Suzlon Energy Posts Q4 Net Loss at Rs 470 Cr; 340 MW Solar Projects Commissioned

There is traction across all new and emerging segments in the sector as evidenced in several positive policy actions for offshore, wind‐solar hybrid, repowering, captive, and feed‐in‐tariff for small projects upto 25 MW, says Tulsi Tanti.

Suzlon Energy Q4

Solar & other renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Energy reported its consolidated net loss at Rs 469.85 crore in the January-March quarter of FY 18, on the back of lower income.

“The consolidated net profit of the company stood at Rs 588.75 crore during the same period a year ago,” said Suzlon Energy Ltd in a filing to the BSE.

However, the company has successfully commissioned all 340 MW solar projects across sites in Telangana (210 MW), Rajasthan (60MW) and Maharashtra (70MW).

It’s consolidated total income too fell by 55 percent to Rs 2,259.71 crore during Q4 2017-18, as compared to Rs 5,023.84 crore during the same period last year.

Commenting on the performance, Suzlon, Founder & CMD, Tulsi Tanti said, “With over 34 GW installations, the Indian wind sector is highly mature and is geared to unlock the 300 GW potential.”

“There is traction across all new and emerging segments in the sector as evidenced in several positive policy actions for offshore, wind‐solar hybrid, repowering, captive, and feed‐in‐tariff for small projects upto 25 MW. We clearly see India as a 10‐12 GW per annum market,” he added.

“We delivered the highest wind installations in India and continue to remain the market leader, amidst industry’s transition to the bidding regime. We also successfully commissioned our entire 340 MW solar projects,” said J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon.

Further, the total expenses of the company dropped significantly to Rs 2,747.52 crore, against Rs 4,420.48 crore in the year-ago period.

For the entire fiscal, it has posted a net loss of Rs 384.01 crore whereas the net profit was at Rs 851.64 crore for the year ended March 31, 20175. Total income is Rs 8,413.01 crore for the year ended March 31, 2018, whereas the same was at Rs 12,803.19 crore for the year ended March 31, 2017.

Besides, the company’s board has also approved the proposal for issuance of redeemable Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs)/ Non-Equity Linked Instruments in one or more tranches to an extent of Rs 900 crore on private placement basis for replacement of existing debt.

It has also approved the proposal for issuance of equity shares/ equity-linked instruments to an extent of Rs 2,000 crore, subject to shareholders approval at the ensuing 23rd AGM.

Meanwhile, the company said in a statement that, it is rightfully positioned to capture wind‐solar hybrid volumes over and above wind auction volume.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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