Andhra Pradesh state government had earlier this year said it will develop 10 GW solar PV capacity to supply clean energy to farmers. As part of this commitment, it has now launched a tender for 6.5 GW capacity. (Photo Credit: APSPCL)
- APGECL has called for bids to be submitted for a total of 6.4 GW solar PV capacity
- It will be spread across 10 locations and developed as 1.2 GW at Akmbadur, 400 MW at Thondur and 600 MW at remaining locations
- Mercom India says winning bidders will be able to submit bids latest by December 28, 2020
The Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation Limited (APGECL) has launched a tender seeking bids for a total of 6.4 GW of solar power capacity in the state. This capacity will be spread across at 10 locations in the state, according to Mercom India Research.
The 6.4 GW capacity will be divided as 1.2 GW at Akmbadur, 600 MW each at Chakrayapet, Kambaldinne, Pendlimarri, Rudrasamudram, CS Puram, Uruchinatala, Mudigubba and Kolimigundala, along with 400 MW at Thondur.
Minimum capacity a bidder can bid for is 300 MW and in multiples of 300 MW up to the total capacity, except for the 400 MW project. Under the greenshoe option available, interested companies will be able to develop 50% of the capacity over what they quote.
Last date to submit bids for this capacity is December 28, 2020 while bids will be opened on January 7, 2021.
This 6.5 GW PV capacity is part of the state’s 10 GW solar PV capacity target to supply clean energy to farmers (see India’s Andhra Pradesh To Float 10 GW Solar Tender).
Till the end of October 2020, the cumulative installed solar power capacity of Andhra Pradesh including ground mounted and rooftop solar added up to over 3.63 GW.