India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
ReNew Power inaugurated a 16 kilowatt (kW) micro-grid in Paniyara village in Uttar Pradesh and also agreed to develop 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar power and 200 MW of waste-to-energy projects.
TANGEDCO is establishing a 1,600 MW supercritical thermal power plant at Uppur. Reliance Infrastructure and BHEL were awarded contract for $560 million and $857 million respectively.
The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) begun receiving 500 MW of power from Punjab and Chhattisgarh as part of an energy swapping initiative.
Maharashtra, in its latest auction of wind power project, has allotted winners with tariffs higher than the lowest price offered in previous wind auctions in the country.
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