Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has extended the Request for Selection (RfS) bid due date for development of the 1,400 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) ground mounted power plants to be connected at distribution network (11/22 kV) in 30 districts in the state of Maharashtra under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana from November 1, 2018 to November 17, 2018.
Each district will have 50 MW of solar power plants. The districts include Solapur , A’ Nagar, Sangli , Baramati, Satara, Pune (R) and Kolhapur in western Maharashtra; Buldhana, Amaravati , Nagpur (R) , Yavatmal , Wardha , Washim , Gondia , Gadchiroli , Chandrapur and Bhandara in Vidharba region; Aurangabad , Latur , Parbhani , Hingoli , Beed , Osmanbad and Nanded in Marathwada region; Malegaon , Jalgaon , Dhule, Nasik (U) and Nandurbar in rest of the Maharashtra.
The Government of Maharashtra has appointed MSEDCL as the implementing agency for the ‘Mukhyamantri Solar Ag feeder Scheme’ for providing daytime power to agricultural consumers. The power generated under this scheme will be consumed for agriculture load at local level. MSEDCL will enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the successful bidders for a period of 25 years from the date of commercial operations. A bidder can bid for a minimum 2 MW individual capacity to be developed per district/circle and a maximum of 10 MW capacity to be developed per district/circle.