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N G 1 8 9 9 8 DELENG/2015/66565 Total Pages 12 July, 2019 Niti Aayog, Ministry

Niti Aayog, Ministry of Power and ISGF Jointly Organized Key Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on the Energy Storage System(ESS) Roadmap for India

• • • • • • • • ISGF has prepared an Energy Storage Roadmap
ISGF has prepared an Energy Storage Roadmap for India with the objective to help
policy makers and utilities in decision making related to investments in energy storage
for integration of renewable energy leading to a reliable and low carbon grid in India. The
project evaluates the impact of distributed energy generation sources and electric vehicles
on the distribution grid and the techno-commercial viability of energy storage solutions
to overcome the grid integration challenges. The Roadmap was developed in association
with India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and supported through a grant from MacArthur
Foundation.

On 16 th July 2019, NITI Aayog, Ministry of Power and ISGF jointly organized the Key Stakeholder Consultation Workshop in New Delhi for presenting the Draft Energy Storage System Roadmap for India and take suggestions for finalizing the Roadmap.

IN THIS ISSUE

Niti

Aayog, Ministry of Power and

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ISGF Jointly Organized Key Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on the Energy Storage System (ESS) Roadmap for India

Appointments and Transfers

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Announcing Training Program on Electric Mobility and Charging Infrastructure Organized by ISGF

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Contacts

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Smart Grid Updates:

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Policy, Regulations & Standards

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Technology & Projects

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Smart Grid Pilot Projects in India

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Announcing EU-India Smart Grid Workshop in Paris

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Announcing Training Program on Cyber Security for Power Systems

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Announcing Training Program on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

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ISGF Conducted Training Program on Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure in July 2019

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Announcing Distribution Utility Meet 2019

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ISGF Organised Brainstorming Session on Addressing India’s Urban Water Crisis using Smart Technologies

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ISGF Conducted Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure in July 2019

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Portal for Updates on Latest Government Policies, Regulations and Guidelines on Renewable Energy

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Announcing India Smart Utility Week 2020

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Workshop started with the Welcome Address by Reji Kumar Pillai, President, ISGF and Special Address by Anand Kumar, Chairman, GERC; Arbind Prasad, Chairperson, JERC and Inaugural Address delivered by RP Gupta, Additional Secretory-Energy, NITI Aayog. The session was followed by the panel discussion on Policies and Regulatory Support for Energy Storage Systems chaired by Anand Kumar and moderated by Ravi Seethapathy.

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An interactive session on Early Experience with Energy Storage Systems in India was Chaired and
An interactive session on Early Experience with Energy Storage Systems in India was Chaired and
An interactive session on Early Experience with Energy Storage Systems in India was Chaired and

An interactive session on Early Experience with Energy Storage Systems in India was Chaired and Moderated by Vishal Kapoor, Director, Ministry of Power. Giga-Scale Battery Manufacturing Program in India-Overview was presented by NITI Aayog.

Final version of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Roadmap will be published in August 2019. The draft ESS Roadmap for India report can be downloaded at the following link- http://ow.ly/JN5e30pbhNl

downloaded at the following link- http://ow.ly/JN5e30pbhNl Appointments and Transfers Subhash Chandra Garg has been
downloaded at the following link- http://ow.ly/JN5e30pbhNl Appointments and Transfers Subhash Chandra Garg has been

Appointments and Transfers

Subhash Chandra Garg has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Power
Subhash Chandra Garg has been appointed as Secretary,
Ministry of Power
Sanjeev Nandan Sahai, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power has been promoted as Special Secretary, Ministry
Sanjeev Nandan Sahai, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power
has been promoted as Special Secretary, Ministry of Power
Naresh Sardana has been appointed as Member, Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission
Naresh Sardana has been appointed as Member, Haryana
Electricity Regulatory Commission
Pravas Kumar has been appointed as Member (Law), Jharkhand Electricity Regulatory Commission
Pravas Kumar has been appointed as Member (Law),
Jharkhand Electricity Regulatory Commission
Santanu Basu has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director, West Bengal State Electricity
Santanu Basu has been appointed as the Chairman and
Managing Director, West Bengal State Electricity Distribution
Company Limited
Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of Power has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty,
Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of Power has been
appointed as Officer on Special Duty, Ministry of Home Affairs
and will take over as Home Seceretary from September 2019
Lokesh Dutt Jha has been appointed as Chairman, Jammu & Kashmir Electricity Regulatory Commission
Lokesh Dutt Jha has been appointed as Chairman, Jammu &
Kashmir Electricity Regulatory Commission
Ajay Gupta has been appointed as Member (Technical), Jammu & Kashmir Electricity Regulatory Commission
Ajay Gupta has been appointed as Member (Technical),
Jammu & Kashmir Electricity Regulatory Commission
S Nagalakshmi has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director, Eastern Power Distribution Company of
S Nagalakshmi has been appointed as Chairman and Managing
Director, Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra
Pradesh Limited
AK Gupta has been appointed as Managing Director of Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (JVVNL)
AK Gupta has been appointed as Managing Director of
Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (JVVNL)
H Harinath Rao has been appointed as CMD of Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra
H Harinath Rao has been appointed as CMD of Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL)
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Managing Editor

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Key Contributors from ISGF

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Bindeshwary Rai

Karnam Bala Subramanyam

Shreekant Dhuri Shuvam Sarkar Roy Suddhasatta Kundu

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Smart Grid Updates: Policy, Regulations & Standards INDIA focus on distributed generation solar projects in
Smart Grid Updates: Policy, Regulations & Standards INDIA focus on distributed generation solar projects in
Smart Grid Updates: Policy, Regulations & Standards INDIA focus on distributed generation solar projects in

