Daily newspaper Business Standard has reported the Uttar Pradesh government is gearing up to tender 7 GW of solar capacity. Quoting Uttar Pradesh’s energy minister A K Sharma, it reported the state will invite bids for the PV capacity in a phased manner with 4 GW to be tendered soon and an additional 3 GW to be auctioned subsequently.
Uttar Pradesh has installed a cumulative 2,632.61 MW of solar capacity as of Oct. 31, 2023. Under its Solar Policy 2022, the state aims to achieve 22 GW of solar power projects up to 2026-27.
In a separate development, Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has invited bids to install off-grid and on-grid rooftop solar projects with/without battery and distributed renewable energy assets of various capacities across Odisha on a rate contract basis. The scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and comprehensive maintenance for five years. Bidding closes on Dec. 6.
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