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Renewable Energy

Orsted’s transition shows the way for Indian utilities and renewable energy companies

Orsted transitioned from a coal-intensive utility to a global renewable energy leader creating immense shareholder wealth. A new report looks at what strategic decisions led to this transition and learning for Indian companies to look forward to the future energy transition.


Bullish clean energy stocks helped maintain healthy investment levels

The latest renewables investment report produced by analyst BloombergNEF has noted backing for solar projects continued to rise in the first half as wind power investment fell back.

India hits 100 GW renewables milestone

Solar’s share in the installed 100 GW renewable energy capacity stands at around 44%, and wind’s 40% as per the data available with the Central Electricity Authority.


Electricity demand in India to grow at 6% in FY2022

Ratings agency ICRA maintains a negative outlook for thermal power generation despite a rise in electricity demand. The thermal plant load factor will remain subdued at 57%. The gap between the average cost of supply and the average tariff for discoms is estimated at 70-75 paise per unit for FY2022.

India could add 8.5 GW of solar in FY2022

Solar capacity addition in the fiscal year 2021-22 will surge, led by a strong project pipeline. Tariffs will go up amid rising module prices but will remain competitive at below INR 3/kWh (US$ 0.040/kWh).


Cheaper renewable energy will leave new coal assets stranded

A new Ieefa report discusses the viability of under-construction coal-fired power plants and evaluates the associated stranded asset risk in building additional coal-fired capacity in India’s electricity system.


Adani Green to buy SB Energy’s 5 GW renewable portfolio in India

The Indian developer has agreed to acquire a 100% interest in SB Energy’s India renewable portfolio for approximately US$3.5 billion (INR 26,000 crore). The assets, totaling 4,954 MW, are spread across four Indian states.

Renewables accounted for 64% of India’s electricity generation capacity addition in FY21

India added 7.7 GW of new renewable energy (RE) capacity in FY2020-21, out of which 5.5 GW (71%) came from solar (grid-scale and rooftop) alone. Overall power generation capacity addition for the year stood at 12.1 GW.

Government to finance 100 MW Bangladeshi solar plant

The federal government will provide INR968 crore of soft loans for a INR1307 crore, 100 MW solar park near the Jamuna river in Bangladesh’s Jamalpur district, where a second park of a similar size is being planned by Dhaka and a Chinese partner.

JICA extends 10-billion yen support for renewable energy projects in India

Japan International Cooperation Agency has signed an agreement with Tata Cleantech Capital to mobilize JPY 10-billion debt fund for projects across renewable energy, e-mobility, and energy efficiency sectors.


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