Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission recently passed an order in case of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited seeking approval to float Open tenders and taking land on lease by paying rent under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana (MSKVY) Scheme.
MSEDCL’s main prayers were a) To allow MSEDCL to adopt this new methodology for implementing Open tender policy under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana with a ceiling rate of Rs 3.30 per unit. b) To consider the procurement of power through this process for fulfillment of RPO Targets.
At present, MSEDCL has contracted 4057 MW Solar Capacity and 1133 MW solar Capacity is under signing process.MSEDCL has to procure around 5000 MW Solar Power in next 2 years. Out of this 5000MW, 3000MW capacity is planned through the MSKVY.
Commission proposed to implement Open tender procedure wherein MSEDCL shall utilise the tender documents prepared on the basis of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) guidelines of decentralized solar plants issued on dated 13 December 2019 and subsequent amendments and the deviations approved by the Commission in previous Orders related to MSKVY.
The Commission directs MSEDCL to make changes in the RfS document to address issues and submit fresh Petition for approval of the Commission. It added that MSEDCL must also submit operational details of already commissioned projects under MSKVY and whether they have faced or facing any operational difficulty, if any.
The Commission highlighted that such review of commissioned projects would only assist in modifying the RfS document so as to attract more bidders in future bid processes.
To know more about the order refer to the document below: