India finalizes bids for setting up over 8,000 MW wind power projects: RK Singh


India finalizes bids for setting up over 8,000 MW wind power projects: RK Singh

India has finalized bids for setting up wind power projects of over 8,000 Megawatt (MW) capacity through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC), power minister R K Singh said.

“As on date, the bids for setting up of wind power projects of aggregate 8389.90 MW capacity have been finalized through SECI and NTPC,” Singh said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

The wind power projects in the country are installed on the basis of commercial viability through tariff based competitive bidding process. Beside above projects, bids of 500 MW each have been finalized by the states of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, Singh informed.

The Government has set a target of installing 60 GW of wind power capacity by 2022, against which 35 GW capacity has already been installed. Read More

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