NTPC issues 190 MW solar-wind hybrid tender
India’s largest power generation company NTPC, that successfully auctioned 1.2 GW of capacity in its first wind energy tender recently, is now making its mark in the solar-wind hybrid.
ENGIE agrees joint venture for wind power in India
Following the lead of two wind projects at Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, which are secured by the French multinational energy company ENGIE in India worth a total of 280 MW, STOA will be stepping into the Indian market.
A Ray of Hope, Amid the Gloom
Amidst the chaos seen in the power sector, with 22,000 MW thermal power projects lying idle for the need of coal or gas and lenders taking power generating assets to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to recover dues, the transmission sector- with longer life cycle and lower risks- has exhibited the only ray of hope for investors and developers alike.
"Solar and wind will become the new baseload of India"
Antti Kami, Vice President, Engine Power Plants, WSrtsilS states that instead of curtailing solar and investing in new coal plants, the focus needs to be shifted on the efficiency of old coal plant and renewables.
"The wind sector turnaround will start in 2019-20"
In an interview, DV Giri, Secretary General, Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association said that in 2018-19 with the dependence on the SECI bids that have an 18 months project period, and bids from Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra will see the installation of around 2,000-2,500 MW in FY19, further adding that the turnaround will start from 2019-20 and the future is good for the industry.