Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, said that according to the data made available by states and union territories (excluding three states and ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
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 ...
Indian Government Lights up Over 15,000 Villages in 2017

Indian Government Lights up Over 15,000 Villages in 2017

The government of India brought light into more than 15,000 villages in 2017. Still, around 2,217 villages are yet to see the lights turn on in their homes, and the ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Azure Power Wins Contract to Electrify 320 Jharkhand Homes with Mini and Micro-grids

Azure Power Wins Contract to Electrify 320 Jharkhand Homes with Mini and Micro-grids

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer in India, has been awarded a contract by Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) to electrify 320 households across 11 villages through the ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

West Bengal State Electricity Company Issues Tender to Develop Solar Projects for Rural Electrification

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has issued a tender to develop solar projects to electrify 76 villages in West Bengal under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram ...
Government of Mizoram

Government of Mizoram Issues Solar Power Policy 2017 with Focus on Ensuring Sustainable Energy Mix for the State

The State Government of Mizoram has issued the Mizoram Solar Power Policy 2017. The policy is aimed at ensuring reliable power supply and a sustainable energy mix for the state ...
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
149 MW of Solar Installed Under Off-Grid Program

149 MW of Solar Installed Under Off-Grid Program

Standalone solar projects aggregating 149 MW have been installed in India under the off-grid program. The Ministry of Power is providing help to develop standalone solar power projects under off-grid ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
ADB

Mercom Exclusive: One Year After Launch, UDAY Yet to Make a Big Impact

Dismal DISCOM (distribution company) credit profiles due to high debt, heavy losses and poor operational efficiencies affects every aspect of the Indian power sector and is directly responsible for large ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
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
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued tenders for electrification of 1,058 villages in Arunachal Pradesh. (read more) The Central Electricity Authority stated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India off-grid solar

SECI Issues Tenders for Electrification of 1,058 Off-Grid Villages in Arunachal Pradesh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited a global tender on behalf of Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) to electrify 1,058 off-grid villages in the state by ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions