APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulators for Delay in Tariff Revision

APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulators for Delay in Tariff Revision

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the state and joint electricity regulatory commissions to explain the delay in the revision of the tariff, lack of payments to the ...
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DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the top renewable energy generating states of the country are the biggest defaulters when it comes to paying dues for the power procured from renewable projects ...
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After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38_kWh in July 2019

After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38/kWh in July 2019

In July 2019, the spot power prices witnessed a surge, rising to ₹3.38 (~$0.048)/kWh. This was a 15% increase month-over-month (MoM) when compared to June 2019, in which spot power ...
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CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification to address the procedure, terms, and conditions for the grant of licenses for electricity trading. The draft notification sets the ...
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In a Boost to Electric Mobility, India Slashes GST on Electric Vehicles from 12% to 5%

In a Boost to Electric Mobility, India Slashes GST on Electric Vehicles from 12% to 5%

In a positive development towards increasing electric mobility in the country, the government has cut the applicable rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on electric vehicles (EVs). The 36th ...
Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

The Government of India has issued an advisory for submitting required documents for the waiver of interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on the transmission of electricity generated from ...
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DISCOMs Feel the Heat_ No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

DISCOMs Feel the Heat: No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

The Ministry of Power has issued procedural guidelines for the scheduling of power to distribution companies in case of non-maintenance of the line of credit under the payment security mechanism. Recently, Minister ...
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Vakrangee to Establish Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across India

Vakrangee to Establish Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across India

Vakrangee Limited, a technology-oriented company, has announced that it will establish charging infrastructure units for electric vehicles (EV) across India. The facilities will be set up at the company’s Nextgen ...
NTPC Gets Category I License for Inter-State Trading of Electricity

NTPC Gets Category I License for Inter-State Trading of Electricity

In a significant development for the country’s power sector, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted a ‘Category I Electricity Trading License’ to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) ...
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Spot Power Price Continues to Soar Four Months in a Row, Hovers at ₹3.34/kWh in May 2019

Spot Power Price Dips Slightly in June 2019 at 3.32/kWh as Solar Generation Rises

In June 2019, the spot power price was recorded at ₹3.32 (~$0.0483)/kWh. After soaring high for four consecutive months in 2019, the spot power price has now declined slightly by ...
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National Electric Mobility Plan 2020 Targets Deployment of Up to 7 Million EVs Across India

National Electric Mobility Plan 2020 Targets Deployment of Up to 7 Million EVs Across India

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 targets the deployment of up to 7 million hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) in India by 2020. This is a ‘national mission’ ...
Kerala Automobiles to Manufacture 8,000 Indigenous Electric Autorickshaws

Kerala Automobiles to Manufacture 8,000 Indigenous Electric Autorickshaws

The Kerala Automobiles Limited (KAL) is set to roll out indigenous three-wheeler eco-friendly autorickshaws in the state. According to the company, it has recently received the clearance certificate from Pune-based ...
Ola Electric Raises $250 Million from SoftBank

Ola Electric Raises $250 Million from SoftBank

Ola Electric Mobility (OEM), a company backed by Ola, has raised ₹17.25 billion (~$250 million) from Tokyo-based SoftBank. SoftBank’s Cayman’s Islands entity, SB Topaz (Cayman) Ltd was allotted 4,326 compulsorily ...
Himachal Pradesh Amends its Regulation for Deviation Settlement Mechanism

Himachal Pradesh Amends its Regulation for Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has finalized the amendments to its regulation on deviation settlement mechanism (DSM). The state commission had proposed the amendments in May 2019 and ...
DISCOMs Mandated to Maintain Letter of Credit as Payment Security Mechanism to Buy Power

DISCOMs Mandated to Maintain Letter of Credit as Payment Security Mechanism to Buy Power

In a bold move, RK Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy has announced the approval of a proposal to make it mandatory for distribution ...
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NITI Aayog Gives Two-Wheeled Vehicle Makers 2 Weeks to Create EV Adoption Blueprint

NITI Aayog Gives Two-Wheeled Vehicle Makers 2 Weeks to Create EV Adoption Blueprint

In a recent meeting held by NITI Aayog, two-wheeler industry stakeholders, and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the government think tank has asked the traditional two-wheeler players to ...
Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has come up with a proposal to deploy 350 electric buses in five cities in the state. Overall, the project is likely ...
Jammu and Kashmir to Soon Add 30 Electric Buses in Srinagar’s Fleet

Jammu and Kashmir to Soon Add 30 Electric Buses in Srinagar’s Fleet

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government has decided to deploy electric buses in the state’s summer capital Srinagar. Tata Motors has already supplied ten electric buses to the Jammu and ...
NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has put out a bold proposal which states that after 2030, electric vehicles (EVs) have to be exclusively sold in the country ...
RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

The Union Power Minister R.K. Singh held a meeting recently in the national capital to discuss the implementation issues regarding the mechanism issued by Ministry of Power for providing flexibility ...
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Electric Vehicles Likely to Get Registration Fee Exemption

Electric Vehicles Likely to Get Registration Fee Exemption

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has put forward a proposal to relieve electric and battery-operated vehicles from registration charges. This move comes at a time when the ...
BESCOM Readies Blueprint to Set Up 678 EV Charging Stations in Karnataka

BESCOM Readies Blueprint to Set Up 678 EV Charging Stations in Karnataka

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has drawn a plan for setting up 678 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations across the state of Karnataka. The proposed plan has 100 charging ...
Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Power Regulations

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 either coming up with new open access regulations ...
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Industry-Wide Consultation Necessary Before Launching a Plan for Transition to EVs: CII

Industry-Wide Consultation Necessary Before Launching a Plan for Transition to EVs: CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called stakeholders from across the transportation and renewable energy sectors for a consultation on the future of intelligent mobility in the country. CII ...
Uttar Pradesh Floats Expression of Interest for EV Charging Stations

Uttar Pradesh Floats Expression of Interest for EV Charging Stations

The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to set up charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in cities, highways, and expressways across ...