Rajasthan Releases EV Policy, 2021, Offers Subsidies Up To ₹20,000 for E-Rickshaws

Rajasthan Releases EV Policy, 2021, Offers Subsidies Up to ₹20,000 for E-Rickshaws

The Rajasthan government has released the Rajasthan Electric Vehicle Policy, 2021, and has become the latest state to follow Goa, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and West Bengal. The policy is focused ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
State Mulls Threshold Limit for Transmission Projects Under Competitive Bidding Route

State Mulls Threshold Limit for Transmission Projects Under Competitive Bidding Route

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued a consultation paper to determine the threshold limit to develop an intra-state transmission system through tariff-based competitive bidding. The deadline for submitting comments ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed the Karnataka  Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to review its earlier order regarding the tariff reduction for the delayed rooftop ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
PGCIL's Rajasthan Subsidiary Secures Transmission License for 8.1 GW of Solar Projects

PGCIL’s Rajasthan Subsidiary Secures Transmission License for 8.1 GW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, has granted a transmission license to Bikaner-II Bhiwadi Transco, a special purpose vehicle of Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Electric Scooter Maker Hero Electric Raises ₹2.2 Billion in Series B Funding

Electric Scooter Maker Hero Electric Raises ₹2.2 Billion in Series B Funding

Electric scooter manufacturer Hero Electric has announced that it has raised ₹2.2 billion (~$29.5 million) as the first part of its Series B funding. Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) and Hero ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

The Supreme Court of India has lifted the suspension order imposed by the Bombay High Court on the distribution company (DISCOM) privatization process, according to the update provided to the ...
/ / Grid, T&D
BSES Rajdhani to Empanel Private EV Charging Infrastructure Providers in Delhi

BSES Rajdhani to Empanel Private EV Charging Infrastructure Providers in Delhi

BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL) has invited proposals to empanel vendors for deploying electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across various sites in Delhi. These include semi-public sites or commercial buildings such ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Maharashtra's Draft EV Policy, 2021, Aims 25% E-Public Transport by 2025

Maharashtra’s Draft EV Policy, 2021, Aims 25% E-Public Transport by 2025

The Maharashtra Government has announced the Draft Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, 2021. The policy aims to support the adoption of sustainable and clean mobility solutions in Maharashtra. The recommended policy ...
Goa Issues Draft EV Policy, Proposes All Two-Wheelers to Switch to Electric After 2025

Goa Issues Draft EV Policy, Proposes All Two-Wheelers to Switch to Electric After 2025

The Goa government has issued the draft ‘Goa Electric Mobility Promotion Policy, 2021’. The policy would be enforced for five years, from the date of its notification in the official ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Andhra Pradesh to Procure 25,000 Electric Two-Wheelers For Government Employees

Andhra Pradesh to Procure 25,000 Electric Two-Wheelers For Government Employees

New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has signed an agreement with Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Data from Smart Meters Could Set Tariff Based on Energy Usage Pattern

Data from Smart Meters Could Set Tariff Based on Energy Usage Pattern

Researchers from the Texas A&M University have suggested a tariff plan for utilities based on energy consumption that replicates the toll calculation method on toll roads. The model recommended by the ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak power demand reached an all-time high of over 200 GW on July 7, 2021, said R.K. Singh, Union Power Minister, on Twitter. It surpassed the previous all-time high of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry of Power Allows Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPAs After Completing Tenure

Ministry of Power Allows Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPAs After Completing Tenure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has provided an option for distribution licensees (DISCOMs) to continue or exit from power purchase agreements (PPAs) for projects that have completed 25 years of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Smart Grid Cell to be Established in Telangana

Smart Grid Cell to be Established in Telangana

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued a notification for implementing the TSERC (Smart Grid) Regulation, 2021. The regulation would be enforced from the date of its publication ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Tender Issued for Short-Term Firm Power With Banking Arrangement

Tender Issued for Short-Term Firm Power With Banking Arrangement

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids to import and export short-term power under banking arrangements from trading licensees, state utilities, distribution licensees, and state electricity ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Finance Minister Announces ₹3.03 Trillion for Upgrading DISCOMs

Finance Minister Announces ₹3.03 Trillion for Upgrading DISCOMs

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the ‘Economic Relief from Pandemic’ package and declared several sops for power distribution companies (DISCOMs), including ₹3.03 trillion (~$40.82 billion) outlay for reform-based ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Validity of FAME-II Program for Electric Vehicles Extended Until March 31, 2024

Validity of FAME-II Program for Electric Vehicles Extended Until March 31, 2024

The government has extended the validity of the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II program for all approved electric vehicle (EV) models. The validity ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

In an important announcement, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has granted an extension of three months to all interstate transmission projects under construction, with the scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Gujarat Unveils Electric Vehicle Policy with Plans to Add 200,000 EVs by 2025

Gujarat Unveils Electric Vehicle Policy with Plans to Add 200,000 EVs by 2025

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced the Gujarat Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, 2021. The policy aims to move the state’s transportation sector towards electric mobility to reduce pollution and protect ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
DISCOM Asked to Refund Electricity Duty Levied on Renewable Energy Open Access Consumer

DISCOM Asked to Refund Electricity Duty Levied on Renewable Energy Open Access Consumer

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) to provide the credit adjustment for wrongful levy of electric duty to open access power ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Waiver of ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Extended until June 30, 2025

Waiver of ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Extended until June 30, 2025

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced an extension to the inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges waiver on solar and wind energy projects commissioned up to June 30, 2025. The waiver applies ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Uttar Pradesh DISCOM To Pay ₹14.59 Billion For Unmet Renewable Purchase Obligation

Uttar Pradesh DISCOM to Pay ₹14.59 Billion for Unmet Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in a recent order, directed Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to deposit ₹72.45 billion (~$978 million) in the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Dalhousie University’s Advanced EV Battery Research Gets Grant from Tesla and NSERC

Dalhousie University’s Advanced EV Battery Research Gets Grant from Tesla and NSERC

A team of researchers from the Dalhousie University, based at Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, received a grant of $2.9 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
EESL Subsidiary to Empanel Electric Two-Wheeler OEMs in Kerala

EESL Subsidiary to Empanel Electric Two-Wheeler OEMs in Kerala

Convergence Energy Services (CESL), a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to supply electric two-wheelers ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
India's Peak Power Deficit Fell to 0.4% During the FY 2020-21: CEA

India’s Peak Power Deficit Fell to 0.4% During the FY 2020-21: CEA

India's energy supply deficit for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 stood at 0.4%, with the peak power deficit also narrowing down to 0.4% during the year, according to the data ...
/ / Grid, T&D