The renewable energy sector in India, led by the wind energy segment, is seeing a rebound in investment with around five deals worth $500 million (approximately . 3,000 crore) being sealed in 2013. In contrast, there has not been a single deal in the conventional energy segment.
“Investors are shying away from conventional energy due to policy uncertainties and lack of fuel linkage. While the government has been flat-footed on thermal energy, it is encouraging renewable energy, making the sector attractive for investors,” said Vish Narain, partner at global private investment firm TPG.