Vibhuti Garg

Record US $14.5 b Investment In Indian RE In Last FY

A record US$14.5 billion was invested in renewable energy In India during the last financial year (FY2021-22) registering an increase of 125% compared to FY2020-21. However, that number still needs to be higher to meet the new demands of the renewable capacity target of 500GW by 2030. 15.5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity was […]

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Budget 2022. Domestic Manufacturers Smile, Rest Stay With Wait And Watch

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2022 announcements for the renewable sector might have seemed relatively few beyond the key announcement of an additional Rs 19500 crore the PLI scheme, but industry players have focused on the many positives beyond that. Vineet Mittal, Chairman, Avaada Group, besides highlighting the PLI move and the announcement of green […]

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Curbs On Banking Of Power Risks Hurting Renewable Producers

A briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and JMK Research asserts that new restrictions on banking of power will inhibit the growth of the rooftop and open-access solar market. This would have a wide ranging impact on India’s national target of 500 gigawatts (GW) of installed renewable capacity by […]

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Beyond Net Zero at 2070. PM Modi Makes Key Promises For India At COP26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech at the COP26 Glasgow on November 1, did make a concession to activists demanding a net zero target from India. 2070. If that seems underwhelming (China has a commitment of net zero by 2060), then you might miss the really important part of his promises. The 500 GW […]

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Why Prices Skyrocketed at the Power Exchange: IEEFA

With electricity demand in India recently peaking, a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) explores the supply and demand conditions that led to recent price spikes in the evening peak hours, starting in August through to September 2021. Electricity demand in India has peaked and dropped markedly as the […]

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RE Investment in India Bounces Back from COVID-19 Slowdown: IEEFA

Renewable energy investment is rising again in India following the slowdown in the previous financial year due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, finds a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). In the first four months of this financial year (FY), from April to July 2021, investment […]

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Green Term-Ahead Market Will Boost RE Trading in India

By August 2020, India had 88 gigawatts (GW) of installed renewable energy capacity. In the pipeline, as of June 2020, there was 47 GW of solar, wind and hybrid projects with another 24 GW of projects in the bidding phase (where tenders have been issued but auctions are yet to complete). And the start of trading on August 21, […]

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The Triple Challenge Dragging Down Solar In India

On August 21, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the premier national body tasked with laying down the roadmap to power for all citizens, and the policy interventions to get there, released a report on India’s solar and wind sector. Titled simply as “ Report of Under Construction Renewable Energy Projects”, the bland title laid bare […]

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Solar Tariffs in India Stabilizes at Lower Rates than Thermal, Coal

The current tariffs in the solar sector in India which are hovering around Rs 2.50-2.87/kWh have stabilised at rates about 20 percent to 30 percent below the cost of existing thermal power in India, and up to half the price of new coal-fired power, said the study. The study, which was undertaken by IEEFA and […]

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