Uttar Pradesh

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.

State Summary

  • Size
    93,023 sq. miles
  • Population
    199.6 million
  • State GDP
    $133.35 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    403
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    31
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    80
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
A farmer harvests a crop of wheat in a field in Ghaziabad. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman works at a call center of TravelKhana, India’s vast railway network, in Noida. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: A farmer harvests a crop of wheat in a field in Ghaziabad. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: A woman works at a call center of TravelKhana, India’s vast railway network, in Noida. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Energy

Energy

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.

Subsectors

Coal  •  Energy Efficiency  •  Energy-related Transportation  •  Nuclear  •  Oil and Gas  •  Power  •  Renewables

Recent Articles

Asian Development offers loan to EESL for demand-side energy efficiency projects

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.


Source: Economic Times Go to
In Detail: Project Details Go to

SECI extends submission deadline for 150 MW floating solar project

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.


Source: PV Magazine Go to
In Detail: Notice of Extension Go to

Uttar Pradesh concludes auction for 500 MW of solar projects

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.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

Uttar Pradesh approves 500 MW grid-connected solar project

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.


Source: Mercom Go to

Related National Goals

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)

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