Ministry of Power

Convergence Energy Services Expands Charging Stations On Highways Across India

A wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) will establish public charging stations on expressways and national highways. CESL will install 810 electric vehicle charging stations (EVCSs) throughout 16 expressways and national highways, traversing10,275 km across the nation. Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) […]

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NTPC, Morocco Ink MoU For Cooperation In Renewable Energy

India’s largest power producer and state-owned NTPC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) for mutual cooperation in the renewable energy sector. A statement by the Ministry of Power reads that the agreement was signed during the 17th CII EXIM conclave on India-Africa growth partnership in New Delhi from […]

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Rules For Green Energy Access Notified, Focus On Speed and Uniformity

The Ministry of Power at the centre has notified the Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2022 for purchase and consumption of green energy including the energy from Waste-to-Energy plants.  The rules are expected to streamline and enable the uptake of more green energy by firms, with a cut off of […]

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CERC Allows Petition Of Karur Transmission Ltd

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) allowed on May 17 the petition of Karur Transmission Ltd that the transmission charges for the project should be adopted because it was selected through a competitive bidding process. Karur Transmission Ltd had moved the CERC to examine whether the process as per provisions of the guidelines has been […]

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India, Maldives to Explore Transmission Interconnection For Renewable Power Transfer

The Ministry of Power has informed that India and Maldives plan to set up a transmission interconnection for transfer of renewable power between the two countries. The proposal was discussed during the meeting between Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh and Maldives’ Environment, Climate Change and Technology Minister Aminath Shauna in […]

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CESL Gets Lowest Ever Prices for 5450 Buses under FAME II Scheme

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a PSU under Ministry of Power has announced today that it has discovered the lowest ever prices for the biggest ever demand for electric buses under the Grand Challenge tender. The tender, announced in January this year, had hoped to get the first batch of buses on the road by […]

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MoP Launches Fresh Version of Scheme For Bundling Thermal with Renewable Energy

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has repealed its scheme on bundling thermal/hydro power plants with standalone renewable energy projects, substituting it with a fresh scheme. In November, 2021, MoP issued the ‘Scheme for Flexibility in Generation and Scheduling of Thermal/Hydro Power Stations through bundling with Renewable Energy and Storage Power’ to comprehensively cover replacement of […]

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NTPC and Gujarat Gas to Blend Green Hydrogen with PNG

The Ministry of Power has informed that India’s leading power generator National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has joined hands with Gujarat Gas Limited to undertake a novel initiative of blending ‘Green Hydrogen’ in the Piped Natural Gas (PNG) supplied by the city gas distributor. Both the companies are state owned and the blending will be […]

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Discom Debt Rises to Over Rs 109,000 crore in March: Power Ministry

The PRAAPTI portal of the Ministry of Power has revealed the debt of the power distribution companies is rising fast. Overall Discom debt levels, far from dropping, continues to rise. PRAAPTI stands for Payment Ratification and analysis in power procurement for bringing transparency in invoicing of generators.  The data reveals that at the end of […]

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