Strong response, drop in tariffs at NTPC solar auction

Strong response, drop in tariffs at NTPC solar auction

Tariffs fell to Rs 2.72-2.73 per unit in the 750 MW auction conducted by NTPC for projects at Ananthapuram Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh, a sizeable drop from previous auctions. But they were still well above the record-low solar price of Rs 2.44 per unit reached at an auction held in May 2017.

Wind energy capacity addition declines under auction regime

Wind energy capacity addition declines under auction regime

While the onset of wind auctions from early last year has led to greater transparency in the determination of wind tariffs, the transition has also sharply reduced wind capacity addition in 2017-18. The capacity added has only been 1,739.14 MW through the year against a target of 4,500 MW, and far less than the 5,400 MW added in 2016-17 or even the 3,460 MW achieved in 2015-16.

In a first in Andhra, Vizianagaram collectorate switches to solar power

In a first in Andhra, Vizianagaram collectorate switches to solar power

The Vizianagaram district collectorate is now completely powered by solar energy, making it the first collectorate in Andhra Pradesh to have made this switch. It invested over Rs 93 lakhs to make this change. This move will help the collectorate cut down about 110 metric tonnes of green house gas emissions every year.

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