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Transmission preference for wind projects

Transmission preference for wind projects


NEW DELHI: The government has told the central power regulator that winners of wind project auctions be given preference in transmission facilities, a move that should help achieve the target of 60,000 MW of wind energy by 2022 but has upset firms that did not win projects.
Anand Kumar, secretary at the ministry of new and renewable energy, has communicated this to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission days before the quasi-judicial body hears the matter.
Industry executives called the development a rare official intervention in a regulatory matter. Officials said the government is keen to ensure wind and solar energy projects are implemented quickly post auction. “The renewable energy secretary has written this was essential to ensure timely completion of the wind projects and achieving the government’s target to add 60 GW of wind capacity by 2022,” one of them said. Power Grid CorporationBSE -0.81 % has petitioned the regulator seeking similar directions for preventing underutilisation of bays for connectivity.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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