MAHAGENCO has kicked off bidding to develop an aggregate 600 MW (AC) of solar power projects in Maharashtra, in order to provide day-time power to agricultural consumers under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojna (MSKVY).
A cumulative capacity of 100 MW each will be allotted in Nagpur, Amravati, Aurangabad, Konkan, Nashik and Pune districts. Individual solar project capacity will be 2 MW to 10 MW in size, as per the availability of substation connectivity.
Bidders must arrange land for the projects. It could be their own land or leased land near the 11 kV substation owned by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL).
The prospective developers will design, install, test and commission the solar project, along with power evacuation arrangement. It will also provide operation and maintenance of the solar project and evacuation arrangement for a period of 25 years.
In addition, MAHAGENCO will sign power purchase agreements with the selected solar power developers. It will also sign a back-to-back power sale agreement with MSEDCL.
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