Bids for Setting Up of Wind Power Projects of Over 8000 MW Capacity Finalized (Download PDF)

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India has finalized bids for setting up wind power projects of over 8,000 Megawatt (MW) capacity through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC)

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  • The wind power projects in the country are installed on the basis of commercial viability through tariff based competitive bidding process.

  • Beside above projects, bids of 500 MW each have been finalized by the states of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Maharashtra

  • The Government has set a target of installing 60 GW of wind power capacity by 2022, against which 35 GW capacity has already been installed.

Initiatives by the Government

  • The Government is promoting wind power projects in the entire country by providing various fiscal and financial incentives such as Accelerated Depreciation benefit; concessional customs duty exemption on certain components of wind electric generators. Besides, Generation Based Incentive (GBI) is being provided to the wind projects commissioned before 31 March 2017.

  • In addition to these incentives, various steps have been taken to promote installation of wind capacity in the country comprising technical support that includes wind resource assessment and identification of potential sites through the National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai.

  • In order to facilitate inter-state sale of wind power, the inter-state transmission charges and losses have been waived off for wind and solar projects to be commissioned by March, 2022.

  • The government has also issued guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for procurement of power from grid-connected wind power projects. These Guidelines aim to enable the distribution licensees to procure wind power at competitive rates in a cost-effective manner

Steps Taken to Promote Installation of Wind Capacity in the Country:

  • Technical support including wind resource assessment and identification of potential sites through the National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai.

  • In order to facilitate inter-state sale of wind power, the inter-state transmission charges and losses have been waived off for wind and solar projects to be commissioned by March, 2022.

  • Issued Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for procurement of Power from Grid Connected Wind Power Projects.

  • These Guidelines aim to enable the Distribution Licensees to procure wind power at competitive rates in a cost effective manner.

  • Annexure-II

Table Of Project Location

Table Of Project Location

SECI Bid

Project Locations

SECI

Tranche I

Thirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) and Bhuj & Bachau (Gujarat)

SECI

Tranche II

Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) and Bhuj & Bachau (Gujarat)

SECI

Tranche III

Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) and Bhuj & Bachau (Gujarat)

SECI

Tranche IV

Pugalur, Thirunelveli, & Palakkad (Tamil Nadu) and Bhuj (Gujarat)

SECI

Tranche V

Bhuj (Gujarat) and Hiryur (Karnataka)

NTPC

Pavagada (Andhra Pradesh), Osmanabad (Maharashtra), Karur & Tirupur (Tamil Nadu), Kutch (Gujarat) and Devangere (Karnataka)

Total

- Published/Last Modified on: February 12, 2019

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