Smart Grid Updates: Policy, Regulations & Standards

INDIA

focus on distributed generation solar projects in the state with the new budget having a provision of INR 10 billion or approx.144.9 million USD for a new rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Under the proposed rooftop solar PV program, 200,000 families will be covered during the year and the beneficiaries will be given a subsidy of up to 40% of the capital cost for rooftop solar projects of capacity 3 kW and a subsidy of 20% on the system cost for rooftop solar projects in the range of 3 kW to 10 kW. Read More: https://bit.ly/308HXeC

INTERNATIONAL

Budget 2019 Provides Impetus to India’sTransition to E-Mobility and EV Manufacturing In the latest Union Budget for FY 2019-2020, the central government has provided strong support to the nascent electric vehicle industry with the announcement of tax incentives to speed up the transition of the automobile industry from fossil fuel dependent to electric. A budgetary allocation of INR 5 billion or approx. USD 73 million has been made to the FAME India program. The adoption of approximately 52,800 electric vehicles (EVs) across all EV categories is being supported through demand incentives. The categories of EVs supported through budgetary incentives are electric buses, four-wheelers, three-wheelers, and two-wheelers. The budgetary allocation through demand incentives for EV adoption amounts to INR 2.71 billion or approx. 40 million USD. Read More: https://bit.ly/2YRJqpn Himachal Pradesh Amends Regulation for Deviation Settlement Mechanism The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has finalized the amendments to its regulation on deviation settlement mechanism and has included the concept of area clearing price, which is the price of a time block electricity contract established on the power exchange after considering all the valid purchase and sale bids after dividing the market across the constrained transmission corridors. HPERC also finalized the additional charges in case of violation of the requirements with regards to the sustained deviations. It has fixed a 0.5 MW

deviation limit in any direction (positive or negative) for a time block

of up to 10 MW. For the time block of up to 25 MW, the maximum

permissible deviation is 1 MW. Read More: https://bit.ly/30AK7Uf

MNRE Prescribes Roles and Responsibilities of DISCOMs for the CPSU Program The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued

a notification regarding the modalities and role of distribution

companies (DISCOMs) to ensure the smooth implementation of the second phase of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) program. This government program aims to set up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects for self-use or use by government entities. The MNRE has stated that DISCOMs will facilitate open access to government producers intending to use solar power generated by themselves through open access. The power produced can be utilized for supply to other government bodies or non-commercial sectors like agriculture, and local urban bodies. Read More: https://bit.ly/2Y4hYYm

Registration Fee Exemption for Electric Vehicles The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has put

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has put World Bank Loan to Tunisia for
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has put World Bank Loan to Tunisia for

World Bank Loan to Tunisia for a Cleaner and Greener Future The World Bank allocated 151 million USD in funding to Tunisia to assist in the process of diversifying its sources of electricity. The funds granted in the form of a loan will make it possible to produce clean and less expensive energy, with the establishment of renewable energy plants by private energy companies in the country. These measures will contribute to the establishment of a greener energy sector and will also reduce the dependence of the electricity sector on fossil fuel imports. Further, it will strengthen the financial position of the sector to enable it to attract more private investment. Read More: https://bit.ly/2JyY53B European Commission approves Stringent Emission Limits in Italian Capacity Mechanism The European Commission has approved under State aid rules the introduction of stringent CO2 emission limits in the Italian capacity mechanism. The CO2 emission limits will prevent high-emission electricity generation, such as coal-fired power plants, from participating in the Italian capacity mechanism. At the same time, Italy will apply several measures to ensure that the mechanism remains competitive in spite of the exclusion of such capacity providers. This measure will also contribute to ensuring security of supply and increase the level of environmental protection without unduly distorting competition in the single market. Read More: https://bit.ly/2XHda7S

China

Feed-in-Tariff

Mechanism China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has approved 22.78 GW of solar projects based on feed-in-tariff mechanism. These solar PV projects are expected to be grid-connected by December 2019. A total of 4,338 solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 24.55 GW were proposed to be developed, but only 3,921 projects totalling 22.78 GW have received the official approval.

Approves

22.78 GW have received the official approval. Approves Solar Projects Based on Out of the approved

Solar

Projects

Based

on

the official approval. Approves Solar Projects Based on Out of the approved projects, 366 are ground-mounted
the official approval. Approves Solar Projects Based on Out of the approved projects, 366 are ground-mounted

Out of the approved projects, 366 are ground-mounted utility-scale

solar projects with a total capacity of 18.12 GW. Moreover, 473 of them are distributed generation solar projects totalling 0.56 GW while 3,082 are self-generation or excess capacity solar projects totalling 4.10 GW. Read More: https://bit.ly/2JEVweZ California Assembly Passes Wildfire Fund for Utilities California assembly has successfully passes a 21 billion USD wildfire bill offering the state’s big investor-owned utilities a lifeline against bankruptcy if they’re hit with multibillion-dollar wildfire liabilities. The bill would create two separate funding mechanisms for utilities facing wildfire liabilities. The first is a 10.5 billion USD “liquidity fund,” paid for by an existing 2.50 USD-per-month charge on customers’ bills, which would offer utilities short-term loans, repayable in full, to cover ongoing wildfire costs. The second is a fund of up to 10.5 billion USD, to be raised through proportional contributions from utilities if they choose to participate, that would be available to pay out wildfire liability claims. Read More: https://bit.ly/2YQwmQV

liability claims. Read More: https://bit.ly/2YQwmQV forward a proposal to relieve electric and battery-operated

forward a proposal to relieve electric and battery-operated vehicles from registration charges. The ministry will introduce measures

to

Vehicles Rules (CMVR), 1989. The draft notification will modify Rule 81 of the CMVR and states that battery operated vehicles will be exempt from paying fees for the issue and renewal of a registration certificate and assignment of a new registration mark.

