The so-called “Gujarat model” of development–attracting foreign investment through high-quality infrastructure and an intense attention to the needs of investors–has made Gujarat one of India’s richest and most industrialized states and catapulted long-time Chief Minister Narendra Modi to national power in 2014. Gujarat remains on of India’s most attractive investment destinations, but the Gujarat model has been criticized for failing to improve the lives of the states poor, and Gujarat has not had equal success in developing 21st century industries such as the IT sector.
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India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has allocated 50 MW of wind power capacity from Gujarat to Odisha in order to meet Odisha’s renewable purchase obligations (RPO).
Adani Power Limited and Essar Power Gujarat Limited have discontinued contracted power supply of 2,000 megawatt (MW) and 1,000 MW respectively to state-run Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL).
Gujarat is inviting tenders to set up 500 MW of solar projects in the state under the reverse-auction mechanism, under which bidders who quote the lowest tariffs for selling power get to develop projects.
Suzlon, a wind turbine manufacturer, has won a 252 MW contract from a global utility as part of the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) II bid in Gujarat. Suzlon will install 120 units of 2.1 MW of S111 120m in the state.
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Wind Performance Tracker — Gujarat achieves 3948.61 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Gujarat reaches 1291.18 MW (updated October 31, 2017)