• The Government of Puducherry wants to purchase solar power of 30 MW capacity and has issued a notice for the same
  • The tariff at which it will buy this power will be determined by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC)
  • The duration of the PPA will be 25 years or lesser depending mutual negotiations
  • Interested bidders can bid for at least 10 MW capacity and above latest by April 28, 2017

The Electricity Department of Puducherry in India has invited bids for 30 MW solar power capacity. The Government of Puducherry will buy the power from the facility for a pre-determined tariff that will be set by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC).

The power purchase agreement (PPA) will be effective for a period of 25 years. With mutual consent, duration of the PPA can be brought down as well. Notice of the Electricity Department reads, “Interested parties with past experience of having commissioned at least 5 MW Solar Power Plant in any state can apply. Preference will be given to companies who set up plants within UT (union territory) of Puducherry.”

Interested companies can quote for 10 MW and above. Any offer below 10 MW will not be considered. The last date to offer quotes is April 28, 2017.

The tender notice is available on the website of Electricity Department of Puducherry. In Puducherry, the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) will be installing 1 MWh utility energy storage capacity from ViZn Energy Systems Inc (see ViZn 1 MW Battery For India).