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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Wind Energy. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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States may auction under-construction wind power projects, further lowering tariffs

The disruption caused by India’s low clean energy tariffs is playing out, with rating agency Crisil cautioning that the risk profile of wind projects will increase. In a report, Crisil said that under-construction projects, as part of the feed-in tariff (FiT) regime, may be put up for auction by the… read more →

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Wind power has seen steady growth in India

Obscured somewhat by developments in the solar space, wind energy in India has experienced a steady development in the last 7-8 years as the government plans a major 'green corridor' project to transport surplus renewable energy to deficient states, MNRE secretary said. Many global leaders in the field… read more →

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Removal of incentives to hit wind energy projects

With incentives offered for wind energy investments having come down this financial year, installations by small investors — those who have less than 10 MW — is expected to drop drastically. Of the 32 GW of installed wind energy capacity in the country, 60% are by small investors. According to K.… read more →

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The Wind Beneath India’s Renewable Energy Wings

The mood was buoyant at the recently held Windergy India 2017 conference in New Delhi. Industry leaders, regulators and government officials were unanimous in predicting a bright outlook for the wind power sector that has been growing at a breakneck speed in recent times. Already accounting for 9% of… read more →

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US Energy Dept. To Trump: Lalalalala We Can’t Hear You, Wind Power Rocks!

In the U.S., Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been steadily undercutting the Trump Administration’s pro-coal messaging with a flood of press releases, tweets and articles touting clean tech and renewables. In the latest development, the agency’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is out with a… read more →

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Merger of Orient Green Power, IL&FS Wind Energy hits tax hurdle

The merger of Orient Green Power Co. Ltd’s (OGPL) wind power business with IL&FS Wind Energy may come unstuck because of a new provision that mandates payment of long-term capital gains tax on share sales where securities transaction tax (STT) has not been paid. read more →

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PTC India signs agreements with state discoms for wind power

PTC India Limited, a power trading company, on Thursday signed Memorandums of Agreement (MoAs) with discoms of six states for the sale of 1,000 megawatt wind power under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energys (MNRE) first wind auction scheme. The agreements with discoms of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand,… read more →

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Kerala to be fully-electrified by end of May; solar, wind energy to be promoted

Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani announced on Thursday that the state is set to become the third Indian state to be fully-electrified. Speaking in the Assembly, Mani stated that each and every household in Kerala will have electricity by the end of May. He also announced a special facility under the… read more →

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Power minister Piyush Goyal announces 1,000 Megawatt wind energy auction scheme

In a major step to enhance India's renewable energy capacity, power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal today announced a scheme for auction of wind power projects of 1,000 Megawatt (MW) capacity that will kick off soon. read more →

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Why choose wind over water?

On April 26, wind energy major, Suzlon, announced the 12-month test results of its new turbine, which sits atop a 120-m high tower in Kutch, Gujarat, and has blades with a diameter of 111 m–as big as a football field. This 2.1 megawatt turbine generated 7.66 million units of electricity in the past… read more →

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