Delhi

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.

State Summary

  • Size
    575 sq. miles
  • Population
    16.8 million
  • State GDP
    $60.45 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    70
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    3 for the National Capital Territory of Delhi
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    7
  • Party Affiliation
    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
A Delhi Metro train reaches Anand Vihar station on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Panoramic view of inner circle and central park in Connaught Place, New Delhi. (Kabi1990, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Left: A Delhi Metro train reaches Anand Vihar station on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Panoramic view of inner circle and central park in Connaught Place, New Delhi. (Kabi1990, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Energy

Energy

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.

Subsectors

Coal  •  Energy Efficiency  •  Energy-related Transportation  •  Nuclear  •  Oil and Gas  •  Power  •  Renewables

Recent Articles

Delhi Power Minister launches second phase of Solar City Initiative

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.


Source: The Hindu Business Line Go to

BSES Yamuna allowed to recover $30.9 million from consumers

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission allowed the power distribution utility, BSES Yamuna, to recover $30.9 million from its consumers due to power purchase costs incurred for buying power from Anta, Auraiya, and Dadri stations from 2012-13 to 2015-16.


Source: Times of India Go to

Delhi shuts down Badarpur thermal power plant on October 15

The Badarpur thermal power station will be permanently shut down on October 15, and will be replaced by a substation in Tughlakabad, which will be commissioned by the end of the month. The Badarpur power station was the national capital’s biggest power generator for over 45 years and the contributor of 11 percent of the deadly ultrafine particulate matter in the city’s air.


Source: Hindustan Times Go to

Delhi will bear costs for installation of solar panels for domestic consumers

To boost domestic consumption of solar power, the Delhi cabinet decided that it will enter into agreements with housing societies and solar service providers to ensure domestic consumers bear no cost for the installation of solar panels. The agreement will build upon the generation-based incentive of 2 cents per unit on solar generation that the government had established under the Delhi Solar Policy -2016.


Source: Business World Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Delhi reaches 69.57 MW (updated September 21, 2018)

Wind Performance Tracker — Delhi achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

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