The Indian solar/wind project boom is continuing apace with various states competing with each other to launch new projects.
Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) has cancelled the tender for 500MW of wind projects, according to Mercom. The auction had a greenshoe option of an additional 500MW.
Andhra Pradesh has approved plans from Greenko Energies to create a US$2.2bn renewables energy hub (ReHub) in Kurnool district, harnessing 1,000MW of solar energy, 550MW of wind energy and 1,200MW of standalone pumped storage capacities, according to local reports.
The sale of Equis Hydreg’s two hydro projects in Sikkim that produces around 220MW is attracting bids from Greenko and three other utilities in a deal expected to be worth around US$390m, according to local reports.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is asking for bids to develop two 1.5MW (AC) solar power projects with a battery energy storage system (BESS) at Tangtse and Durbuk in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir.