Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) has issued a tender to procure up to 500 MW of solar power from grid-connected PV projects through competitive bidding.
The bidders selected by GUVNL shall set up solar power projects in Gujarat, including the electrical network up to the delivery point. They can opt for connectivity at state transmission utility (STU) or central transmission utility (CTU) Sub-station.
Projects under construction and not having any PPA with existing buyers shall also be eligible to participate in the tender.
Solar projects will also be allowed to be set up in the existing wind farm which is already connected to the grid subject to the availability of spare capacity for RE integration at the corresponding GETCO/CTU substation.
The minimum project capacity shall be 25 MW.
“GUVNL may decide to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with successful bidders for 25 years from the scheduled commercial operation date of the project,” as per the tender document.
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