MNRE Issues Draft Certification Program & Guidelines for Wind Turbines in India

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, has prepared a draft certification program complete with guidelines. The guidelines have been made in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Chennai, and are named the Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS). The draft is open for comments until December 5, 2018.

MNRE Issues Updated List of RLMM

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, has declared the updated Revised List of Models & Manufacturers (RLMM) as on 26th November, 2018.
Two new models have been included in the list viz. Siemence Gamesa Model G122-2.1 MW with 108/127m HH, and Southern Windfarm Ltd. Model-GWL 225, 225 kW, 29.8m RD and 45m HH. Inox Wind Ltd. DF/2000/93 2.0 MW with 80m HH has been removed from new list.

Failure Of Hybrid Auction Needs Review of Renewable Energy Policy

Some of the Wind Industry experts of India have opined that unless Indian government not make any policy changes, it will not difficult to achieve ambitious target of installation of 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022.

Recently, Indian government bid for 1200 megawatt (MW) ‘hybrid' projects suffered a major setback as the bidders stayed away from the proceedings.

This is the second renewable auction to have failed in October 2018, forcing the state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to extend the deadline for the fifth time. The tender for hybrid projects, which encompasses both wind and solar units at the same site, has now been extended till 14 November 2018.

GAIL likely to buy IL&FS wind energy Assets

It is learnt that, State-owned gas utility company GAIL (India) Ltd is considering acquiring all of the wind energy assets held by subsidiary of debt-laden Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS).

GAIL India is looking to buy 775 MW of wind energy assets from IL&FS Energy Development Co., a unit of IL&FS, and has approached investment bankers to advise on a possible deal.

Tamil Nadu Gets Final Approval To Changes In RFS To Issue 3 GW Of Solar And Wind Tenders

It is learnt that, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has accepted the request for modifications in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO’s) RfS and PPA documents, by adding clauses related to payment security, change in law, and relaxation from compliance of FDI laws by foreign bidders.

The request was granted in view of TANGEDCO’s 25 year-PPA that it will be entering into with solar and wind power generators for the tenders of 1,500 MW each of wind and solar.

IL&FS Puts Up For Sale Renewable Assets

It is learnt that IL & FS has decided to sell off its renewable energy assets comprising Wind and Solar in India and they intend to invite Expression of Interest from interested parties. As per the available information through news paper the companies which have shown interest in acquiring the assets include Statkraft, Squared Capital, Actis, Macqarie and Hinduja Group.

The wind power assets include 873.5-MW operating wind park portfolio and 104 MW of under-construction wind farms.

Inox Wind To Launch 3-MW Turbine In India

It is learnt that, Inox Wind Ltd is going to launch a 3-MW turbine especially suitable for low wind regimes as a result of an exclusive agreement with US energy-tech company AMSC.

Suzlon Installs India's Tallest Hybrid Tower

It is learnt that, Suzlon has recently installed and commissioned it’s S-120, 2.1MW Wind Turbine with a hub height of 140 metre on hybrid tower at a site in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. This is the highest hub height so far in India.

Chinese Turbine Maker Bags 2 orders in India

It is learnt that Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Envision Wind Power Technologies has bagged two orders from Indian wind energy companies.

The first order won by Envision Wind is for 197.5 MW from the Actis-backed SPRNG Energy, and the second is from ReNew Power for 35 MW. Both SPRNG and ReNew will use Envision’s turbines for their upcoming projects in Gujarat, won in a tender floated last December by the State utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd.

Greenko May Aquire Skeiron

It is learnt that Greenko is in final negotiations to buy a 385 MW wind energy platform, Skeiron Renewable Energy Pvt, a private company held by Suzlon’s founder Tulsi Tanti and his family.

SECI’s ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects’ Rfs Reduced To 1200 MW From 2500 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the Request for Selection (RfS) for 2500 MW of ISTS-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects (Tranche-I).
As per amendment, the capacity of ISTS-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects has been reduced to 1200 MW from the earlier 2500 MW and ceiling tariff has been reduced from 2.93/kWh to 2.60/kWh.

Subsequently, SECI has postponed its hybrid tender for 1200MW for the fifth time due to low ceiling tariff. The auction, which was to be held on October 26, is now set for November 14.

