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Installed Capacity of Wind Power in India

As per the information available from Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, the cumulative installed capacity of wind power in India as on 31.01.2017 is 28,871.59 MW. During the period April-2016 to January-2017 in financial year 2016-17, 2094.14 MW has been added.

Government Auctions 1000 MW Wind Projects, Tariff crashes to Rs.3.46/Unit

In the auctions of 1000 MW wind power projects to be connected to the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) conducted by Solar Energy Corporation India (SECI), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, wind power tariff dropped to record low of Rs. 3.46/unit. Out of total 10 bidders in the auctions, five bidders namely Mytrah Energy Pvt Ltd, Green Infra Wind Energy, INOX Wind Infrastructure, Ostro Wind and Adani Green Energy have quoted Rs. 3.46/unit to win the projects. Other bidders quoted Rs.3.47/unit – Renew Power, Rs.3.68/unit – Gamesa, Rs.3.75 – Surya Vidyut, Rs.3.85/unit – ReGen and Rs.3.92/unit – Leap Green.

CERC Issues Draft Regulation on Determination of Tariff for RE Sources

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued Draft Regulation, 2017 on Terms & Conditions for Determination of Tariff from Renewable Energy Sources vide notification dated 16.02.2017. Suggestion & comments are invited by 08.03.2017 and hearing will be on 15.03.2017.

Malayala Manorama Group Plans to Setup 10 MW Wind Power Project

It is learnt that Malayala Manorama Group is planning to set up 10 MW Wind Power Project at Palakkad in the state Kerala. The project will comprise of 5 units of Gamesa make 2.0 MW wind turbines.

PTC to be Nodal Entity for Auctioned 1000 MW Wind Projects

PTC India will be Nodal entity for purchase and supply of electricity from wind power projects to utilities after entering a PPA with successful bidders of 1000 MW auctioned by Government. Wind Power auction fixing tariff at Rs. 3.46/unit for 25 years. SECI, which conducted the auction is expected to allow 1050 MW projects instead or 1000 MW.

MERC Issues Draft Tariff Order on RE Projects for FY 2017-18

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on 23.02.2017 has issued draft tariff order for wind energy projects for FY 2017-18 (April 1st, 2017 to 31st March, 2018). The tariff is as follows :

Sl.No

Wind Zone

WPD W/m²

Levelised Tariff From April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

(Fixed for 13 Years)

(Rs/kWh)

Benefit of Tax & Additional Depreciation

(If Availed)

(Rs/kWh)

Net Levelised Tariff adjusting for Tax & Additional Depreciation Benefit

(If Availed)

(Fixed for 13 Years)

Rs./kWh

1

Wind Zone – 1(Up to 250)

5.26

0.48

4.78

2

Wind Zone –2(251 to 300)

4.63

0.42

4.21

3

Wind Zone – 3(301to 400)

3.85

0.35

3.51

4

Wind Zone – 4(> 400)

3.61

0.33

3.29

Gamesa receives Order for 278 MW Wind Power Projects

It is learnt that Gamesa Wind has received order of 278 MW for Wind Power Projects to be set up in seven project sites India. The total of 139 wind turbines order out of which 99 units of G114-2.0 MW and 40 units of G97-2.0 MW.

Bhilwara Group Hires YES Bank For Sale of its Wind Energy Business

It is learnt that Bhilwara Energy limited (BEL), the holding company of LNJ Bhiwara Group has hired YES Bank for selling of wind energy assets.

Dr.Rajesh Katyal Gets Charge of acting Director General, NIWE

It is learnt that Dr. Rajesh Katyal has been entrusted additional charge of the post of Director General, NIWE for a period of six months w.e.f. 01.02.0217 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post or until further order whichever is earlier.

CERC Issues Draft Order on REC Framework

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued Draft order for Determination of Forbearance and Floor Price for the REC frame work to be applicable from 01st April, 2017. The Commission proposes to revise REC price for Solar and Non-Solar. New proposed prices as follows. Comments are invited by 20.03.2017.

Sl.No

RE Sources

Floor Price (Rs./MWh)

Forbearance Price (Rs/MWh)

1

Solar

1000

2500

2

Non-Solar

1000

2900

Updates on Renewable Energy Certificates.

The REC trading at Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL) comparison is of January-16 and February-17 given hereunder for analysis. The price of REC remains same at Rs.1,500.

Sl.No

Item

Trading in IEX

(Jan-17)

Trading in PXIL

(Jan-17)

Trading in IEX

(Feb-17)

Trading in PXIL

(Feb-17)

I

Buy Bid

12,48,242

2,72,051

8,15,357

2,28,878

Ii

Sell Bid

91,99,168

48,03,397

93,41,462

36,86,689

iii

Total Volume Traded

12,48,242

2,72,051

8,15,357

2,28,878

iv

Clearing price

(Rs/REC)

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500