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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)