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2nd National Conference on Building Green Partnerships for Sustainable Green CSR

Marking the first anniversary of the Companies Act 2013, Sharp Developments is pleased to announce its 2nd National Conference on Building Green Partnerships for Sustainable Green CSR on 7th August, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi - For details click here 

With India Inc. estimated to invest around Rs 22,000 crore towards corporate social responsibility (CSR), the bill enforces companies to make sustainability an integral part of their technologies, products, and solutions to protect our planet while a creating business value.

Conference Highlights:

Supported by IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency), Government of India, the conference aims to define the mechanism for implementation of Green Energy CSR projects.

Identify policy and financing initiatives.

Focus on how leading sectors contributing towards CSR interventions in India can channelize their potential CSR funds towards sustainable development.

Identify Public private partnership which can be fostered for effective renewable energy based CSR interventions.

The conference aims to establish an Alliance for sustainable CSR by bringing together common understanding amongst various key stakeholders to undertake CSR activities in a greener way. This time the conference will take a giant leap from where it left last year on thought leadership, and move towards establishing partnerships and projects for sustainable CSR interventions.

for last year’s Conference Report on Green Energy CSR - Please click here

Join us in building sustainable ‘Green CSR Partnerships’.

We look forward to your support.

Sharp Developments

Conference Coordinator: Nikita Madan  |  Call: 99 715 91 777 

events@sharpdevelopments.org   |    Website: www.sharpdevelopments.org

Indian solar companies expanding business in the Middle East to be evaluated in webinar


PV Insider’s complimentary webinar will discuss the opportunities for Indian solar companies to expand their solar business in the Middle East

To discuss and evaluate the criteria that Indian companies need to fulfil in order to break into the market in the Middle East and position themselves as the right partner for upcoming solar projects, PV Insider are organising a complimentary webinar, ‘Exporting Indian solar expertise abroad’. The 60 minute webinar is taking place on Tuesday 1st July at 3pm India time/1.30pm United Arab Emirates time/11.30am Central European time.

During the webinar, representatives from Larsen & Toubro (India), who have bid on large scale solar projects in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates and Jyoti Structures Ltd (India) who have a manufacturing plant for solar components in the UAE will discuss their experiences of working in the solar industry in the Middle East, such as the difficulties faced entering a new market and how they overcame them.

Masdar, the local Middle Eastern developer of the Shams 1 100MW CSP plant in Dubai, will discuss the criteria that an international company need to fulfil in order to be considered as potential partners for upcoming solar projects in the Middle East.

PV Insider’s industry feedback suggests that there are huge opportunities for Indian companies to enter the key solar markets in the Middle East, such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In the region, there are companies with the capital investment and local knowledge on the legal and financial requirements, but are lacking in the expertise of solar power projects. Therefore, they require international partners who can support them in developing and operating solar power plants.

Although many international companies are turning their attention to the region, Indian companies have the benefit of being geographically closer, over 2GW of experience gained in developing and operating solar projects in India with very limited international influence and cheap labour force to offer, amongst other factors.

Get more information and sign up to the webinar for free through the link below:

Or contact Sarah Kingham at sarah@pv-insider.com

Suzlon Group’s 100.8 MW Rajasthan wind power project for CLP India gets approvals to proceed

  • Suzlon to deliver its latest S97- 2.1 MW wind turbines driven by DFIG technology
  • Rajasthan project boosts CLP India’s wind portfolio to close to 1000MW
  • Suzlon to supply 48 WTG’s of S97- 2.1 MW for the 100.8 MW project


Pune, 19th June 2014:   Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer, today announced that it has received the Notice to Proceed (NTP) from CLP India, a leading investor-owned power business in Asia and one of the largest foreign investors in the Indian power sector, for a 100.8 MW wind power project.

The project, located at Tejuva in Rajasthan, will comprise 48 units of Suzlon’s robust S97- 2.1 MW wind turbines featuring Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology.  This is the latest addition to Suzlon’s wind portfolio of over 8000MW projects across eight states. Upon completion, this project will boost CLP India’s wind power portfolio to close to 1000 MW, reinforcing its position as the leading independent power producer in the wind sector in India, foreign or domestic.

