MAHAGENCO is the implementing agency for the 500 MW Dondaicha Solar Park in Maharashtra’s Dhule district, with SECI acting as the intermediary procurer. Under Phase-I, SECI has issueda request for selection for 250 MW. Pictured is the Akkalpada Dam in Dhule district, Maharashtra. (Photo Credit: District Administration, Dhule)
- SECI has launched a request for selection for developers interested in setting up 250 MW of solar power projects in Maharashtra
- The capacity will be divided between five projects of 50 MW each in Dondaicha Solar Park in Dhule district
- Maximum tariff to bid for has been set as INR 2.93 ($0.042) per kWh
- Project commissioning deadline will be between 12 and 18 months from the effective date post PPA signing
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The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for five projects of 50 MW capacity to be developed at Dondaicha Solar Park (Phase-I) in Dhule district of Maharashtra. It has issued a request for selection (RfS).
The 250 MW grid connected capacity will be developed on a build-own-operate basis, with SECI being the sole off taker as intermediary procurer. It will sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the developers for a period of 25 years. SECI will then sell clean power generated by this capacity to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Limited (MSEDCL).
SECI has capped the tariff for this capacity at INR 2.93 ($0.042) per kWh. The five projects of 50 MW capacity each will be established in blocks 1 to 5. Bidders will be allowed to bid for the entire 250 MW or part of the capacity in multiples of 50 MW.
Successful developers need to commission the project within 12 to 18 months from the effective date of the PPA.
Details about the tender will be available with SECI.
Dondaicha Solar Park will have a total capacity of 500 MW. The implementing agency is Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO). The 250 MW tender has been floated as part of Phase-I.
In June 2018, MAHAGENCO invited bids for a grid interactive 750 MW ground mount solar power tender with an additional 250 MW green-shoe option (see Maharashtra Launches 750 MW PV Tender).