Rajasthan DISCOMs Weary of Transmission Systems for Solar In the State

Rajasthan DISCOMs Weary of Transmission Systems for Solar in the State

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed a review petition filed by the Rajasthan distribution companies (DISCOMs) complaining about the adverse financial implications in terms of load flow and ...
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Ministry of Power Proposes Tariff Rebate if DISCOMs Offer Advance Payments

Ministry of Power Proposes Tariff Rebate if DISCOMs Offer Advance Payments

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has advised the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to establish the reduction of generation or transmission tariffs in cases of full or advance payments by ...
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BHEL Seeks Cable Suppliers for 175 MW of Solar Projects in Gujarat

BHEL Seeks Cable Suppliers for 175 MW of Solar Projects in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking (PSU), has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) for high-tension (HT) cables for two solar projects with the Gujarat State Electricity ...
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ADB Grants $451 Million Loan to Boost Power Transmission Capacity in Tamil Nadu

ADB Grants $451 Million Loan to Boost Power Transmission Capacity in Tamil Nadu

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a $451 million (~₹31.77 billion) loan to the state of Tamil Nadu for a project that will enable better power transfer between the ...
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CERC Details Mechanism for Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses from Renewable Projects

CERC Details Mechanism for Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses from Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a draft regulation for sharing inter-state transmission charges and losses. The commission has stated that the regulations will apply to all the ...
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Adani to Build Power Transmission Network in Gujarat for Renewable Energy Evacuation

Adani to Build Power Transmission Network in Gujarat for Renewable Energy Evacuation

Adani Transmission Ltd. (ATL), the transmission business arm of the Adani Group, has received two Letters of Intent (LoI) from REC Transmission Projects Company Limited (RECTPCL) to develop two transmission ...
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AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

In a major boost to the Tunisian renewable energy sector, African Development Board (AfDB) has sanctioned €138 million (~$153.5 million) for the Tunisian Company of Energy and Gas (STEG) to ...
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Renewable Developers May Approach National Company Law Tribunal_ RK Singh Warns Andhra

Renewable Developers May Approach National Company Law Tribunal: RK Singh Warns Andhra

The Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh has written a letter to Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, regarding the non-payment of dues from state electricity ...
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Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has won two contracts to set up transmission infrastructure to evacuate power generated from renewable projects. PGCIL emerged as the successful bidder ...
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Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani Transmission Ltd has received two Letters of Intent (LoI) to augment the country’s transmission network in the face of surging renewable additions. The first LoI has been issued by ...
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GE T&D to Set Up High-Voltage Substation in Gujarat’s Bhuj to Evacuate 2.5 GW of Wind Power

GE T&D to Set Up High-Voltage Substation in Gujarat’s Bhuj to Evacuate 2.5 GW of Wind Power

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has awarded a ₹1.62 billion (~$22.87 million) contract to GE T&D India Ltd. to extend 765 kV air-insulated substation (AIS) and set ...
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India Requires $60-80 Billion Investment Over the Next 5 Years in Grid Infrastructure: IEEFA

India Requires $60-80 Billion Investment Over the Next 5 Years in Grid Infrastructure: IEEFA

India will need an investment to the tune of $60-80 billion over the next five years in grid infrastructure to accommodate its tremendous growth in renewable energy capacity, said a ...
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Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold

Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently levied 25 percent of the normal transmission charges as wheeling charges for open access consumers in the state. The current wheeling charges being ...
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India Can Integrate 175 GW of Renewable Energy into the Electricity Grid, Study Reveals

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 ...
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MNRE Amends 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Power DISCOM Ratings

Power DISCOM Ratings – Gujarat Top, Tripura Last

According to the “Integrated Rating for State Power Distribution Utilities” conducted by the Ministry of Power, the four Gujarat state power distribution utilities (DISCOMs) have emerged as top performers for ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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