The 80 MW wind solar hybrid grid connected solar power capacity tendered by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) will be developed in the districts of Sindhudurg, Beed, Satara, Amravati and Sangli in Maharashtra. Pictured are Amboli Waterfalls in Sindhudurg district. (Photo Credit: Sindhudurg District Administration)
- MSEDCL has come out with a fresh tender for an aggregate of 80 MW of wind solar hybrid power capacity
- The grid connected capacity will be developed on land owned by another state agency, MEDA
- Tariffs quoted by interested bidders should not exceed INR 2.80 per kWh and MSEDCL will sign 25-year PPA with the winners
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The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) has launched a new tender seeking to procure power from grid connected wind-solar hybrid power projects in the state on land owned by Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA). The ceiling tariff has been capped at INR 2.80 ($0.039) per kWh.
According to the request for selection (RFS) documents, projects are planned to be established in the form of 20 MW at Girye-Vijaydurg in Sindhudurg district, 20 MW at Sautada in Beed district, 20 MW at Jagmin in Satara district, 15 MW in Motha, Amravati district and 5 MW in Gudhepanchgani, Sangli district.
Land will be provided by MSEDCL, and it will also sign 25-year power purchase agreements (PPA) with the winners.
Through this tender, MSEDCL intends to fulfill parts of its current and future renewable power purchase obligations (RPPO), while also promoting hybrid projects for optimal utilization of transmission infrastructure and land. This, it believes, will also reduce variability in renewable power generation and achieve better grid stability.
It has been launched under the central Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) National Wind Solar Hybrid Policy (see India Launches Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy). Last date to submit bids is September 30, 2019. Details will be available on MSEDCL’s website.
This hybrid tender follows another such tender issued earlier this year wherein MSEDCL allowed developers to decide maximum deployment capacity capping the tariffs at INR 2.75 ($0.039) per kWh (see Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender In Maharashtra).