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ABB to Construct 1,830 km Transmission Link for PGCIL

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has awarded a $640 million transmission project to ABB, a power and automation technology group. The project involves developing an ultra-high-voltage direct current ...
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Tamil Nadu Becomes 21st Indian State to Join UDAY

Tamil Nadu Becomes 21st Indian State to Join UDAY

Tamil Nadu has become the 21st state in India to join the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), a government program designed to facilitate financial turnaround of DISCOMs (distribution company). Tamil Nadu ...
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Can Green Energy Transmission Corridor Development Keep Up with Rapid Renewable Energy Growth in India

Can Green Energy Transmission Corridor Development Keep Up with Rapid Renewable Energy Growth in India?

Recognizing the need for transmission infrastructure to cope with increasing renewable energy capacity, India is developing the Green Energy Corridor (GEC), a transmission network to connect renewable energy rich states ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Tamil Nadu to Become 21st UDAY Signatory

Breaking: Tamil Nadu to Become 21st UDAY Signatory

Tamil Nadu is finally expected to join Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program on Monday, according to sources. The state will become the 21st member state to join ...
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UDAYTelangana Assam

Telangana and Assam Join UDAY Program

The Indian states of Telangana and Assam became the 19th and 20th signatory states of the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program, a government program designed to bring ...
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India's Power Supply Deficit Hits 0.7 Percent in the Eight-Month Period from April-November in FY 2016-17

India’s Power Supply Deficit Hits 0.7 Percent in the Eight-Month Period from April-November in FY 2016-17

India recorded a low power supply deficit of 0.7 percent in the eight-month period from April to November, 2016-17. Over 777,506 million units of electricity was produced, 1.05 percent less ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Clean Energy Finance

OPIC and MNRE Launch $20 Million US-India Clean Energy Finance Facility Initiative

The Government of India and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, has launched the US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) Facility Initiative with $20 million ...
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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Becomes the 18th State to Join UDAY

Himachal Pradesh has joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY), becoming the 18th state to do so. The state is estimated to achieve a net benefit of ~Rs.8,230 ...
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CERC to Hike Transmission Fees to Avoid Grid Congestion

CERC to Hike Transmission Fees to Avoid Grid Congestion

In an amendment of its regulations, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to increase transmission charges on medium and short-term electricity transactions. This is the sixth amendment of ...
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UDAY Program Yet to Make a Positive Difference on the Power Sector

UDAY Program Yet to Make a Positive Difference on the Power Sector

The positive effects of the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) on the power sector are yet to be seen. Currently, 16 states and one union territory have joined ...
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Government of India Plans to Establish New Central Transmission Utility

Government of India Plans to Establish New Central Transmission Utility

The government of India is said to be considering the establishment of a dedicated Central Transmission Utility (CTU). Replying to whether the government is contemplating the creation of a separate ...
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ADB

PGCIL Seeks $1 Billion Loan from ADB to Set Up Green Energy Corridor

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) is seeking loan assistance of $1 billion (~Rs.67.82 billion) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for green energy transmission corridor. The loan will ...
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Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

The German government-owned development bank, KfW, is providing €1 billion (~$1.05 billion) soft loan to India to develop inter and intra-state transmission infrastructure under the green energy corridor program. The ...
/ / Grid, T&D
CEA Invites Public Comments on Draft Regulations Regarding Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid

CEA Invites Public Comments on Draft Regulations Regarding Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has invited comments from the public on its draft regulations technical standards for connectivity to the grid. The comment period will be open from November 15, 2016 to ...
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Maharashtra Becomes 17th State to Join UDAY

Maharashtra Becomes 17th State to Join UDAY

Maharashtra has joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY), becoming the 17th state to do so. The state is estimated to achieve a net benefit of Rs.97.25 billion ...
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Grid India

Insight into the Grid Failure in India

The massive grid failure in India last week affected over 600 million people. With speculations abound as to the reasons for the failure, we decided to talk to engineers working ...
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