Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd has issued a tender to develop an aggregate 41 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar capacity in Madhya Pradesh. The RESCO mode capacity shall come upon the buildings of different government departments and private institutions. The ceiling tariff is fixed at INR 4/ kWh. Bidding closes on May 5.
Today, the State has 5042 MW of renewable energy capacity, a ten-fold increase from 491 MW in 2012.
The private power producer will set up the proposed solar plant in the Datia district in two parts of 33.7 MW and 56.17 MW. The project is expected to be completed by June 2022.
The project—to be set up in captive mode—will come up at Omkareshwar reservoir as two units of 13 MW and 12 MW capacity. The generated power will be used, through Narmada Valley Development Authority, for pumps of various irrigation and multipurpose projects.
The State, which is home to 750 MW Rewa Solar Park, has a cumulative 4,450 MW of new solar park capacity under construction in Agar, Shajapur, Neemuch, Chhatarpur, Omkareshwar and Morena districts.
The 2,000ha installation, which will surpass in scale a 150 MW plant in China’s Anhui province, will reportedly require a INR3,000 crore investment.
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