Ingeteam Gets DNV GL Approval In India

It is learnt that, Ingeteam, has received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region.

Ingeteam’s is the first-ever wind converter factory to receive such a certificate in India. DNV GL’s Shop Approval is awarded upon successful completion of a comprehensive audit, and will enable Ingeteam to simplify the scope of subsequent quality inspections, or even, in some cases, exempt the company and its clients from audits for a period of three years.

Siemens Gamesa Receives 176.8 MW Order From ReNew Power

It is learnt that Siemens Gamesa, has received two wind orders from ReNew Power, for a 100.8 MW wind farm located in the Kutch district, in the state of Gujarat and a 76 MW wind farm in Osmanabad district, Maharashtra. As part of the turnkey contract, Siemens Gamesa will provide the infrastructure needed to install and operate the facility including supply, erection & commissioning of 48 units of SG 2.1-122 wind turbines in Gujarat and 38 units of SG 2.0-114 wind turbines in Maharashtra respectively.

IWTMA Calls For Changes in Wind Power Auction

It is learnt that in wake of recent downscaling and delay of tenders, the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) has called on a change to bid mechanisms and procurement policy.

Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed changes to the regulations passed in 2011 with regards to the procurement of energy from renewable sources.

Under Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) must purchase minimum of 12 percent of its total energy procurement from renewable sources of energy. The slab has been reduced by 1 percent, with the earlier RPO being set at 13 percent.

SECI Publishes Result of 1200 MW Tranche-V Wind Tender

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has declared the result of tranche-V wind power auction for 1200 MW of (Inter State Transmission System) ISTS connected projects. The tender completed in April. Below the list bidders awarded.

Reverse Bidding In Renewable Sector To Continue

Union Minister said, that government will not accept any unreasonable bids for renewable like solar and wind, so government will continue to conduct auctions via reverse bidding as it is transparent.

NIWE Plans Five More LiDARS

It is learnt that in line with Government of India’s plan of adding 10 GW of offshore wind power capacity by 2022, the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) is setting up five more LiDARs to generate wind data.

MNRE Issues Updated List of RLMM

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, has declared the updated Revised List of Models & Manufacturers (RLMM) as on 25th September, 2018. Acciona Wind power Pvt. Ltd. has been removed from new list. Two new models have been included in the list, Siemence Gamesa G97-2.0 MW with 90m HH, and PASL Wind solution Model-PWS1800i, 1500 kW, 83.64m RD and 80m HH.

NMDC Bags Renewable Energy Award

It is learnt that National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) Limited, in its diamond jubilee year bagged the ‘India Green Energy Award - 2018’. The award was presented by Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation.

Greenko Group Calls Off Plan To Buy Orange Renewable

It is learnt that Greenko Group has called off its plan to buy Orange Renewable from Singapore’s AT Capital Group and investment bank Rothschild Inc. and has resumed scouting for a buyer for one of India’s largest renewable energy platforms. Greenko Group founder Mahesh Kolli said “The contract has expired because of a technical reason”.

Leap Green Energy To Expand Renewable Power Capacity to 2 GW

It is learnt that Leap Green Energy Pvt. Ltd. (LGE) plans to increase its power capacity through acquisitions and setting up green field projects. It looks to increase its power capacity to 2 GW from existing operational 751 MW and also plans fund infusion of USD 300 million. The company is expecting to have an installed capacity of above 2 GW by FY2020.

Revayu To Commission Wind-Solar Hybrid Energy Project

It is learnt that Revayu Energy, a Haryana based company has completed an installation of a hybrid (wind and solar) pilot project of capacity 4 kW at GCCI premises, Verna, and will soon start supplying power to the building. The hybrid system using a six-blade wind turbine is capable of generating power even at low speeds, revealed Prateek Gupta, founder and CEO Revayu Energy. He said that, energy systems using combination of wind and solar power are more cost effective compared to systems that use a single source of renewable energy as they provide uniform energy throughout the day and night. “Micro hybrid systems are ideally suited for Goa,” he added.

Vestas Receives 100 MW Order From SITAC And EDF Renewables

It is learnt that SITAC and EDF Renewables have placed an order for a 100 MW WPP to Vestas, the project awarded at the Gujarat state auction held in December 2017. Vestas has received 150 MW out of the total of 500 MW capacity in the auction round.

