• Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) is inviting solar power park developers (SPPD) to set up 500 MW solar power park in the state
  • Winning SPPD will have to procure around 2,500 acres of land for the park that needs to be spread out on one stretch of land
  • International companies that wish to participate without a local partner  in the tender will need to set up an Indian subsidiary
  • Successful developer will have to commission the entire project within 18 months
  • Last date for bid submission is August 11, 2017

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) documents for a 500 MW solar power park in Tamil Nadu. This comes after it invited expression of interest (EOI) for this capacity in March 2017 (see TEDA Invites Bids For 500 MW In Tamil Nadu).

The entire 500 MW capacity needs to be set up on contiguous pieces of land in any part of the state having solar irradiance ranging from 5 to 6 kWh/m².

The winning bidder will need to acquire around 2,500 acres of land for the project. The successful solar power park developer (SPPD) will also need to create the internal transmission network and also needs to provide operation and maintenance services for a period of 25 years.

The tender is open to both national and international companies, which can either form a consortium or participate on a standalone basis. In the latter case, international companies will need to form an Indian company as its fully owned subsidiary before project execution.

The project would need to be commissioned within 18 months from the date of issue of administrative approval. The last date for submission of tender documents is August 11, 2017. Details about the tender can be viewed on TEDA’s website.

In early July,Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO),  another state government agency, awarded 1.5 GW after it received 3.7 GW of technical bids for a solar tender (see NLC Wins 449 MW In Tamil Nadu Tender).