introduce differential registration fees as per the Central Motor

differential registration fees as per the Central Motor The draft is currently open to suggestions from

The draft is currently open to suggestions from stakeholders. Read More: https://bit.ly/30uiXOY Gujarat’s Budget Emphasizes on Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector In the Gujarat state’s budget announced for FY 2019-2020, a recalibrated target of 30 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 has been announced. The state government has also renewed its

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EU-India Smart Grid Workshop, 14 – 15 November 2019, Paris, France ISGF announces 8 t
EU-India Smart Grid Workshop, 14 – 15 November 2019, Paris, France ISGF announces 8 t
EU-India Smart Grid Workshop, 14 – 15 November 2019, Paris, France ISGF announces 8 t

EU-India Smart Grid Workshop, 14 – 15 November 2019, Paris, France

ISGF announces 8 th EU – India Smart Grid Workshop in Paris, France scheduled on 14 - 15 November 2019. The importance of EU- India cooperation on Smart Grid has been underlined in the Joint Declaration on a Clean Energy and Climate Partnership adopted by EU and India on the occasion of the visit by India’s Prime Minister Modi to the European Leaders in Brussels on 30 March 2016. The Paris Workshop will involve Indian and European Policy Makers, Network Operators, Regulators and Technology Providers in interactions on the following themes:

• Regulatory Frameworks enabling RE Integration

• European and Indian demonstration projects on Energy Storage to promote the Integration of Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles

• Evolving Role of Distribution System Operators in the context of Smart Grids

• Upscaling and transferring promising Smart Grid demonstrations in Indian and European contexts

To join the delegation from India, please contact Ms. Reena Suri at India Smart Grid Forum (reena.suri@indiasmartgrid.org)

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Smart Grid Updates: Technology & Projects Grid Modernization and Smart Metering India considers Mass Rollout
Smart Grid Updates: Technology & Projects Grid Modernization and Smart Metering India considers Mass Rollout
Smart Grid Updates: Technology & Projects Grid Modernization and Smart Metering India considers Mass Rollout

Smart Grid Updates: Technology & Projects

Grid Modernization and Smart Metering

India considers Mass Rollout of 300 Million Smart Meters

India is considering a plan to install smart meters in every home and business as part of its ongoing effort to turn around the country’s ailing power sector. The plan under consideration would require 300 million smart meters over three years. The federal power ministry has begun discussions with manufacturers on supplying the meters, which improve efficiency by monitoring and transmitting power use data. As part of the plan, the federal government is mulling providing subsidies to partially cover the costs, one of the officials said. Preliminary estimates by the government put the cost for the meters at about 2,000 rupees ($29) apiece, or $8.7 billion in total, according to one of the officials. That’s partly based on an expectation that prices would be lower than a smaller government tender for 5 million smart meters in 2017 at 2,503 rupees. Read More: https://bit.ly/2XdjUZY

EBRD

Modernization

Grid

to

provide

Ukraine

€149

Million

for

Power

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a decree on the expediency of attracting a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the amount of €149 million to implement a project to modernize the transmission network. The project will be implemented by Ukrenergo National Power Company. It will improve the efficiency and reliability of power transmission in western, northern, southern and central regions of Ukraine. Read More: https://bit.ly/2J1kNRy

Electric Vehicle(EV) and Energy Storage

Tata Group to Set up Lithium-ion Battery Plant in Gujarat, India

Tata Group, has committed an investment of INR 40 billion to set

up a lithium-ion battery plant in Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) in Gujarat. Tata Group have procured land of 126 acres and in the first phase, the company will make an investment of INR

10 billion. The ultimate manufacturing capacity would be 10 giga

watts (GW). Read More: https://bit.ly/2YKZ99A

Flipkart, Amazon and others Collaborate with Delhi Government to Deploy EVs for Delivery Services

The Delhi government is running a pilot project testing the

use of electric vehicles for deliveries. With the electric vehicle freight project called Deliver Electric Delhi, 1,000 EVs will be used for deliveries over the next 12 months in partnership with

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Amazon, Bigbasket, Grofers, Uber Eats, Zomato to Hero Electric, Mahindra Electric, Tata Motors and even logistics company Blue Dart Express. The project is a joint initiative by the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC-Delhi) and Rocky

players. Some of the high-profile participants include Flipkart,

Some of the high-profile participants include Flipkart, EU to Introduce Legislation Mandating EV to Install Acoustic

EU to Introduce Legislation Mandating EV to Install Acoustic Vehicle Alert Systems

The legislation issued on July 1, 2019 stated that all electric cars in Europe must be fitted with sound-emitting technology to reduce the risk of danger to pedestrians accustomed to noisy internal combustion engines. While the extremely quiet operation of electric vehicles is often touted as another bonus for the emerging zero emissions form of transport, this silence is believed to present a risk to other road users, particularly the vision-impaired and their companion animals. The European Union has introduced this legislation. Read More: https://bit.ly/2XdekXu

Renewable Energy and Microgrids

Largest Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Glass Installation in Canada at Edmonton Convention Centre

The project will begin this month and is expected to be completed in early 2020. The new solar cells will convert sunlight into clean electricity while maintaining the transparency of the Centre’s current glass atrium. All 696 sloped panels on the atrium will be replaced, with photovoltaic glass units replacing approximately 50 per cent of the existing glass. It is estimated that more than

227,000 kilowatt hours of electricity will be generated each year and the panels will reduce anticipated greenhouse gases by over 150,000 kg. The investment is anticipated to be paid back in around 22 years. Read more:

