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.
ReNew Power inaugurated a 16 kilowatt (kW) micro-grid in Paniyara village in Uttar Pradesh and also agreed to develop 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar power and 200 MW of waste-to-energy projects.
The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) has canceled Reliance Power’s Chitrangi power project in Singhrauli, Madhya Pradesh, on account of not setting up the project on time.
State-run Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) will lend $7.6 billion to Uttar Pradesh power utilities for executing generation, transmission and distribution projects.
NTPC has invited bids to procure 1,000 metric tons of agro residue-based fuel per day for the 2,650 MW Dadri power plant in Uttar Pradesh to provide farmers with an alternate to burning crop residues.
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Wind Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh reaches 507.74 MW (updated October 31, 2017)