MNRE guide­lines for set­ting up 1000 MW wind power projects in ISTS scheme

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES NATIONAL -

The Min­istry of New and Re­new­able En­ergy (MNRE) has is­sued guide­lines for trans­par­ent bidding process for im­ple­men­ta­tion of scheme to set up of 1000 MW wind power project con­nected to in­ter-state trans­mis­sion sys­tem (ISTS). As per guide­lines, wind power projects will be se­lected through open and trans­par­ent com­pet­i­tive bidding fol­lowed by e-re­verse auc­tion and the ca­pac­ity may go higher than 1000 MW, if there is de­mand from buy­ing en­ti­ties. The min­istry sanc­tioned the scheme to set up of 1000 MW ISTS con­nected wind power project on 14 June 2016. Its ob­jec­tive was to en­cour­age com­pet­i­tive­ness through scaling-up of project sizes and in­tro­duc­tion of ef­fi­cient and trans­par­ent e-bidding and e-auc­tion­ing pro­cesses.

”Off­shore wind power to grow over six times by 2013 glob­ally”

Glob­ally off­shore wind could grow more than 6.5 times by 2030, be­com­ing a key power gen­er­a­tion tech­nol­ogy, In­ter­na­tional Re­new­able En­ergy Agency (IRENA) has pre­dicted. The agency said that off­shore wind power has the po­ten­tial to grow from just 13 GW in 2015, to 100 GW in 2030. Ac­cord­ing to IRENA, tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tion will be a key driver of the off­shore wind boom. The re­port high­lights up­com­ing in­no­va­tions that will en­able sec­tor de­vel­op­ment, in­clud­ing next gen­er­a­tion wind tur­bines with larger blades, and float­ing tur­bines, which will open up new mar­kets in deeper wa­ters.

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