"RPO's must be made mandatory"
"The enunciation of the new Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy is a reaffirmation of the federal government's commitment to support new and emerging technologies," tells Vikram Kailas, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mytrah Energy India Pvt Ltd in an exclusive interaction with POWER TODAY.
Balancing capacity is the need of the hour
India's concentration was on thermal capacity addition, which suddenly shifted to RE. Give us an overview of what is happening in the power sector as a whole.
Solar's 1 million job bonanza
From a perennially energy-deficient state with a peak shortage of 14 per cent in 2010 to a peak shortage of less than one per cent in 2018, India has moved miles from the days of energy blackouts and frequent power cuts.
Gearing up for 80 GW and beyond
Wind dominates the renewable energy (RE) segment with an installed capacity of over 34,000 MW. The segment, which was once the leader in RE, may lose its sheen as grid-connected solar energy may take over wind in the coming years
Step in the right direction
While Green Energy Corridor may enhance transmission grid to a greater extent, the evacuation issues faced by the renewable energy segment may not get fully resolved in the near future.
Remove Pitfalls on Way to Targets
Despite the Centre's thrust to renewable energy, state governments are not an active party to the renewable energy wave. If the Centre and states collaborate, things would be easier for achieving targets.
Change in Generation Landscape
The planned renewable capacity target of 175 GW by 2022 to enable our COP21 commitment and 'Power for All' program poses significant challenges of balancing variability and intermittency in the grid.
Competitive bidding will lower procurement costs
The bids are fairly aggressive and assume most of the project risks to play out favourably. For achieving the good returns, generating PLFs of close to 35 per cent will be necessary through the life of the projects. Hence, location of the project will be very critical.
IWTMA express need for more policies in Rajasthan
The apex body in wind sector, Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) addressed the media to discuss the wind power development in Rajasthan. In the year 2015-16, Rajasthan installed 688 MW and the current total installation is 4,237 MW till January 2017. The wind sector expressed confidence of growth of wind energy in the state.
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