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South Eastern Coalfields targets 142 MW solar in three years

The Coal India Limited arm plans a 40MW ground-mounted, grid-connected solar power plant initially as it eyes an overall 142 MW PV capacity in three years.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids commissions ultra-high-voltage DC link connecting Indian states 

The 1,800-kilometer link connecting Raigarh in Chhattisgarh to Pugalur in Tamil Nadu can deliver 6 GW. Power can be transmitted in either direction, depending on demand.

SECI tenders 100 MW solar in Chhattisgarh

Bidders have until September 9 to lodge their interest in engineering, procurement, and construction of a 100 MW solar project. The responsibility for the land arrangement lies with the installer. 

Godawari Power & Ispat to set up a 250 MW captive solar plant in Chhattisgarh

The Chattisgarh-headquartered integrated steel manufacturer will set up a solar power plant of 250 MW capacity in the Raigarh district. The electricity generated from the plant shall be utilized for the enhanced billet capacity at the company’s existing factory in the Raipur district.


Hitachi ABB Power Grids wins INR 124-crore order

The company has bagged an order from an aluminium producer to strengthen the power infrastructure at its plant in Chhattisgarh.


SECI tweaks 100 MW solar-plus-storage Chhattisgarh tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has issued amendments to the procurement and extended the bidding deadline a second time.


One-month bidding extension for 100 MW solar-plus-storage in Chattisgarh

Bidders now have until November 27 to submit bids for developing the ground-mounted, grid-connected project in turnkey mode.


SECI invites global bids for 100 MW solar with storage in Chattisgarh

The ground-mounted, grid-connected project—to be developed in turnkey mode—shall be awarded through international competitive bidding followed by reverse auction. Bidding closes on October 27.


India will need 125,000 km2 land to achieve its renewable targets, says TNC research

The land required to meet India’s 2022 renewable energy target ranges from approximately 55,000 to 125,000 km2, or areas roughly the size of Himachal Pradesh or Chhattisgarh, respectively. This much land is likely to impact 6700–11,900 km2 of forest land and 24,100–55,700 km2 of agricultural land. The good news is that India’s already degraded lands have the potential of 1789 GW, which is more than ten times the 175 GW target.


NTPC tenders 50 MW solar plant operations and maintenance in Madhya Pradesh

Domestic bids are invited to provide operations and maintenance services for the solar plant at NTPC Rajgarh. Bidding closes on January 30. Techno-commercial bids will open on February 8.

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