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MNRE issues clarification on hybrid wind-solar projects’ contribution to RPO of discoms

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding contribution of power sourced from hybrid wind and solar power projects towards meeting Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPOs) of discoms. MNRE has said that the RPO contribution of obligated...

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Adani Transmission Gets LoI For Transmission Project Linked To Renewable Energy In Gujarat

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL), the largest private sector power transmission company operating in India, said on Thursday it has received a letter of intent from REC Transmission Projects to build, own, operate and maintain a transmission project in Gujarat for a period of 35...

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Wind to become largest power source by 2050, says Irena

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 24, 2019

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report named 'Future of Wind' in which it has suggested that wind energy could be the single largest source of power generation by mid-century. The report says that wind has the capability of satiating one-...

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India to install 2.9 GW wind capacity in 2019: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 15, 2019

Auctions were conducted for 5.2 GW until August 2019 but only 2.9 GW was awarded because of lack of developer interest. India is likely to install more wind capacity in 2019 than it did last year, but it will still be well below what it used to be earlier. According to...

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AP discoms seek steep cut in solar, wind tariffs across all existing PPAs

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

Opening a new phase of sorts in the ongoing tussle with renewable energy players, Andhra Pradesh power utilities on Friday filed three separate petitions before the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) seeking reduction in tariff across all the existing...

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India’s solar and wind boom is fizzling

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

The world’s second most populous nation has been a shimmering bright spot for solar and wind growth, driven by government policies and ambitious targets. But new projects have stalled amid increasing regulatory uncertainty as states, their financially strained electricity...

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India’s Tata Power closing uneconomic 500MW coal plant

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

Tata Power Company has decommissioned ‘Unit 6’ of 500 megawatts at its Trombay thermal power plant in Mumbai, citing the high cost of generation and its inability to get a power purchase agreement after the earlier one expired in March 2018. The Trombay unit has an installed...

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Hiranandani arm GreenBase, Vestas India ink deal to build wind turbine park in Chennai

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

GreenBase, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hiranandani Group, has inked a deal to build a wind turbine park and warehousing set-up for the wind turbine manufacturing multinational Vestas India in Chennai. The built-to-suit development will be spread over half a million sq ft at...

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Enel Green Power Awarded 190 MW of Wind Power in India

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

Enel Green Power through its Indian renewable subsidiary EGP India has been awarded the right to sign a 25-year energy supply contract for a 190 MW wind farm in India. The project was awarded under the 1.8 GW Eighth Tranche of the national wind tender issued by the government...

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Wind energy sector needs market-led incentives: IIM-A

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 27, 2019

A paper authored by the IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) researchers suggested that wind energy in India has become market competitive and thus it should be pulled more by the market forces rather than...

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