The City of Edmonton, which owns the Edmonton Convention Centre, has announced a $10.8 million atrium modernization project that includes the replacement of the venue’s 35-year-old skylight units with photovoltaic (solar cell) glass units

skylight units with photovoltaic (solar cell) glass units https://bit.ly/2YobjFp EESL to spend Rs 800 Crores to

https://bit.ly/2YobjFp

EESL to spend Rs 800 Crores to Install Solar Rooftops in Maharashtra, India

Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) plans to install an aggregate 200 MW of grid connected solar rooftop across 5,000 state- owned buildings in Maharashtra in the next two years at a cost of around INR 8 billion. State-run EESL, which is a joint venture of four other PSUs including NTPC, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation, and Power Grid Corporation, will be installing rooftop solar on RESCO model in phased manner. EESL is already retrofitting government buildings in Maharashtra with energy efficient appliances, investing INR 3.25 billion to enable them to achieve 39 per cent savings in annual energy costs. Under this program, the company has already retrofitted 2,000 buildings with energy efficient appliances in the state and has successfully installed 1.75 lakh LED lights, 1.25 lakh energy efficient fans and 3,200 super- efficient ACs. For the retrofitting in 3,000 buildings, EESL will place about 7,000 energy efficient ACs, 11 lakh LEDs bulbs, six lakh energy efficient ceiling fans and also replace 14,000 streetlights in the state, contributing to energy savings of 100 million units per year. Read more: https://bit.ly/2Xh8Ccc

million units per year. Read more: https://bit.ly/2Xh8Ccc Mountain Institute (RMI). Companies have already started
million units per year. Read more: https://bit.ly/2Xh8Ccc Mountain Institute (RMI). Companies have already started
million units per year. Read more: https://bit.ly/2Xh8Ccc Mountain Institute (RMI). Companies have already started
million units per year. Read more: https://bit.ly/2Xh8Ccc Mountain Institute (RMI). Companies have already started
million units per year. Read more: https://bit.ly/2Xh8Ccc Mountain Institute (RMI). Companies have already started

Mountain Institute (RMI). Companies have already started delivering products using EVs, without government push. In May, Zomato announced its partnership with eBikeGo to enable EV deliveries. Its rival Swiggy too is piloting an EV project across 10 cities in the country. Meanwhile, there are reports that the Indian government could order ride-hailing giants Uber and Ola to convert 40% of their fleet to electric cars by 2026. Read More: https://bit.ly/31ZeW6y

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First Molten Salt Solar Thermal Power Plant Runs at Full Capacity in China The facility
First Molten Salt Solar Thermal Power Plant Runs at Full Capacity in China The facility

First Molten Salt Solar Thermal Power Plant Runs at Full Capacity in China

The facility has set a new record by generating over 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of power day and night, with all indicators suggesting it has reached or exceeded its designed values. This marks another important step after the plant created 1.67 million kWh of power over 34 hours of continuous operations in mid-April. The power station is among China’s first batch of solar thermal power generation demonstration projects. With an investment of 3 billion yuan ($433.1 million), it was built by Beijing Shouhang IHW Resources Saving Technology Co Ltd, which wholly owns the power station’s intellectual property rights. The power plant, also called the “super mirror power plant”, works by using 12,000 mirrors that concentrate the

sunlight onto a receiver at the top of a solar tower, which then heats the molten salt. It is designed to generate 390 million kWh of power annually, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 350,000 metric tons per year. That’s equivalent to the annual environmental benefit derived from 667 hectares of forested land. Read more:

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Solar Power can save you INR 46,000 in Yearly Bill in Delhi, India

The city’s much-needed push for solar energy could be just around the corner with Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) finally notifying the group net metering (GNM) and virtual net metering (VNM) framework, which will benefit thousands of RWAs, households and CGHS societies. Users will be able to benefit from a single solar plant at one location with the surplus energy being sent back to the grid and adjusted with the bill of each meter connected to it. This will, in theory, allow members of a society and consumers to reduce their monthly bills. Read more: https://bit.ly/2Xkrjvi

Renewables, Strengthening T&D Infrastructure Top Priorities for Power Sector in India

With nearly 100 percent household electrification, the government of India is now focused on 24x7 reliable power supply throughout the country. This requires strengthening of the distribution infrastructure and improvement in the financial profile of the electricity distribution utilities (discoms). The system strengthening works and IT initiatives under the centrally- sponsored schemes play an important role in improving operating efficiencies, especially the distribution loss levels for state-owned discoms. The central government must augment the budgetary allocations towards its flagship schemes - Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY) and Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS). Apart from higher fund allocation, the government must usher in reforms in the distribution segment to achieve a sustainable improvement in the financial profile of the discoms.

With an installed capacity of 77.6 GW as on March 31, 2019, the incremental capacity of 97.4 GW is required to meet the

China’s first 100-megawatt molten salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, Northwest China’s Gansu province, has successfully generated power while operating at full capacity on 17 th June 2019

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Government’s RE capacity target of 175 GW by FY2022, entailing an investment of more than INR 5 trillion. In this context, the government must enhance funding allocation for the renewable energy sector to support the development of renewable energy parks and for augmentation of inter-state transmission infrastructures. Read more: https://bit.ly/2Xjm9Lk

Port’s Microgrid in North America Could be Sea Change for Industry

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) is among the busiest seaports in the U.S. It’s among the top 10 in terms of annual cargo volume

in North America, and the second-busiest container seaport in the nation, handling more than 8 million container units in 2018.

It has 10 piers, 62 berths, and 68 post-Panamax gantry cranes. Its

annual trade is valued at more than $200 billion, and it supports more than 575,000 jobs in Southern California. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has provided a $5 million grant to POLB, Houston and the City of Long Beach Harbor Department for creation of a new microgrid. This microgrid will be designed to increase energy resilience through islanding and distributed energy resource (DER) integration, a system that will allow the port’s critical safety and security facility to operate without interruption. Read more: https://bit.ly/2NpVgWp

A Solar-Powered Solution to the Clean Water Shortage in Rural India

Among the solutions for creating access to more potable water is a water-filtration system developed by an organization called Grassroots and Rural Innovative Development Pvt Ltd (GRID).