CECL Publishes Directory Indian Wind Power-2018

Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd (CECL) has come out with its 18th edition of Directory Indian Wind Power. CECL has been publishing Directory Indian Wind Power annually since 2001. The Directory can be procured from Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd, Bhopal. The cost of Directory is INR 2800/- per copy (INR 2500/- + 12% GST), Payment can be made online or by DD in favour of Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd. For more details contact 0755 – 4058931 or email: info@cecl.in or conenergy@gmail.com

NTPC Completes Auctions for 1200 MW Wind Power Project

It is learnt that NTPC has recently completed its auction for 1200 MW Wind Power Project. Initially, NTPC was aiming to auction 2,500 MW of projects, but got bids only for 2,000 MW. After this, it reduced the tender to 1,200 MW.

 

The firms winning the auction and their price per kWh is as below:

 

Sl. No. Name of the Firm Capacity of WPP Price per kWh
1 Sprng Energy (Actic LLP) 200 MW Rs. 2.77
2 Mytrah Energy 300 MW Rs. 2.79
3 Continuum 50 MW Rs. 2.80
4 Renew Power 300 MW Rs. 2.81
5 Hero Future Energies 300 MW Rs. 2.82
6 EDF 50 MW Rs. 2.83

 

MNRE Holds Meeting For OffShore Wind Power Project

It is learnt that Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India has held two days meeting with the parties submitted Expression of Interest (EoI) for OffShore Wind Power Project. Total 34 parties have submitted EoI

It is learnt that the foreign companies participated in the discussion included  Denmark based Orsted; Saudi Arabian Alfanar; US-based Deep Water Structures; PNE Wind, WPD Offshore Solutions, EON Climate and Senvion from Germany; Canadian Northland Power; Heerema Marine from Singapore; Macquarie Group and Innogy Renewable from UK; Equinor from Norway; Park Wind from Belgium and Saipem from Italy. The Indian companies included Van Oord, Greenko, Sterlite, Engie Energy, Mytrah, CLP, Leap Green, Torrent, Inox Wind, Terra Form Global, Suzlon, Shell India, Renew Power and Rattan India, apart from the Consortium of Offshore Wind Energy (COFWE) and Squared Advisors.

MNRE Amends Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

It is learnt that Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India has recently amended its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy. In the amendment, the word “battery” has been removed from a number of clauses, while the scope of storage has been broadened to include all technologies, like pumped hydro, compressed air and flywheel.

PTC India May Exit Wind

It is learnt that PTC India, the largest power trader in India, is reportedly looking to divest its wind power portfolio of about 290MW spread across Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Bangladesh

India's First Inter State Connected Wind Power Project Commissioned

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has informed that 126 MW wind power capacity, part of country's first inter-state transmission system (ISTS) auction, is commissioned in Bhuj, Gujarat.

Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI) had conducted India's first auction of wind power projects in February 2017 in which tariff of Rs 3.46 was discovered, which was much lower than feed in tariffs in vogue those days.

This was a 1,000 MW bid for projects to be connected on ISTS (inter-state transmission system) wherein power generated from one state (renewable resource rich state) could be transmitted to other renewable deficient states. Mytrah, Inox, Ostro, Green Infa and Adani were winners under this auction.

As a part of this bid, Ostro Kutch Wind Private Ltd. which is now part of Renew Power was issued letter of award on April 5, 2017 for a capacity of 250 MW, with commissioning period of 18 months. A part capacity of 126 MW, located in Bhuj (Gujarat) was commissioned by Ostro (now part of Renew) on August 24, 2018, ahead of schedule. The energy generated from this project is being purchased by Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

SECI Invites Fresh Wind Tender

It is learnt that, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited revised wind tender for 1200 MW following cancellation of the earlier one. The tender has attracted marginally better response and has drawn bids of 2290 MW.

CREDA To Install Wind-Solar Hybrid System

It is learnt that the Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) is planning to install Wind-Solar PV Hybrid System for generating green power across the State, officials informed.

It is planning to install 5 KW (Minimum 60% of total Wind Solar Hybrid System) Wind-Solar PV Hybrid system consisting of Wind Turbine, Solar PV, Solar Charge Controller, Wind Charge Controller with Inverter and Batteries across the state.

