ENGIE has announced that it has entered into a partnership with STOA, a French infrastructure and power equity investor in developing countries, to build a wind platform in India, through a joint venture owned 50/50 by the two entities.
Energy Finance & Investment News in India
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has published two Requests for Selections (RfS) for the development of 5.5 GW capacity on build-own-operate bases. One RfS seeks to award 3 GW solar photovoltaic capacity, while the other invites proposals for up to 2.5 GW generated by wind.
A tender for a total capacity of 750 MW in solar photovoltaic projects has been issued by The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO), aiming to cater to the agricultural (AG) feeder load of various substations across the state. The deadline for submissions is July 20, 2018.
India's National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has received 35 responses to a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for the country's first offshore wind farm, published in April this year. The wind farm is to have a generation capacity of 1 GW.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has published a Request for Selection (RfS) for 2.5 GW hybrid wind-solar projects. This follows the scheme's approval by the Indian President, which we reported at the end of May.
SoftBank Group, a Japanese conglomerate, is reportedly in advanced talks with the Indian government regarding an investment in solar projects in the country of between US$60 and 100 billion.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has published a Request for Selection (RfS) for 2 GW wind projects. Developers are invited to submit projects with between 50 and 300 MW capacity to be delivered on build-own-operate (BOO) bases. SECI will sign 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with selected proponents.
A scheme to install 2.5 GW of hybrid wind-solar projects in India, proposed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has been approved by the President. The projects will be developed by private entities on build-own-operate (BOO) bases, with PPA contracts awarded through bidding processes.
The results of two solar auctions in India have been released this week, with a total of 1,750 MW allocated to nine developers.
The government of Himachal Pradesh, a state in the north of India, has approved amendments to its hydropower policy with the aim of reviving 737 stalled projects which have a cumulative capacity of 5,100 MW.
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) has published a Request for Selection (RfS) for solar power developers interested in setting up ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants in the state, which is located in the west of India. The total capacity to be allocated is 1000 MW.
Lightsource BP has formed a 50:50 joint venture with the Everstone Group, one of India’s leading private equity fund managers, to create a major fund management platform for green energy infrastructure in India, to be called EverSource Capital.
In the past week, state government agencies of both Karnataka and Maharashtra, located in the south-west and west of India respectively, have re-launched solar tenders due to poor initial responses.
ENGIE has announced that it has won a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 200 MW wind project in Tamil Nadu, a state in the south of India.
The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), part of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Government of India, has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for the country's first commercial offshore wind farm, to be located off the coast of Gujarat in the west, and have a generation capacity of 1 GW.
The Government of Odisha, through its renewable energy promotion agency GRIDCO, has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for the development of 200 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects to be set up in Odisha, a state in the east of India. Responses are invited until 29 April 2018.
Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, announced that it has won two wind power projects of 300 MW and 200 MW respective capacity in a tender conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The projects will be located in the Kutch district of Gujarat, a state in the west of India.
Mahindra Renewables Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra Susten Pvt. Ltd., has achieved financial close of its 250 MW solar power project, to be located in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. The company has received project debt amounting to INR7.5 billion (US$114.8 million) from YES BANK Ltd and up to INR2 billion (US$30.6 million) from other financial institutions.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, have announced the successful launch of the world’s largest targeted green bond fund focused on emerging markets, the Amundi Planet Emerging Green One (EGO).
In what seems like a race to meet the Government of India's ambitious target of commissioning 15 GW of solar power in the 2017-18 financial year (ending in March), various organisations have recently issued tenders for a cumulative capacity of 2,950 MW to be located across the country. This adds to the 7,225 MW solar tenders announced since the start of 2018.