New Delhi is the capital of the Republic of India and the seat of the central government. One of the largest cities in India, its economy no longer depends wholly on government offices; Delhi nourishes a thriving IT sector and its neighboring suburbs of Noida and Gurugram are home to the offices of many of India’s top corporations.
575 sq. miles
$60.45 billion (USD)
Legislative Assembly Seats
Rajya Sabha Seats
3 for the National Capital Territory of Delhi
Lok Sabha Seats
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
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 United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) cleared a $1 million grant to power distribution company, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL), to run a behavioural energy efficiency pilot program and a grant to Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited in the area of distributed energy resources (DERs).
Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) signed an MOU with Électricité de France (EDF) and its subsidiary, Enedis, to demonstrate de-carbonization of local energy systems and evaluate smart grid technologies.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd is implementing GPS mapping technology and Radio Frequency Identification Detector (RFID) Marker installation for quickly locating and resolving of faults in cable routes in Delhi.
Delhi government is expected to procure 200 electric buses and has identified two depots to accommodate charging facilities for the buses.
Related National Goals
Wind Performance Tracker — Delhi achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Delhi reaches 57.23 MW (updated October 31, 2017)