Bridge India

Wind makes an emphatic case

In the latest wind auction for SECI 2,000 MW tender held on February 13, 2018, winning tariffs came out at INR 2.44 – 2.45/kWh. Winners include ReNew (400 MW), Sembcorp (300 MW), Inox (200 MW), Torrent Power (500 MW), Adani (250 MW), Alfanar (300 MW) and Engie (50 MW). There were five other participants including Sprng, Enel, Orange, Hero and Mytrah. The tender was oversubscribed by 1.85x.

  • The auction has conclusively demonstrated that wind is price competitive with solar power;
  • Most developers are indifferent to RE technology;
  • Wind offers compelling advantages over solar including less land requirement and significantly better domestic manufacturing capability;

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