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
Enabling Tariffs & Policies Called for
Renewable energy contributes over 22 per cent to India's installed power generation capacity. Although conventional fuels still dominate this segment, the share of renewable energy sources has been steadily increasing from about 8 per cent in 2009.
Green shoots in RECs
Renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism, a market-based instrument introduced in 2010 to promote renewable energy and facilitate compliance of renewable purchase obligations (RPOs), has not received an enthusiastic response from the obligatory entities till recently.
There seems to be some traction in the wake, especially
in the electrical and power equipment sector in India. When posed with some tricky questions, a surprising wave of positivity appeared among private industry leaders over the government´s tall claims of having a level playing field in this sector.
GoI´s aggressive push towards solar has rejuvenated the solar market and given tremendous growth potential for upcoming clean energy eco-system, believe experts.
Renewable Energy (RE) has many unique attributes ´ rapid deployment, modular nature and environment friendliness ´ which make it a beneficial source of power in a country like India, which has a high energy deficit, growing demands and an inadequate grid infrastructure.
States,fall in line!
The recent Supreme Court order in the Hindustan Zinc Ltd Vs Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) case has given the Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) cause a huge boost (See Box: Supreme Court Verdict). But, while most industry players POWER TODAY spoke to deemed the verdict long awaited
Taking wind energy to the next level
The plans of the new government to accelerate the generation of wind energy by adding an ambitious 10,000 MW every year is a welcome change in the Indian power scenario.
RECs worth Rs.1,300 crore are lying unsold
The support mechanism and the incentives like GBI and AD are essentially required for the growth of the wind energy in India, says KR Nair, Vice President, Indian Wind Power Association. Edited excerpts...
We can support 10,000 MW of projects
In an hard-hitting conversation, Secretary General of Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, DV Giri suggests some major moves which the current government can take to scale up the capacity of wind power generation which will lead to immense opportunity for turbine manufacturers.