Developers Say ISTS Waiver Extension Inevitable, Highlight Other Pressing Issues

Developers Say ISTS Waiver Extension Inevitable, Highlight Other Pressing Issues

Renewable energy projects commissioned on or before June 30, 2023, have a waiver on inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses. But most of these projects are yet to sign ...
PGCIL Bags Two Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

PGCIL Bags Two Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, has bagged two power transmission projects in Rajasthan through tariff-based competitive bidding. These projects are built to evacuate 8.1 ...
/ / Grid, T&D
GreenCell Joins Hands with PMI Electro to Deploy 350 Electric Buses Across Uttar Pradesh

GreenCell Joins Hands with PMI Electro to Deploy 350 Electric Buses Across Uttar Pradesh

GreenCell Mobility, an electric mobility-as-a-service (eMaaS) platform, has announced that it is investing ₹4 billion (~$55.09 million) in a consortium run by PMI Electro Mobility Solutions to deploy 350 electric ...
Ather Energy Begins Electric Two-Wheeler Production at its Hosur Facility

Ather Energy Begins Electric Two-Wheeler Production at its Facility in Tamil Nadu

Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturer, Ather Energy, has commenced operations from its facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Ather has also started deliveries in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad, and ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Bids Invited for the Procurement of 188,000 Smart Meters for Ajmer and Jodhpur DISCOMs

Bids Invited for the Procurement of 188,000 Smart Meters for Ajmer and Jodhpur DISCOMs

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids to procure 188,000 smart meters based on 3G/4G mode for deployment under Ajmer and Jodhpur distribution companies (DISCOMs). The successful bidder ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India to Soon Get Another Power Exchange

India to Soon Get Another Power Exchange

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) proposes to grant registration to Pranurja Solutions to establish and operate a power exchange. The Commission said that it would invite suggestions and comments ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Goa Announces Electric Mobility Initiatives

Goa Announces Electric Mobility Initiatives

Goa's Minister of Power, Environment, and New & Renewable Energy Nilesh Cabral emphasized the importance of ushering in electric two-wheelers in Goa. He also highlighted other electric mobility initiatives as ...
Power Finance Corporation’s Revenue Up 16% in Q3 FY 2021

Power Finance Corporation’s Revenue Up 16% in Q3 FY 2021

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has reported a rise in its revenue in the third quarter (Q3) of the financial year 2021 (FY 2021) with ₹184.42 billion (~$2.5 billion), up ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Grid
Tender Floated for Setting up EV Charging, Battery Swapping Stations in Delhi (1)

Tender Floated for Setting up EV Charging, Battery Swapping Stations in Delhi

Delhi Transco Limited has floated a tender for setting up electric vehicle (EV) charging and battery swapping stations under packages (sites) A - J across the national capital territory of ...
Mumbai's Railway Stations to Get EV Charging Points

Mumbai’s Railway Stations to Get EV Charging Points

Central Railways has partnered with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Tata Power to install charging points for electric vehicles (EV) at all important railway stations in the city, suburbs, ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Israel's E-Mobility Company REE Automotive to go Public in a $3.6 Billion SPAC Deal

Israel’s E-Mobility Company REE Automotive to go Public in a $3.6 Billion SPAC Deal

REE Automotive, an Israel-based e-mobility company, has signed a merger agreement for a business combination with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose vehicle company (SPAC), resulting in REE ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Reach ₹121 Billion in December 2020

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Reach ₹121 Billion in December 2020

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed nearly ₹121.12 billion (~$1.65 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 380 pending invoices, according to data released by the Ministry ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Avaada, Ayana to Build Transmission Lines for 650 MW of Solar Projects

Avaada, Ayana to Build Transmission Lines for 650 MW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to Avaada Energy and Ayana Renewable Power to construct transmission lines for 350 MW and 300 MW of solar projects, respectively, in ...
/ / Grid, T&D
CERC Rejects Petition to Exempt Projects in Solar Parks from ISTS Charges

CERC Rejects Petition to Exempt Projects in Solar Parks from ISTS Charges

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a petition to declare an inter-state transmission system (ISTS) transmission network connecting the solar park with the national grid as a ‘project ...
PGCIL Bags Three Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

PGCIL Bags Three Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) of India, a state-owned power transmission company, has bagged three power transmission projects in Rajasthan through competitive bidding. These are built to evacuate 8.1 GW of ...
/ / Grid, T&D
India's Power Supply Deficit Narrows to 0.3% in April-December 2020: CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Narrows to 0.3% in April-December 2020: CEA

India's power supply deficit narrowed down to 0.3% between April and December 2020, while its peak power deficit slipped to 0.6%, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) ...
Ministry of Power suggests Changes to CERC Regulations Regarding Transmission Charges

Ministry of Power Suggests Changes to CERC Regulations Regarding Transmission Charges

The Ministry of Power has issued directions to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) regarding sharing transmission charges under 'force majeure' conditions. The ministry noted that the Central Transmission Utility ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Electric Charging Network Provider EVgo Services To Go Public in a $2.6 Billion SPAC Deal

Electric Charging Network Provider EVgo Services To Go Public in a $2.6 Billion SPAC Deal

EVgo Services,  a wholly-owned subsidiary of LS Power and electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider, has signed a definitive agreement for a business combination with Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
SC Allows CERC to Pronounce Orders in Reserved Matters Until New Member of Law Joins

SC Allows CERC to Pronounce Orders in Reserved Matters Until New Member of Law Joins

In a new development regarding the appointment of Member (Law) at the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the supreme court has allowed pronouncement of judgments in some reserved matters until ...
PMI Electro Mobility and Panasonic Partner to Set Up EV Charging Stations in 17 Cities

PMI Electro Mobility and Panasonic Partner to Set Up EV Charging Stations in 17 Cities

Panasonic Life Solutions India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, has joined hands with PMI Electro Mobility Solutions, a manufacturer of ‘zero-emission’ commercial vehicles, to set up electric vehicle (EV) ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
What the Electric Vehicle Industry Wants from Budget 2021

What the Electric Vehicle Industry Wants from Budget 2021

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget on February 1, 2021.  The budget, the first after the COVID-19 pandemic, will be keenly watched by the renewable energy sector ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Ola Partners with Siemens to Build Advanced Electric Scooter Manufacturing Facility

Ola Partners with Siemens to Build Advanced Electric Scooter Manufacturing Facility

Ola, one of India's leading mobility platforms, has announced that it has partnered with Siemens to build its upcoming electric vehicle manufacturing facility. The announcement comes on the heels of ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Other
Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization (1)

Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization

The Supreme Court of India issued orders placing a hold on a stay order given by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, on the privatization of Chandigarh’s electricity distribution company ...
Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac announced a 50% reduction in motor vehicle tax for electric, fuel cell, and full hybrid battery electric vehicles (EV) for five years in the state’s ...
Tesla Registers its Indian Subsidiary 'Tesla India Motors And Energy' In Bengaluru

Tesla Registers its Indian Subsidiary ‘Tesla India Motors And Energy’ In Bengaluru

Leading Electric Car manufacturer Tesla has established an Indian subsidiary 'Tesla Indian Motors and Energy' in Bengaluru. According to the Registrar of Companies, the company has named three directors for ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid