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.
The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) announced it has received investment approvals for two solar power projects of 160 MW capacity in Uttar Pradesh.
The NTPC announced it will add 250 MW to the existing 500-MW capacity in Assam’s Kokrajhar district after its third unit is commissioned in February.
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has issued a request for selection for the purchase of power from 1,000 megawatts (MW) of grid connected floating solar photovoltaic power project on Ujjani dam in Solapur district. The power distribution company has set the upper tariff limit at $0.043 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited issued a tender for 50,000 solar water pumping systems. These solar water pumps are to be installed at projects sites of identified farmers in the state. The last date for bid submission has been fixed on January 16, 2019.
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