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Busting the Myth: Electric Vehicle Technology

There have been strides of innovation and techno-commercial development in technologies such as the electric powertrain and battery, which are sure to disqualify some of the age-old myths around EV technology. New Delhi : This is the second article in the “Busting the Myth” series aimed at breaking down the popular myths surrounding the electric […]

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Energy transition: Hydrogen use in India’s energy mix can grow 10 times by 2050

India’s heavy duty transport market is set to rapidly expand and with it associated carbon emissions present both a huge challenge and an opportunity New Delhi: The potential scale of hydrogen use in India is huge and can increase in a ange between 3 times and 10 times by 2050, facilitating the transition to a […]

PTC India June quarter net profit up 7 per cent to Rs 100 crore

Govt finalising Rs 3.5 lakh cr discoms package on the lines of UDAY: R K Singh

The scheme will come with a gross budgetary support of Rs 1.2 lakh crore over five years will be result-oriented where the distribution companies will invest first and get money later. New Delhi: The government is close to finalising a Rs 3.5 lakh crore financial assistance package that would mandate state power distribution companies with […]

Brookfield Renewable to Issue CDN$425 Million of Green Bonds

Electricity Act proposed amendments are good but much more needed for reforms

The amendments proposed in the Act are progressive, and aim to address some of the immediate concerns that plague the sector. Electricity is a concurrent subject constitutionally, with a layer of complex political economy. The sector suffers from legacy issues which hinder operational efficiencies and business prudence. While significant improvements have been made to reduce […]

PTC India June quarter net profit up 7 per cent to Rs 100 crore

Rajasthan levies Rs 2-5 lakh cess on solar projects, registration fee up 5x

Sector experts say move will hike project costs exponentially, call for tariff hike every year to offset burden Rajasthan, the state with the highest solar-power potential in the country, has decided to levy an additional cess on all existing and future solar power projects in the range of Rs 2.5-5 lakh per megawatt per year. […]

PTC India June quarter net profit up 7 per cent to Rs 100 crore

Adityanath asks officials to draft blueprint for ‘energy security’

Eyeing a trillion dollar economy in the next 5 years, the Uttar Pradesh government will now draft an ‘energy security’ blueprint to become self reliant in its electricity needs by 2031. The state energy department has estimated the gross electricity demand in UP to exceed 30,000 megawatt (Mw) by 2031, which therefore needs proper planning […]

PTC India June quarter net profit up 7 per cent to Rs 100 crore

Open LCs for renewable firms or lose access to generation, Centre tells AP

Sets two-day dealine for compliance; denying access to Central pool will mean power outages, as state must draw 20 mnn units to achieve 24-hour power supply The Centre has threatened the Andhra Pradesh government that it will deny access to the Central pool of electricity and power exchanges if it fails to open the letters […]

PTC India June quarter net profit up 7 per cent to Rs 100 crore

Rationalise tariffs, don’t blame renewable: Power minister to Andhra govt

This is the second letter in two months by the Union ministry to the Andhra Pradesh government after the state decided to review all the renewable power projects, citing high costs R K Singh, Union minster for power and new & renewable energy, in his latest letter to the Andhra Pradesh government blamed the state’s […]

PTC India June quarter net profit up 7 per cent to Rs 100 crore

Future thermal power plants at risk as water stress increases: Study

Existing water shortage has already forced 61 thermal power plants to shut down between 2013 and 2017, leading to 17,000 gigawatt hours of lost generation The country’s coal-fired thermal power generating stations face a bleak future with the ongoing water shortage crisis set to worsen. The existing water shortage problems have forced 61 thermal power […]

PTC India June quarter net profit up 7 per cent to Rs 100 crore

India’s electric vehicle journey so far: A story of nudges and trudges

Business Standard chronicles India’s efforts over the years to push a faster adoption of electric vehicles. The concept of electric vehicles (EVs) has been around for a fairly long time, but it has drawn significant interest only in the past decade. While rising carbon footprint and other environmental impacts of the fuel-based vehicles have nudged […]

Investors Pile into the Accelerating Electric Vehicle Market

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