Mr. Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director, CLP India said: “India is the fifth largest country in terms of total installed capacity of wind power, with large reserves of untapped potential that spells out a great opportunity for this sector to grow exponentially. We have always firmly believed that accelerated development of the Indian power sector requires investments across all sources of renewable & conventional energy, which is critical to achieving a certain degree of energy security over a period of time.   Wind portfolio has been a key area of thrust for us over the past 4-5 years, with a sustained growth of about 200 to 300 MW every year and we are committed to growing it over the next few years as well.

Mr. Mahesh Makhija, Director, Renewables Business Development, CLP India said: “With close to 1000 equity MW, Wind Power now forms almost one-third of our entire portfolio in India.  It is indeed a strong reflection of our commitment to reducing carbon emissions to the extent we can and to growing our business responsibly.  This partnership with Suzlon will make an important contribution towards meeting our commitment to growing our Renewables portfolio.

Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group said: “This contract is another milestone for our business in India. Through our comprehensive capabilities across wind energy value chain and end-to-end solutions, we will assist CLP India in further expanding their wind energy footprint in India. We appreciate the trust they have in our technology and look forward to a long-term collaboration.”

About CLP India

CLP India is the wholly owned subsidiary of CLP Group, which is listed on the Hong Stock Exchange and is one of the leading investor-owned power businesses in Asia.  It is one of the largest foreign investors in the Indian power sector with a total committed investment of over INR 14,500 Crores. This investment is spread across a diversified and environment-friendly generation portfolio that covers renewable energy, supercritical coal and gas fired power plants, amounting close to 3,000 MW.


CLP entered the Indian Power Sector in the year 2002 with the acquisition of a 655 MW gas fired power plant, which is located in Bharuch, Gujarat. This power plant was one of the first independent power projects in India and complies with the highest level of internationally accepted standards in safety and in environment conservation. In addition to this, CLP India owns and operates a 1,320 MW (2 X 660MW) supercritical coal-fired power plant in Jhajjar, Haryana, which is the largest power plant of its kind in CLP’s generation portfolio in Asia Pacific and is one of India’s first and largest supercritical coal-fired power plants.


About Suzlon Group

The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world’s fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity and market share, at the end of 2013. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 24,200 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across over 30 countries and a workforce of over 10,000. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios – ranging from sub megawatt onshore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (kW), to the world’s largest commercially-available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW – with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group – headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India – comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including Senvion SE.

Visit us at  www.suzlon.com

Source: *MAKE Report: Global Wind Turbine OEM 2013 Market Share



Press Contact Suzlon Group:   Investor Relations Contact:
Ravi Muthreja

Group Head- Corporate Communications

Suzlon Group

Tel: +91 9604302000 / +91 98200 30999

E-mail: ravi.muthreja@suzlon.com


Tanvi Agarwal

Sr. Manager- Corporate Communications

Suzlon Group

Tel: +91 9011091941



Ashish Gupta

Investor Relations

Suzlon Group

Tel.: +91 (22) 6184 3776

E-mail: gupta.ashish@suzlon.com

Press Contact at CLP India:

Floyd Almeida

Edelman India Private Limited

Tel:  +91 90043 77888

E- mail: floyd.almeida@edelman.com




Now in its 6th year, the CSP Today India conference, rebranded as INDIASOL, will not only focus on the development of the CSP industry in India with the Phase II CSP project allocations getting closer, it will also have a focus on the lucrative opportunities in key markets abroad and show you how your business can get its share in emerging markets such as the Middle East and Africa.

Attracting on the key players in the global CSP industry, INDIASOL 2014 is the conference to put in your diary if you are serious about winning bids in India and abroad in 2015.

