- UPNEDA has launched RFS documents to seek developers for 75 MW grid connected PV capacity
- It has specified the capacity needs to be developed as 30 MW and 45 MW projects
- Bids have been capped at INR 3.00 per kWh with power generated to be sold to state discoms via UPPCL
The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has launched a tender for 75 MW grid connected solar PV capacity to be set up in UP Solar Park for which it is seeking solar power developers. The UP Solar Park is coming up in Jalaun district.
According to the request for selection (RFS) documents issued, 75 MW capacity will be located as 30 MW in Tikar I and II, and 45 MW in Makrecha and Banghauli on build-own-operate (BOO) basis. Ceiling tariff has been fixed at INR 3.00 ($0.041) per kWh.
Power generated will be sold to Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) that it will enter on behalf of state discoms Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd, Poorvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd, Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd, Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.
Details of the tender are available on UPNEDA’s website.
It has specified that bidders who participated in the bid invited by UPNEDA for 275 MW grid connected PV projects in UP Solar Park in February 2021 are exempted from paying bid processing fee (see Uttar Pradesh, India Launches PV Tender For 275 MW).
Recently, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced it will impose 25% Basic Customs Duty (BCD) for solar cells and 40% for solar modules imported into the country, and made it clear that already bid out projects won’t be grandfathered, and will apply to all future bids (see India Imposes Basic Customs Duty On Cells & Modules).