Inter State flow of wind power begins

• Inter State flow of wind power has begun under the first tranche of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Wind scheme.

• 126 MW of commissioned wind generated power will flow to UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha. In June 2016, the total capacity offered under the scheme was 1050 MW.

• SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) conducted the competitive bidding and e-reverse auction for the selection of wind project developers in February 2017 and the tariff discovered was Rs 3.46/kWh, setting a new benchmark for the wind sector at that time.

• This is an important milestone in the journey of renewable energy in India. The scheme enables transfer of renewable power from wind-rich states to wind-deficient states.

• Capacities under this scheme will be commissioned progressively in the coming months and the benefit will be reaped by state utilities fully from next season.

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