GRID’s solar-powered microgrid water filtration system makes rural India’s water drinkable so villagers don’t have to rely on India’s extremely limited clean water supply. GRID’s microgrid system, which is simply a local energy source -- in this case powered by the sun, converts contaminated water into clean, potable water using reverse osmosis (RO) and ultraviolet (UV) technologies. RO is a process in which water is pushed through a filter that traps both its dissolved and suspended contaminants. UV light then kills any remaining bacteria. While individual reverse-osmosis systems are currently used in many of India’s urban areas, they’re expensive, and typically require electricity to run, which many rural areas in India either don’t have at all or have sporadically. GRID’s solar-powered microgrid RO system can operate in remote areas because it uses the power of the sun to filter water and does so at

a fraction of the cost of traditional electric-powered systems. Their model can provide 20 litres of water each day at approximately $0.04 USD. Read more: https://wxch.nl/2KQ7uWq

Cyber Security

US wants to Isolate Power Grids with ‘Retro’ Technology to Limit Cyber-Attacks

The US is very close to improving power grid security by mandating the use of “retro” (analog, manual) technologies on US power grids as a defensive measure against foreign cyber-attacks that could bring down power distribution. The idea is to use “retro” technology to isolate the grid’s most important control systems, to limit the reach of a catastrophic outage. Specifically, it will examine ways to replace automated systems with low-tech redundancies, like manual procedures controlled by human operators. Read more: https://zd.net/308U4Ij

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Technology & Projects (Contd ) world’s first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain tailored to the energy
Technology & Projects (Contd ) world’s first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain tailored to the energy
Technology & Projects (Contd ) world’s first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain tailored to the energy

Technology & Projects (Contd )

world’s first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain tailored to the energy sector the Energy Web Chain (EW Chain). Read more: http://www.indiasmartgrid.org/viewnews.

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Blockchain-Based EnergyTrading Firm to Optimize Solar Energy Distribution in Austria

Blockchain-based energy trading firm Power Ledger, Australia will roll out its peer-to-peer (P2P) network in Graz, the second-largest city in Austria. Power Ledger has partnered with E-NEXT, an innovation arm of major Austria’s energy utility Energie Steiermark, to launch its blockchain-powered energy trading platform in and around Graz.

The initiative is an attempt to optimize energy distribution and to contribute to the city’s transition towards zero-carbon energy. Power Ledger’s technology is expected to enable rooftop solar energy-based households in the city to sell excess renewable energy to their neighbors, generating a monetary incentive for Graz residents to use such energy. Power Ledger will initially roll out its service to 10 households in Graz, while the project reportedly has the potential to expand to more households in the city, as well as across the overall energy network of Austria. Read more: http://

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Spring-Loaded Drone can Collapse Mid-Flight to Zip Through Windows

At ICRA in Montreal, researchers from UC Berkeley demonstrated

a new design for a foldable drone, able to shrink itself by 50

percent in less than half a second thanks to spring-loaded arms controlled by the power of the drone’s own propellers. The drone changes shape without the use of any additional actuators: When low thrust forces are produced by the propellers, springs pull the arms downward into the folded mode. When high thrust forces are produced, the vehicle transitions into the unfolded mode. The big advantage of this design is that it adds a relatively small amount of complexity while still enabling dynamic folding that significantly reduces the size of the quadrotor, and in its unfolded state, it’s just as easy to control as a quadrotor that can’t fold. Read More: https://bit.ly/2GsY1Aq

FERC Expands Cybersecurity Reporting Standards to Include Non-Disruptive Incidents

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of US approved on 21 June 2019 an order to expand reporting requirements for attempts to compromise the national grid, a move it expects will improve the security of the bulk electric system. The order mandates reporting of cyber events and creates guidelines for the content, along with filing deadlines and how the reports are to be disseminated. The changes will enhance the reliability of the Bulk- Power system by providing a more accurate picture of the rapidly changing cyber threat landscape. Previous to the order, reports were only required when an incident had compromised or disrupted

reliability tasks. However, as the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) stated in its annual report of the U.S. power grid’s 2018 performance, cyber events to cause non-reliability disruptions have continued to grow. The new reliability standard is in response

to a directive from FERC Order 848. It gives utilities or responsible

entities the flexibility to develop assessments needed for their systems while creating a standard for reporting on attempts to compromise cyber systems associated with electronic security perimeters, physical security perimeters, and electronic access control/monitoring systems. Read more: https://bit.ly/2J9oYJM

Open-Source Cybersecurity Tool to Enhance Grid Protection by INL, US

A revolutionary new cybersecurity tool that can help protect the

electric power grid has been released to the public on the code- hosting website GitHub. This is developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the Structured Threat Intelligence Graph (STIG) software allows utility owners and operators to easily visualize, share, create, and edit cyberthreat intelligence information. The ability to share threat intelligence is essential for protecting critical

infrastructure like the electric power grid, water treatment facilities, oil refineries, and manufacturing plants from cyber exploits. Prior to the development of this software, threat information was too complex and cumbersome to share, limiting its application in operational environments. The new software standardizes collection via Structured Threat Information eXpression (STIX) and converts complex data on cybersecurity vulnerabilities into

visualization that is easy to understand and act on. With STIG, utility owners and operators have a common system for sharing threat intelligence information, thus increasing the chances of detecting and mitigating cyber exploits before they lead to a cyberattack. Read more: https://bit.ly/2K1oHsO

a

lead to a cyberattack. Read more: https://bit.ly/2K1oHsO a Microsoft is Investing $1 Billion in Open AI

