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Wind, solar tariffs to come down considerably: Govt

According to reports, the wind and solar tariff will come down considerably in the near future, a government official today said. “It will though take some time to resolve the surfacing issues since the GST has come into vogue but on tariff front, the department of renewable energy is quite confident that since majority of renewable items are taxed at five per cent GST, the wind and solar power tariff will go down considerably in near future,” Head of GST, ... Read More »

India may impose anti-dumping duty on Chinese castings for wind mills

According to reports, the government may impose anti- dumping duty on castings for wind-operated power generators from China to guard domestic players from below-cost imports. Larsen & Toubro Ltd had filed the application before the Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) for initiation of anti-dumping probe on imports of a certain type of castings for wind-operated electricity generators that are exported from China. Castings for wind-operated electricity generators are also known as windmill or wind turbine. In its ... Read More »

Wind energy capacity additions to drop by 80% this year

According to reports, at Windergy, 2017, an international conference of the wind industry that was held towards the end of April in New Delhi, the mood among the participants was euphoric. The industry had just ended a financial year with a record and unexpected level of installation of 5,400 MW. The industry sensed an encore this year. The Centre had, only in February, held the country’s first auction of wind power capacities – for 1,000 MW – and promised to ... Read More »

CLP plans to add scale to India arm through renewable energy, transmission projects

According to reports, Hong Kong-headquartered utility CLP has plans to add scale to its India arm, driven by renewable energy and transmission projects, and list the company on bourses here in the next two to three years. CLP India, one of the first foreign companies to enter the Indian power sector, has invested more than Rs. 14,500 crore since it set up shop here in 2002. The company has faced challenges, much like its peers, but is optimistic about the Indian growth story . It recently moved its headquarters ... Read More »

The tyranny of energy uncertainty

According to reports, two states, pioneers in renewable energy, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, were in the news recently for contrasting reasons, and neither was about tariffs. One set a new national record for renewable energy capacity dispatched, and the other reported that the industry was in distress due to widespread back-down wherein discoms have been unplugging from the grid, delaying payments and shying away from power purchase agreements. The nature of the headlines inspired by renewable energy is changing. Its rapid ... Read More »

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