Draft Amendments to Qualify for Captive Generation Project Released

Draft Amendments to Qualify for Captive Power Generation Project Released

The Ministry of Power has amended the guidelines relating to captive generation projects in India. The Under Secretary to the Government of India, has penned a letter addressed to the ...
Four Companies Win Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers for EESL

Four Companies Win Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers for EESL

The tender floated by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for the procurement of 2,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers was bagged by four energy storage solutions companies, namely SBD Green Energy and Infra ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

The shift from fossil-fuel powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) has become more important than ever for India. The country has to embrace EVs quickly, if it wants to cut ...
BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has proposed a separate tariff for >1 MW open access consumers, as it causes the non-recovery of fixed costs. BESCOM has requested for an increase ...
Spot Power Price Remains High at ₹3.98/kWh in April 2018

Spot Power Price Remains High at ₹3.98/kWh in April 2018

In April 2018, the spot power price was ₹3.98 (~$0.0594)/kWh, ₹1.21 (~$0.0180)/kWh more than the ₹2.77 (~$0.0413)/kWh recorded in April 2017, an increase of approximately 44 percent. The key reasons ...
NTPC and Reliance Energy Commission EV Charging Stations for their Fleet

NTPC and Reliance Energy Commission EV Charging Stations for their Fleet

The domestic Electric Vehicle (EV) market is emerging out of its nascent stage in India and expanding rapidly as a means of intelligent and sustainable transportation. Along with the surge ...
Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

The union government has proposed an amendment to the Electricity Act to ensure that the companies applying for power distribution rights also sign the requisite Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The ...
Government Says 100% of Villages Now Have Access to Electricity

Government Says 100% of Villages Now Have Access to Electricity

With the electrification of Leisang village in the Senapati district of Manipur, India has now achieved total electrification of its 597,464 inhabited villages. Though the success of DDUGJY sounds like ...
National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.53/kWh Proposed for Open Access

National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.53/kWh Proposed for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.53/kWh for the financial year (FY) 2018-19. The proposal of national APPC ...
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IEX and JPEX Enter MoU for Cooperation in Electricity Market

IEX and JEPX Enter MoU for Cooperation in Electricity Market

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore opportunities of cooperation in the electricity market. IEX ...
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JERC for Goa and Union Territories Issues Open Access Regulations for 2018

JERC for Goa and Union Territories Issues Open Access Regulations for 2018

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has come up with open access regulations for the intra-state transmission and distribution for the year ...
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Delhi Residents May Soon be Paid for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Delhi Residents May Soon be Paid for Unscheduled Power Cuts

The Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, Anil Baijal, has approved the proposal put forward by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government regarding compensation for residents in case of unscheduled power cuts ...
Uttarakhand Issues Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Customers

Uttarakhand Issues Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Customers

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued the terms and conditions of intra-state open access for 2018 under which the agency has introduced a cross-subsidy surcharge for open access ...
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Uttar Pradesh to Charge Developers for Under and Over Generation of Solar and Wind Power

Uttar Pradesh Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind power generation. The new regulation states that UPERC would ...
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Ministry of Power Says No License Required for Operating EV Charging Stations

Ministry of Power Says No License Required for Operating EV Charging Stations

The Ministry of Power has issued a clarification stating that no license is required to operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in India. This is a positive news for the ...
NITI Aayog Submits Draft Cabinet Note on Zero Emission Vehicles and Technology

NITI Aayog Submits Draft Cabinet Note on Zero Emission Vehicles and Technology

NITI Aayog has submitted a draft cabinet note that calls for developing a strategy to scale-up transformative mobility and encourage the use of zero emissions vehicles and ancillary technology. The ...
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India’s EV Sector is Slowly Emerging from its Nascent Stage

India’s electric vehicle sector is progressing steadily, thanks to government efforts to procure EVs for various departments and efforts by city transportation corporations to procure e-buses for public transportation. As ...
BERC Sets ₹4.16/kWh as Average Power Purchase Cost for Bihar DISCOMs

BERC Sets ₹4.16/kWh as Average Power Purchase Cost for Bihar DISCOMs

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed ₹4.16 (~$0.064)/kWh as the average power purchase cost (APPC) for the state’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) during financial year 2018-19. The APPC does ...
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Delhi to Soon Have World’s Second Largest EV Fleet

Delhi to Soon Have World’s Second Largest EV Fleet

Delhi will soon have the world’s second largest fleet of electric buses after China. In its budget for the financial year (FY) for 2018-19, the Delhi government has announced that ...
DERC Issues Approach Paper on Tariff Rationalization in an Effort to Facilitate Market Competition

DERC Issues Approach Paper on Tariff Rationalization in an Effort to Facilitate Market Competition

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) issued an approach paper on tariff rationalization last month. In the paper, DERC examines the existing regulatory framework for the electricity retail tariff and ...
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Open Access Customers Expected to Pay Transmission and Wheeling Charges in Assam

Open Access Customers Expected to Pay Transmission and Wheeling Charges in Assam

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has issued draft terms and conditions for open access regulations in 2018. According to the draft rules, generating companies, captive generating plants, and consumers ...
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Green Energy Corridor is Underfunded, Says Standing Committee on Energy

Green Energy Corridor is Underfunded, Says Standing Committee on Energy

The Standing Committee on Energy has said that more funding is needed if India is going to install enough physical transmission infrastructure to meet its ambitious timeline for creating a ...
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Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister R.K. Singh has directed Rural Energy Corporation (REC) and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to not grant loans to distribution companies (DISCOMs) which are making heavy losses (above 15 ...
Bihar Issues Draft Open Access Regulations for 2018

Bihar Issues Draft Open Access Regulations for 2018

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has issued draft regulations pertaining to intrastate open access for 2018. The regulations are set to apply to open access customers that use the ...
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