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PTC India Greenlights ONGC's Rs 925 Crore Wind Power Takeover

By Outlook Planet Desk October 21, 2023

The approval comes with a caveat that the bid value may undergo adjustments to ensure that the deal maintains its financial equilibrium.

PTC India Greenlights ONGC's Rs 925 Crore Wind Power Takeover
As the proverbial winds of change continue to sweep through the energy industry, ONGC's strategic move to acquire PTC Energy Ltd. for Rs 925 crore has the potential to reshape India's energy landscape, fostering a greener and more sustainable future . Shutterstock
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In a significant move towards greener energy horizons, PTC India Ltd. has given the green light to ONGC Ltd.'s ambitious bid to acquire its subsidiary, PTC Energy Ltd., for Rs 925 crore. This momentous decision by PTC India's board, unveiled in an official exchange filing on Thursday, marks a pivotal step towards bolstering India's renewable energy landscape.

The approval, however, comes with a caveat: the bid value may undergo adjustments, aligning itself with the prescribed bid format. This adjustment mechanism ensures that the deal maintains its financial equilibrium.

While this development is undoubtedly a cause for optimism, it is essential to note that the transaction's successful execution hinges on fulfilling various conditions, adhering to specific terms and regulations, and securing the requisite approvals under the applicable legal framework.

PTC Energy Ltd. was established in August 2008 with the goal of building a portfolio of assets in the energy industry. The company diversified its investments and operations to include all forms of energy generation, supply, distribution, transmission, and trading. This encompassed a range of activities, from importing and exporting coal to transforming coal and fuels into electricity. It also ventured into fuel linkages and provided advisory services in the energy sector, particularly in enhancing energy efficiency.

PTC Energy's accomplishments are impressive, with wind projects amassing a cumulative capacity of 288.8 MW. These projects are strategically spread across seven locations in Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.

Notably, PTC India stands as a stalwart in the realm of power trading solutions in India, with its inception dating back to 1999. A testament to successful government-private collaboration, it has played a pivotal role in shaping India's energy landscape.

This decision also bore financial fruit, as the company's shares experienced a minor dip, closing 0.57% lower at Rs 138.35 apiece on Thursday. In contrast, the S&P BSE Sensex only saw a 0.38% decline, underscoring the significance of this momentous event in the renewable energy sector.

As the proverbial winds of change continue to sweep through the energy industry, ONGC's strategic move to acquire PTC Energy Ltd. for Rs 925 crore has the potential to reshape India's energy landscape, fostering a greener and more sustainable future.
 

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