CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

POWERGRID can monetize its transmission line towers by offering it to mobile telecom service providers on commercial basis under section 41 of the Electricity Act, 2003, which allows for effective ...
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Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

NTPC to Curtail Power Supply to Jammu and Kashmir as Unpaid Dues Reach ₹20 Billion

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has written a letter to the Power Development Department (PDD) of Jammu and Kashmir, warning to restrict power supply and reallocate the power from ...
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Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

31 Companies Join Climate Action Initiative, Adopt EVs to Fight Toxic Air

The Climate Group is targeting the electrification of more than 2 million vehicles by 2030 under its EV100 initiative.  EV100 is a global initiative by The Climate Group (a non-profit ...
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

India Gets Serious on Optimizing Inter-State Generating Stations, Reducing Power Cost

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) to implement a pilot for the security constrained economic dispatch (SCED) of electricity ...
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Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Ministry of Power Sets Committee to Recommend Solutions for Payment Delays by DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has constituted a new committee to study and submit its recommendations into the issue of delayed payments by distribution companies (DISCOMS) to power generating companies ...
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To Boost Indigenous Manufacturing, Government Reduces Customs Duty on EV Components

To Boost Indigenous Manufacturing, Government Reduces Customs Duty on EV Components

In a move that could significantly influence the pace of EV adoption in the country, the government has reduced the applicable customs duty on parts and components of electric vehicles ...
Illegal Charging by E-Rickshaws in Delhi Lead to ₹1.5 Billion in Losses to DISCOMs

Illegal Charging by E-Rickshaws in Delhi Leads to ₹1.5 Billion in Losses to DISCOMs

Power theft for the purpose of charging of e-rickshaws has cost the distribution companies in Delhi approximately ₹1.5 billion (~$21.08 million) in a year, according to a report from PTI. The ...
NITI Aayog Introduces Model Concession Agreement for Electric Bus Fleets in Cities

NITI Aayog Introduces Model Concession Agreement for Electric Bus Fleets in Cities

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has issued a model concession agreement for public private partnership (PPP) aimed at the operation and maintenance of electric buses in cities ...
EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

BHEL to Install Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Along Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has announced that it is setting up a network of solar-based electric vehicle charging stations on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. BHEL’s scope of work in the ...
72 Years After Independence, Leh and Kargil Connected to National Electricity Grid

72 Years After Independence, Leh and Kargil Connected to National Electricity Grid

Leh and Kargil, two of India’s most difficult and inhospitable terrains, have finally been connected to the national electricity grid. This feat, achieved after 72 years of independence, was made ...
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Tata Power and HPCL Sign MoU for Setting Up EV Charging Stations Across India

Ministry of Finance Gets 15 EVs, 28 Charging Stations Installed in Delhi’s North Block

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an agreement to deliver 15 electric vehicles (EVs) to the Department of Economic Affairs that comes under the Ministry of Finance. With ...
NTPC Invites Bids for Battery Charging Station for 50 E-rickshaws in Faridabad

Bihar Sharif Smart City Invites Bids for an E-Rickshaw Charging Station

The Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited has invited bids for the construction of an e-rickshaw charging station in Bihar Sharif, a town located in Nalanda district of Bihar. The total ...
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

Rajasthan’s Amendments to Deviation Settlement Regulations for Grid-Connected Power

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft amendments to the 2017 regulations on deviation settlement mechanism for grid-connected power. The draft is up for comments and suggestions up to ...
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Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Neighboring Countries Can Now Buy Renewable Energy from Indian Power Generators

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued new guidelines for import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries. The 2018 guidelines will replace the existing guidelines on cross border trade ...
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India Generated 5.3 Billion Units of Solar Power in Q3 2017

Electricity Demand in India Will Almost Triple Between 2018 and 2040: World Bank

More than 250 million people in South Asia live without access to electricity, which is a quarter of the global population living off the grid, reveals a new report In ...
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Indian EV Start-Up Strom Motors Receives Angel Funding

India and France to Work Together for Expansion of Electric Vehicles

India and France have announced quite a few collaborations together lately to battle climate change affecting the world. The latest Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between India’s Solar ...
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

New EV Charging Station Guidelines Announced

With the goal to facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in the country, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced guidelines and standards for the development of electric ...
15 States in India Achieve 100% Household Electrification Under SAUBHAGYA Program

15 States in India Achieve 100% Household Electrification Under SAUBHAGYA Program

According to the government, 15 states in India have achieved 100 percent household electrification under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna (SAUBHAGYA) program so far. Mercom had reported on ...
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Delhi to Fight Toxic Air with 1,000 Electric Buses

Delhi’s Draft EV Policy Aims at 25% Of All New Vehicles to Be Electric by 2023

The Delhi government has released its draft Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2018 to improve Delhi’s air quality by bringing down the emissions from transport sector. With this policy, the government ...
CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

Nepal Begins Construction of its Landmark Power Transmission Line with Aid from EU

Nepal’s Minister of Energy recently inaugurated the ceremony to formally mark the initiation of construction of the Chilime-Trishuli transmission system in central Nepal. This project is expected to allow access ...
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Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

CERC Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Grid-Connected Power

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued its fourth amendment to the deviation settlement regulations. These regulations will come into force from January 1, 2019. The main objective for ...
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NTPC Ties Up with Seven Vehicle Aggregators to Develop EV Charging Network

NTPC Ties Up with Seven Vehicle Aggregators to Develop EV Charging Network

NTPC Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding  (MoU) with a host of vehicle aggregators for the development and utilization of public charging infrastructure across the country.  Seven vehicle aggregators namely: Ola, ...
Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Tariff of ₹6/kWh to be Applicable on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Telangana

Taking another step forward towards propelling the growth of intelligent transportation in the state, the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved a tariff of ₹6.00 (~$ 0.083)/kWh for electric ...
Kerala Deploys Electric Buses to Transport Pilgrims

Kerala Deploys Electric Buses to Transport Pilgrims

Olectra-BYD, an electric vehicle maker, has deployed 10 commercial grade electric buses in collaboration with the state’s road transport corporation to take pilgrims to the Sabarimala shrine, located in the ...
Assam Issues Regulations for Open Access in Intrastate and Interstate Transmission

Assam Issues Regulations for Open Access in Intrastate and Interstate Transmission

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has issued AERC (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and related matters) Regulations, 2018. These regulations apply to the state of Assam and will come into force ...
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