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Suzlon wins 50.40 MW order

According to reports, wind Energy Major, Suzlon Group today said that it has won repeat order of 50.40 mega watts from a leading power utility. The order consists installation of 24 units of S97 120 meters all steel hybrid wind turbine generator with a rated capacity of 2.1 megawatts each. Read More »

Tamil Nadu receives most bids for wind energy projects

According to reports, Tamil Nadu has received bids for setting up 1,794 MW of wind projects or 69 per cent of total bids, in India’s first ever competitive bidding for wind projects. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) had rolled out the tender for procuring 1000 MW of wind power under competitive bidding. The power generated would be sold to the ‘non-windy’ States. The tender has been oversubscribed, with 13 developers submitting bids equivalent to 2.6 GW against the ... Read More »

State seeks to raise wind energy output by 25 MW

According to reports, Kerala is set to add 25 MW of wind energy to its installed capacity this year to feed the State’s starved power grid. As many as three wind farms are coming up in Palakkad and Idukki districts. The largest one in the State with a capacity of 22 MW is being set up at Kanjikode by Inox Wind, a Noida-based private company, on land leased out by the State government. The Kerala State Electricity Board has contracted ... Read More »

Orient Green Power Company and IL&FS Wind Energy evaluate potential merger

According to reports, Orient Green Power Company announced that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved entering into exclusive discussions with IL&FS Wind Energy to evaluate a potential merger of the Wind energy generation businesses of both entities. The resultant merged entity will have 1.2 GW of operating wind capacity, and will be by far the largest listed renewable energy Company in India. OGPL is in the process of demerging its Wind and Biomass entities into two separate Companies, ... Read More »

Competitive bidding in Wind: An idea whose time is now

According to reports, for the first time Indian companies generating and selling electricity from wind turbines are facing the prospect of having the selling price determined by market forces. For many years, the price (called ‘feed-in tariff’) was fixed on the basis of negotiations with the buyer, viz., the electricity boards. In the recent years, though, the price is being fixed by the state’s electricity regulator, who would hear out both the wind company and the power distributor, and then ... Read More »

Suzlon Energy gains after achieving 10,000 MW installed wind energy milestone

According to reports, Suzlon Energy rose 2.96% to Rs 15.65 at 10:18 IST on BSE after the company said it achieved 10,000 megawatts installed wind energy milestone in India. The announcement was made after trading hours yesterday, 16 January 2017. Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was up 13.96 points, or 0.05%, to 27,302.13. On the BSE, so far 44.04 lakh shares were traded in the counter, compared with average daily volumes of 41.76 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The ... Read More »

SECI’s 1GW wind power tender sees high interest

According to reports, in what may help reduce wind energy tariffs in the country, the 1 gigawatt (GW) tender floated by state-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) has received 2.6 times the quantum of bids offered for the grid linked capacity. Experts say this may potentially bring down wind energy tariffs which currently ranges from Rs3.9 per unit to Rs5.9 per unit. “The industry is eagerly awaiting the outcome,” said a wind energy developer participating in the auction process, ... Read More »

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