Tariffs for utility-scale solar power in India are expected to go below the four rupee (US$0.059) mark next year, which would be a “radical moment” for India’s entire power sector, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India.
India’s ongoing demonetization scheme, which has divided opinion globally, looks set to improve the finances of Indian distribution companies (Discoms) in what could be a boon to the solar sector, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group.
India’s major package to try and turn around the finances of its distribution companies (Discoms) has yet to make a positive impact and has even worsened conditions for some companies, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group.
The distribution companies (Discoms) of Rajasthan, which were the highest loss-making in all of India, could be the first to turn around a profit in 2017, according Piyush Goyal, minister of power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines.
The losses of Indian distribution companies (Discoms) that have joined the government’s major rescue package Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY) could more than halve from their current level by FY2019, according to new research from global analysis firm CRISIL.
The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh plans to extend its guarantee to developers bidding for capacity in the 750MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park, so that payments will be met by the government in the case of any default from the off-takers.