DISCOM Dues Pile Up Despite Government’s Efforts to Ease Their Financial Burden

DISCOM Dues Pile Up Despite Government’s Efforts to Ease Their Financial Burden

Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹97.25 billion (~$1.31 billion) in overdue payments (excluding dues under dispute) spread across 538 invoices at the end of May 2020, according to data ...
Tata Power Asked to Pay Dues Against Renewable Deviation Settlement Mechanism

QCAs in Maharashtra Receive Bills Against Renewable Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Maharashtra State Load Despatch Center (MSLDC) has written to qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) in the state asking them to pay their bills for renewable energy deviation settlement mechanism (RE-DSM) ...
With New Investment of ₹840 Million, Hero’s Share in Ather Energy Rises to 34.58%

With New Investment of ₹840 Million, Hero’s Share in Ather Energy Rises to 34.58%

Hero MotoCorp, a leading manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, has announced that it has invested ₹840 million (~$11.25 million) in Ather Energy. According to a BSE filing, with this latest ...
Kerala Seeks Empanelled EPC Contractors to Set Up EV Charging Stations

Kerala Seeks Empanelled EPC Contractors to Set Up EV Charging Stations

Kerala State Electricity Boards Limited (KSEB) has invited bids from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to install 26 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations at various government-owned locations in the ...
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Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

The union territory of Puducherry has opposed the central government’s proposal to privatize all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the union territories (UTs) across the country. According to a Twitter post ...
Inclusion of Hydrogen Fuel Safety Standards Proposed in the Central Motor Vehicles Act

Inclusion of Hydrogen Fuel Safety Standards Proposed in the Central Motor Vehicles Act

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has proposed amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, to include safety evaluation standards for hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles. A fuel ...
Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has written a letter to the Ministry of Power (MoP), highlighting its comments and suggestions on the Ministry’s proposed amendments to the ...
Hitachi ABB Power Grids Wins ₹1.2 Billion Deal to Supply Transformers to Indian Railways

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Wins ₹1.2 Billion Deal to Supply Transformers to Indian Railways

Hitachi ABB Power Grids India announced that it won a ₹1.2 billion (~$16.05 million) order to help the Indian government's goal of 100% railway electrification and to reduce its carbon ...
Andhra DISCOM Says Expensive Renewable Power Procurement Threat to Their Survival

Andhra DISCOM Says Expensive Renewable Power Procurement Threat to its Survival

The Eastern Power Distribution Company of India Limited (APEPDCL) has refused to rescind its open access amendments in the face of objections raised by renewable developers. The developers opposed to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Punjab Reduces Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 0.75% Per Month Amid COVID-19

Punjab Reduces Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 0.75% Per Month Amid COVID-19

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) announced that it had reduced the late payment surcharge (LPS) to 0.75% per month. The late payment surcharge is to be paid by ...
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Solar Association Asks ₹50 Billion Fund Allocation for Cash-Strapped Andhra DISCOMs

Solar Association Asks ₹50 Billion Fund Allocation for Cash-Strapped Andhra DISCOMs

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Union Power Minister R.K. Singh to set aside ₹50 billion (~$666.2 million) from the distribution companies (DISCOMs) liquidity package ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tamil Nadu CM Expresses Concern With the Proposed Amendments in Electricity Act

Tamil Nadu CM Expresses Concern With the Proposed Amendments in Electricity Act

In a letter to the Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edapaddi K Palaniswamy, has underlined several concerns relating to the proposed amendment to the ...
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India’s Power Supply Deficit Widens to 0.5% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID_ CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Widens to 0.5% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID: CEA

India’s power supply deficit widened to 0.5% in the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), up from 0.4% in the same period last year, according to the data from the ...
EESL to Set Up 162 EV Charging Stations in Noida

EESL to Set Up 162 EV Charging Stations in Noida

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an agreement with the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (Noida) to set up 162 public charging stations and related infrastructure. According to ...
DISCOM Aggregate Losses Increased by 68% to ₹496.23 Billion in FY 2018-19_ PFC Report

DISCOM Aggregate Losses Increased by 68% to ₹496.23 Billion in FY 2018-19: PFC Report

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC Limited) has released a report with key findings on the performance of state power utilities in the country for the financial year (FY) 2018-19 ...
Mumbai-Based EV Startup Raises Funding to Launch Three New Models This Year

Mumbai-Based EV Startup Raises Funding to Launch Three New Models This Year

Mumbai-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Earth Energy EV announced that it received an undisclosed amount of seed funding. The company plans to use the funds to facilitate the launch of ...
Chhattisgarh_ No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

Chhattisgarh: No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

The Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has defined the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and intra-state open access for the financial year (FY) 2020-21. The regulations will be ...
Power Ministry Imposes Cyber Security Measures on Imported Power Supply Components

Power Ministry Imposes Cyber Security Measures on Imported Power Supply Components

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a notice mandating all power supply system equipment, components, and parts imported into the country must pass through a check for harmful embedded ...
Researchers Claim Carbon Cloth Collector Improves Sulfur Utilization of Batteries

Researchers Claim Carbon Cloth Collector Improves Sulfur Utilization of Batteries

Researchers at Monash University, Deakin University, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)-Monash Research Academy, have claimed that that using a carbon cloth collector can improve the sulfur utilization ...
Kerala Empanels Eight Companies for Setting Up EV Charging Stations

Kerala Empanels Eight Companies for Setting Up EV Charging Stations

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has disclosed the list of empaneled bidders that intend to set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for commercial operations at specified locations in ...
Sterlite Power To Strengthen Interstate Transmission System To Evacuate Renewables

Sterlite Power To Strengthen Interstate Transmission System To Evacuate Renewables

Sterlite Power, a Mumbai-based power transmission company, announced that it had acquired Vapi-II North Lakhimpur Transmission Limited (VNLTL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of PFC Consulting Limited, to execute a ...
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Bengaluru’s Mobility Firm Yulu Raises ₹300 Million from US-Based Rocketship.VC

Bengaluru’s Mobility Firm Yulu Raises ₹300 Million from US-Based Rocketship.VC

Yulu, a Bangalore-based micro-mobility service provider, has announced that Rocketship.VC has invested ₹300 million (~$3.95 million) in the company. The company provides a smart rental platform for bicycles and electric ...
Sale of Electric Cars Likely to Touch 10 Million Mark in 2020_ IEA Report

Sale of Electric Cars Likely to Touch 10 Million Mark in 2020: IEA Report

The number of electric cars plying on the road is expected to touch almost 10 million in 2020, with sales growing despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report ...
India Should Start with Focus on EV Technology and Design_ Magenta Power Interview

India Should Start with a Focus on EV Technology and Design: Magenta Power Interview

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has severely affected the Indian economy, which was already losing pace. The electric vehicle (EV) industry, like all others, is reeling under the unprecedented challenges posed ...
EESL Announces Tender for 250 Electric Cars to be Deployed Pan-India

EESL Announces Tender for 250 Electric Cars to be Deployed Pan-India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for the procurement of 250 electric cars. These electric cars will come with three years of warranty and a comprehensive annual ...