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Gujarat utility cleared to hold wind auction - report

Wind turbines in India. Featured Image: OlegD/Shutterstock.com

November 7 (Renewables Now) - Power utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) can go ahead with the Indian state of Gujarat's first wind auction after a petition opposing it was dismissed on Monday by the Gujarat High Court, the Economic Times reports today, citing a GUVNL official.

GUVNL announced the wind auction in June this year, seeking to award power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 500 MW of capacity, along with a 500-MW solar tender that was concluded in September.

After an interim court order in October the deadline for techno-commercial bids had been put off to November 7, which has now been confirmed by GUVNL, according to the article. A date for the price auction is yet to be set.

The auction has been objected to by the Indian Wind Energy Association because the guidelines for this kind of tenders had not yet been released by the central government.

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