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MNRE Gets New Secretary

Shri Anand Kumar (IAS), Cadre: KL (1984), has taken charge as the new Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), sources report

India Erects its Tallest Wind Mast

According to the sources, India erected its tallest ever 150 metre wind mast in the District Kanyakumari of Tamil Nadu, on 23rd June 2017.  The mast has been supplied and erected by Ramkrishna Iron Works Pvt. Ltd. (R.K. Systems), Mumbai, for Mytrah Group.

GIPCL Issues 200 MW WPP Tender

The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) has issued tender for setting up of up to 200 MW Wind Power generation project including project location(s) on Turnkey Basis in the State of Gujarat with its Comprehensive Operation & Maintenance (O&M) for 20 years. The tender publish date is 23rd June 2017 and the last date of submission is 17th July 2017

Gujarat Observes Record Wind Power Production

The highest power generation through wind in Gujarat reached a record figure of 3,460 MW on 20th June 2017.  This has come as a relief to the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) as the company currently is not getting desired power levels from the private companies under the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).

Karnataka Plans a Shift Towards Auctions

Karnataka, with approximately 3.8 GW installed wind power capacity, is the latest state to signal further wind power procurements only through the system of auction, sources report.


In a recent submission to the state’s energy department, the regulatory commission has stated that Karnataka has been observing power surplus besides having met its renewable purchase obligations for the next two years.

EIB Considering Framework Loan to Yes Bank

According to the sources, Yes Bank can expect up to USD 200 million framework loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support the development of renewable energy based power generation projects in the country.


The loan will partly support Yes Bank’s renewable energy project financing programme in India, specially the development of wind and solar power projects across the nation.

Chinese Companies Exploring Infrastructure Investment Opportunities in India

The state-run Chinese companies, e.g.,  CDC, China Harbour Engineering, etc., are looking to buy stakes in infrastructure and power generation projects in India, sources report.


The infrastructure development programme in India have attracted the attention of China’s state-run firms, like China Datang Corp. (CDC) and China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd  towards the Indian companies operating in  the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and power generation segments.