Key features of the conference include:

• Boost your project pipeline: get clear on the key policies in place with insight from the leading decision makers in the government to win upcoming PV and CSP tenders

• Export Indian solar expertise: learn from the experts in key emerging solar markets such as Middle East and Africa on how to build your business – from understanding the important policies to creating profitable partnerships

• Grasp the lucrative off grid opportunities for your business such as government subsidies on solar water pumping, solar for desalination and enhanced oil recovery

• Prove the bankability of solar projects in India: join the debate between developers and key investors on investment criteria and loan interest rates and secure the right finance for your projects

• Realise the future of CSP in India: discuss and debate the key lessons learnt from NSM phase I to be considered for the phase II CSP allocations to ensure your proposals win bids in 2015 and beyond

For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/cspindiasol2014

Slow development of CSP industry in India caused by policy approach

Four years after the National Solar Mission was announced, only one tenth of the intended Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacity has been connected to the grid successfully, with more expected to go online later this year.

The government, together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), are changing tactic to attract the international players back and boost the development of the CSP industry in India.

In 2010, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced Phase I of the National Solar Mission (NSM). Although the plan has proven to be very effective in creating a strong national solar photovoltaics (PV) industry, it has failed to do so with Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).

Abengoa Solar, the leading CSP developer internationally with almost 2GW implemented in all of the solar markets worldwide, including Spain, South Africa, the UAE, Mexico and many more, bid unsuccessfully in Phase I of the NSM.

Like most other international developers, this was as a result of the competitive reverse bidding mechanism that was implemented. They currently have only a 3MW pilot project at the Indian Institute of Technology, which has been in operation since 2011.

However, the policy shift set by the Solar Energy Corporation India (SECI) may attract Abengoa back to developing projects in India. In a recent interview with CSP Today, Shiv Shukla, President of Abengoa Solar India, outlined Abengoa´s experience with Phase I and their recommendations to avoid pitfalls in the next CSP bidding process.

One of the important requirements, according to Shukla, is experience. ‘For a successful selection of solar developers, the bidding document must include strong technical pre-qualification requirements for bidders, including experience in building, owning and operating CSP plants’. Shukla goes on to say that ‘inexperienced developers may put forward unrealistic offers which they cannot carry out later on, leading to a non-fulfillment of targets’.

The recent announcement of two 50MW pilot projects to bridge the gap between Phase I and Phase II of the NSM is what is attracting the international community back to India. Shukla hopes that the government ‘will include strong pre-qualification criterion backed with strong technical requirement and performance guarantees’ for these projects. This is because ‘a more hands-on and guided approach from the government is necessary to move the industry forward in the desired direction’.

To download the full 3 page interview with Shukla, that also includes other opinions on what the Indian government needs to do to make CSP viable India, visit the website below:


Suzlon Group wins 100.8 MW repeat order from ReNew Wind Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

  • Suzlon wins repeat order for 100.8 MW wind farms from ReNew in Rajasthan
  • Suzlon will supply 48 turbines of S97-120 WTG


Pune, India: Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer today announced that it has been awarded a 100.8 MW order by ReNew Wind Power, India’s leading IPP in the wind energy sector. The project is scheduled for execution at the Bhesada wind site, Dist Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

As per the agreement, the Group will not only supply 48 units of its robust S97-120 m WTG’s but will also oversee operations, maintenance and service of the wind site over the contracted period.

The  S97-120 WTG’s is set to change the dynamics of the wind energy business. This is Suzlon’s maiden order for its new towers that is specially designed with a 120 m hub height. The innovative S97- 120m tower design is a combination of Lattice & Tubular structure making it the tallest wind tower in India. The towers are designed to harness the optimal available wind resources and deliver higher energy productivity, which in turn ensures higher ROI to customers.

ReNew Wind Power projects in Gujarat & Maharashtra are powered by Suzlon turbines. ReNew Wind Power currently deploys Suzlon WTG’s for 100+ MW at their wind farms in Gujarat & Maharashtra and this will be the 3rd successful order placed with Suzlon Group. This repeat order demonstrates the confidence our customers have with Suzlon’s products and service capabilities.

