Kolkata discom tenders 150 MW of wind-solar projects 


CESC Ltd, which distributes electricity in Kolkata, Howrah, and adjoining areas in West Bengal, has invited bids to set up 150 MW of wind-solar hybrid power projects anywhere in India, connected to the interstate transmission system, to supply power for meeting its RPO targets and a part of its power demand.

The projects are to developed on a build-own-operate basis. 

CESC shall enter into a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the successful bidders at the respective tariffs discovered after the e-reverse auction. 

“Already commissioned projects will not be considered. Projects under construction or projects which are not yet commissioned will, however, be considered, in case these projects are not already accepted under any other central or state schemes or do not have tied-up capacity with other utilities. Enhancement of or adding extra capacity to already commissioned projects, irrespective of their capacities, will not be considered as an eligible project,” reads the tender document.

Identification of land, installation, and ownership of the project, along with obtaining connectivity and interconnection with the ISTS network for the supply of power to CESC, will be under the developer’s scope.

A single developer can bid for a minimum of 50 MW and a maximum of 150 MW. The minimum project size will be 50 MW to be interconnected at the delivery point.

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