Microsoft is Investing $1 Billion in Open AI to Create Brain-Like Machines

Microsoft says OpenAI will help it jointly develop and train new

AI technologies for its Azure cloud computing service. It will also

work with it to develop new supercomputing hardware to try to achieve AGI—machines with the capacity to learn tasks the way human beings do. That’s a holy grail of AI that still remains (and may always remain) out of reach. OpenAI’s founders, which include Elon Musk and other tech leaders, reckon AGI could help solve longstanding challenges in areas that range from climate change to health care. The investment is part of Microsoft’s new strategy and will help the firm keep pace with rivals like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, which have all spent big on AI in recent years. Read More: https://bit.ly/2Zcxe2s

on AI in recent years. Read More: https://bit.ly/2Zcxe2s Disruptive Technologies Energy Sector Gets First
on AI in recent years. Read More: https://bit.ly/2Zcxe2s Disruptive Technologies Energy Sector Gets First
on AI in recent years. Read More: https://bit.ly/2Zcxe2s Disruptive Technologies Energy Sector Gets First

Disruptive Technologies

Read More: https://bit.ly/2Zcxe2s Disruptive Technologies Energy Sector Gets First Open-Source, Tailor-Made Blockchain
Read More: https://bit.ly/2Zcxe2s Disruptive Technologies Energy Sector Gets First Open-Source, Tailor-Made Blockchain

Energy Sector Gets First Open-Source, Tailor-Made Blockchain

Blockchain has long been touted as the optimal method for energy sector applications including enabling peer-to-peer generation and distribution, renewable energy certificate trading and operating the most effective demand-response energy programs, but has been beset by problems, not least a lack of transparency into how its stakeholders conduct operations, something EWF claims it has now addressed.

operations, something EWF claims it has now addressed. For the first time, energy sector companies are
operations, something EWF claims it has now addressed. For the first time, energy sector companies are
For the first time, energy sector companies are hosting validator nodes on a decentralized network
For the first time, energy sector companies are hosting validator
nodes on a decentralized network as they seek to adapt to a more
digitalized and decentralized energy system.

Energy Web Foundation (EWF) with this background launched

Smart Cities

21 Projects Completed, 31 worth INR 22.47 Billion in Pipeline for Smart City in Maharashtra, India

Under the smart city project undertaken by the Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation Limited (NMSCDCL), 52

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projects worth INR 26.675 billion have been sanctioned. The smart city project likely to change
projects worth INR 26.675 billion have been sanctioned. The smart city project likely to change

projects worth INR 26.675 billion have been sanctioned. The smart city project likely to change the facelift of the city. Around 21 projects worth INR 4.6703 billion have already been completed while 11 projects worth INR 5.6161 billion are being executed. Around 15 projects worth INR 13.2752 billion are still in tender process while 5 projects worth INR 3.1134 billion are in the stage of preparing detailed project report (DPR). Under the smart city project, tasks worth INR 10 billion are to be implemented through smart city funds. The centre will share 50% of the funds while both state and the civic body will share 25% of each. The projects with additional costs of around INR 16.675 billion are to be developed under the public private partnership (PPP) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Read More: https://bit.ly/2LooJNS

Waterfront Area in Toronto into High-Tech Smart City

The project is taking up investment of $990 million, and will be a massive, joint effort that will bring together government agencies and non-profit firms alike. Sidewalk Labs has revealed a massive plan for investing about $990 million to build a waterfront area in Toronto, Canada into a high-tech smart city. The project will be a joint collaboration between government agencies at various levels, non-profit partners and more than 100 Toronto firms. Under the plan of the Alphabet-owned company, a slice of the Toronto-based Quayside waterfront area will be turned into a high-tech smart city featuring buildings made from timbers, green energy, low emissions of greenhouse gas, a modular pavement system that is easy to repurpose for future temporary events, and installation of public WiFi service. Read More: https://bit.ly/2XRkJYE

Free Wi-Fi Services Across Smart City Bhubaneswar in the State of Odisha in India

Bhubaneswar Smart City will soon have free Wi-Fi services across major streets, institutions & landmarks. This will surely be a step towards creating a connected city and bridge the digital divide amongst citizens. The 500 Wi-Fi hotspots will be installed across the city under ‘Bhubaneswar Me’ Wi-Fi Services. It will provide high speed internet at a speed of 2 mbps. A centralized monitoring system will be set up for uninterrupted services. Source: https://bit.ly/2FY4Nhj

Smart Water

Recycled Water Policy Announced in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, (DoE), has announced the launch of a Recycled Water Policy that will ensure optimal use of recycled water in the emirate. Recycled Water Policy supports efforts to preserve Abu Dhabi’s water resources, including drinking and underground water, in order to meet the future needs of all sectors.

Recycled Water Policy reinforces DoE’s role in ensuring sustainable supplies of recycled water through the distribution companies. This is aligned with the total capacity of wastewater treatment plants owned by Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) and other operators licenced by DoE. The policy promotes DoE’s efforts to develop a water management strategy to ensure efficient management and preservation of water resources in the UAE capital. Read More: https://bit.ly/2GsEkJ4

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Technology & Projects (Contd ) Israel’s Water Technology Company to Help Resolve Water- Parched Marathwada’s Water Woes in Maharashtra

Israel’s water technology company is helping Maharashtra’s drought-affected Marathwada region in the resolution to their water-scarcity problem. They will launch a joint project with Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) to create a water grid for the water-starved Marathwada region. Under the water-grid plan for Marathwada prepared by experts from Mekerot, Israel’s national water utility, all 11 dams in the Marathwada region will be linked together under a looped grid so that water can be moved from dams which have excess water to those which are deficient. The project is estimated to cost around INR 100 billion to construct a water grid. Read More: https://bit.ly/32UpiW5

Smart Gas

GAIL Gas Ltd Strengthens CNG Infrastructure in Jharkhand, India

GAIL Gas Limited has rolled out opportunities to partner in building the CNG infrastructure in the Seraikela- Kharsawan and West Singhbhum districts, Jharkhand, India. The company is motivating land owners and individuals to collaborate for developing these two Districts by setting up CNG Station on Dealer Owned Dealer Operated (DODO) Model.

