MSEDCL publishes tender for 445 MW of distributed solar under PM KUSUM

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Limited (MSEDCL) has published a tender for a total of 445 MW (AC) of solar power from decentralised, grid-connected PV projects of 500 kW to 2 MW capacity to be produced under component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) programme. The tender’s ceiling tariff has been fixed at Rs 3.10 per kWh.

The government plans to build 10,000 MW of grid-connected solar power plants with individual project sizes of up to 2 MW under Component A of the PM-KUSUM programme. Within 12 months of receiving the letter of the award, the project should be started. As per the tender guidelines, the winning bidder will be in responsible of identifying the project’s required land, establishing the project, including the distribution network, and obtaining all necessary permissions, permits, and clearances from all state and local governments. Only the modules specified in MNRE’s Approved models and Manufacturers of solar PV modules order, 2019, may be used by bidders.  The bid submission deadline is March 17, 2022.

Earlier this month, MSEDCL issued a request for a proposal to acquire 865 MW of solar power from existing and new projects to be developed in the state. The tender’s ceiling tariff has been fixed at Rs 3.10 per kWh by MSEDCL.

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