The Solar Energy Corporation of India has extended the deadline yet again for a procurement exercise originally intended to secure 5 GW of PV manufacturing capacity and 10 GW of generation assets 13 months ago. The deadline for bidding for 2 GW of production and 6 GW of generation capacity is now October 11.
The financial failings of India’s electric companies have once again come to the fore as the power minister warned the seven worst offending states the lengthening debts they owe renewables developers could be recovered via the National Company Law Tribunal.
The ministry slammed the business for delays to a planned site in the village of Bhamer but a spokesman for the developer said the scheme was held up for 18 months by the state government of Maharashtra.
Bids are invited to set up more than 32 MWp of ‘RESCO mode’ grid-connected projects for sale of solar power to the Mandideep industrial area in the state. Bidding closes on August 13.
Unlike the other, India-wide 1.2 GW tender, rolled out simultaneously, the delivery point for these projects should be chosen from designated inter-state transmission system substations in Madhya Pradesh.
Three dual renewable energy generation projects are up for grabs with the state owned railway management company having set a tariff ceiling of Rs2.70/kWh for projects which will be dominated by wind capacity.
State-owned Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) has invited domestic and global players for providing grid-scale energy storage services of up to 500 MW with 8 hours of daily discharge and setting up a storage manufacturing facility in the state. The deadline for proposal submission is August 2.
Currently, the Mumbai-based solar EPC firm is executing 134.5 MWp project capacity to be commissioned by September 2019. It expects to surpass cumulative installation of 350 MWp by the end of FY 2019-20.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) received 27 MW from the solar project based in Madhya Pradesh, which will gradually increase it to 99 MW. The power received was used to run operations on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to Central Secretariat metro station link.
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