As per this opportunity, the entire plot owned by a private owner shall be developed exclusively for setting up of CNG station, like petrol pumps, and allied commercial activities. The selection process will be as per guidelines developed by the company. After selection of the site, applicant desirous of setting up CNG station as dealer will enter into a long term agreement with company for 10 or more years on lease basis. CNG equipment (compressor/ cascade/ dispenser, etc.) for the CNG Station shall be installed and commissioned by GAIL Gas while adhering to all the statutory rules/guidelines related to fire and safety. On the other hand, the dealer will arrange all the permissions to setup CNG Station including change of land use, necessary clearance, license, etc. at own expense and cost. The day-to-day operation of the equipment as well as of CNG retail outlet including dispensing of gas and general maintenance shall be the responsibility of the appointed dealer. The dealer shall be paid commission by GAIL Gas as per the sales achieved based on the fixed dealer commission.

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Implementation of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) Networks in Five Districts of Assam, India

Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL), Oil India Limited (OIL) and GAIL Gas Limited (GGL) signed an agreement for incorporating a new company for implementation of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in five districts of Assam, India

The venture is the outcome of the extension of the National Gas Grid Pipeline (Urja Ganga Project) to Assam. With the connection of Assam to the National Gas Grid, steady supply of natural gas shall initiate a spurt in the industrial sector, power generation sector, automotive CNG sector and domestic piped gas to household’s sector. The supply of piped natural gas to the industrial, commercial and domestic customers in the first phase in Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts will be a major initiative, Assam. https://bit.ly/2LBjICB

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Training Program on Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Organized by ISGF India has taken various
Training Program on Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Organized by ISGF India has taken various
Training Program on Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Organized by ISGF India has taken various

Training Program on Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Organized by ISGF

Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Organized by ISGF India has taken various initiatives to stimulate demand and

India has taken various initiatives to stimulate demand and expedite the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the country. GoI has set an ambitious plan to introduce 6-7 million EVs by 2022. In order to achieve this target, it is necessary to build charging infrastructure and electricity distribution grid upgrades. GoI has already issued clarification that anyone can setup public charging stations. Sustainable business models for running charging stations need to be evolved. Above all, it is important to create talent pool of professionals to build a conducive ecosystem around the entire gamut of EV business.

With this background ISGF organised

a 2 days Training Program from 18

– 19 July 2019 at New Delhi which

was attended by over 50 participants from Electric Utilities, Transport Operators, EV and Component

and

Manufacturers,

Academia

Operators, EV and Component and Manufacturers, Academia Research, Manufacturers etc. The course was tutored by Ravi
Operators, EV and Component and Manufacturers, Academia Research, Manufacturers etc. The course was tutored by Ravi

Research, Manufacturers etc. The course was tutored by Ravi Seethapathy,GSGF - Ambassador for Americas and Chairman, Biosirus, Canada; Akshima T Ghate,Principal,Rocky Mountain Institute;Rahul Walawalkar,President & MD, IESA; Prabhjot Kaur, CEO, Centre for Battery Engineering and EVs, IIT-Madras; Aditya Ramji, Economist, Mahindra Electric; Paresh Bhatt,Chief of New Business, Tata Power Company Ltd; Aishwarya Raman, Associate Director, Ola Mobility Institute; Aqueel Ahmed, CARET, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Next edition of this Training Program will be held in IIT - Tirupati on 20 - 21 - 22 November 2019.

be held in IIT - Tirupati on 20 - 21 - 22 November 2019. Organizing Partner
Organizing Partner Host Utilities Co-Host Utility India Smart Grid Forum 2019 rd 3 07 -
Organizing Partner
Host Utilities
Co-Host Utility
India Smart Grid Forum
2019
rd
3
07 - 08 November 2019
Eros Hotel New Delhi
Nehru Place, New Delhi, India
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Smart Grid Pilot Projects in India All Smart Grid Pilot Projects are declared Go-Live. Details
Smart Grid Pilot Projects in India All Smart Grid Pilot Projects are declared Go-Live. Details
Smart Grid Pilot Projects in India All Smart Grid Pilot Projects are declared Go-Live. Details

Smart Grid Pilot Projects in India

All Smart Grid Pilot Projects are declared Go-Live. Details about the Pilot Projects are given at: http://www.nsgm.gov.in/en/sg-status

Ongoing Tenders

Sl. No.

Utility

Tender Details

Submission Dates

Source

1 Punjab

State Power

Tender for supply, installation, commissioning of LT AC 3-Phase, 4-Wire whole current static, watt-hour DLMS category D-2 compliant smart meters of rating 10-60 amps, 50 Hz, 415 volts of accuracy class-1 with optical port and integration of these smart meters with existing MDM system of PSPCL

20 th September, 2019

https://bit.ly/2xOBeKI

Corporation

Limited (PSPCL)

 

2 South Central

Provision of smart meters at service buildings & staff quarters – Vijayawada division

5 th August, 2019

https://bit.ly/32pL8Ap

Railway

3

Smart City

Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of smart metering system including new water supply HSCs, associated civil E&M works, PHE related work for strengthening/augmentation of water supply network in ABD area of Kanpur city including comprehensive annual maintenance contract of 5 years

25 th July, 2019

https://bit.ly/2Sgj262

Municipal

Corporation,

Kanpur

Expected Tenders

Sl. No.

