Tariff ceiling is set as Rs 2.92 per unit for the grid-connected projects which are to be developed on ‘build own operate’ basis in 1 GW Dholera Solar Park. Bidding closes on April 18.
These solar plants—installed for eleven nagarpalikas (municipalities) in the State—would generate approximately 2,835 KW power, saving Rs 2.94 crore in the electricity bills.
With Rs 118.27 crore in the current financial till February 10, Gujarat is way ahead among all states and union territories in getting the central financial support for new and renewable energy generation.
The state budget for 2020-21 has also allocated Rs 125 crore under Pradhan Mantri KUSUM Yojana to solarize 18,500 grid-connected pumps and for standalone offgrid solar power agriculture pumps.
Global bids are invited for supply, installation and commissioning of two sets of 1500V 3-phase grid-connected outdoor PCUs for a 2x50MW solar plant at Raghanesda. Bidding closes on March 7.
Coming up at Moda village in Valsad district, this will be Waaree’s third solar modules investment in Gujarat after Surat and Umargam plants.
The grid-connected solar project shall come up at a reservoir of NTPC’s Auraiya Gas Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh. It is to be developed under Open category, allowing use of solar cells and modules of any origin.
Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd has invited global bids to set up 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects. It shall enter into a 25-year PPA with successful bidders. Tariff ceiling is set as Rs 2.65/unit. Another tender for 185 MW—floated by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited—seeks to select EPC contractors for plants ranging from 20 MW to 40 MW, which shall come up at various substations of Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited.
The Gujarat-based power generator, which aspires to cross 100 MW capacity milestone in 2019-20, has touched 40.75 MW as an independent power producer and close to 4 MW as captive power producer.
Mumbai investor Edelweiss Group will gain a controlling stake in the generation assets in a deal which Engie says will allow it to reduce its debt by Rs3,160 crore.
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