Meghalaya Announces Electric Vehicle Policy with Purchase Subsidy for Early Adopters

Meghalaya Announces Electric Vehicle Policy with Purchase Subsidy for Early Adopters

The Transport Department of the Government of Meghalaya has issued the 'Meghalaya Electric vehicle Policy, 2021', which aims to see electric vehicles (EV) representing 15% of the state's overall vehicle ...
Sterling and Wilson and Enel X Partner to Provide EV Charging Infrastructure

Sterling and Wilson and Enel X Partner to Provide EV Charging Infrastructure

Sterling and Wilson, Mumbai-based engineering, procurement, and construction company, has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with U.S.-based energy solutions company Enel X to enter the e-mobility segment in India. The companies ...
India-AIIB Sign ₹21.9 Billion Loan Deal to Strengthen Power Transmission in Assam

India, AIIB Sign ₹21.9 Billion Loan Deal to Strengthen Power Transmission in Assam

The Government of India and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have signed a loan agreement for $304 million (~₹21.9 billion) to develop the 'Assam Intra-State Transmission System Enhancement' project ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac announced a 50% reduction in motor vehicle tax for electric, fuel cell, and full hybrid battery electric vehicles (EV) for five years in the state’s ...
Companies Expect a Phenomenal Year for Electric Vehicles in 2021_ Industry Reacts

Companies Expect a Phenomenal Year for Electric Vehicles in 2021: Industry Reacts

The manufacturing and sales activity were impacted by COVID-19 in the Electric Vehicle (EV) segment in India in the first half of 2020 due to a lengthy lockdown and exodus ...
Proposals Invited for Installing EV Charging Infrastructure on Highways & Expressways

Proposals Invited for Installing EV Charging Infrastructure on Highways & Expressways

The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) inviting proposals for setting up public electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on major highways and expressways in ...
EV Charging Network Provider ChargePoint Signs Deal to List on New York Stock Exchange

EV Charging Network Provider ChargePoint Signs Deal to List on New York Stock Exchange

ChargePoint, a U.S.-based electric charging network company, announced that it had signed a definitive business combination agreement with publicly traded special-purpose acquisition company Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation. The transaction is ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

EMROD, a New Zealand-based technology startup, announced that it had developed new long-range, high-powered wireless power transmission technology that could substitute existing copper lines. The company explained that the technology ...
/ / Grid, T&D
New Transmission Infrastructure for Solar and Wind Coming Up in Rajasthan and Gujarat

New Transmission Infrastructure for Solar and Wind Coming Up in Rajasthan and Gujarat

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has allowed Bikaner Khetri Transmission Limited (BKTKL) and Powergrid Bhuj Transmission Limited (PBTL) to lay transmission lines for renewable projects in Rajasthan and Gujarat. According ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Haryana Mulls Competitive Bidding Route for Power Transmission Projects

Haryana Mulls Competitive Bidding Route for Power Transmission Projects

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has invited comments and suggestions from power sector stakeholders on its paper proposing the introduction of competitive bidding for power transmission projects. The deadline ...
ABB to Build a Manufacturing Facility in Italy to Meet Global Demand for EV Chargers

ABB to Build a Manufacturing Facility in Italy to Meet Global Demand for EV Chargers

Switzerland-based ABB announced that it had invested $30 million (~₹2.25 billion) to construct its new manufacturing facility in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy. In its press statement, ABB said that the ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Tata Power to Set Up Infrastructure Investment Fund to Bolster Its Renewable Business

Tata Power to Set Up Infrastructure Investment Fund to Bolster Its Renewable Business

Tata Power announced that its board of directors had given its in-principle approval for setting up an infrastructure investment fund (InvIT) for the company’s renewable business. The Mumbai-based power electric ...
PowerGrid Corporation to Separate its Transmission Business

PowerGrid Corporation to Separate its Transmission Business

The PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has announced its plans to separate its power transmission business to form a 100% subsidiary that will carry out transmission-related functions, as per ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Tata AutoComp and US-Based Tellus Power to Set up EV Charging Stations in India

Tata AutoComp and US-Based Tellus Power to Set up EV Charging Stations in India

Tata AutoComp Systems announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with U.S.-based electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure company Tellus Power Green to set up charging stations in ...
Rajasthan Commission Proposes New Business Models for EV Charging Infrastructure

Rajasthan Commission Proposes New Business Models for EV Charging Infrastructure

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a draft order inviting feedback on its proposal for new business models for setting up public electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The ...
Tata Power to Expand its EV Charging Stations to over 700 by FY 2021

Tata Power to Expand its EV Charging Stations to over 700 by FY 2021

Tata Power has announced its plans to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the country to over 700 by the end of the financial year 2021. The company ...
Improving Rural Healthcare Amid COVID-19 Crisis by Installing Solar on Clinics

Improving Rural Healthcare Amid COVID-19 Crisis by Installing Solar on Clinics

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, nearly 20 leaders from research groups, think tanks, renewable energy companies, and health care services, have demanded to solarize all unelectrified healthcare sub-centers in rural ...
Fourth Partner and Lithium Urban Technologies to Set up Solar EV Charging Stations

Fourth Partner and Lithium Urban Technologies to Set up Solar EV Charging Stations

Fourth Partner Energy, a distributed solar energy management company, announced that it has partnered with Lithium Urban Technologies, a commercial electric vehicle (EV) fleet provider, to set up solar-powered EV charging ...
Mumbai-based Start-Up to Launch of EV Chargers Integrated With Streetlamps

Mumbai-based Start-Up to Launch EV Chargers Integrated With Streetlamps

Magenta Power, a renewable solutions provider, has announced plans to roll out its ChargeGrid Flare, and electric chargers integrated with streetlamps, in a unique attempt to promote electric vehicle (EV) ...
MNRE to Set Up a Renewable Energy Standardization Cell to Ensure Quality Standards

MNRE to Set Up a Renewable Energy Standardization Cell to Ensure Quality Standards

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided to set up a Renewable Energy Standardization Cell (RESC). The objectives of the cell are to identify the areas in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Economic Survey 2020_ India on Track to Meet its Renewable Target

Economic Survey 2020: India on Track to Meet its Renewable Target

The Ministry of Finance’s Economic Survey for 2020 highlighted the government’s efforts to push for renewable energy and fight climate change in 2019. It, however, did not make any comments ...
New Guidelines Propose Charging Stations for Heavy EVs Every 100 kilometers on Highways

New Guidelines Propose Charging Stations for Heavy EVs Every 100 kilometers on Highways

To facilitate the usage of electric vehicles (EV) in the country, the Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has approved the amendments in electric vehicle charging guidelines and specifications. The revised ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
KP Energy to Develop 251 MW Wind Project in Gujarat for CLP India

KP Energy to Develop 251 MW Wind Project in Gujarat for CLP India

KP Energy has tied up with CLP India, one of the largest foreign investors in the Indian power sector to develop a 250.8 MW wind project at Dwarka in Gujarat ...
/ / Other, Wind
CERC Proposes New Regulations for Power System Development Fund

CERC Proposes New Regulations for Power System Development Fund

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued regulations for Power System Development Fund (PSDF), which will come into effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
ADB Provides $750 Million Loan to Indian Railways for Transitioning to Electric Power

ADB Provides $750 Million Loan to Indian Railways for Transitioning to Electric Power

The Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) has signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the electrification of railway tracks. This initiative is part of a broad modernization ...