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Tender & Policy Buzz India: Ballari City Corporation Invites Consultants To Develop 10 MW Solar Project; TUSCO, UPNEDA Signs Advisory Mandate With IFC For 600 MW of Solar Park and More

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Ballari City Corporation Invites Consultants To Develop 10 MW Solar Project

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In Ballari, Karnataka, the Ballari City Corporation has published a consultant tender to design a 10 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar plant. The project is expected to cost Rs 7 million. The proposals must be submitted by April 4, 2022. On April 6, the bids will be disclosed. The whole scope of work includes end-to-end support, i.e., from idea through commissioning and ongoing project performance monitoring, as well as assistance with project planning, coordination, and execution, including technical, financial, and regulatory issues. In order to participate in the bidding process, bidders must have successfully executed at least one similar project up to 5 MW for any state or central public sector enterprises, departments, corporations, boards, or firms as a primary consultant. The preceding work’s contract value must not be below Rs 3 million.

TUSCO, UPNEDA Signs Advisory Mandate With IFC For 600 MW of Solar Park

TUSCO Limited, a joint venture company of THDC India Limited (THDCIL) and Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) signed an advisory mandate with International Finance Corporation (IFC). IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and will support TUSCO Limited in the development of 600 MW solar power parks in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The solar parks will be set up under the Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park (UMREPP) Scheme of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. The development of these solar parks will contribute towards Government of India’s clean energy programme to achieve 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030.

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GSECL Floats Tender To Build 40 MW Solar Projects At Two GETCO Substations

Online bids have been invited for the engineering, design, construction, erection, supply, testing and commissioning of 40 MW of grid-connected solar power projects by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) around Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation (GETCO) substations at Munjal (10 MW) and Junachay (30 MW) in Gujarat’s Kutch district. The tender is expected to cost Rs 1.6 billion, and GSECL is accepting proposals till April 6, 2022. On April 12th, bids will be opened. The selected bidder will also be responsible for the project’s operation and maintenance (O&M) operations for a period of five years and will be required to provide a sum equal to 5% of the contract work price within seven days along with the letter of intent’s acceptance.

GUVNL Picks SJVN, UPC Renewables, Hinduja & Fortum For 500 MW Solar Projects Development

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam’s (GUVNL) auction to acquire power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects was won by SJVN, UPC Renewables (AMSA Solar Energy), Fortum Power (Alpha Energy), and Hinduja Renewable Energy (Phase-XIII). SJVN won 100 MW of capacity, Fortum Power got 200 MW, and UPC Renewables received 80 MW at a rate of Rs 2.29/kWh. Hinduja Renewables was awarded 120 MW using the bucket filling process at a cost of Rs 2.29/kWh. Solar projects might be built-in existing grid-connected wind farms if the spare capacity for renewable energy integration is available at the substations of the associated Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation (GETCO) or Central Transmission Utility of India (CTUI).

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India Releases its Arctic Policy Focusing on Climate Change

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh, released India’s Arctic policy titled ‘India and the Arctic: building a partnership for sustainable development’ from the Ministry of Earth Sciences Headquarters in New Delhi. Emphasizing the importance of India’s Arctic policy, Dr Jitendra Singh said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, India has proudly moved forward to join an elite group of countries working on various aspects of Arctic.

SJVN Bags 100 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director informed that SJVN has secured 100 MW Grid Connected Solar Power Project in Gujarat through Tariff Based Competitive Bidding conducted by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL). Sharma further apprised that the Project will generate 245.28 Million Units energy annually and the cumulative energy generation over a period of 25 years will be approximately 6132 Million Units. The energy generated from this Project will be procured by GUVNL for 25 years and Power Purchase Agreement between SJVN & GUVNL will be signed shortly. The tentative cost of Project development shall be approximately Rs.500 crores.

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MNRE Implements Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II, Targets 4000 MW Capacity Addition in Residential Sector

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II for which the guidelines were issued in August 2019. Under this Programme 4000 MW rooftop solar (RTS) capacity addition is targeted in residential sector through Central Financial Assistance (CFA). CFA up to 40% of the benchmark cost is provided for RTS projects up to 3 kW capacity and up to 20% for RTS system capacity beyond 3 kW and up to 10 kW for individual households. For Group Housing Societies/Residential Welfare Associations (GHS/RWA), CFA is limited to 20% for RTS plants for supply of power to common facilities maximum 500 kW capacity. In addition, incentives up to 10% of cost of rooftop solar is provided to Distribution Utilities depending upon achievements in capacity addition above baseline.

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