Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh to Switch Auto-rickshaws into Electric under ‘Go Electric’ Campaign

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has launched a pilot project to convert the holy city, Tirupati into a Zero-emission city. Under the pilot project, NREDCAP will ramp up the electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the city by introducing more EVs and charging infrastructure. The project involves introducing three electric […]

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APERC Approves Cancellation of Two Wind PPAs, Orders Discom to Pay Compensation

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has issued a new order, ruling that the power purchase agreements (PPAs) entered into by wind developers Vibrant Greentech and Chaitanya Projects with the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh (APSPDCL) were not binding for the state distribution company. The ruling came in response to the petitions filed […]

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Residential Rooftop Solar To Cost Rs 31,200/Kw In Andhra Pradesh after Subsidy

The Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APEPDCL) has discovered the lowest bid of Rs. 50,000/kW for up to 1 kW of residential rooftop solar systems. That means, after central subsidies, it would cost only Rs. 31,200 to consumers. Interestingly, for larger 100Kw to 500Kw sizes, the discovered price is Rs 36,000/Kw , though […]

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Amara Raja Opens Tech-hub for Lithium-ion Cells in Tirupati

Amara Raja Batteries has opened the country’s maiden technology hub to develop lithium-ion cells, at its Tirupati facility in Andhra Pradesh. Amara Raja Batteries, a leading automotive battery manufacturer in India has announced that it has opened the country’s maiden technology hub to develop lithium-ion cells, at its Tirupati facility in the state of Andhra […]

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Amara Raja Batteries Reports Q3 Numbers; Announces 50 MW Solar Plant

Amara Raja Batteries has issued its Q3 numbers, also announcing that it will be setting up a 50 MW solar power plant in Andhra Pradesh. Driven by the revival in demand across all key sectors of the business, Amara Raja Batteries Limited (ARBL), one of India’s leading Industrial and Automotive Battery majors has issued its […]

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Finance Ministry Permits AP to Borrow Additional Rs 1515 Cr for Power Sector Reforms

The Finance Ministry has allowed Andhra Pradesh to borrow an additional Rs 1515 crore for undertaking power sector reforms. The Finance Ministry has allowed Andhra Pradesh to borrow an additional Rs 1515 crore for undertaking power sector reforms. As part of the reforms, the state has started the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme of electricity subsidy to farmers with effect from September 2020. Thus, it […]

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229.25 RE Capacity Added in First 10 Months of FY21 in Andhra Pradesh

Data from NREDCAP has revealed that in the first 10 months of the FY21, Andhra Pradesh had 229.25 MW of RE capacity connected to its grid. The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP (NREDCAP) has issued the updated status of renewable energy (RE) projects commissioned in the state of Andhra Pradesh (until January […]

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IndiGrid Acquires 100 MW Solar Assets of FRV in Rs 660 Crore Deal

IndiGrid has acquired the 100 MW Indian solar portfolio of Madrid-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), in a deal worth Rs 660 crore. India Grid Trust (IndiGrid) has announced in a regulatory filing that it has acquired the 100 MW Indian solar portfolio of Madrid-based developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), in a deal worth Rs 660 crore. The KKR-owned Infrastructure […]

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MoU Signed Between Banks and BEE for Power Efficiency Projects

APSECM will enter into an MoU with the BEE for facilitating the financing of energy-efficiency projects in the state under PRGFEE scheme. Andhra Energy Secretary Srikant Nagulapalli said that the committee of financial institutions, empanelled by AP State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM), will enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for […]

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