Hyderabad High Court Stays APERC Order Cutting Down Incentive for Wind

The Hyderabad High Court has issued a stay on the enforcement of an order issued by the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) to end the generation based incentive (GBI) offered to wind energy producers. The APERC order had curtailed the enforcement period of wind tariff order of 2015.

The Hyderabad High Court has now issued the stay order after listening to the plea of Orange Anantpur Wind Power Private Limited. Orange Wind Power had petitioned the court after APERC issued its order in July 2018. The Court has stated that the APERC order is without jurisdiction. The court, in its ruling, also observed that APERC had no jurisdiction to exercise the power of review in the way it did.

This stay order comes as a huge relief for wind power project developers. Wind tariffs are gradually declining in the country, making GBI an added incentive for the developers.

CEA Approves Investment For 5 Gigawatt Wind Power Transmission

It is learnt that recently in a meeting of national transmission committee presided by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to discuss issues related to power evacuation of wind power auctioned by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the committee approved construction of power transmission infrastructure in two states — Gujarat and Tamil Nadu — to support wind energy projects allocated in SECI auctions.

The infrastructure is required for the 4,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity allocated in SECI auctions, and scheduled to be installed in Gujarat. Transmission infrastructure to support 900 megawatts of wind energy capacity, also auctioned through SECI and to be installed in Tamil Nadu, was also approved.

The meeting of this National Transmission Committee took place days after the fifth national-level SECI wind energy tender was abandoned due to poor response from project developers. Of the 2000 MW capacity on offer, project developers offered to set up just 1200 MW capacity raising concerns over the lack of transmission infrastructure to carry power generated.

SECI’s Retendering of 5th Tranche of 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Better Response

Technical bids totaling 2,190 MW have been submitted by nine project developers for the capacity of 1,200 MW in Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s Tranche-V interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind tender.

As per the information available from varied sources Five bidders who bid for 300 MW each are ReNew Power, Sitac/EDF, Alfanar, Mytrah and Adani; two bidders, Hero and Continuum have bid for 200 MW each and Torrent Wind Power bid for 115 MW and Ecoren for 175 MW.

IDFC Bank Sells Power Loans to Edelweiss ARC

It is learnt that IDFC Bank has sold 12 power sector loans of Rupees 2,500 crore to EdelweissNSE - 6.35 % Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC) in a bid to clean its books before its merger with financial company Capital First is effective, two senior officials said.

It is learnt that the list of assets sold to the ARC included VS Lignit, Wind World India and NSL Renewable Power. It is learnt that most banks are worried about the power sector accounts in distress.

A New Book on Wind Power Published by An Indian Author

A new book titled Wind Power Practical Aspects written by Mr. Shambhu Ratan Awasthi has been recently published by TERI. Mr. Awasthi after retirement from BHEL as General Manager has worked with Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd. as Consultant.

CECL Publishes Directory Indian Wind Power-2018

Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd (CECL) has come out with its 18th edition of Directory Indian Wind Power. CECL has been publishing Directory Indian Wind Power annually since 2001. The Directory can be procured from Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd, Bhopal. The cost of Directory is INR 2800/- per copy (INR 2500/- + 12% GST), Payment can be made online or by DD in favour of Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd. For more details contact 0755 – 4058931 or email: info@cecl.in or conenergy@gmail.com

Installed Capacity of Wind Power in India.

As per the statement issued by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, the cumulative installed capacity of wind power in India as on 30.06.2018 is 34293.48 MW. During the period of first quarter i.e April-18 - June-2018 in the financial year 2018-19, 148.48 MW has been added.

SECI Cancels 2.0 GW Tranche-V Wind Tender.

It is learnt that, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has scrapped its tender for setting up 2000 MW ISTS-connected wind power projects (Tranche-V). SECI cancelled its tender due to weak response, it is undersubscribed by 800 MW. Only four developers bid for 300 MW each with a total of 1200 MW capacity, namely Adani Green, Alfanar Energy, Sprng Energy and ReNew Power.

MNRE Issues Updated List of RLMM.

