The power demand in Uttar Pradesh reaches 22,000 MW in summers, while there is a gap of 1,000 to 1,500 MW between demand and supply during peak hours, Power Minister Shrikant Sharma said on July 26.
Close to 8,000 farmers from Lucknow and neighboring districts will hold a rally at UPPCL headquarters on July 25 demanding free electricity. The farmers’ outfit, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), said if demands are not met similar protests will be held all over the state.
Uttar Pradesh’s electricity regulator has directed the state electricity distribution companies (discoms) not to sign any new power purchase agreements (PPAs) with thermal power plants till December 2022.
Uttar Pradesh plans to commission 1500 MW solar capacity power plants by next year, state minister for department of additional sources of energy Brajesh Pathak said. The Centre has set a target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022
All government and semi-government offices having an area of more than 1000 sq m will soon have to install solar photovoltaic power plant on their rooftops. This is likely be made mandatory from this month by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) as per the order of the state government
City transport will get a boost in nine cities including Lucknow with electric buses ferrying commuters in days to come. Under PPP model, the directorate of urban transport has selected private firms which will deliver and maintain 630 electric buses in nine cities.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday downplayed the proposed hike in power tariff in the state and blamed the opposition parties for step motherly treatment to the people in supplying electricity during their regime.
Paving the way for the development of 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has accepted the changes proposed by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA)
Power consumers in Uttar Pradesh are in for a major post-poll shock with the UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) proposing a 25 per cent hike for domestic power consumers.
As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now either coming up with new open access regulations or amending the old ones.