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 ...
Madhya Pradesh Proposes EV Charging Tariff of ₹6 and ₹5.90 for LT and HT consumers

Madhya Pradesh Proposes EV Charging Tariff of ₹6 and ₹5.90 for LT and HT consumers

The Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) has proposed the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) and electric rickshaw charging infrastructure in the state. This has been passed in a ...
Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

Government Seeks Proposals from States for 5,000 Electric Buses

The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) under the Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises has invited expressions of interest from state transport departments for the deployment of 5,000 electric ...
Tariff for EV Charging in Chandigarh Set at ₹4/kWh

Tariff for EV Charging in Chandigarh Set at ₹4/kWh

In a bid to encourage the adoption of intelligent mobility among residents, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission has set the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) charging in Chandigarh. The commission ...
Court Upholds Deviation Settlement Mechanism Order Passed by Rajasthan Commission

Court Upholds Deviation Settlement Mechanism Order Passed by Rajasthan Commission

Recently, a petition filed by the Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA) had challenged the validity of the deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) regulations passed by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) ...
Electric Scooter Manufacturer Ather Energy Raises $51 Million in Funding

Electric Scooter Manufacturer Ather Energy Raises $51 Million in Funding

Ather Energy, India’s intelligent electric scooter manufacturer, raised $51 million in its latest round of funding, led by Flipkart’s co-founder Sachin Bansal’s investment of $32 million. Ather Energy was one ...
CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC to Introduce Daily Base and Time Block Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has finalized the fifth amendment to its deviation settlement mechanism regulations. These regulations will come into force with effect from June 03, 2019. The ...
GuarantCo and Sindicatum Renewables Sign Deal for Green Bonds Worth $60 Million

UK’s Zouk Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Italy’s Electric Mobility Utility BE Power

Zouk Capital, an infrastructure and private equity fund manager, based out of the United Kingdom, has acquired a majority stake in BE Power. BE Power is a digital utility active ...
Panasonic Launches EV Charging Service in Delhi-NCR

Panasonic Launches EV Charging Service in Delhi-NCR

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has launched Nymbus, a smart EV charging service in Delhi-NCR region in partnership with electric mobility service providers Smart E and qQuick. In the first phase ...
Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Relaxing Day-Ahead Scheduling for Co-Located Captive Power Projects Untenable: BERC

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has upheld the provisions of its regulations on the banking of power from fossil fuel and renewable energy-based captive generating projects. The BERC heard ...
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Kerala Issues Tenders for 1,500 Electric Buses on Lease

Kerala Issues Tenders for 1,500 Electric Buses on Lease

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has issued a tender to lease 1,500 electric buses.  It has issued three separate tenders for 500 (500*3) electric buses for a period of ...
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

Power Grid Corporation Helps Restore Power Supply in Cyclone-Ravaged Odisha

After the fury of cyclone Fani subsided, the power supply and infrastructure in Odisha were in total disarray. Reportedly the strongest cyclone to have hit any Indian state in the ...
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Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

CERC Proposes ₹3.60/kWh as National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed setting up the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.60 (~$0.051)/kWh for open access for FY 2019-20. The proposal is up ...
Ather Energy’s Electric Scooter Becomes FAME-II Compliant

Ather Energy’s Electric Scooter Becomes FAME-II Compliant

Ather Energy, backed by Hero MotoCorp, has announced that their flagship intelligent scooter, Ather 450 is now FAME II compliant and will receive an increased subsidy of ₹27,000 ($386.9). Though the orders for ...
Government Announces List of EV Parts to be Indigenized Under FAME II

Government Announces List of EV Parts to be Indigenized Under FAME II

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has released a revised list of parts which are to be indigenized under the Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP) which falls under the ...
Ratan Tata Invests in Ola Electric Mobility’s Series A Funding

Ratan Tata Invests in Ola Electric Mobility’s Series A Funding

Ola Electric Mobility Pvt Ltd (Ola Electric) has announced that Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Sons, has invested an undisclosed amount in the company as part of its Series ...
Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

GERC Not to Impose Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order stating that no additional surcharge will apply to consumers of four of Gujarat’s DISCOMs for utilizing power through open access ...
BHEL Installs First Solar-Based EV Charger Along Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

BHEL Installs First Solar-Based EV Charger Along Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Navratna public sector undertaking, has inaugurated a solar-based electric vehicle charger on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. The charging station, located in Haryana’s Sonepat, is the ...
Rajasthan to Get $250 Million from World Bank to Reform Electricity Distribution

Gujarat Simplifies Tariff Structure for Electricity Consumers

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has provided relief to electricity consumers in the state by not increasing the charges paid by them. This welcome decision comes after the commission ...
Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra to Roll out EVs in Maharashtra

SBI’s New EV Car Loan Comes with Reduced Interest Rate, Relaxed Repayment Period

In March 2018, the Government of India launched the National E-Mobility Program to achieve 100% e-mobility by 2030. On World Earth Day 2019, SBI announced the launch of India’s first ‘Green ...