Global investment management organisation Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has acquired a 6.3% stake in Indian renewables developer ReNew Power Ventures from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for US$144 million.
Renewable energy developers SkyPower and Renew Power are involved in legal disputes with the distribution company (Discom) of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh over solar project deadlines and PPAs, while SkyPower has also claimed to have successfully brought into operation its first ever project in the state.
India installed 5.5GW of utility-scale solar capacity in the last fiscal year and the country is expected to add another 8GW in the coming year, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India’s ‘India Solar Map’.
The eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has awarded letters of intent (LOIs) to the winners of projects of more than 25MW capacity each from its 1.2GW solar PV auction, in what was seen as a positive step for developers.
The Indian state of Karnataka’s 1.2GW solar auction, which invited bids for capacities of up to 20MW at a time in separate localities, has lowered the transparency of the tender process for solar developers, according to the latest update from consultancy firm Bridge to India.