India Plans Auctions for 4 Gigawatts of Wind Power This Fiscal Year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is seeking to step up the pace of auctioning power-purchase contracts for wind-energy plants, building on a contest that reaped record-low prices for solar farms earlier this month. The government plans to offer deals covering almost 4 gigawatts of wind capacity in the current fiscal year ending March 2018 in addition to 750 megawatts of solar capacity it will tender next month, Ashvini Kumar, managing director at Modi is seeking to expand renewables to help balance India's burgeoning needs for electricity against efforts to clear the skies of pollution.

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