RENEWABLE ENERGY

Is India’s first round-the-clock renewable energy contract really what it claims to be?

The central government awarded a contract for the supply of solar and wind energy. Unlike other such contracts, this was the first-ever round-the-clock supply contract.

– A closer look at the contract documentation shows that the government amended the terms multiple times such that in the final form, all the conditions that required round-the-clock supply were deleted or diluted.

– In its final form the contract does not serve the round-the-clock supply it is touted for. It is at best, analysts say, a step towards a round-the-clock supply in the distant future.

In May, India claimed to have reached a historic milestone in renewable energy. The central government awarded a contract for the supply of 400 megawatts of solar and wind energy. Unlike

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