Rather than collecting news on a certain state, this section tracks developments in the complex relationship between the central government and the states. The contours of Indian federalism are constantly in flux, as the center and states give up and power on certain issues or seek to regain it. This section contains news and analysis reflecting that push and pull, as well as news about developments that effect an entire region rather than just a single state.
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.
Seven companies have secured contracts to supply 1,900 megawatts (MW) of power to the states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Bihar, West Bengal, and Haryana.. The seven power companies quoted a price of $0.05 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), or unit, in the auction for contract-starved, stressed power plants.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has allocated 50 MW of wind power capacity from Gujarat to Odisha in order to meet Odisha’s renewable purchase obligations (RPO).
The Chhattisgarh Government has sent over a proposal of $128.2 million to the central government to implement the Saubhagya initiative to power 838,000 households across the state.
NTPC plans to commission the 250 MW Bongaigaon thermal power project (TPP) in Kokrajhar in Assam, the first of three units totalling 750 MW.