Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

Month in a Minute: Notable Renewable Energy and Solar News from India in November 2018

November 2018 witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. Indian solar imports spiked considerably in the third quarter (Q3) of calendar year (CY) 2018. According to the latest ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Get Smart_ 5,000 Homes in Varanasi Receive Smart Electricity Meters

Get Smart: 5,000 Homes in Varanasi Receive Smart Electricity Meters

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has successfully completed the pilot phase of its satellite-based smart meter project in a village in Varanasi in which 5,000 households received the meters. This project ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

Jharkhand has adopted an e-mobility program in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has signed an agreement with EESL for the ...
EESL Leading the Clean Energy Charge in India

EESL Leading the Clean Energy Charge in India

On October 2, 2016, India became the 62nd country to ratify the Paris Agreement and set a goal of generating 40 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by ...
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
BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), have released the State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index that assesses state policies and programs aimed at ...
Investments into Renewables in India Surpassed Fossil-Fuels in 2017: IEA

Investments into Renewables in India Surpassed Fossil-Fuels in 2017: IEA

Investment into India’s renewable energy sector were more than the investments made in the conventional energy (fossil-fuel based) projects in 2017. This milestone was the first of its kind, according ...
EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has scrapped the second tender to procure 10,000 ...
EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 Million Smart Meters

EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 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 signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Haryana ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
World Bank to Provide $300 Million to EESL for India’s Energy Efficiency Program

World Bank to Provide $300 Million to EESL for India’s Energy Efficiency Program

The World Bank has announced that it will provide $220 million in loans and a $80 million guarantee to India’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The funds will be utilized ...
Four Companies Win Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers for EESL

Four Companies Win Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers for EESL

The tender floated by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for the procurement of 2,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers was bagged by four energy storage solutions companies, namely SBD Green Energy and Infra ...
Exicom Wins Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers to EESL

Exicom Wins Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers to EESL

Energy storage provider Exicom has won the tender to deploy 2,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers under the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) procurement program. In March 2018, Mercom had reported ...
BRPL and EESL Partner Up to Promote Energy Efficiency Efforts in New Delhi

BRPL and EESL Partner Up to Promote Energy Efficiency Efforts in New Delhi

Delhi’s major distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and Energy Efficiency Serviced Limited (EESL) have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to provide reliable, energy efficient power services ...
EV, Charging, Infrastructure, EESL, E buses, R.K. Singh, MNRE, DISCOM, energy efficiency

India’s EV Sector is Slowly Emerging from its Nascent Stage

India’s electric vehicle sector is progressing steadily, thanks to government efforts to procure EVs for various departments and efforts by city transportation corporations to procure e-buses for public transportation. As ...
Smart meter Tender EESL

EESL Issues Tender to Procure 5 Million Smart Meters

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has issued a tender to procure 5 million ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
EV Tender 10,000 EESL

EESL Issues Tender to Procure 10,000 EVs

In India’s second electric vehicle (EV) tender, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced it is out for procurement of 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to be used by government departments ...
National E-Mobility Program Launched in India

National E-Mobility Program Launched in India

In line with the Government of India’s vision of achieving 100 percent e-mobility by , National E-Mobility Program has been launched in the country. The program is aimed at providing ...
Spot Power Price Shoots Up By 27 Percent in February 2018

Spot Power Price Shot Up By 27 Percent in February 2018

The average spot power price recorded in February 2018 shot up by approximately 27 percent when compared to the the price recorded in the same month last year. While the ...
Government Unlikely to Announce Pan-India Policy Framework for EV Industry

Government Unlikely to Announce Pan-India Policy Framework for EV Industry

The Electric Vehicle (EV) industry is still in its nascent stage in the country and needs a push from the government to gain some momentum and move forward in the ...
Mahindra & Mahindra Bags Contract to Supply 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Baghirathi

Mahindra & Mahindra Bags Contract to Supply 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Baghirathi

Mahindra & Mahindra has strengthened its position in India’s electric vehicle (EV) market by winning a contract to supply 1,000 EVs to the Bengaluru-based transport firm Baghirathi Travel Solutions Pvt ...
Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

The Karnataka government is all set to procure 640 Electric Vehicles (EVs) under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) program. The vehicles to be procured ...
EESL Tender for Pre-Paid Electricity Meters in Uttar Pradesh

EESL Issues Tender for 10 Million Pre-Paid Electricity Meters in Uttar Pradesh

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has issued a tender to procure 10 million ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Tata Motors EESL Tigor EVs

Tata Motors Rolls Out its First Batch of EVs for EESL

Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors announced that it has rolled out its first batch of electric vehicles (EVs) for the public sector joint venture Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Tigor ...