Assam tenders 100 MW of grid-connected solar capacity

Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has issued tenders for an aggregate 100 MW of grid-connected solar PV capacity in the state. The projects are to be set up under four tenders of 25 MW each in different districts and the developers have to bid for an entire 25 MW block. The upper tariff ceiling for each tender has been set at Rs 4.48 per kWh. All the projects are to be developed on a BOO basis. APDCL will be the offtaker and enter into a 25-year PPA with each of the successful bidders. The deadline for the submission of bids is March 4, 2018. APDCL plans to issue the letters of award for these projects by March 21, 2018 and sign the PPAs by March 30, 2018.