The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) issued a tender to set up a cumulative of 110 MW of solar power plants in Gujarat. As per the tender guidelines, the plant sizes can vary between 10 MW to 55 MW across three substations. The projects will be provided power evacuation feasibility and land by the state. The sites include Sanesh in Bhavnagar district for 55 MW, Pachchham in Ahmedabad, for a capacity of 40 MW and Nikava in Jamnagar, for 15 MW. The project completion timelines are 15 months for Sanesh, 12 months for Pachchham and 10 months for Nikava.
The scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance of the solar plant.
The recently concluded auction of a 700 MW solar tender by Gujarat UrjaVikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) saw five bidders emerging as winners. The solar projects would come up in the Dholera solar park (Phase IX). The tariff for the tender was set at Rs 2.92 per kWh. The entire capacity of 700 MW was auctioned, with the lowest bid of Rs 2.78 per kWh being offered by Tata Power and Vena energy.