Coronavirus company news summary – Sterling and Wilson receives 107MW solar order – India extends wind project commissioning date

18 September 2020 (Last Updated September 18th, 2020 10:03)

18 September

India’s Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission has extended the date of commissioning for a 76.5MW wind project due to force majeure events. This project is being developed by Clean Wind Power (Bhavnagar). The commissioning date has been extended by five months from 23 June to 23 November.

Sterling and Wilson Solar has won a 106.71 MW solar project in Chile, the company’s fifth project in Latin America. In a statement, the company said: "Sterling and Wilson Solar has signed an order of 106.71 MW worth $62.6m in Chile. The order has been received from a global independent power producer, and work is expected to begin in Q4 2021."

Coal consumption by power firms in Indonesia is expected to stand at 95.6 million tonnes in 2020. This is down from 97 million tonnes recorded in 2019 according to PLN, the state-owned power generation and transmission firm. On the other hand, power consumption during the January-July period grew 0.51% from the same period in 2019.