Wind Energy Tariffs Rise In India’s State-Level Auction

Wind energy tariffs in the latest auction in India are firming up even as competition among project developers remained high. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) offered a wind energy capacity of 500 megawatts in a recent auction. The tender was oversubscribed with fierce competition among prospective developers. …

This Indian City Is 100% Solar-Powered

While technically not a city, Diu has become the first union territory in India to be fully powered by solar power. Daman & Diu are geographically separated, but administratively form a single union territory. It is governed directly by India’s federal government and does not have a state government like …

New Low For India Wind Energy Tariff In 500 Megawatt Auction

The latest onshore wind energy auction in India has yielded the lowest-ever tariffs quoted by project developers. The wind energy auction organized by the state government of Gujarat its power distribution company revealed a tariff of Rs 2.43/kWh (¢3.8/kWh) as the lowest bid. The tender was floated for an allocation …

India Plans 5 Gigawatt Offshore Wind Auction In 2018

After delay of several years, India may eventually auction and allocate its first-ever offshore wind energy projects next year. The Minister for New & Renewable Energy, RK Singh, recently told media outlets that at least 5 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity could be auctioned in 2018. Feasibility study on …

Gujarat, India, Floats 1 Gigawatt Renewable Energy Tender

Perhaps for the first time, the Indian state of Gujarat will auction renewable energy projects under its state policy when it puts on the block 500 megawatts each of solar and wind energy capacity next month. Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) recently issued a request for selection documents for …

India Cancels Nearly 14 Gigawatts Of Proposed Coal Plants

The transformation of India’s electricity market continues to deliver, as shown this month by the cancellation of 13.7 gigawatts of proposed coal-fired power plants, an admission that 8.6 gigawatts of operating coal is already non-viable, and the parallel move of ever-decreasing solar costs helped along by the country’s record low …

Solar Energy Brings A Ray Of Hope To Salt Farmers In Gujarat

A vast majority of India’s salt comes from Gujarat’s Little Rann of Kutch desert. Here, about 43,000 salt farmers, mostly women, work in brutal heat to produce salt from briny tidal water. It is hard work for little pay. Most of these salt farmers barely earn enough to support their …