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.
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved compensation for residents who suffer unscheduled power cuts lasting over one hour. The consumer will be compensated $7.10 per hour for the first two hours of the power cut, and $14.20 for every subsequent hour.
Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SmartE, one of India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operators, to support SmartE’s deployment of the first 1,000 Mahindra Treo and Treo Yaari electric three-wheelers in Delhi by March 2019.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) has launched a ‘Pay Bill and Win’ scheme to reward consumers for timely payments of their electricity bills.
The Delhi government’s nodal agency for rooftop solar projects, the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Management Center, has launched a tender for setting up 35 Megawatt (MW) grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the capital.
Related National Goals
Solar Performance Tracker — Delhi reaches 69.57 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Delhi achieves 0 MW (updated January 3, 2019)