme Court of India has asked two Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) members to go on leave until the Commission appoints a member of law ...
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India's Mahindra Signs Pact with Israel's REE Automotive to Develop Commercial EVs

India’s Mahindra Signs Pact with Israel’s REE Automotive to Develop Commercial EVs

Mahindra & Mahindra, an Indian automobile manufacturer and a part of Mahindra Group, announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel-based REE Automotive to collaborate for the ...
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No Hike in Delhi’s Power Tariff for FY 2020-21 Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

No Hike in Delhi’s Power Tariff for FY 2020-21 Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has announced that it would not raise the electricity tariffs for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In its press ...
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India’s Power Demand is Almost Back to Pre-COVID Levels_ POSOCO Report

India’s Power Demand is Almost Back to Pre-COVID Levels: POSOCO Report

Data from POSOCO, the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), has shown that power demand in the country rose after it dipped during the COVID-19-induced nationwide lockdown. The data showed that ...
Hyderabad’s Energy Requirement in 2025 Could be Higher Than Mumbai’s_ CEA Report

Hyderabad’s Energy Requirement in 2025 Could be Higher Than Mumbai’s: CEA Report

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the second part of its 19th Electric Power Survey (EPS), which forecasts the power consumption across 20 cities in India. The forecast is ...
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SECI Disbursed ₹5.2 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in July 2020

SECI Disbursed ₹5.2 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in July 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) paid nearly ₹5.2 billion (~$70.2 million) to developers for the purchase of solar and wind power in July 2020. This represented about ...
Electric Buses in This London Garage Set To Generate Electricity When Not in Use

Electric Buses in This London Garage Set To Generate Electricity When Not in Use

United Kingdom-based SSE Enterprise is working on a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project at London’s Northumberland Park bus garage, where electricity would be generated from buses when it’s not ferrying passengers. The ...
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Punjab Power Corporation Floats Tender to Install Smart Meters in Ludhiana

Punjab Power Corporation Floats Tender to Install Smart Meters in Ludhiana

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a tender for installing smart meters, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, and communication infrastructure with a network platform in Ludhiana. Interested ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
New Transmission Infrastructure for Solar and Wind Coming Up in Rajasthan and Gujarat

New Transmission Infrastructure for Solar and Wind Coming Up in Rajasthan and Gujarat

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has allowed Bikaner Khetri Transmission Limited (BKTKL) and Powergrid Bhuj Transmission Limited (PBTL) to lay transmission lines for renewable projects in Rajasthan and Gujarat. According ...
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Ministry of Power Wants Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to be Kept Below 12%

Ministry of Power Wants Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to be Kept Below 12%

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has suggested that the power generation and transmission companies should reduce the late payment surcharge (LPS) up to 12% annually for distribution companies (DISCOMs). This ...
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Haryana Mulls Competitive Bidding Route for Power Transmission Projects

Haryana Mulls Competitive Bidding Route for Power Transmission Projects

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has invited comments and suggestions from power sector stakeholders on its paper proposing the introduction of competitive bidding for power transmission projects. The deadline ...
Solar Developer Seeks Return of Bank Guarantee After PPA Termination

Solar Developer Seeks Return of Bank Guarantee After PPA Termination

Arina Solar Private Limited has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) requesting it to direct the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to return its performance ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Approves Introduction of Green Term-Ahead Market Contracts on IEX

CERC Approves Introduction of Green Term-Ahead Market Contracts on IEX

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the introduction of the 'Green Term-Ahead Market' (GTAM) contracts on the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), adding that it would provide an avenue ...
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Sterlite Power Sells 14.7% Stake in India Grid Trust for ₹8.4 Billion

Sterlite Power Sells 14.7% Stake in India Grid Trust for ₹8.4 Billion

Sterlite Power, a power transmission infrastructure developer, announced that it had sold a 14.7% stake in the India Grid Trust (IndiGrid) for an amount of ₹8.4 billion (~$112.2 million) to ...
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Power Finance Corporation Releases ₹306 Billion as Part of DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

Power Finance Corporation Releases ₹306 Billion as Part of DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) has approved ₹306.07 billion (~$4.09 billion) as of July 31, 2020, as part of the liquidity package announced by the government for eligible distribution ...
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Adani Invites Bids to Implement Smart Group Metering for Its Power Consumers in Mumbai

Adani Invites Bids to Implement Smart Group Metering for Its Power Consumers in Mumbai

Adani Electric Mumbai Limited (AEML) has issued a tender to implement a smart metering solution in its power distribution area of 700,000 consumers in the east division in Mumbai. Interested ...
/ / Grid, Smart Buildings
To Push Electric Mobility, India Allows Sale of Electric Vehicles Without Batteries

To Push Electric Mobility, India Allows Sale of Electric Vehicles Without Batteries

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MORTH) announced that all the states and union territories (UTs) have now been allowed the registration and sale of electric vehicles (EVs) without ...
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Power Transmission Projects Affected by COVID-19 Lockdown Get Five-Month Extension

Power Transmission Projects Affected by COVID-19 Lockdown Get Five-Month Extension

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has decided to extend the scheduled commercial operation date (SCoD) of the interstate power transmission projects that ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Assam Releases Tender to Procure 50 Electric Buses

Assam Releases Tender to Procure 50 Electric Buses

The Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) has issued a request for proposal to supply 50 electric buses in the state. Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit ...
Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

REC Limited, formerly called the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, reported that it had sanctioned over ₹300 billion (~$4 billion) to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the country as of July 31, ...
DISCOM Dues to Power Generators Mount to ₹101 BillionAt the End of June

DISCOM Dues to Power Generators Mount to ₹101 Billion At the End of June

The distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹101.11 billion (~$1.3 billion) in overdue payments (excluding dues under dispute) spread across 544 invoices at the end of June 2020, according to ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Himachal Pradesh Reduces Subsidies Offered to Domestic Power Consumers

Himachal Pradesh Reduces Subsidies Offered to Domestic Power Consumers

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has reduced the subsidies offered to domestic power consumers by increasing the effective tariffs. The revised tariffs provide clarity on the tariffs determined ...
Delhi Announces New EV Policy, Proposes Incentives Up to ₹150,000 for Electric Cars

Delhi Announces New EV Policy, Proposes Incentives Up to ₹150,000 for Electric Cars

The Delhi government has issued the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, 2020, to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the national capital following the unsatisfactory results of the central ...
ABB to Build a Manufacturing Facility in Italy to Meet Global Demand for EV Chargers

ABB to Build a Manufacturing Facility in Italy to Meet Global Demand for EV Chargers

Switzerland-based ABB announced that it had invested $30 million (~₹2.25 billion) to construct its new manufacturing facility in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy. In its press statement, ABB said that the ...
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