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, has declared the updated Revised List of Models & Manufacturers (RLMM) as on 01st August, 2018. Two new models have been included in the list, Senvion 2.3 M120 – 2300 kW with Rotor        Dia-120 m and Hub Height -120 m and Siva 250/50 – 250 kW with Rotor Dia-30 m and Hub Height -50 m.

Mytrah Bags 100 MW Wind Power Project Order in Maharashtra.

It is learnt that, Hyderabad based Mytrah Energy (India) Ltd (MEIL) has received order from Maharashtra State Electricity distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) for development of 100 MW Wind Power Project in the state, under reverse e-auction for 200 MW capacity, Mytrah quotes tariff INR 2.86/kWh.

REMCL Tenders 54 MW Wind Power Project in Maharashtra.

It is learnt that, Railway Energy Management Company Ltd (REMCL) has tendered 54 MW Wind Power Project to be developed in Maharashtra. The project will be developed on build own operate (BOO) basis and the power will be procured by Central Railway for a period of 25 years. The upper tariff limit of the tender is INR 2.93/kWh. The bidder must bid for the entire tendered capacity.

GUVNL Cancels 500 MW Wind Power Tender.

It is learnt that, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) has cancelled tender for 500 MW Wind Power Projects. In this tender, under phase II program of GUVNL, had provided the developers with an option to produce extra 500 MW of wind power at the lowest qoted tariff.

Gujarat High Court issues Notice to State & Central Government.

It is learnt that, Gujarat High Court has issued notice to the State and Central Government on a public interest litigation challenging allotment of ‘Gauchar’ land in Kutch District to private companies for setting up wind farms. This will halt Wind Projects development in Kutch, Gujarat and leads to losses  The due date of responding to the notice is 29.08.2018.

BYPL Plans to Procure 100 MW Wind Power.

It is learnt that, Delhi Electricity Distribution Company, BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) has signed power sale agreement with Solar Energy Corporation Ltd (SECI) to procure 100 MW Wind Power at competitive tariff of INR 2.52/kWh for a period of 25 years.

AP Government Approves Greenko 1550 MW RE Projects.

It is learnt that, Andhra Pradesh Government has approved the proposal of Greenko Energies Private Limited (GEPL) for establishment of largest Integrated Renewable Energy projects (IREP) at Pinnapuram village in Panyam Mandal of Kurnool District in AP. The project comprises of 1200 MW Solar and 550 MW Wind Power Projects.

ReNew Power Plans to Float IPO.

It is learnt that, Independent Power producer (IPP), ReNew Power has received approval from Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to float Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Karnataka Leads in RE Generation in India.

It is learnt that, Karnataka is the new leading state in renewable energy generation in 2017-18. It has taken over Tamil Nadu. It reaches 12.3 GW of total installed capacity as of March-18, having added 5.0 GW in 2017-18.

CECL Publishes Directory Indian Wind Power-2018

Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd (CECL) has come out with its 18th edition of Directory Indian Wind Power. CECL is publishing Directory Indian Wind Power annually since 2001. The Directory can be procured from Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd, Bhopal. The cost of Directory is INR 2800/- per copy (INR 2500/- + 12% GST), Payment can be made online or by DD in favour of Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd. For more details contact 0755 – 4058931 or email: info@cecl.in or conenergy@gmail.com

Installed Capacity of Wind Power in India.

As per the statement issued by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, the cumulative installed capacity of wind power in India as on 31.05.2018 is 34193.20 MW. During the period April-18 & May-2018 in the financial year 2018-19, 48.20 MW has been added.

MNRE Sets Target for Off-Shore Wind Power Installation.

Ministry of New and renewable Agency (MNRE) vide its memorandum dated 20.06.2018 has set target for Off-Shore wind power installation capacity as 5 GW by the year 2022    and 30 GW by 2030. Expression of Interest (EoI) for the development of its 1 GW inaugural wind power project in India held on 8th June, 2018 has attracted 35 responses.

GoI Plans 10 GW Wind Auction Every Year.

It is learnt that, Government of India (GoI) is planning 10 GW wind auction every year for coming 10 years i.e till 2028, to meet the overall power demand 862 GW by year 2030.

MERC Approves Tariff Proposed by MSEDCL For 500 MW WPP.

It is learnt that, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved the tariff proposed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) for long term procurement of wind power under non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO). The proposed tariff by MSEDCL is INR 2.85/kWh to INR 2.87/kWh.

