SPDA urges MNRE to defer auctions for solar power projects

Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA ) has urged MNRE to defer the scheduled auctions for solar power projects owing to the transmission issues.

The developers are concerned as the final rules relating to the grant of connectivity to the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) as well as the regulations for General Network Access (GNA) for renewable energy projects have not yet been announced, causing uncertainty over grid connectivity for the projects.

The association has also asked MNRE to direct NTPC Limited and Solar Energy Corporation of India to extend the bid submission deadlines for all the tenders for ISTS-connected solar power projects until the procedures for grant of lSTS connectivity and GNA regulations are finalised by CERC.