1.2 GW Of PV Tendered In Karnataka

Karnataka Renewable Energy Launches 1,200 MW Tender For 2 GW Pavagada Solar Park
05:52 PM (Beijing Time) - 23. January 2018

Key Takeaways

  • Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL) has floated a tender for 1,200 MW of PV capacity for Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka, India
  • It will be developed in blocks of 50 MW on a build-own-operate basis
  • The minimum capacity for each bid is 50 MW, with an upper limit of 1,200 MW set
  • State electricity distribution companies will purchase power from these projects
  • Deadline for submitting bids is Feb. 21, 2018

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL) has tendered 1,200 MW of grid-connected PV capacity. It will be deployed in the Pavagada Solar Park, located in Karnataka, India, which is planned to reach 2 GW of capacity once completely operational.

KREDL wants this capacity to be developed in 24 blocks of 50 MW. Bids can be made for a minimum of 50 MW and a maximum of the entire 1,200 MW. Winning bidders will develop projects on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis. Once on line, state distribution companies (Discoms) will purchase power for a period of 25 years.

The scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation, testing, commissioning and operation.

The last date to submit bids is Feb. 21, 2018. The short-term tender notification was published by KREDL in local newspapers on January 20, 2018. Request for pre-qualification (RFQ) documents will be available for download on the e-Procurement website of Karnataka government on or after January 25, 2018.

All projects will be connected to dedicated substations being developed by the Karnataka Solar Power Development Corp. Ltd. (KSPDCL).

KREDL had recently launched a tender for 860 MW of solar power projects to be set up in 43 sub-districts across the Indian state. It has since reduced the benchmark ceiling tariff by more than 18% for this tender following an order by the state electricity regulatory commission (see Benchmark Tariff For 860 MW PV Tender Lowered).

In addition, earlier this month, the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) also floated a tender for 200 MW of PV for Pavagada Solar Park (see RFS For 950 MW PV In India).


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