World Bank to Invest $1 Billion Towards Battery Storage to Promote Renewables Globally

World Bank Launches Energy Efficient Cooling Program for Developing Countries

The World Bank has established a new Efficient, Clean Cooling Program to accelerate the uptake of sustainable cooling solutions, including air conditioning, refrigeration and cold chain in developing countries. The program will ...
ADB to Provide $11.5 Million for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Kazakhstan

Amplus Signs Pact with Norway’s Kongsberg to Utilize Efficiency Enhancing Applications

Amplus Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norway’s Kongsberg Digital to utilize efficiency enhancing applications available in Kongsberg’s digital ecosystem, Kognifai. Gurgaon-based Amplus will explore opportunities ...
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All India Peak Demand Increased 5% Year-over-Year Touching 169 GW in March 2019

One Reason for Lower Power Demand – UJALA Which Has Cut Down Peak Power Demand by 9 GW

Reduced power demand has been an issue for some time in India and it has been blamed largely on financially challenged DISCOMs (utility companies). One of the most overlooked reasons ...
Maharashtra Partners with IFC for Green Buildings in the State

Maharashtra Partners with IFC for Green Buildings in the State

The Maharashtra State housing department has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to promote green housing. The MoU is partly funded by IFC’s ...
Gujarat Invites Expression of Interest for Electric Meter Testing

Gujarat Invites Expression of Interest for Electric Meter Testing

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited electric meter testing laboratories for empanelment ...
India Announces New Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings

With Only 4% Green Buildings, India Suffers from Tech and Funding Barriers: Survey

India has only four percent of the building that can be classified as ‘green,’ according to a smart cities indicator survey conducted by Ireland-based multinational, Johnson Controls. However, 38 percent ...
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BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

Energy Efficiency Program for Residential Sector Launched

Minister for Power, Raj Kumar Singh announced the launch of ‘Energy Efficiency Label for Residential Sector’ program in India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed this label for ...
EESL Launches Energy Efficient Air Conditioning Program

EESL Launches Energy Efficient Air Conditioning Program

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the government of India, has launched a “Super-Efficient Air Conditioning Program” for ...
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Kuwait Invites Bids for Procurement of Smart Meters for Electricity and Water Consumers

Kuwait Invites Bids for Procurement of Smart Meters for Electricity and Water Consumers

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has issued a request for procurement (RfP) for smart meters for electricity and water consumers with two-way communication technology. A bidder can either ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Coimbatore Smart City Issues Tender to Procure Energy Efficient LED Street Lights

Coimbatore Smart City Issues Tender to Procure Energy Efficient LED Street Lights

Coimbatore Smart City has issued a tender for the replacement of existing conventional street lights by smart LED energy efficient lamps. The scope of work of this tender also includes ...
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50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

Uttar Pradesh’s New Smart Meter Tender for 4.5 Million Electricity Consumers

In Uttar Pradesh, the Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (MVVNL) has issued a tender to set up bi-directional smart meters. The bi-directional smart meters will be set up for each ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area has become the first municipal council in India to implement 100 percent smart metering solution in its area. This feat was achieved after the ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
BEE to Launch Energy Conservation Building Code for the Residential Sector

BEE Inks Pact with CPWD to Promote Energy Efficiency in Buildings

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) kickstarting their cooperation to promote energy efficiency in buildings. The ...
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EESL and Bihar DISCOMs Enter MoU to Install 1.8 Million Smart Meters

Chandigarh Smart City Issues Tender for 13,700 Smart Water Meters

Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to install 13,700 smart water meters in the city households. The bid-submission deadline is January 25, 2019. The ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 Million Smart Meters

NTPC Floats Tender for Installation of Smart Meters in its Faridabad Township

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for the installation of smart meters for its Faridabad township. The bid-submission deadline is January 15, 2019. The scope of ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Government Plans to Make All Electricity Meters in India Smart Prepaid in Three Years

Government Plans to Make All Electricity Meters in India Smart Prepaid in Three Years

Starting from April, 2019, the government has planned to replace all existing electricity meters in the country with smart prepaid meters. The process of switching over is expected to take ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
India Announces New Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings

India Announces New Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced the ECO Niwas Samhita 2018, which is the Energy Conservation Building Code for residential buildings (ECBC-R). The implementation of this code is expected ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Confusion Around BIS Certification for Inverters

Confusion Around BIS Certification for Solar Inverters

The Indian solar market has expanded impressively over the past few years and as the market has grown the government has begun to pay attention to quality issues. The concern ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Tata Power Distribution Company to Begin Installation of Smart Meters in Delhi

Uttar Pradesh to Soon Begin Installation of Smart Meters in Partnership with EESL

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved a petition filed by Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL) regarding the rollout of smart meters in the state. The UPPCL ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
ADB to Provide $13 Million Grant to EESL for Promoting End Use Energy Efficiency in India

ADB to Provide $13 Million Grant to EESL for Promoting End Use Energy Efficiency in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has entered a $13 million grant agreement with India’s Energy Efficiency Services (EESL). The grant will be provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the additional ...
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ADB Approves $500 Million Loan For Turkmenistan’s Power Transmission Infrastructure

ADB Approves $500 Million Loan For Turkmenistan’s Power Transmission Infrastructure

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will lend $500 million to Turkmenistan, a central Asian country, to reinforce the country’s power transmission network, improve the reliability of its power supply, and ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 Million Smart Meters

Indore Smart City Development Limited Issues Tender for 30,000 Smart Meters

Indore Smart City Development Limited has issued a tender for smart meters to be installed under Indore Smart City project. This is a percentage rate tender for the supply, installation ...
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EESL and Bihar DISCOMs Enter MoU to Install 1.8 Million Smart Meters

EESL and Bihar DISCOMs Enter MoU to Install 1.8 Million Smart Meters

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has entered two memoranda of understanding (MoU) with ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Maharashtra Partners with IFC for Green Buildings in the State

Telangana First State to Comply with Energy Conservation and Building Code Guidelines

Telangana has become the first state to comply with the Energy Conservation and Building Code Guidelines (ECBC). Addressing the second regional workshop to implement Energy Conservation Building Code in India, ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
BEE to Launch Energy Conservation Building Code for the Residential Sector

BEE to Launch Energy Conservation Building Code for the Residential Sector

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the ministry of power, is preparing an energy conservation building code for the residential sector, reported IANS. In June 2017, BEE had developed Energy ...
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