Is India’s 4GW of central auctions even feasible? India has reached a position of surplus power at the current point of time with most states facing the problem of excess power. Though hundreds of millions of people live in darkness without access to electricity, there is a problem of excess power. The reason is that […]

Can India really Install 6GW Wind Capacity in FY18 Suzlon chairman Tulsi Tanti thinks that India can do 6 GW of wind energy capacity next year after India installed 5.4 GW of wind capacity in FY17. This record breaking capacity addition was a one off since the wind energy industry faced a huge amount of […]

Wind Energy India – Future & Challenges Indian Wind energy capacity jumped up by a whopping ~65% in the current fiscal year setting up a record 5400 MW between March 2016 and March 2017 (in India the fiscal year ends in March). This was not only the highest ever wind energy capacity installed in India […]

Wind States Preferring Auctions Over FITs The Indian wind energy industry had undergone a major paradigm change with the first successful reverse auction yielding a price of just USD 5 cents/kWh. This is much lower than the tariffs given by major wind-rich states such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP and others that range in between $7 […]

Major wind energy companies in India such as Suzlon, Gamesa, Inox were having a good time over the last few years even as most large electricity companies were in doldrums. The feed in tariff policy in wind energy gave them assured returns and allowed them to make high margins with the price paid by consumers. […]

Reverse Auction in Indian Wind Industry The Indian wind energy sector has been a cosy sheltered place for all its major stakeholders as the government provides a fixed prices for the wind power it buys without subjecting it to competition. The price called feed in tariffs varies for different states but it is high enough […]