Haryana floats tender for 300 MW of solar power

The Haryana Power Purchase Company (HPPC) has floated a tender to procure 300 MW of solar power under a short-term open access arrangement. The tender has been issued on behalf of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam. The tender mandates the bidders to bid for a capacity higher than 5 MW. The bidders can offer maximum electricity supply of 1,324 million units in a year starting from November 1, 2019 up to October 31, 2020. This translates to a supply of 112 million units of electricity per month. The last date of submission of bids for the tender was October 15, 2019.

In October 2019, The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) gave its approval to install grid-connected solar-powered tube well pumps in the state. This approval was given in response to a petition filed by Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN). The pilot project involves the installation of 468 solar pumps totalling a cumulative capacity of around 2.9 MW. The projects are expected to be installed at 11 kV agricultural feeders at Biana in Karnal district and Marupur in Yamunanagar district. More about this can be read here:


In September 2019, HPGCL floated a tender for three grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects of a total capacity of 57 MW. The projects were to be developed at various power generation stations of HPGCL. Read more here: https://renewablewatch.in/2019/09/20/haryana-floats-tender-57-mw-solar-projects/


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