Greening the Grid

India Can Integrate 175 GW of Renewable Energy into the Electricity Grid, Study Reveals

India can integrate the entire targeted 175 GW of renewable energy into the national electricity grid based on projected power system plans and regulations according to a study conducted under ...
/ Grid, T&D
Guidelines for Disbursement of NCEF Grant for Intra-State Transmission System

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Disbursement of NCEF Grant for Intra-State Transmission System

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the disbursal of National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) grant for the development of intra-state transmission system under ...
/ Grid, T&D
US Power Grid

United States to Provide $7.5 Million for Enhancement of India’s Power Grid

The United States will provide India with $7.5 million to improve the national grid. The fund is provided by Department of Energy (DOE), United States Government, and will go towards ...
/ Grid, T&D
PGCIL

PGCIL Commissions 400 kV Lucknow-Kanpur Transmission Line

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has commissioned the 400 kV DC Lucknow-Kanpur transmission line with associated bays in Lucknow. The Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated ...
/ Grid, T&D
solar construction

Waiver Period for Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar Projects Extended to December 31, 2019

The waiver period for inter-state transmission (ISTS) charges and losses for solar projects has been extended to December 31, 2019. This waiver applies to solar projects that are commissioned on ...
/ Grid, T&D
Power lines

Ministry of Power’s Proposal to Compensate for Grid Curtailment

The Ministry of Power is proposing  to set up a compensation mechanism for existing renewable energy projects which will enable them to protect the cash flows to an extent from ...
/ Grid, T&D
Power Supply

India’s Power Supply Deficit Was 0.7 Percent in FY2016-17

India recorded a low power supply deficit of 0.7 percent in the financial year (FY) 2016-17. More than 1,134,631 million units of electricity were produced, which was 7,461 million units ...
/ Grid, T&D
village light-up

12,364 Villages Electrified Under the DDUGJY Program

A total of 12,364 villages have been electrified under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) program as of February 28, 2017. A total of 6,088 villages are yet ...
/ Grid, T&D
REC

Rural Electrification Corporation Powers 130 Million Rural Households

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has electrified 13,04,63,046 rural households, so far. There were 17,75,90,317 unelectrified rural households, but the REC has achieved close to two-thirds of the target. About ...
/ Grid, T&D
transmission project

Rs.72.68 Billion (~$1.09 Billion) Inter-Regional Power Transmission Project Approved

India’s transmission sector is getting some much needed funding in order to meet the country’s growing solar installations. Fifty-seven inter-regional power transmission projects have been approved under the Power System ...
/ Grid, T&D
PGCIL

PGCIL Wins Bid to Develop 765 kV Transmission Project to Strengthen Eastern Grid

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has won the bid to construct a 765 kV transmission project in India’s Eastern Region (ERSS-XVIII). They won the bid through competitive bidding ...
/ Grid, T&D
REC Jharkhand

Rural Electrification Corporation Signs MoU Worth Rs.151.5 Billion (~$2.25 billion) in Jharkhand to Connect State to the Grid

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government of Jharkhand worth Rs.151.5 billion (~$2.25 billion). An MoU was signed with Jharkhand Bijli ...
/ Grid, T&D
Power lines

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 ...
/ Grid, T&D
Green Energy Corridor

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
India Power Deficit

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
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 ...
/ Grid, Grid Optimization, T&D
India Power Deficit

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