Editorial

December 2022

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, paving the way for renewable energy uptake and adoption of energy efficiency measures across industrial, commercial and large residential consumer categories, and introducing carbon […]

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November 2022

The breakthrough agreement at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to set up a Loss and Damage Fund, which will provide financial assistance to […]

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September 2022

With this issue, we celebrate our twenty-sixth anniversary. As before, we use this occasion to share our own take on the state of the sector. It has been a difficult year for energy markets globally. […]

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August 2022

Thermal power is a key contributor to the country’s generation capacity, acco­un­ting for a major 58 per cent share in the total installed base. The thermal ca­pacity of 236 GW is the mainstay for meeting […]

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July 2022

Solar power constitutes nearly half of India’s renewable energy capacity and is leading the energy transition and decarbonisation initiatives in the country. On the back of favourable government policies and cost economics, solar capacity has […]

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June 2022

Over the course of the last month or so, several pertinent policy and reform measures have been taken in the renewable energy and power distribution segments. Marking a paradigm shift in green open access, the […]

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May 2022

The Ministry of Power has recently announced that it is working on a scheme to liquidate the past dues of power distribution companies. The ministry is considering extending a one-time relaxation to discoms, whereby the […]

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April 2022

Amid the fresh coal crisis that is brewing in the country, the railway ministry has stepped in to resolve the logistics issue for coal supply to thermal power plants. The power and railway ministries have […]

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March 2022

The Indian power transmission segment has expanded rapidly over the years, driven by the need to meet the growing demand for power and to provide adequate evacuation infrastructure for generation capacity addition. Grid expansion and […]

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February 2022

Following up on the launch of the National Hydrogen Mission, the power ministry has notified the first phase of India’s Green Hydrogen Policy, introducing several measures to ease adoption and promote green hydrogen/ ammonia manufacturing. […]

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January 2022

As the country moves towards achieving its clean energy targets, hydropower will be pivotal to balancing the electricity grid. In addition to being a clean energy source, hydropower is a good source of peaking power […]

Editorial

December 2021

Looking back at 2021, one of the key highlights for the power sector was India’s commitments at the COP26 climate summit at Glasgow to mitigate climate change and decarbonise the economy. India announced a net […]

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August 2021

The Indian power sector crossed a significant milestone recently – its installed renewable energy capacity (excluding large hydro) reached 100 GW. This, indeed, is a noteworthy achievement given that the installed renewable energy capacity has […]

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July 2021

One of the most important developments over the past month has been the launch of a new big-ticket power distribution scheme, with an outlay of over Rs 3 trillion. The Reforms-Based and Results-Linked Revamped Distribution […]

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June 2021

The power transmission segment in India has seen substantial growth in the past few years owing to increasing power demand as well as generation capacity addition. The transmission line length has grown at a CAGR […]

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May 2021

Over the years, the country’s power generation has grown at a rapid pace to reach an installed capacity of 382.7 GW as of April 2021. While coal continues to account for a major share of […]

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April 2021

In one of the key recent developments, the environment ministry has pushed the deadline for complying with the emission norms for thermal power plants (TPPs). Earlier, TPPs were required to meet the emission norms by […]

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March 2021

  The past month was marked by some key policy initiatives that are expected to bring some respite to the distressed discoms. With a view to improving the liquidity of power discoms, which have been […]