Govt launches scheme for CTU-connected wind power

  The central government has launched a scheme to set up grid-connected wind energy projects aimed at generating 1,000 MW clean power.
“The government has launched scheme for setting up of 1,000 MW wind power project connected to transmission network of Central Transmission Utility (CTU) with an objective to facilitate supply of wind power to the non-windy states at a price discovered through transparent bidding process,” a statement issued by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said.
The ministry has designated Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as nodal agency for implementation of the scheme.
The scheme will encourage competitiveness through scaling up of project sizes and introduction of efficient and transparent e-bidding and e-auctioning processes. It will also facilitate fulfilment of Non-Solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) requirement of non-windy states.
The government has set an ambitious target of achieving 175 GW power capacity from renewable energy resources by 2022 and out of this 60 GW has to come from wind power. The scheme will be implemented for setting up 1,000 MW capacity of CTU connected Wind Power Projects by Wind Project Developers on build, own and operate basis. However, the capacity may go higher than 1,000 MW, if there is higher demand from discoms of non-windy states.
MNRE has also issued draft guidelines for implementation of scheme for setting up of 1,000 MW CTU connected wind power projects issued by MNRE for stakeholders’ consultation.

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Govt launches scheme for CTU-connected wind power

  The central government has launched a scheme to set up grid-connected wind energy projects aimed at generating 1,000 MW clean power.
“The government has launched scheme for setting up of 1,000 MW wind power project connected to transmission network of Central Transmission Utility (CTU) with an objective to facilitate supply of wind power to the non-windy states at a price discovered through transparent bidding process,” a statement issued by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said.
The ministry has designated Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as nodal agency for implementation of the scheme.
The scheme will encourage competitiveness through scaling up of project sizes and introduction of efficient and transparent e-bidding and e-auctioning processes. It will also facilitate fulfilment of Non-Solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) requirement of non-windy states.
The government has set an ambitious target of achieving 175 GW power capacity from renewable energy resources by 2022 and out of this 60 GW has to come from wind power. The scheme will be implemented for setting up 1,000 MW capacity of CTU connected Wind Power Projects by Wind Project Developers on build, own and operate basis. However, the capacity may go higher than 1,000 MW, if there is higher demand from discoms of non-windy states.
MNRE has also issued draft guidelines for implementation of scheme for setting up of 1,000 MW CTU connected wind power projects issued by MNRE for stakeholders’ consultation.

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