Utility

Tender Details

Status

1

Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited

Supply of 2,00,000 smart meters

DPR and budget under approval

2

Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited

Supply of 2,00,000 smart meters for Dharamshala area in Himachal Pradesh

DPR being

prepared

3

Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited

Supply of 4,40,000 smart meters for Raipur and Bilaspur area in Chhattisgarh

DPR under

approval

4

Daman & Diu Electricity Department

Supply of 60,000 smart meters for Daman & Diu

DPR being

prepared

ISGF Organised Brainstorming Session on Addressing India’s Urban Water Crisis using Smart Technologies on

17 July 2019 in New Delhi

Crisis using Smart Technologies on 17 July 2019 in New Delhi ISGF has continuously worked for
Crisis using Smart Technologies on 17 July 2019 in New Delhi ISGF has continuously worked for

ISGF has continuously worked for development and advocacy of Smart Grids and Smart Cities in India since its inception, it now plans to replicate its journey of the Smart Grid domain in the Smart Water Distribution Domain. ISGF organized a Brainstorming Session on “Addressing India’s Urban Water Crisis Using Smart Technologies” on 17 th July, 2019 at CBIP Building, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India. The Brainstorming session was attended by senior officials from India’s leading water utilities, technology providers, top-notch domestic and international technical experts. Dr Smita Misra, Lead Water and Sanitation, World Bank Delivered the inaugural address and shared her views and world bank’s initiatives on the water sector in the country. Presentations were made by Avinash Kumar, Vice President, SEW, Mr Ravi Seethapathy, Executive Chairman, Biosirus Inc. Canada and Neville Bhasin, Forbes Marshall and Ajay Pradhan, CEO, Cetus Consulting and Solution Services, Sukanya Randhawa, AI Reasercher, IBM and klas Lundgren, Senior Adviser Asia, Solarwater PLC. The stakeholders discussed trends, share best practices in the water domain. The session had themes on Advanced Smart Water Technologies, Emerging Technologies in Distribution, Treatment and water.

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ISGF Conducted Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure in July 2019 from 04 – 05
ISGF Conducted Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure in July 2019 from 04 – 05
ISGF Conducted Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure in July 2019 from 04 – 05

ISGF Conducted Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure in July 2019

Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure in July 2019 from 04 – 05 July 2019 in New

from 04 – 05 July 2019 in New Delhi to impart knowledge about the nuances of smart metering, architectures, standards, business models and implementation experiences of past projects. The course was inaugurated by AK Verma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power. The Course was attended by 55 participants from Distribution Utilties, Academic Institutions and Industry. The course was tutored by various experts from India and Overseas such as Glen A Pritchard -PECO Energy, USA; Cedric Lavenu, Expert Research Engineer, EDF, France; Kaveh Razazian, CTO, Sagemcom, France; Ajoy Rajani, Chair of ISGF WG Group on IoT, Smart Metering, AI and Analytics; Vikas Kashyap, ISGF; Rajeev Kharyal, General Manager, TPDDL;Marc Delandre, Chairman, G3PLC Alliance; and Pankaj Batra, Former Chairperson CEA and WG Chair on Policy, Regulations and Business Models. Next edition of AMI Training Program will be conducted on 04-05 November 2019 in New Delhi.

The metering industry has taken rapid strides in the recent past few years by traversing from automated meter reading (AMR) to smart metering, using bi-directional communication, thereby enabling greater benefits to electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs), customers and society. AMI is a new concept that involves in-depth knowledge of three distinct technologies:

metrology, telecommunications and IT. The DISCOMs are well versed with the electrical technologies of the electricity grid, but when it comes to telecommunications and IT, their expertise is limited. Besides the fact that AMI is an evolving technology adds to the challenge. With this background ISGF had organised a 2 days Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Portal for Updates on Latest Government Policies,
Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Portal for Updates on Latest Government Policies,
Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Portal for Updates on Latest Government Policies,
Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Portal for Updates on Latest Government Policies,
Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Portal for Updates on Latest Government Policies,
Training Program on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Portal for Updates on Latest Government Policies,

Portal for Updates on Latest Government Policies, Regulations and Guidelines on Renewable Energy

• http://www.cbip.org/RegulationsData/REHome.aspx • http://www.cbip.org/Policies2019/policies.aspx •
• http://www.cbip.org/RegulationsData/REHome.aspx
• http://www.cbip.org/Policies2019/policies.aspx
• http://www.cbip.org/A_IREDA_NORMS/NORMS.aspx

ISGF’s Member Organization - Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP) has developed a platform which provides summary of all regulations, policies, CEA regulations, financing norms and MNRE guidelines on renewable energy. all orders on renewable energy issued by various regulatory commissions, government agencies till June 30th, 2019 have been summarized and consolidated with latest amendments and have been uploaded on the websites of CBIP, MNRE and IREDA and can be viewed through the following links:

and IREDA and can be viewed through the following links: • http://www.cbip.org/CEARegulations/cea.aspx 11 | SMART

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RNI No. DELENG/2015/66565 Delhi Postal Reg No. DL-SW-01/4195/19 - 21 Published on 5 t h
RNI No. DELENG/2015/66565 Delhi Postal Reg No. DL-SW-01/4195/19 - 21 Published on 5 t h
RNI No. DELENG/2015/66565 Delhi Postal Reg No. DL-SW-01/4195/19 - 21 Published on 5 t h
RNI No. DELENG/2015/66565 Delhi Postal Reg No. DL-SW-01/4195/19 - 21 Published on 5 t h

RNI No. DELENG/2015/66565 Delhi Postal Reg No. DL-SW-01/4195/19 - 21

Published on 5 th August 2019 Posted on 8 th & 9 th of following month

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