R. K. Singh Asks States to Curb the Losses Incurred by DISCOMs

R.K. Singh Asks States to Curb the Losses Incurred by DISCOMs

Emphasizing on the need to electrify each and every household across the country, the Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has asked all the ministers and officials to work together as ...
CEA: India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 4.6% in FY 2018-19

CERC Issues Draft Regulations for Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued regulations for Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and related matters) for the year 2018. This will be the fourth ...
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Exide and Leclanche form Joint Venture for Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing in India

Exide and Leclanche form Joint Venture for Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing in India

Exide Industries Ltd., an Indian lead acid storage battery manufacturer, and Leclanche, a global energy storage solutions provider, have formed a joint venture (JV) to build lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries and ...
NLC India Announces its Foray into Power Trading Business

NLC India Announces its Foray into Power Trading Business

In a bid to diversify its portfolio, the state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL), has announced its foray into power trading business. In a statement issued by the company, ...
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Solar Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Navi Mumbai

Solar Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Navi Mumbai

Magenta Power, a renewable energy solutions provider, has partnered with Exicom to install a solar-based DC charging station for electric vehicles (EV) in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai. The charging station called ...
States Urged to Make Universal Household Electrification a Priority

States Urged to Make Universal Household Electrification a Priority

In order to discuss and review the numerous initiatives undertaken by the government for increasing electricity access across the country, the Minister for Power, R. K. Singh, recently chaired a ...
Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra to Roll out EVs in Maharashtra

Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra to Roll out EVs in Maharashtra

Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Maharashtra government to roll out 1,000 Electric Vehicles (EV) in the state. These EVs will be ...
Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

The Ministry of Power has issued draft amendments to Tariff Policy 2016. The amendments have been proposed keeping in view the changes and dynamic nature of the power sector. These ...
Ministry of Power Launches PRAAPTI App to Bring Transparency in Electricity Payments

Ministry of Power Launches PRAAPTI App to Bring Transparency in Electricity Payments

The Ministry of Power has launched a web portal and an app called PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification and Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators) in an ...
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Clean Motion and Fortum Energy to Jointly Develop Battery Swap Systems for EVs

Clean Motion and Fortum Energy to Jointly Develop Battery Swap Systems for EVs

In a bid to propel the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country, clean energy solutions provider Fortum Energy and Clean Motion have reached an agreement to develop battery ...
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 ...
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 ...