Indian Government Smart City Grants to Purchase EVs

Indian Government to Provide ₹1.05 Billion in Smart City Grants to Purchase EVs

The Government of India announced that it will provide up to ₹1.05 billion (~$16.2 million) in grant funding to Smart Cities for the purchase of electric vehicles to be used ...
India’s Power Supply Deficit

India’s Power Supply Deficit Recorded at 0.7 Percent During Apr-Sep 2017

India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.7 percent during the six-month period between April to September 2017. Over 615,494 million units (MU) of electricity was supplied, 4,260 MU less than ...
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NTPC EV Charging

NTPC Seeks Pan India License to Set Up EV Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is seeking a pan India license to construct and set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across India. As of now, under The Electricity ...
Maruti Suzuki and Nissan

Maruti Suzuki and Nissan Prepare to Enter India’s EV Market

Maruti Suzuki and Nissan, two carmakers that many Indians are familiar with are making separate plans to enter the electric vehicle (EV) market in India. According to Press Trust of ...
Electric Vehicles – The Next Big Cleantech Opportunity in India

Electric Vehicles – The Next Big Cleantech Opportunity in India

The electric vehicle (EV) market in India is slowly beginning to gain momentum after three years of relative inaction. However, India still lags far behind other nations when it comes ...
TPDDL and GIZ Sign MOU to Promote Renewable Energy

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and GIZ Sign MOU to Promote Renewable Energy

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), a power distribution company (DISCOM), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore possibilities for collaboration ...
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ITI Limited is the Lowest Bidder in the Second Round of EESL Smart Meter Auction

ITI Limited is the Lowest Bidder in the Second Round of EESL Smart Meter Auction

ITI Limited quoted a price of ₹2,503 (~$38.50)/single phase smart meter to emerge as the lowest bidder in the second round of auctions conducted by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), ...
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CLEAN Issues RfP to Demonstrate Lithium Ion Technology for Mini Grids in India

CLEAN Issues RfP to Demonstrate Lithium Ion Technology for Mini Grids in India

Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) inviting Lithium Ion technology providers and mini-grid developers to develop a pilot project to demonstrate lithium ion technology ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

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

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 ...
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MNRE Amends 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 ...
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