Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Minister Urges States to set up Energy Transition Committees

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Minister Urges States to set up Energy Transition Committees

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh asked the states and Union territories ...
Ministry of Power Proposes New Program to Liquidate the Past Dues of DISCOMs

Ministry of Power Proposes New Program to Liquidate the Past Dues of DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) announced that it is working on a program to mitigate the financial woes of the Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) by liquidating their dues. The delay in ...
DISCOMs' Legally Obligated to Supply 247 Uninterrupted Power to Mid-Sized Cities

DISCOMs Legally Obligated to Supply 24/7 Uninterrupted Power to Mid-Sized Cities

The Ministry of Power issued a gazette notification that distribution licensees must ensure 24/7 uninterrupted power supply to all the consumers residing in cities with 100,000 or more residents to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up India Launches Open Access Registry for Power Transmission (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: India Launches Open Access Registry for Power Transmission

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of Power announced the launch of the National Open Access Registry (NOAR). It is a ...
Peak Power Demand Touches All-Time High of 201 GW

Peak Power Demand Touches All-Time High of 201 GW

The all-India peak power demand touched an all-time high of 201.066 GW on April 26, 2022, surpassing the peak power demand of 200.539 GW met on July 7, 2021. According ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
BEE Floats Consultancy Tender for Energy Benchmarking for EVs and EV Chargers

BEE Floats Consultancy Tender for Energy Benchmarking of EVs and EV Chargers

Bureau of Energy Efficiency, an agency under the Ministry of Power, has invited bids to hire agencies to develop energy benchmarking for electric vehicles (EVs) and EV chargers and estimate ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹205.7 Billion at the End of February

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹205.7 Billion at the End of February

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹205.17 billion (~$2.68 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of February 2022, according to the data released by the Ministry ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Green Energy Corridor To Evacuate 20 GW of Renewables To be Completed by FY26

Green Energy Corridor to Evacuate 20 GW of Renewables to be Completed by FY26

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification granting approval to implement the Intrastate Transmission System Green Energy Corridor (GEC), Phase-II, in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Ministry of Power Issues Amendments to Short-Term Power Procurement Guidelines

Ministry of Power Issues Amendments to Short-Term Power Procurement Guidelines

The Ministry of Power has issued amendments to the short-term power procurement (for a period of more than one day to one year) by distribution licensees through tariff-based bidding process ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Oil Marketing Companies to Install 22,000 EV Charging Stations

Daily News Wrap-Up: Oil Marketing Companies to Install 22,000 EV Charging Stations

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: In line with the Ministry of Power’s recently revised the consolidated guidelines and standards for electric vehicles ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
New Green Hydrogen Policy, Another Step Towards Reaching the Net Zero Emissions Target

New Green Hydrogen Policy, Another Step Towards Reaching the Net Zero Emissions Target

In line with the National Hydrogen Mission launched last year, the Ministry of Power announced a 'Green Hydrogen Policy' to help India meet the production target of 5 million tons ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Smart Meter Installations Across the Country Grow Steadily

Smart Meter Installations Across the Country Grow Steadily

According to the recent data released by the National Smart Grid Mission, Ministry of Power, 3.73 million smart meters have been installed across the country out of the total allocated ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Power Minister Outlines Steps to Improve Financial Health of DISCOMs

Power Minister Outlines Steps to Improve Financial Health of DISCOMs

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Union Power Minister RK Singh outlined the various steps taken by the government to help improve the financial health of the distribution companies ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Slide by 27% at the End of January 2022

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Slide by 27% at the End of January 2022

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹141.42 billion (~$1.89 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of January 2022, according to the data released by the Ministry ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs Owed ₹194.52 Billion to Renewable Energy Generators at the end of December 2021

DISCOMs Owed ₹194.52 Billion to Renewable Energy Generators at the end of December 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹194.52 billion (~$2.61 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of December 2021, according to data released by the Ministry ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Ministry Invests ₹356.29 Billion in Infrastructure Growth

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Ministry Invests ₹356.29 Billion in Infrastructure Growth

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: During FY 2021-22, power sector Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) have invested ₹321.37 billion (~$4.23 billion) until ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Power Approves 23 New ISTS Projects for Seamless Power Transmission

Ministry of Power Approves 23 New ISTS Projects for Seamless Power Transmission

The Ministry of Power has approved 23 new interstate transmission system (ISTS) projects to augment seamless transfer of power from power surplus regions to power-deficit regions. The estimated cost of ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Government to Give Purchase Preference To Local Manufacturers in the Power Sector

Government to Give Purchase Preference to Local Manufacturers in the Power Sector

In an initiative to boost the 'Make in India' program, the Ministry of Power has issued a notification to provide purchase preference for local suppliers in the power sector. Only ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators up by 27% at the End of October

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators up by 27% at the End of October

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹197.12 billion (~$2.64 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of October 2021, according to data released by the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Approval Process for Transmission Projects Revised to Expedite Renewable Integration

Approval Process for Transmission Projects Revised to Expedite Renewable Integration

The Ministry of Power has revised the terms of reference of the National Committee on Transmission (NCT) to fast track the planning and approval of interstate transmission systems (ISTS) projects ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Residential Rooftop Karnataka

Installing a Rooftop Solar System on Your Home in Karnataka? Here’s What You Need to Know

Residential rooftop solar installations have been growing in popularity due to the ease of installations and the savings they provide to homeowners. According to Mercom's latest report, India Rooftop Solar ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹154.83 Billion at the End of September

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹154.83 Billion at the End of September

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹154.83 billion (~$2.09 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of September 2021, according to data released by the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Renewable Energy Certificates To Be Valid Until Sold - Power Ministry

Renewable Energy Certificates to be Valid Until Sold – Power Ministry

The Union Minister of Power R K Singh has approved amendments to the renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism. According to the new amendments, the REC will remain valid until it ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹141.44 billion (~$1.94 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding dispute amounts) in overdue payment across 259 pending invoices at the end of July 2021, according to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry Proposes Rules to Promote Renewable Energy Open Access

Ministry Proposes Rules to Promote Renewable Energy Open Access

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the Draft Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021. The last date for submission of feedback is September 15, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy