Small Hydro Power – Investment Opportunities A large number of SHP projects were established in the public sector during the onset of the early 1990s. However, over the last 10 years, a sizable power capacity is now being added through private players. New incentive systems continue to attract increasing level of investment from the private [...]

The Indian Wind Energy Industry is seeing rapid change with the rise of a number of independent power producers (IPPs) focused on Wind Power Development. These companies have been fueled by private equity and investment banking funding which has been attracted by India’s strong energy demand. While the traditional wind farm investors have retreated with [...]

Private Equity in Wind Industry India The Indian Wind Energy Industry is currently under a lot of stress as subsidies and incentives have been withdrawn towards the sector. This has led some of the wind industry companies to sharply reduce their projections of demand in 2012 to fall by around 66% from the previous year. [...]

Indian Wind Industry India is the 5th largest wind energy market in the world and installed a record ~3000 MW last year. The growth of the Indian wind energy market has been mainly due to the Government policy of supporting green energy through accelerated depreciation. However, this subsidy has come to an end in 2012 [...]

Biomass Plants in India are shutting down as feedstock costs have increased rapidly while government regulated electricity tariffs have yet to increase.60% of India’s Biomass Plants have closed down as they are longer profitable.Note India has a massive growth target for biomass electricity capacity up from 1 GW at present (2 GW if you count cogeneration).A number of agricultural companies have set up a number of plants besides dedicated green utilities.However inflation in India has affected the operation of plants specially those who don’t have inhouse feedstock supply.

The Indian Energy Sector has seen massive investments by Private Equity and Investment Banking Groups in the West.Green focused utilities like Orient Green Power and Greenko are already listed in the public markets.Big PE firms like Blackstone,Appollo and KKR has put money into Indian electricity companies as well.Despite losses and adverse conditions being faced,this sector continues to attract money.Leap Green Energy which is backed by the family of India’s ace motor racer Narain Karthikeyan has got Rs 100 crore in funding from JP Morgan one of the biggest investment banks in the world.