Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) has invited bids to develop a cumulative 1,250 MW (AC) capacity of grid-connected, ground-mounted solar projects under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojna (MSKVY) for giving daytime power to agricultural consumers. Developers can set up the solar projects in 2 MW to 10 MW (2×5 MW) sizes on land identified by them in the various districts of Maharashtra.
The projects shall be awarded through tariff-based competitive bidding followed by a reverse auction with ceiling tariff fixed at INR 3.10/kWh. MSEDCL shall sign a 25-year power purchase agreement with the successful bidders.
The solar power generator shall be responsible for the design, finance, procurement of land, engineering, procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance of the projects. The project must be designed for energy delivery at the 11/22 kV level of the MSEDCL substation. The responsibility of getting the grid connectivity with MSEDCL shall also be of the successful bidder.
“Projects under construction, projects which are not yet commissioned and projects already commissioned but do not have any long-term PPA with any agency, and selling power on short-term or merchant plant basis shall be eligible,” as per the tender document.
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