Neeraj Nanda, President-South Asia (T&D, Solar), KEC International speaks to INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY in length about the potentials in India's transmission sector. He also advices DISCOMs to enhance their willingness and preparedness to adopt and drive renewable energy.
KS Popli, Chairman and Managing Director, India Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) maintains his calm even when he encounters tough questions. With a $100 million fund tie-up for the solar sector, he is awaiting the right, financially-viable projects to fund.
The recent notification of bidding guidelines by the Government of India for the award of wind power projects is a positive development for the sector. The guidelines address some of the key concerns for the sector pertaining to off-takerÂ’s credit profile, grid curtailment and termination payments.
After completing a successful decade of existence, the Renewable Energy India 2017 Expo (REI), hosted by UBM India, IndiaÂ’s leading exhibitions organiser is set to take place from September 20-22, 2017 at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida.
Energy transformation has arrived in India. According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), IndiaÂ’s total renewable capacity including solar, wind, biomass and small hydro grew by around 11.2 GW in FY2016-17, at par with thermal capacity addition, which registered a decline of 50 per cent in the year.
Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced that it achieved a new record year for the deliveries of its wind power converters worldwide. With nearly 5 GW of new capacity added in 2016 alone, a total of 36,414 MW of wind turbines have been equipped with IngeteamÂ’s technology since 1995, making the Spanish company the worldÂ’s number one supplier of wind power converters.
The Ministry of Power has signed an MoU for Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) with Tamil Nadu in New Delhi, on 9 January, 2017. With the signing of the Â‘24x7 Power For All (PFA)Â’ roadmap document with the state, the roadmap for all the 28 states, except one, and all the seven Union Territories in the country has now been finalised and is under implementation.