The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has notified that a tender will be issued for allocation of seabed for development of offshore wind energy projects off the coast of Tamil Nadu through its nodal agency National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE). These projects will sell power under open access mode/third party sale/sale through power exchanges or for captive consumption. The grid evacuation infrastructure up to the offshore substation (including the offshore substation) shall be provided as part of ISTS network by CTU/PGCIL.
The bid will be on the basis of single stage two envelope wherein the first envelope will be the techno-commercial bid and second envelope will be the financial bid wherein the bidder quotes the site lease rental with a minimum floor price at Rs. 0.1 million/sq km/year. The leasing of the seabed area to the developer will initially be for the period of 5 years extendable by further 1 year on case to case basis. The developer has to commission the offshore wind energy project including conducting required studies/surveys within this time period. The project developer shall pay the seabed lease floor price at Rs. 0.1 million/sq km/year (lease rentals) for the remaining operation period from the date of commissioning.
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