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Tender & Policy Buzz India: MNRE Requests States To Consider Its DRC Model for Intra State Disputes; RBI Printing Arm Invites Bids For 1 MW Solar Project and More

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MNRE Requests State Governments To Consider Its DRC Model for Intra State Disputes

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set up a Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) consisting of eminent persons to deal with disputes between MNRE’s Renewable Energy Implementing Agencies (REIAs) like SECI, NTPC, NHPC and Renewable Energy developers. The DRC will be focused on disputes related to requests for ‘Extension of Time’ due to recognized Force Majeure’ events, all requests of ‘Extension of Time’ not covered under the terms of contract and disputes other than those pertaining to ‘Extension of Time’ between MNRE’s REIAs and RE developers. The committee’ submits its recommendations to the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), which are examined by MNRE and the same, along with MNRE’s observations thereupon, are placed before Hon’ble Minister (NRE) for final decision. The mechanism of DRC has been successful in expeditious resolution of disputes and based on the recommendations of DRC, this Ministry has successfully decided upon 27 cases so far. State Governments are requested to consider setting up similar mechanism for dispute resolution in respect of renewable energy projects directly bid out by them.

RBI Banknotes Printing Arm Invites Bids For 1 MW Solar Project In Mysuru

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Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran, a fully owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has requested proposals to supply, design, test, construct, and commission a 1 MW ground-mounted solar project in its printing press in Mysuru without a battery bank. The RBI subsidiary oversees two printing plants, one in Salboni, West Bengal and the other in Mysuru, Karnataka. April 13, 2022, is the deadline for submitting a proposal, and the bid opening date as well. The work must be done within 180 days after the work order’s issuance. The anticipated worth of the project is Rs 70 million.

PSERC Approves Tariff For Power Procurement From 250 MW Solar Projects

Earlier, Punjab State Electricity Corporation Limited (PSPCL) filed a petition to fix a tariff for 250 MW of solar power, for which the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved rates in its latest order. The Commission authorized the purchase of 100 MW of solar power from ReNew Dinkar Jyoti at a cost of Rs 2.33/kWh and 150 MW of solar power from Adani Renewable Energy Holding Fifteen at a cost of Rs 2.34/kWh. On May 1, 2021, PSPCL solicited bids for 250 MW of solar electricity from projects situated anywhere in India. The tender’s maximum tariff was set at Rs 2.50/kWh. Later, the Commission granted some deviations requested by PSPCL, as well as the necessary changes to the tender papers. Following the e-reverse auction, ReNew Dinkar Jyoti was granted 100 MW at Rs 2.33/kWh and Adani Renewable Energy Holding Fifteen was given 150 MW at Rs 2.34/kWh.

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JREDA Issues Tender for Canal-top Solar Projects at Three Sites

Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) State Govt. Agency under Department of Energy has launched tender for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) of MW Scale Canal Top Solar PV Power Project for JREDA , Ranchi. Last date & time for receipt of bids(Technical bid & Financial bid) (Offline) is 02.03.2022 (Wednesday) upto 5:00 PM. The selected agency to conduct site surveys for the canals based on the potential for grid-connected solar PV capacity, irradiation studies, and energy generation predictions. The bidder fails to successfully complete the work within the stipulated time frame. Delay in completion due to extreme and unavoidable situations will have to be approved by Director, JREDA. This approval will also have a cut-off date by which the entire work will have to be completed.

MNRE Approves Development of 400MW Solar Project in Kinnaur by SJVN

SJVN Limited has been allotted the development work of the 400 MW solar park in Upper Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. “Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has given in-principle approval to SJVN Limited for the development of this solar park under Mode-8 i.e Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks of its Solar Park Scheme”, SJVN Limited’s CMD Nand Lal Sharma said. Sharma said that SJVN is the Solar Power Park Developer (SPPD) for all the renewable energy projects in the state of Himachal Pradesh. He said that the “Government of Himachal Pradesh had recommended commissioning this Solar Park by SPPD of the state. Being the nodal agency for national level renewable development for Himachal, SJVN has been entrusted with this responsibility by MNRE.”

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