Uttar Pradesh floats tender for 275 MW of solar projects

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has floated a request for selection inviting developers to build 275 MW of grid-connected solar power projects across the state. The projects have to be set up in five locations across the Jalaun and Kanpur Dehat districts in the state. This includes 50 MW in Gujrai, 45 MW in Makreccha and Banghauli, 30 MW in Tikar 1&2, and 75 MW each in Gurhah and Parasan. The developers will be required to procure all necessary approvals, permits, and clearances from the state government and local bodies. Further, the interconnection delivery point must be located at the grid substation from the generator’s substation or switchyard transmission line.  The declared annual capacity utilisation factor of the project must be at least 17 per cent. The scheduled commissioning date of the full capacity of the solar project must be within 15 months of the date of signing of the power purchase agreement (PPA). The project must also achieve financial closure within nine months of the signing of the PPA.

As of February 2021, the UPNEDA has floated tenders for about 4.27 GW of utility-scale renewable energy.In November 2020, the Bundelkhand Saur Urja Limited, a joint venture of NHPC Limited and UPNEDA floated a tender to invite consultants to create a detailed project report for a 1.2 GW solar park in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh. In February 2020, UPNEDA allocated 500 MW of utility-scale solar capacity in the state under its auction. The lowest tariff recorded was Rs 3.17 per kWh by NV Vogt Singapore.

The deadline for the submission of bids is March 1, 2021.

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