Gujarat government considers proposal to allot land for 2,000 MW ISTS-connected wind power projects

The Gujarat government is considering the proposal for allotment of land for the 2,000 MW Inter State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects (Tranche IV).

The state is considering allocation of land on the condition that the winning developers set up the projects at the site decided by the Gujarat government. This will enable the state government to save on costs incurred on building transmission infrastructure.

In April 2018, seven companies had won the bids for the development of the projects. These included: Srijan Energy Systems Private Limited (250 MW), Sprng Energy Private Limited (300 MW), BLP Energy Private Limited (285 MW), Betam Wind Energy Private Limited (200 MW), Inox Wind Infrastructure Services Limited (100 MW), Adani Green Energy (MP) Limited (300 MW), Mytrah Energy (India) Private Limited (300 MW) and Renew Wind Energy (TN) Private Limited (265 MW).

When the project developers approached the Gujarat government for leasing of land, the latter decided not to provide land for the projects that had already executed power purchase agreements with the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI). The state decided to lease land solely for projects supplying power to its own utility, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited and not for central projects.

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