Uttar Pradesh is India’s largest state in terms of population and often acts as the center of gravity of northern Indian politics. Underdeveloped and historically seen as ungovernable, Uttar Pradesh struggles with almost every challenge modern India faces: poverty, communal tension, poor infrastructure, etc. Yet the state has seen growth in recent years, and the scale of its problems offers an unbeatable opportunity to test innovative solutions.
93,023 sq. miles
$133.35 billion (USD)
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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.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a $200 million loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to implement various demand-side energy efficiency projects in India, including expanding an ADB-assisted pilot project in a village in Varanasi district where as many as 5,000 households have received smart meters with satellite communication technology installed by EESL.
Solar Energy Corporation of India has extended the deadline for submissions for its tender for 150 MW of floating solar to be developed over the Rihand Dam in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency Solar recently concluded an auction for 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects, where Maheshwari Mining and Energy and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited’s renewable energy section quoted the lowest tariff of $0.043/kWh to develop 20 MW and 140 MW respectively.
The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved a request for the procurement and a power purchase agreement for 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects put forth by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh reaches 739.41 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)