India is undergoing an energy transition from fossil-based to clean energy. Our quarterly Market Handbook helps identify and analyse trends, present data-backed evidence and connect the dots to present a short-term market outlook.
Key Findings
  • Total generation in Q3 FY24 was significantly up by 13.5% compared to Q3 FY23 and decreased by 10.5% compared to Q2 FY24 owing to lower-than-expected rainfall in October 2023 and above normal temperatures in November 2023, resulting in hot weather conditions versus the same period previous fiscal year.
    • October: Up by 24.6%
    • November: Up by 10.5%
    • September: Up by 5.8%
    • Total Q3 FY24: Up by 13.5%
  • In Q3 FY24, RE generation increased significantly by 26.6% versus the same quarter in the previous fiscal year (Q3 FY23). Coal/lignite-based generation was up by 19.6%; however, hydro decreased by 29.7% for the same period.
  • From an average daily generation perspective, the RE and coal/lignite share increased in Q3 FY24 compared to Q3 FY23, whereas the hydro share significantly decreased.
    • RE: Share up from 10.4% to 11.6%
    • Hydro: Share down from 10.3% to 6.4%
    • RE + Hydro: Share down from 20.6% to 18.0%
    • Coal/lignite: Share up from 74.9% to 76.9%
Figure 1: Source-wise daily generation
Source: POSOCO. Note: RE technologies include solar, wind, biomass, waste-to-energy, and small hydro and do not include rooftop solar and large hydro (>25 MW) generation.
  • In Q3 FY24, most listed RE stocks and the Sensex recorded strong upward trends compared to Q2 FY24.
  • The share price of RE developer Adani Green Energy was up by 61.78%, while Sterling and Wilson recorded an increase of 19.95% as of December 2023 (vs September 2023).
  • The wind developer-manufacturers continued to record strong upward trends throughout Q3 FY24. The share price of wind developer–manufacturers Inox Wind was up by 158.87%, whereas Suzlon Energy’s share price was up by 48.06% at the end of December 2023 (vs September 2023).
Figure 2: Change in key renewable energy stock prices (indexed to 100)
Source: Money Control.
Note: Share prices are the last traded value in each month.
  • The first issuance of FY24’s Sovereign Green Bonds (SGrBs) was held in this quarter. The5-year and 10-year bonds were auctioned in November and December 2023, respectively, with the offering of INR 5,000 crores each, with a respective coupon rate of 7.25% and 7.24%.
  • Further, as per an RBI notification, SGrBs in FY24 were designated as 'specified securities' under the fully accessible route, allowing all NRIs to buy these securities.
  • The repo rate and reverse repo rate remained constant throughout Q3 FY24.
  • In December 2023, the SBI MCLR (1-year) rate was increased slightly to 8.65% after remaining constant at 8.55% since July 2023.
Figure 3: Bond yields* and key financial rates
Source: Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India, Trading Economics, Money Control and BondEvalue.
Note: Bond prices are the last traded value in each month; * Current yield.

Key Indicators

Share of RE in Q3 FY24
11.6%
Up from 10.4% in Q3 FY23
Capacity auctioned
8.84 GW
in Q3 FY24
Amount overdue to power producers as of June 2023
INR 75,535 crore
Reduced by 17% from March 2023
Market concentration for RE auctioned capacity
54%
in Q3 FY24
Author's Name
Riddhi Mukherjee
Research Analyst
Ruchita Shah
Programme Associate
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Tags
Clean Energy Investments
Discoms
Energy Storage
Energy Transition
EV
Green Bonds
Power Markets
RE Auctions
RE Developers