New tenders totaling 1.2 GW announced in India

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From pv magazine India

At this year’s RE Invest, currently taking place in Greater Noida, just outside of Delhi, Alok Kumar, principal secretary, Department of Energy and Additional Sources of Energy, government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) announced that the recent 500 MW grid-connected solar capacity tendered by the UP New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) was oversubscribed by 250 MW.

A reverse auction will now be held on October 9. The capacity is part of the previous 1 GW tendered capacity, which was oversubscribed by around 800 MW, but cancelled due to high tariffs.

He added that the UP government is also planning a 150 MW grid-connected floating solar PV plant at Rihand Dam in Sonbhadra, and will establish a green corridor.

Read the full article, with more coverage from Re Invest 2018, on pv magazine India.

Gujarat tender

In other tender news, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has tendered 700 MW of grid-connected PV power projects to be set up under Phase III of the Raghanesda Solar Park, located in the state. No upper tariff limit has been set.

To be built on a build own operate (BOO) basis, the project parcels are distributed over three plots, two of which will have a capacity of 250 MW, respectively, and one, a capacity of 200 MW. The permissible bidding capacities are 700 MW, 500 MW, 450 MW, 250 MW, or 200 MW, and the bid-submission deadline is November 15, 2018.

Read the full article on pv magazine India.