The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has floated two separate tenders inviting bids to set up an aggregate 112 MW of grid-connected PV capacity across GETCO substations and 200 MW in Dholera Solar Park, respectively.
The selection of developers to set up 500 MW solar project capacity and supply power to the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd will be done through competitive bidding followed by reverse auction. Bidding closes on February 23.
Developers now have until September 23 to lodge bids for the 110 MW procurement round and can toss their hat into the ring for a new tender in the district of Jamnagar which closes on October 5.
Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids to set up an aggregate 110 MW of grid-connected solar power plants across three substations of the Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (GETCO). Bidding closes on September 16.
The integrated power producer’s renewable capacity will now swell to 3,457 MW. Of this, 2,637 MW (932 MW wind and 1705 MW solar) is operational and 820 MW solar (including the latest 120 MW won from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited) under implementation.
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.
The Gujarat-based independent power producer has signed power purchase agreements with three paper mills—two in Vapi and one in Surat—for sale of solar power totaling 3.05 MW for a period of 15 years.
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