KERC Fixes Wind Power Ceiling Tariff at INR 3.45 per unit.

It is learnt that, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has fixed a ceiling tariff at Rs 3.45 per unit for wind auctions in the state and directed that all future purchases of wind power will be through competitive bidding. With its recent order, KERC has ended the feed-in tariff route for acquiring wind power, and instead set the feed-in tariff as the reserve price for wind auctions.

SECI Starts Bidding Process 2 GW Wind Tender

It is learnt that, The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), is seeking proposals for development of 2 GW Tranche-V, Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) connected wind power projects under a new tender. This is SECI’s Fifth auction and the bids will be accepted by 10th,July, 2018. Participant will be able to bid between 50 MW & 300 MW for competitive selection.

OPIC Approves Finance for 252 MPW Wind Power Project.

It is learnt that, New York based, The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has approved to finance Mytrah Vayu Sabarmati Pvt Ltd (MVSP), a subsidiary of Mytrah Energy India Ltd (MEIL), for setting up 252 MW Wind Power Project in the state Tamil Nadu.

ReNew Power Plans to Set up 150 MW WPP In Gujarat.

It is learnt that, Independent Power Producer (IPP), ReNew Power is setting up 150 MW Wind Power Project in Bhuvad, Kutch District in Gujarat. The project will comprise of 75 units of model SG 2.0-114 MW of Siemens Gamesa make wind turbines.

SECI Publishes Result of 2 GW Tranche-IV Wind Tender

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has published the result of tranche-IV wind power auction for 2 GW of (Inter State Transmission System) ISTS connected projects. The tender completed in April. Below the list bidders awarded.

Bidder's Name

Awarded

Capacity (MW) 

Tariff (INR/kWh)

Srijan Energy Systems Pvt Ltd

250

2.51

Sprng Energy Pvt Ltd

300

2.51

BLP Energy Pvt Ltd

285

2.51

Betam Wind Energy Pvt Ltd

200

2.51

Inox Wind Infrastructure Services Ltd 

100

2.51

Adani Green Energy (MP) Ltd

300

2.51

Mytrah Energy (India) Pvt Ltd

300

2.52

Renew Wind Energy (TN) Pvt Ltd

265

2.52

Greenko Acquires Orange Renewables

It is learnt that, Renewable Energy company, Greenko Energy has acquired Orange Renewables. Greenko will take over around 907 MW of operational solar and wind projects from Orange Renewables and over 500 MW under development

Telangana Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations

It is learnt that, Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued new regulations for forecasting, scheduling and deviation settlement for solar and wind power generation. These regulation will apply to intra-state transmission system and generators having minimum capacity of 5 MW . It will come into effect from the date of publication in the official gazette.

News Archive

Enel Secured 285 MW Wind Power Project in India

It is learnt that Enel's Indian renewable subsidiary BLP Energy secured the right to supply contract for a 285 MW windfarm in Gujarat.
The project was awarded to BPL Energy under the 2000 MW national wind tender, which was issued by government-owned company Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

Tamil Nadu floats tender very soon for Solar and Wind Projects

It is learnt that Tamil Nadu will issue tenders of 1.5 GW each for solar and wind energy. The state utility Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has been actively looking to increase renewable energy capacity in its power mix as the tariff bids for solar and wind energy projects have collapsed sharply over the last few months across the country.

Hero group completed India first solar-wind hybrid project

It is learnt Hero future Energies has completed India's first solar and wind energy hybrid project in the state of Karnataka. The project is at Kavithal, Raichur District, which included an existing 50MW wind farm, now has a neighbouring 28.8MW solar PV site to form a hybrid system.

Siemens Gamesa secures multiple wind power project orders in India

It is learnt that Siemens Gamesa has secured multiple wind power project orders in India for a total of 140 MW. In these contracts, Siemens Gamesa will supply, install and commission 41 units of the G97-2.0 MW turbines and 29 units of the SG 2.0-114 model across several sites. Company will handle the entire infrastructure.