Sumant Sinha, Chairman & CEO of ReNew Wind Power said “This deal reinforces our commitment to developing sustainable energy solutions for India. Our partnership with Suzlon has added momentum to this mission”.

Ishwar C Mangal, President – Sales & Marketing, Suzlon Energy Limited said “This order has added a fillip to our  robust order book.  ReNew wind power is a valued customer and we look forward to executing this order to further fortify our relationship. This order is indeed a reaffirmation of our capabilities that allow us to offer customised solutions for our customer’s in accordance with market conditions “ .

 Tulsi Tanti, Chairman of Suzlon Energy Limited said “Leveraging on our leadership position within the country, we continue to have  a strong focus on the Indian market as it offers a favourable renewable energy environment especially now with the new Government in place. We continue to create innovative and reliable products as with the S97-120m which is specifically made for low wind sites. Our mission is to make profitable and efficient wind energy accessible within the country”.



About ReNew Power:

ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd, an Independent Power Producer company, is committed to leading a change in the country’s current energy portfolio by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices and thereby reducing India’s carbon footprint.  ReNew Power’s mission is to play a pivotal role in meeting India’s growing energy needs in an efficient, sustainable and socially responsible manner.  The company creates value through reliable and efficient generation of non-conventional power through innovation in solar and wind power solutions. ReNew Power has over 450 MWs of installed and operational clean energy capacity across the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Gujarat.  For more information please visit: www.renewpower.in. Follow ReNew on Twitter @ReNew_Power

About Suzlon Group: The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world’s fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity and market share, at the end of 2013. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 24,200 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across over 31 countries and a workforce of over 10,000. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios – ranging from submegawatt onshore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (kW), to the world’s largest commercially-available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW – with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group – headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India – comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including Senvion SE. Visit us at www.suzlon.com

Source: *MAKE Report: Global Wind Turbine OEM 2013 Market Share

Suzlon Group Chairman, Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman Suzlon Group Congratulates Shri. Narendra Modi

Yesterday on the occasion of Swearing in Ceremony as Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman Suzlon Group congratulates Shri. Narendra Modi and the BJP lead government.


TRT’s view on Shri. Narendra Modi

  • Shri. Narendra Modi is an Architect of  Reforms  driven by development and governance We at Suzlon Group are confident that under his able leadership, Indian economy will revive and India’s economic development will act as a catalyst in reviving the global economy
  • India will achieve ENERGY INDEPENDENCE by optimizing resources within the country with a clear thrust on renewables viz. renewable energy
  • Shri Narendra Modi after delivering a VIBRANT GUJARAT, we wish you all the very best to deliver a VIBRANT INDIA
  • Congratulate government that is taking a holistic view on merging and aligning value chain of various ministries under one umbrella

Suzlon’s recommendation to new Government on Renewable Energy

  • The national target of 15,000 MW of wind energy during the current plan period (2012-17), can be easily doubled to 30,000 MW?. This can attract an investment to the tune of
  • India has an installed capacity of 21000 MW of wind energy, with the country’s potential in excess 300,000 MW. I am hopeful  that the country caneasily  meet 10% of its energy need from wind energy  alone in the future
  • We recommend that the government should be looking at doubling the RPO (renewable purchase obligation) target and ensure its enforceability?

India’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping finds dumping allegations on solar imports to be true – 100% dumping duty possible

Sneha Shah wrote on 26 May, 2014

The Indian solar manufacturers have been pushing the Indian government hard, to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese and USA made solar cells and modules for a long time now. However, a very strong lobby of solar developers and utilities have prevented such an outcome till now. The Indian solar producer lobby is quite weak with few members in comparison to the large power producers. However, the manufacturers have been pressing the case hard, taking strength from the fact that USA has imposed big duties on Chinese imports of solar panels and even Europe has imposed a volume and price quota.

