India Invites Bids for Four Gigawatts of Offshore Wind Capacity

India has opened the first round of auctions for its planned development of four gigawattts of offshore wind capacity. In a statement released on Friday, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said that the bids invited are for four blocks of one gigawatt each on open-access basis.

The sites are located off the coast of Tamil Nadu. The developers who wins the bid for each block will sell electricity directly to consumers and industrial customers.

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