Moreover, JSW Energy Ltd which reported 18.7% increase in consolidated net income at Rs.366.53 crore for the June, 2016 quarter, is planning to acquire around Rs.5,000 crore worth of stressed assets. "The company has acquired assets worth Rs 12,000-13,000 crore in the last 2-3 years and it is currently evaluating 8-9 projects. Currently, our focus will be on growing our hydel portfolio. We will also consider opportunities in the wind and solar sector, but that will be at a later stage ", JSW Energy Ltd's Chairman Sajjan Jindal told reporters on the sidelines of the company's AGM. The forecast of good monsoon has already raised the prospects of hydel power plants in India.
JSW Energy, which has bought two hydel power projects of the debt-ridden Jaiprakash Power Ventures in Himachal Pradesh, including the 300-mw Baspa-II and 1,091-mw Karcham Wangtoo, for Rs 9,700 crore, is looking at expanding its hydel portfolio through acquisitions.