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
Solar Developer’s Deemed Generation Claims Due to Grid Failure Rejected

Solar Developer’s Deemed Generation Claims Due to Grid Failure Rejected

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent order, rejected the recovery claims of a solar developer for deemed generation on account of grid failure. The Commission noted that ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Gujarat Invites Bids from Manufacturers of E-Rickshaws and Electric Two-Wheelers

Gujarat Invites Bids from Manufacturers of E-Rickshaws and Electric Two-Wheelers

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids from manufacturers to market and distribute 11,000 battery-operated two-wheelers and 5,417 e-rickshaws with lithium-ion batteries under the GEDA subsidy program 2021-22 ...
EESL Invites Bids to Supply ABT Meters for Decentralized Solar Projects

EESL Invites Bids to Supply ABT Meters for Decentralized Solar Projects

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has invited bids for the supply and installation of 300 availability-based tariff (ABT) meters for remote monitoring of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹113.34 Billion at the End of April 2021

DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹113.34 Billion at the End of April 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹113.34 billion (~$1.56 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 200 pending invoices at the end of April 2021, according to ...
West Bengal Plans to Roll Out 1 Million Electric Vehicles in the Next Five Years

West Bengal Plans to Roll Out 1 Million Electric Vehicles in the Next Five Years

The Power Department of West Bengal has announced the Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021, aiming to position the state as a sustainable transportation infrastructure hub. Through the move, the state ...
CERC Proposes Allowing Energy Storage Resources to Help in Maintaining Grid Stability

CERC Proposes Allowing Energy Storage Resources to Help in Maintaining Grid Stability

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has drafted the Ancillary Services Regulations, 2021. The guidelines aim to provide for power procurement through the administered process as well as from the ...
Punjab Reduces Retail Residential Power Tariffs in the Wake of Covid-19

Punjab Reduces Retail Residential Power Tariffs in the Wake of Covid-19

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued the tariff order for the financial year (FY) 2021-22. The new tariffs will be applicable from June 1, 2021, and will ...
Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, allowed for revisions in contract demand up to two occasions for high-tension (HT) commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers and up ...
Electricity Regulators Suggest Measures to Reduce Retail Power Tariff

Electricity Regulators Suggest Measures to Reduce Retail Power Tariff

In a recent meeting, the Forum of Regulators discussed factors affecting the cost of power and stressed the need to analyze and evolve measures to reduce or contain the retail ...
PGCIL Gets Board Approval to Invest ₹22.20 Billion in Power Transmission Network

PGCIL Gets Board Approval to Invest ₹22.20 Billion in Power Transmission Network

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) noted that on May 21, 2021, its Board has approved an investment to the tune of ~₹22.20 billion (~$301.48 million) for commissioning various ...
Court Tells Government to Consider Including Hydrogen Fuel Cells Under FAME-II Program

Court Tells Government to Consider Including Hydrogen Fuel Cells Under FAME-II Program

The Delhi High Court has directed the Government of India to consider including hydrogen fuel cell-based electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen refueling stations under the ambit of the Faster Adoption ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
CERC Approves Registration of India’s Third Power Exchange

CERC Approves Registration of India’s Third Power Exchange

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted Pranurja Solution Limited (PSL) registration right to establish and operate a power exchange. It would make PSL the third power exchange in ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
IEX

Indian Energy Exchange’s Revenues Up by 20% YoY in FY 2021

The Indian Energy Exchange's (IEX) revenue in financial year (FY) 2021 was up by nearly 20% and stood at ₹3.56 billion (~$48.48 million) compared to ₹2.97 billion (~$40.45 million) in ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Slide to ₹120.25 Billion in March 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Slide to ₹120.25 Billion in March 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹120.25 billion (~$1.62 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 283 pending invoices at the end of March 2021, according to ...
Punjab Reduces Additional Surcharge Payable by Open Access Consumers to ₹1.16/kWh

Punjab Reduces Additional Surcharge Payable by Open Access Consumers to ₹1.16/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has set additional surcharge payable by consumers availing power through open access sources in the state. For open access consumers (partial and full) ...
Ministry Directs Electricity Regulators to Ensure Timely Issue of Tariff Orders

Ministry Directs Electricity Regulators to Ensure Timely Issue of Tariff Orders

The Ministry of Power has issued a notification directing the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to issue tariff orders for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 at the earliest. The Ministry ...