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 Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a $200 million loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to implement various demand-side energy efficiency projects in India, including expanding an ADB-assisted pilot project in a village in Varanasi district where as many as 5,000 households have received smart meters with satellite communication technology installed by EESL.
The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency has issued its guidelines for megawatt -scale ground-mounted and rooftop projects under the Haryana Solar Power Policy, 2016.
Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain launched the second phase of the BSES Solar City Initiative — Solarise Shakur Basti — which seeks to provide installations at a single point for an entire apartment complex. BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd said it had set a target of 5 megawatts (MW) peak of rooftop net metering from the area by the financial year 2019-2020.
All households in the state of Bihar have been provided with electricity connections, irrespective of their location, two months ahead of the December 31 deadline for universal household electrification under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya scheme. Power Minister R.K. Singh, a lawmaker from Arrah, Bihar, has been credited for this exercise.
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