Over 1 GW of Indian wind projects face slow execution - report

Sembcorp's wind power assets in India. Source: Sembcorp.

May 6 (Renewables Now) - The developers of many of the projects contracted in India’s two wind auctions held in 2017 have missed their commissioning deadlines, with less than 1 GW completed of a total of 2 GW, The Economic Times (ET) reports.

Informed sources told the newspaper that only 690 MW of the first 1,050-MW lot and just 200 MW of the second 1,000-MW auction held by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) are constructed. The respective deadlines were October 2018 and May 2019.

According to the report, ReNew Power and Sembcorp are the only ones to have already built the entire amount they have won. The sources have said that Sembcorp’s project will be switched on in May, while ReNew will put its capacity onstream in May or June. Mytrah Energy is also close to commissioning.

A spokesperson for Inox Wind (BOM:539083) told the newspaper that the company could not obtain connectivity from Power Grid Corporation of India (BOM:532898) on time, but is now in the final stages of hooking up its infrastructure.

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