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IEEFA: New coal-fired power plants in India will be economically unviable

IEEFA: New coal-fired power plants in India will be economically unviable

Coal capacity additions face major stranded asset risk

4 June 2021 (IEEFA India): Much of India’s 33 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power capacity currently under construction and another 29GW in the preconstruction stage will end up stranded, according to a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “Coal-fired power simply cannot compete with the ongoing cost reductions […]

IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity

IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity

The key domestic and international institutions driving renewable energy growth in India

16 February 2021 (IEEFA India): A huge global capital pool is mobilising to invest in renewable energy and grid projects in India, according to a new IEEFA report, with pull factors including solar power tariffs hitting record lows, plunging solar module costs, record low interest rates, and the security of government-backed, 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs). […]

IEEFA: India’s new record-low solar power tariff demonstrates investor confidence despite the pandemic

IEEFA: India’s new record-low solar power tariff demonstrates investor confidence despite the pandemic

What drove the aggressive winning bid of Rs2/kWh ($0.027/kWh) in a recent solar PV auction?

India set a new record low tariff of Rs2/kWh ($0.027/kWh) in the recent Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) auction on 23 November 2020. The tariff based bidding was conducted for selection of solar power developers to set up 1,070 megawatts (MW) of grid-connected solar PV projects on a “build-own-operate” (BOO) basis in Rajasthan (Tranche-III). […]

IEEFA India: Government incentives increasing green investment by state-owned enterprises

Government embracing shift away from dominance of fossil fuels in energy portfolios

December 2019 (IEEFA India): The Indian government is leading the adoption of new energy technologies in the current global energy transition through various policy initiatives and learning by doing, a new IEEFA briefing note has found. In October 2019, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) asked all state owned enterprises (SOEs) to prioritise […]

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IEEFA India: Proposed Khurja coal power plant overpriced, uncompetitive and another threat to Delhi’s air quality

IEEFA India: Proposed Khurja coal power plant overpriced, uncompetitive and another threat to Delhi’s air quality

A high-risk proposition no longer aligned with the Government of India’s electricity sector plan

Oct. 23, 2018, NEW DELHI (IEEFA) –  A report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) evaluating Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC)’s proposed Khurja coal power plant in India finds the plant would push up the cost of electricity and increase air pollution at a time when the country’s renewable […]

IEEFA Report: State-Owned Utility NTPC Takes a Lead Role in India’s Electricity Transition

IEEFA Report: State-Owned Utility NTPC Takes a Lead Role in India’s Electricity Transition

Country’s Largest Generation Company—Ranked Third Globally in Coal-Fired Capacity and Seventh in Generation—Emerges as Key Supporter of Government’s Renewable-Energy Initiative

May 25, 2017 (IEEFA.org) — The state-owned Indian utility NTPC is playing a key role in India’s push toward retooling its electricity-generation system, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report—“NTPC as a Force in India’s Electricity Transition: Leading the Way Toward a New Energy Economy”—details how […]

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IEEFA: India’s solar power tariffs climbing after hitting record lows last year

What’s behind the recent increase?

Solar tariffs are deflationary. Prices have fallen by 75% in seven years in India, and in 2020 solar tariffs hit record lows. From 2019 to the first quarter of 2020, most of India’s newly-auctioned solar projects saw tariffs in the range of Rs2.5-2.87/kilowatt hour (kWh). Then in February 2020, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy […]

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Largest India power generator plans to almost double renewables

Bloomberg Quint: NTPC Ltd., India’s largest power generator, has increased its target for renewable energy capacity to 60 gigawatts by 2032, accelerating a shift away from coal.  The New Delhi-based company increased the target from 32 gigawatts set earlier, and the plan had been approved by the company’s board, finance director A.K. Gautam told analysts […]

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IEEFA: New coal-fired power plants in India will be economically unviable
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IEEFA: New coal-fired power plants in India will be economically unviable

Coal capacity additions face major stranded asset risk

4 June 2021 (IEEFA India): Much of India’s 33 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power capacity currently under construction and another 29GW in the preconstruction stage will end up stranded, according to a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “Coal-fired power simply cannot compete with the ongoing cost reductions […]

IEEFA Update: G7 coal finance exit and why it matters for India

IEEFA Update: G7 coal finance exit and why it matters for India

While India doesn’t rely on export credit finance to fund new coal plants, there are material implications

The commitment by the Group of Seven (G7) nations, along with several other European Union nations, to stop international financing of coal power projects by the end of this year is another strong step towards putting the world on a path to limit global warming to 1.5-2.0°C. The agreement follows the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) […]

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IEEFA India: Coal-dependent power producers should prepare for climate transition risk

Coal power producers face lower credit ratings under Paris-aligned energy transition

Climate change has created financial risks for business. These can be broadly categorised as physical and transition risks. Physical risk is easier to understand. It is essentially the impact of a changing climate on revenues as well as costs. A simple example is higher real estate operating costs due to increasing damages from floods under […]

IEEFA: There’s no way out for India’s stranded thermal power assets

IEEFA: There’s no way out for India’s stranded thermal power assets

Investors are increasingly unwilling to risk capital in a sector with US$40-60 billion of non-performing assets

India’s 40 gigawatts (GW) of stressed and stranded thermal power assets, identified by a special parliamentary committee in March 2018, still linger on – most of them without any feasible resolution. The multitude of fundamental problems still persist despite efforts to resolve them by the government, lending institutions and proponents of the projects. These include […]

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NTPC set to commission India’s largest floating solar project in Telangana

The Hindu Business Line: NTPC Southern Region, which is in the process of implementing about 450 MW of solar capacity, is all set to commission about 217 MW floating solar capacity, including one of the largest floating solar power plants of 100 MW at Ramagundam by May this year. “These floating solar projects are coming […]

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IEEFA: India should focus on reducing coal power generation instead of capacity

IEEFA: India should focus on reducing coal power generation instead of capacity

Nearly half of existing coal power in India is more expensive than new renewable power

To get to its ambitious climate targets, India not only needs to do more renewables – and by the term ‘renewables’ we mean all clean generation technologies including battery storage, green hydrogen, smart grids and energy efficiency – but also less fossils. Further, India needs to drive electrification of the transport sector to reduce its […]

IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity
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IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity

The key domestic and international institutions driving renewable energy growth in India

16 February 2021 (IEEFA India): A huge global capital pool is mobilising to invest in renewable energy and grid projects in India, according to a new IEEFA report, with pull factors including solar power tariffs hitting record lows, plunging solar module costs, record low interest rates, and the security of government-backed, 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs). […]

Coal use in India may have peaked in 2018—report

Bloomberg: India’s use of coal may have peaked in 2018, according to a new report by U.K.-based clean energy group Ember. That’s sooner than many experts have forecast. The share of the dirtiest fossil fuel in India’s power mix fell for the second year in a row in 2020, according to the report released on […]

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