Wind power generation to touch 9,500 MW
A cumulative capacity addition of 467 MW of wind power generation capacity has taken place till November end during the current financial year, according to RK Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge).
In a written reply to a question on total wind capacity addition this year in the Lok Sabha, Singh said that Solar Energy Corporation of India had finalised the bids for 1,000 MW of Inter–State Transmission System (ISTS) connected wind power projects in February and bids for another 1,000 MW ISTS connected wind power projects were finalised in October.
The bids for an additional capacity of 2,000 MW ISTS connected wind power projects are scheduled for submission by January 16, 2018, he added.
In addition, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra, have also issued bids of 500 MW each for installation of wind power projects in these States. While bids in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have been finalised, the scheduled bid submission date in case of Maharashtra is January 20, 2018.
This Ministry has proposed bids for another 4,000 MW capacity of ISTS connected wind power projects in the current financial year.
After this, cumulatively 9,500 MW capacity of wind power projects would be bid out by the end of the current financial year, said Singh.