MSEDCL retenders 1 GW of solar power capacity

To meet its RPO, MSEDCL has retendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar power capacity that it had previously tendered in December 2017. MSEDCL has fixed a tariff of Rs 3 per kWh as the upper tariff ceiling for this global EPC tender. The minimum project capacity a developer can bid for is 5 MW at a single location for intra-state projects. For ISTS-connected projects, the minimum bidding capacity will be 50 MW. There is no upper ceiling on the maximum capacity. If the power generated is more than the maximum CUF specified, the solar project developer can sell the excess power. MSEDCL will enter into 25-year PPAs with the successful bidders. The project commissioning timeline is 13 months from the date of execution of the PPA. However, for projects having capacities above 250 MW and being developed outside of a solar park, the capacity can be commissioned within 15 months.