SECI announces results for its second wind power tender

The wind power tariff fell to a record low of Rs 2.64 per kWh in an auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 1 GW of wind power projects. The winners include ReNew Power (250 MW at Rs 2.64 per kWh), Orange Sironj Wind Power (200 MW at Rs 2.64 per kWh), Inox Wind (250 MW at Rs 2.65 per kWh), Green Infra (250 MW at Rs 2.65 per kWh) and Adani Green Energy (50 MW at Rs 2.65 per kWh). BLP Energy, Sprng Energy, Hero Wind Energy and ReGen Powertech were amongst the other bidders that quoted tariffs between Rs 2.72 and Rs 2.80 per kWh. The new wind tariff is only 8 per cent higher than the lowest solar tariff of Rs 2.44 per kWh quoted for 500 MW at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan.