Maharashtra tenders 615 MW of distributed solar

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Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) has invited bids to develop a cumulative 615 MW (AC) of solar capacity in various districts of Maharashtra, to provide day-time power to agricultural consumers under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojna (MSKVY).

The projects are to be implemented on government lands in Aurangabad, Kokan, and Pune regions. MSEDCL will acquire possession of government lands being offered under the tender and hand these over to the successful bidders.

MSEDCL will sign a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the successful bidders. The ceiling tariff is fixed at INR 3.20/kWh.

The successful bidder shall set up the solar power project, including the transmission/distribution network up to the delivery point. It will be responsible for the design, finance, engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of the project. The project should be designed for energy delivery at the 11/22 kV level of the MSEDCL substation.

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