KP Energy ties up with Global WTG manufacturer for Wind Power Project

It is learnt that KP Energy has tied up with an Indian subsidiary of Europe based renowned Global WTG (Wind Turbine Generator) Manufacturer for developing Wind Power Project of 300 MW (130 no. Wind Turbine Generators of 2.3 MW each) at its Hajipir Site, Kutch, Gujarat. The project shall be connected with ISTS (Inter State Transmission System) Network of Central Transmission Utility.

MNRE invites EOI for offshore wind energy project

It is learnt that Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) through the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for the development of the country's first commercial offshore wind farm project with a capacity of 1GW off the coast of the western state of Gujarat in the Arabian Sea.

Gamesa Receives 160 MW solar EPC contracts in South India

Spanish wind turbine-maker Siemens Gamesa has secured two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for two solar projects in the south India.

Two solar farms will be located in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. One of the projects is a 100 MW solar project In Tamil Nadu and the other is a 60 MW project in Karnataka.

Enercon offers 3.5 MW WEG in Indian Market

It is learnt that German Manufacturer Enercon intends to offer its two models E126 and E138 of 3.5MW Wind Electric Generators in Indian Market. Both are designed for sites with moderate and low winds. These are the highest rating WEGs in Indian market.

Global scenario improves with 52.5 Gw Wind Installations in 2017

Global scenario improved with 52.5 Gw Wind Installations in 2017, as the gross total reached to 539.5 Gw.
The annual market statistics of the GWEC states that it was much useful progress in the wind energy sector across globe. The major contribution of 19.5 Gw installed is by China in the year and US and Germany did close to 7 Gw.

Indian Renewable energy capacity beyond high of 62.05 GW. The gross installed Renewable energy capacity in India reached a high of 62.05 GW by end of 2017. The ratios are like this : Wind: 32.75 GW and Solar: 16.61 GW, Bio-power: 8.29 GW and Small hydro power:4.40 GW.

The gross installed Renewable energy capacity in India reached a high of 62.05 GW by end of 2017. The ratios are like this : Wind: 32.75 GW and Solar: 16.61 GW, Bio-power: 8.29 GW and Small hydro power:4.40 GW.

ICRA sees challenge of viability in tariff competitiveness

ICRA sees challenge in Wind power tariff competitiveness on observing that improvement in tariff competitiveness of wind energy vis-a-vis conventional energy sources, but together, the lowering down of Rate to 2.64 Rs. also may raise viability factor before bidders.

While bids for 5,000 MW is being issued by MNRE year, it has been noted that tariff in the reverse auction in October, 2017 showed a drop by significant no. to Rs 2.64 per unit from Rs 3.46 noted in first auction. But, as the competitiveness is increasing, it also raises issue of viability and its attached impacts. In March2018, this new bid is due.

Auction 5 GW offshore wind projects in India

It is learned that the Govt. of India Ministry, MNRE plans to auction 5 Gegawatt offshore wind power capacities in year2018. The Hon. Minister RK Singh opined that the country will surpass its target of having 175 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022, taking it to 200 GW.

On wind energy, the Ministry shall auction 9 GW in this fiscal, which also includes already auctioned capacities. The next two fiscals will see bidding of 10 GW each. The government is also looking to auction 5 GW of offshore wind projects in 2018.

Tamil Nadu ranked 9th amongst top 10 renewable energy markets

Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been ranked 9th in the Global Energy Markets according to a recent study which was done by IEEFA ( Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis ), an international research organisation situated in Cleveland, US.
In a report published, IEEFA also said that Tamil Nadu can increase its Solar Power upto 6 folds and double the Wind Power Capacity from the currently existing in the next 10 years.

Over 95K of Wind Power will be generated

As specified by RK Singh, Minister of State, Govt of India, by November end , 2017, the Wind Power lot of 467 MW capacity was cumulatively added.
He said that India's Solar Energy Corporation allocated over 2,000 MW of Wind Power Capacity in the auctions held twice, last year. The auctions were done in the states of Gujarat, TamilNadu and Maharashtra.
He revealed that the ministry has come to a conclusion that auctions for 4K MW capacity will be done for the projects, this financial year. He said that by the end of the current financial year, 95K MW of Wind Power Capacity has to be allocated successfully.