Their complaints have also been bolstered by USA’s unreasonable trade stance on the Indian solar policy to support the local industry. Despite India being swamped by solar panel imports especially from First Solar (FSLR), the USA government is taking India to the WTO for protecting its local industry. Not a very great case given that most Indian solar panel producers are flirting with bankruptcies after racking up massive losses. Moser Baer, Vikram Solar, IndoSolar, Tata Power etc. have been running their factories at very low utilization.

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Renewable energy projects get 100 mn euro aid from France

Indian Renewable  Agency (IREDA) will receive a Line of Credit of 100 million euro for financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the country.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed here Wednesday by K.S. Popli, chairman IREDA, and Aude Flogny, regional director of Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) of France.

“This credit is being extended for a period of 15 years and without any guarantee from the Government of India,” the ministry of new and renewable energy said Thursday in a release.

Commenting on AFD’s partnership with IREDA, Flogny said: “Our relationship with IREDA has been long-lasting, and I extend my deepest gratitude to the MNRE (ministry of new and renewable energy) and IREDA for active collaboration over the years.”



In an attempt to help the consumer to understand the Open Access (right to choose own source of Power), IndianPowerSector.com has come with a comprehensive report on Open Access with is second in series. The report explains various factors affecting price in Open market, the below is the exclusive article from the report on various states in brief.

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Even after 11 years of the effect of The Electricity Act 2003, Open Access is still a distant dream for many stakeholders of the sector. Reasons may be transmission bottlenecks or political will, the end result is the same. Though bulk consumers trade around 40% of the power traded through leading power exchanges to procure power by-passing the local utilities, serious issues in Open Access still remain.

Indian GDP is stalled by 0.4% because of power cuts to the industries as per FICCI and the loss of markets because of higher prices, which is the key resultant of higher power procurement cost, is still not found in books of India Inc. A 100% Open Access implementation throughout India by empowering the infrastructure, consumer and local utility is very much important in the scenario to minimize this loss.

This year after elections, there will be a positive scenario in the Indian markets providing lots of opportunities for the industries to grow globally by imparting the competitiveness in prices by minimizing the cost of power procurement. Open Access is a one stop solution for this objective.


Rajasthan is one of the most favorable state for intra state Open access. Being a hub for electricity intensive industries like Textiles, Granite and Chemicals, the need for reliable and economic power is very prominent. Rajasthan is among the leading investment destinations in India. Hundreds of Industries are expected to come up in IT and Manufacturing fields in Mahindra World City, Jaipur and the areas facing National Capital Region.

In this state, the difference in cost between the traditional power procurement and open access is considerable at 11KV and significant at 33, 66KV. A bulk consumer of 11KV can save up to Rs.2.52 Lakhs per month on the other hand bulk consumers at 33KV and 66 and 132KV can save Rs.26.28 Lakhs and Rs.34.92 Lakhs per month respectively.

Apart from economic power procurement, the reliability factor is very much important because scheduled and unscheduled power cuts in areas of Udaipur, Jaipur and Kota are prominent and the cost comparison between DG sets as well as opportunity cost for the businesses in highly regarded with Open Access.

Andhra Pradesh is the state with the most cost beneficial scope of intra state open access for industrial consumers. In this report, the comparison for industrial colonies and industrial tariff has been done with open access landed cost. For each Discom of the state, the comparison gives positive results for an industry drawing at 11kV. The highest difference for the cost of power through Discom and Open access is given by NPDCL that is of about Rs1.98 per unit. On a monthly basis, this saving amounts to Rs.71.28 lakhs. Also, if one opts for open access for industrial colonies, per unit cost benefit comes out to be Rs.1.10 for consumers procuring power from CPDCL at 11kV voltage. This amount grosses up to Rs.39.6 Lakhs on monthly basis. The net saving for this category of consumers (5MW) procuring power from open access over other Discoms of the states is much higher.

Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam – the most favorable cities for upcoming ITIR projects proposed by the Government of India, can attract even more of such projects by providing a better inter-regional transmission infrastructure as it is a major bottleneck now. The count of 623 consumers in the state is a clear indication of feasibility of OA in the state.

Previous report of IndianPowerSector.com on Open Access



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