MSEDCL floats tender to procure 500 MW of wind-solar hybrid power

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has floated a tender to procure 500 MW of wind-solar hybrid power on a long-term basis from grid-connected interstate and intrastate projects. According to documents, MSEDCL will sign power purchase agreement (PPA) with the selected bidders for a period of 25 years.

In April 2021, NTPC Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiary NTPC Renewable Energy Limited, has invited bids to develop 600 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid projects across India. According to tender document, the scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, commissioning, and proving the guaranteed performance parameters for solar and wind energy projects. The minimum and maximum project capacity at a single location is 50 MW and 600 MW, respectively. The bid submission deadline is May 31, 2021.

In the same month, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a request for selection for setting up 1.2 GW of ISTS-connected wind-solar hybrid projects. The projects are part of tranche IV of SECI’s ISTS-connected wind-solar hybrid project tenders. The project developers selected by SECI based, shall set up wind-solar hybrid power projects on build-own-operate basis. SECI shall enter into a PPA with the winning developers for a period of 25 years from the date as per the provisions of the agreement. The last date for bid submission is May 28, 2021.

In February 2021, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission approved the procurement of 500 MW of solar-wind hybrid projects from SECI.

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