Tariffs drop upto 30% in Indian Wind Sector

The Wind Energy Auctions in India had their debut on a national level, Feburary, past year. Over 1050 MW of capacity was distributed to the 5 major producers out of the 1000 MW of proposal offered by SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India). The minimum tariff reached a price of 3.46/KWH. These auctions were held in the Indian state of TamilNadu, the state itself allocating 450MW of capacity, ranking 1st in the installed wind power capacity in the country.
SECI, in October, past year did this again by tendering 1K MW of capacity and the successful allocation of a 1,050 MW of capacity was done but this time the price hit an all time low of 2.64/KWH . These were not the cheapest just in India but the lowest for any wind power project, in the history.
These auctions were followed by the "WIND ENERGY TENDERS", organized in the state of Gujarat, December, 2017 at a tariff of 2.43/KWH. The state had allocated 403 MW of Wind Power Capacity by the time.

PM's aspirations to expand Solar Energy

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in a recent speech mentioned the goals he had set in the month of November last year to achieve a total of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by the end of 2022. He cited, how the actual preference was to be given to Solar Energy which would produce a 100GW and the rest from the Wind Power. Currently, the installed Solar Capacity of India is only 16 GW and that of Wind Power is 33 GW. Almost 37.7 GWs of capacity needs to be increased each year for the next 3 years to come to meeting these ambitious targets. The good news, though is that with over 200 Million consumers, the power sector in India holds the 3rd position, right after China, followed by the US.

Job Cuts in Indian Wind Industry In Wake of Wind Auction

It is learnt that many industries have to curtail the work force and close the operations after the auction of wind power in India as in most of the states PPAs are not being executed on preferential tariff and no projects are being executed for sale to utility at preferential tariff.

3rd Quarter Witnessed Lowest Capacity Addition of Wind Power in India

It is learnt that the 3rd quarter of July-September 2017 has witnessed a record lowest wind power capacity addition of just 192 megawatts since data is available. Capacity addition declined from 228 megawatts, which was also the lowest until that time.

Experts say that India's shift to competitive auctions in the wind energy sector led to this sharp decline in capacity addition.

SECI to Conduct 3rd Auction of 2000 MW Wind Power Project

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India has recently announced that it will conduct auction for awarding wind power projects with a total capacity of 2,000 Megawatt in the upcoming third phase of the bidding plan.

The scheme is for setting up 2,000 MW wind power projects connected to Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS). A bidder can bid for a minimum capacity of 50 MW and maximum of up to 400 MW. The projects under this scheme are expected to be commissioned by end 2019.

SECI Signs Agreement for 1000MW Wind Power of 2nd Auction

It is learnt that Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has recently signed Power Sale Agreements (PSA) for purchase of wind power under second wind auction with state utilities of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Punjab, Goa and Odisha.

The reverse auction for SECI-II wind bid was conducted on 4 October which resulted in very competitive tariff of Rs 2.64 per unit, the ministry said. The winners of the SECI-II wind auction included Renew Power (250 MW at Rs 2.64 per unit), Orange (200 MW at Rs 2.64 per unit), Inox (250 MW at Rs 2.65 per unit), Green Infra (250 MW at Rs 2.65 per unit) and Adani Green (50 MW at Rs 2.65 per unit). The firms would set up wind power plants in Gujarat, TN and MP.

NIOT proposes offshore wind farms to meet energy demand

The scientists at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai have reported offshore wind to be a potential source of energy that can be deployed to meet the increasing energy demand in the region. Wind resource is adequate for setting up offshore wind farms along the coast of southern India.

IL&FS plans $940m debt refinance through bond issue

According to a senior execution, the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. (IL&FS) is planning to hit the domestic bond market to refinance almost Rs. 6,000 crore (about $940 million) of debt. Country's longest road tunnel, the 9.2 km Chenani-Nashri project in Jammu and Kashmir, was financed by the debt.

Acme and Inox plan to exit from renewable energy projects

According to the sources, the bidders of lowest renewable energy tariff this year, i.e., Acme Group, the bidder of country's lowest solar tariff, and Inox Group, the bidder of lowest wind tariffs in the country, are planning to exit their respective renewable energy projects due to several reasons.

First Joint Sector Company

M.P. Windfarms Ltd., Bhopal, M.P. (Promoted by Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd., IREDA & M.P. Urjavikas Nigam Ltd.) formed in the year 1994

(Completed 23 years of formation)