Wind energy project developers opposed to bids called by State governments may withdraw their petitions against the auctions.
“The government will soon issue guidelines to define norms to allow auction of projects by State governments. They will be in line with the auctions already conducted. The developers will have no locus standi then,” a government official told BusinessLine.
According to the agenda document for the conference of Power and Renewable Energy Ministries, “Wind bidding guidelines under Section 63 of Electricity Act, 2003 are likely to be issued by the Ministry of Power, which will enable the States to bid for wind power projects.” In a petition filed in October in the Gujarat High Court, the Indian Wind Energy Association had alleged: “The entire process of bidding is in contravention of Section 63 read with Section 86(1)(b) of the Electricity Act, 2003. It is submitted that in the absence of any guidelines by the Central government, the bidding process cannot continue.” Read More…
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