Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

10 Drivers of EV Market in India

The Indian government launched the National E-Mobility Program in March 2018 to achieve 100 percent e-mobility by . Since then, the country has taken several policy initiatives to propel the growth ...
Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification about fees to be collected by Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDC) from the generating companies, distribution licensees, inter-state transmission licensees, buyers, ...
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NTPC Invites Bids for Battery Charging Station for 50 E-rickshaws in Faridabad

Karnataka’s Shivamogga Smart City Announces Tender for 100 E-Rickshaws

In India, the widely used electric three-wheelers are expected to play a crucial role in last-mile connectivity and reduction in carbon emissions through intelligent mobility. With this in mind, Karnataka’s ...
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

Low REC Inventory Pulls Trading Numbers Down in March 2019

After surging in February 2019, the trade in solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) declined in March 2019. The decline in the number of RECs traded is a result of low ...
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Exicom Wins Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers to EESL

EESL Floats Tender for 200 Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers

Government’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for 200 fast chargers along with three years’ on-site warranty and annual maintenance contract. The tender, extendable up to 10 ...
NITI Aayog Suggests Electric-Bus Fleet in Cities Under Public Private Partnership Mode

Tender Announced for Procurement of 100 Electric Buses in Goa

The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has invited bids for procuring 100 electric buses to operate in the state of Goa. The brief scope of work includes the operation of ...
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Andhra Pradesh to Amend its Regulation on Open Access Power Transactions

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now amending old regulations. For instance, ...
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Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

The Indian government recently notified the implementation of ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)’ with a total budget outlay of ₹100 ...
In a Boost to India’s EV Segment, Hyundai and Kia to Invest $300 Million in Ola

In a Boost to India’s EV Segment, Hyundai and Kia to Invest $300 Million in Ola

Carmakers Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors have announced that they are going to invest to the tune of $300 million in cab aggregation service provider Ola. This is their largest ...
Panasonic Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station at BSES Head Office in Delhi

Panasonic Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station at BSES Head Office in Delhi

Panasonic, a global technology company has collaborated with BSES Yamuna Power Limited to set up an electric vehicle charging station at their New Delhi head office. This pilot facility will ...
Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Open Access market once attractive is now almost dead according to many in the industry. Policies get announced regularly followed by constant amendments leading to a final draft that looks ...
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NTPC Issues Tender for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

NTPC Issues Tender for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to set up charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) including buses and four-wheelers, on a turnkey basis. The scope of work ...
EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

Uttar Pradesh Approves EV Charging Tariffs for Various Segments of Consumers

After receiving comments and views from stakeholders through a public hearing held on March 7, 2019, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has now approved the tariffs for electric vehicle ...
CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new regulations for the cross-border trade of electricity. These regulations will come into force from the date of publication in the Official ...
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Government Readies Blueprint for EV and Battery Manufacturing

Government Readies Blueprint for EV and Battery Manufacturing

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal for setting up a national mission on transformative mobility and battery storage initiatives. Apart from this, the Cabinet ...
Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

₹5.75 Billion Given to Six States to Curtail Their AT&C Losses Still Remain Unutilized

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has written to six states regarding the timely completion of implementing the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) /distribution management system (DMS) under the government’s Restructured ...
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Delhi to Fight Toxic Air with 1,000 Electric Buses

Delhi Cabinet Approves Procurement of 1,000 Electric Buses

In a big push to combat the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, the Delhi Cabinet has now approved the procurement of 1,000 low-floor electric buses. "This is the ...
REIL Issues Tender to Set Up 270 EV Charging Stations Across India

REIL Issues Tender to Set Up 270 EV Charging Stations Across India

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a public-sector enterprise operating in the electronics, information technology, and renewable energy segment, has issued a tender to set up 270 electric vehicles (EVs) ...
CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued draft (Fees and Charges of Regional Load Dispatch Centre (RLDC) and other related matters) Regulations, 2019. These regulations will come into effect ...
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No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power has passed an order stating that the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) of captive power projects should be fixed at the appropriate level in the year such projects ...
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NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

Government Proposes $700 Million Plan for EV Infrastructure Revamp in the Next 5 Years

Recently, the Ministry of Power (MoP) in a meeting with the Fifteenth Finance Commission in New Delhi, proposed measures to support the development of Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) infrastructure and ...
Maharashtra Invites Bids to Set Up 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Maharashtra Invites Bids to Set Up 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to install 50 electric vehicle charging stations in the state. These charging stations will be spread across seven ...
Tata Power and HPCL Sign MoU for Setting Up EV Charging Stations Across India

Government Proposes EV Charging Stations at Every 25 Kms on Roads

The Town and Country Planning Organization, Ministry of Housing, and Ministry of Urban Affairs have released amendments to Model Building By-Laws (MBBL) to provide for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure ...
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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