Uttar Pradesh tenders 1,000 MW PV projects

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The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has issued a 1,000 MW tender for grid-connected solar PV projects. Completed solar plants can be installed in anywhere in the state.

The developers will be selected through a competitive bidding process, and the last date of bid submission is February 2, 2018.

A solar developer can bid for minimum 5MW and maximum for entire 1 GW capacity. Lucknow-based Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL) will sign the power purchase agreement (PPA) with the successful bidder(s).

Solar power developers will be tasked with taking care of design, supply, construction, installation, testing, commissioning and operation and maintenance of the project.

The solar developer will also be responsible for the costs incurred in connecting the solar plant to the sub-station through transmission lines. However, it is mandatory that State utility/DISCOMs will construct the transmission lines in the Bundelkhand region and Purvanchal region, but elsewhere such an expense will be shouldered by the developers.

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are not eligible for the participation.

The developers should finish projects within 13 months for projects less than 250 MW in capacity, with an extra two months allowed for 250 MW and above, from the date of the signing of a PPA.