Vedanta floats a 100 MW solar project RFP for Odisha

Vedanta Limited, a diversified natural resources company, has issued a request for proposal to install 100 MW of solar projects in Jharsuguda district of Odisha. The project follows a build, own, operate, and transfer model with an option to convert to captive mode. The solar project is to be located within and around its aluminum plant in Jharsuguda, on land owned by Vedanta. The land parcels will be provided free of cost by Vedanta to the successful bidders to be strictly used only for the solar project on the condition that the land will be handed over to Vedanta after completion of the tenure of the PPA. This project will help Vedanta meet its renewable power purchase obligations. The deadline for the submission of bids is March 18, 2020.

In February 2020, The Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL) floated a tender to set up 16.65 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop projects across 17 cities. The cities include Hirakud, Rourkela, Baripada, Burla, Balasore, Sambalpur, Balangir, Bhadrak, Bhubaneshwar, Nabrangpur, Jeypore, Koraput, Sunabeda, Brahmapur, Chatrapur, Khurda, and Puri. According to the tender guidelines, the successful bidder will develop, operate, and maintain the systems on the rooftops of their choice from the list of state government buildings identified by GEDCOL. The projects will be developed on a BOO basis, and the scope of work will also include the operations and maintenance of the solar systems for 25 years. The last date for the submission of bids is April 17, 2020.

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