Himurja is the nodal agency for the state of Himachal Pradesh that’s responsible for getting 28 MW of solar power capacity installed within the state for which a tender has been issued. (Photo Credit: Himurja)
- The state of Himachal Pradesh in India has issued a tender to develop 28 MW of solar PV capacity in the state
- Projects needs to be developed by local entrepreneurs within capacity range of 250 kW to 500 kW
- Power generated by the projects will be purchased by state electricity board for a tariff approved by HPERC
The Himachal Pradesh (HP) state government has launched a tender to procure 28 MW solar power to be set up in project ranges from 250 kW to 500 kW. This capacity is planned to be established by local entrepreneurs of the state. Bonafide Himachali individual can apply for the tender. The state wants to promote local entrepreneurs while also using up barren land available with farmers and other landowners.
State nodal Energy Development Agency Himurja has invited applications from individual applicants under the tender to be selected on first come, first serve basis. Energy generated by the projects will be bought by HP State Electricity Board (HPSEBL) for a tariff that has been approved by the HP Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC).
Interested bidders can submit their applications online on Himurja’s website till October 23, 2019.
The scheme to get an aggregate 28 MW capacity has been formulated after the state had its solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target increased for financial year 2021-22 by the Government of India’s revised tariff policy.
This tender comes soon after the state signed agreements with Renew Energy and CSE Development to develop 250 MW solar PV capacity with an estimated investment of INR 10 billion ($139 million) (see Himachal Pradesh Signs Up For 250 MW Solar Capacity).