Maharashtra is India’s economic powerhouse, home to the economic capital of Mumbai and the source of 40% of the central government’s tax revenues. But the massive state also embodies many of India’s contradictions; its eastern reaches are remote, prone to drought, and deeply poor. The current government is seeking to bring development to those areas while not neglecting the needs of fractious and ungovernable Mumbai.
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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.
Maharashtra, in its latest auction of wind power project, has allotted winners with tariffs higher than the lowest price offered in previous wind auctions in the country.
Amplus Energy Solutions signed an agreement with Maharashtra to build 300 MW solar capacity in the state, ground-mounted and rooftop, requiring an investment of $230 million.
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has been approved to procure bagasse-based co-generation power through the competitive bidding process fixed at a maximum price of 7 cents per unit.
Maharashtra announced its electric vehicle policy, which includes incentives such as various levels of subsidies for consumers, a 25 percent of subsidy on the first 250 charging stations, and incentives for component and battery makers, among others.
Related National Goals
Wind Performance Tracker — Maharashtra achieves 4653.83 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Maharashtra reaches 515.01 MW (updated October 31, 2017)