The 29th and newest state in India, Telangana was birthed from the division of Andhra Pradesh into two states in 2014. Its capital Hyderabad is home to one of India’s largest IT hubs, with large technology firms such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. based there. Competition between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for investment has led the Telangana government to take the lead in e-governance and promotion of startups.
43,273 sq. miles
$60.55 billion (USD)
Legislative Assembly Seats
Rajya Sabha Seats
Lok Sabha Seats
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)
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.
A tender for 1 kilowatt (kW) to 1,000 kW grid-connected rooftop solar power plants has been released by Telangana Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (TSREDCO).
Azure Power has commissioned a 100 MW solar power plant, which will supply power to NTPC for 25 years at 7 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).
The center has proposed supplying four districts of Telangana — Khammam, Medak, Ranga Reddy, and Nalgonda — with piped natural gas (PNG) at an estimated cost of $93 million over five years. The offer is dependent on the state government providing land at concessional rates for creating gas distribution infrastructure, such as compressed natural gas stations. Creation of a PNG infrastructure in urban areas will allow 175,000 gas cylinders to be diverted to rural areas every year.
Total S.A, the French oil and gas company, and GoodPlanet, a France-based NGO signed an agreement to deploy 8,400 biodigesters in Telangana in a bid to tackle climate change and provide clean energy to the state. The machines use fermentation to convert animal solid waste into cooking gas. The remainder can be used as fertilizer.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Telangana reaches 3400 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Telangana achieves 77.7 MW (updated March 31, 2016)