Rajasthan is the largest state in India by area, much of which is composed of the nearly uninhabitable Thar desert. Rajasthan’s lack of water long kept it a deeply poor state of nomadic herdsmen, but the present government is working hard to diversify the economy, using bold reforms in an attempt to attract investment and industry.
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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.
Rajasthan has launched an online smart electricity transmission operation management system in the state through which scheduling of generation and demand, deviation settlement, energy accounting and billing, approval of open access will be automated.
Close to the two-year anniversary of signing the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) agreement with the central government, Rajasthan’s three state-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) are still far from achieving their targets. The discoms reduced aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses from 27.5 percent to 26.2 percent, still well above the Fiscal Year 2018 target of 18.78 percent.
Beginning April 1, 2018, Rajasthan government will issue electricity bills to consumers on a monthly basis instead of every other month.
State-owned distribution companies (discoms) in Rajasthan are negotiating to reduce by 50 percent a late payment surcharge on overdue payments to wind power generators. The state power regulator directed discoms to clear all late payments to wind power providers within three months.
Related National Goals
Wind Performance Tracker — Rajasthan achieves 3993.95 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Rajasthan reaches 2246.48 MW (updated October 31, 2017)