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Gujarat wind auction put off again

Gujarat’s first wind auction scheduled for Wednesday has been put off once again, an official at Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL), which is conducting the auction, said. Though the official refused to give any reasons, sources close to the development said it was because the Indian Wind Energy… read more →

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Govt awards 250 MW power capacity under second wind auction to Sembcorp Green Infra

The government has awarded a 250 megawatt (MW) wind power project to Singapore-based Sembcorp’s renewable energy arm Sembcorp Green Infra under India’s second nationwide wind power tender. Five companies -- including Green Infra, ReNew Power, Orange Sironj, Inox Wind and Adani – were identified… read more →

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Gujarat High Court clears decks for state’s first wind auction

The Gujarat High Court on Monday dismissed a petition opposing the holding of the state’s first wind auction. An official at the state power distributor, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) that was to conduct the auction, confirmed that the decks were now cleared for it to go ahead with the auction.… read more →

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Study points to huge offshore wind bonanza

A study conducted by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has revealed that 500 MW of offshore wind power can be evacuated in Tamil Nadu by 2021-22 with minimal grid upgradation. The study was conducted on behalf of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) consortium.… read more →

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High Court puts Gujarat wind power auction on hold

The Gujarat High Court has passed an interim order restraining the state from holding its first wind energy auction scheduled for November 1. The court acted in response to a petition by Indian Wind Energy Association, which said the Gujarat State Electricity Commission’s permission to hold the auction… read more →

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Purchase pacts for wind power will be cleared at new rates: KERC

Rejecting the requests of both wind developers and the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), Karnataka’s power regulator has reiterated its earlier decision that power purchase agreements (PPAs), which had not been approved before it set a new wind power tariff, would be okayed only at the… read more →

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Tariff for wind energy at record low of Rs 2.83/unit

Wind energy tariffs dipped to a new low of less than Rs 3 per unit, dropping sharply from the previous record of Rs 3.42, in an auction for 1,000 megawatts of projects that continued late into Wednesday evening. One bidder offered Rs 2.83 per unit in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s second auction… read more →

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Siemens Gamesa Awarded First Hybrid Wind-Solar Project In India

Siemens Gamesa has been awarded the contract to build its first hybrid wind-solar project, a 28 megawatt solar facility connected to an existing 50 megawatt wind farm in India. Siemens Gamesa, the resulting company from the merger of Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa and the Siemens Wind division, announced… read more →

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Draft norms for wind block surveys issued

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has unveiled draft guidelines on private participation in studies for identifying offshore wind power blocks. Private entities will have no rights to the wind blocks identified as part of their surveys and studies. However, they will have rights over the… read more →

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Government puts on hold auctions for 1 gigawatt of wind power projects

The government has put on hold auctions for 1 gigawatt of wind power projects, which were to be conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on September 19. Industry executives termed this as a relief because they would be in a better position to make a bid after the Central Electricity… read more →

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