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 country’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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Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

The Ministry of Power has issued a proposal incorporating new modifications to the revised proposal for amendments to the Electricity Act 2003. In September 2018, the Ministry of Power had ...
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NTPC Invites Bids for Battery Charging Station for 50 E-rickshaws in Faridabad

NTPC Invites Bids for Battery Charging Station for 50 E-rickshaws in Faridabad

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for setting up battery charging and swapping station for 50 e-rickshaws in Faridabad, Haryana, on pilot project basis. The scope of ...
A Primer: States that are Poised Lead India’s EV Revolution

EV Adoption Under FAME Program Lagging in Most States

Electric vehicle sales so far has been inconsistent under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) program. While some states have made good progress, many states ...
Exicom to Provide Li-Ion Batteries for Kinetic Green’s E-Rickshaws

Gujarat Invites EoI for Marketing and Distribution of E-Rickshaws

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for the authorization of manufacturers for marketing and distribution of battery operated three wheelers (E-Rickshaws) under the state’s ...
CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Trading License to Refex Energy

DISCOMs Should Purchase Power from Renewable Projects under REC at ₹2.67/kWh

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has released a staff paper on projects registered under renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism in the state. The paper analyzes the issues being faced ...
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Tamil Nadu Sets ₹3.97/kWh as Pooled Cost of Power for Renewables

Spot Power Price Rose 41% Due to Shortage of Coal, Reduced Generation from Hydro and Wind

Spot power price witnessed an unprecedented spike in September 2018, reversing the trend from the previous months. In September 2018, the recorded spot power price was ₹4.69 (~$0.063)/kWh. This is ...
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EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

Uttarakhand EV Policy Aims at Driving Investments for EV Manufacturing into the State

The state cabinet of Uttarakhand has approved a policy to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the state, while also incentivizing those who want to foray into EV manufacturing ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

Kerala Plans to Bring One Million EVs on the Road by 2022, Announces EV Policy

After Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana, Kerala has now hopped on to the e-mobility bandwagon. The state, with over ten million vehicles on the road, has embraced ...
DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

There has been a lot of talk lately echoing the sentiment that the next big market in India at the residential level will be solar integrated with power back-up technology ...