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Tender & Policy Buzz India: Govt Invites EOI For Setting Up a Manufacturing Zone On Pilot Basis for Power, Renewable Energy Sector; GERC Specifies Renewable Purchase Obligation For FY 2023 To 2025 and More

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Govt Invites EOI For Setting Up a Manufacturing Zone On Pilot Basis for Power, Renewable Energy Sector

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Ministry of Power has sought Expression of Interest (EOI) for setting up a manufacturing zone on pilot basis for Power & Renewable Energy Sector. The Ministry had earlier issued orders conveying implementation of a Scheme for Setting up a Manufacturing Zone for Power and Renewable sector on pilot basis with a budgetary outlay of Rs.400 crore over a period of five years. This is Central Sector Scheme and the duration of the Scheme is five years from FY 2022-23 to FY 2026-27. The last date for submission of Expression of Interest is 8th June 2022. Pre-EOI Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Last date for submission of queries or information required by Proposers is Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 04:00 PM and Issue of clarifications, addendum or revised EOI is on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 04:00 PM.

GERC Specifies Renewable Purchase Obligation For FY 2023 To 2025

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has released the Procurement of Energy from Renewable Sources (Third Amendment), Regulations, 2022, which specifies renewable purchase obligation (RPO) objectives. The RPO percentage for fiscal years 2022-23, 2023-24, and 2024-25 is set as 17%, 18.7%, and 20.7%, respectively. Earlier, the commission published the draft regulations and asked for stakeholders’ comments and suggestions. Stakeholders proposed taking into account the existing state of the industry and allowing for sufficient flexibility in order to meet the RPO. To achieve consistency, definitions of ‘renewable energy,’ ‘renewable energy projects,’ ‘renewable energy with storage,’ and ‘renewable hybrid energy project’ should be included. This was required because the Commission was including biofuel as a renewable energy source in major hydropower projects. Energy Storage Systems will not be recognized as a green energy generating source, said Commission in regard to considering energy generation from storage.

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CERC Directs Power Exchanges To Cap Spot Prices At Rs 12/kWh Amid Demand Surge

The Central Energy Regulatory Commission (CERC) ordered power trading exchanges to cap spot prices at Rs 12/kWh in a suo-moto ruling. The order comes out as, due to strong demand and limited supply, the market-clearing price (MCP) has regularly reached the maximum of Rs 20 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). In its ruling issued on Friday, the regulator stated that in the “public interest,” it had requested power exchanges to modify their bidding software and set the maximum bid price at Rs 12/kWh. CERC is concerned that as peak summer approaches, the scenario of increasing demand, combined with an inadequate supply, is causing price volatility, which would likely continue till May until wind and hydropower are anticipated to pick up steam.

DPL Rolls Out Tender For 20 MW Solar Projects In West Bengal

A notice inviting tender (NIT) for the EPC (engineering, construction, and procurement) and module manufacturing has been rolled out by the Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL) for 20 MW grid-operated solar projects on its thermal power station. The opening date for bids is May 18, 2022, and the last date to submit the same is May 12, 2022. The project will be divided into three halves, each with a capacity of 7 MW, 8 MW, and 5 MW. The selected bidder must complete the entire project in 12 months after receiving the grant letter. All the operations and maintenance (O&M) related to the project will also be the selected bidder’s responsibility for five years. Within the premises of Durgapur projects in West Bengal, 50 acres, 30 acres, and 28 acres of land have been set aside for the installation of these three projects.

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NTPC Tenders For Procurement of 16,000 Solar PV Panels for Bhadla Solar Project

NTPC has invited on-line (e-tender) bids from eligible bidders for Procurement of 15000 number & 1000 numbers of solar PV panels of 300wp for Bhadla Solar. April 29, 2022 is the final date to submit the bids. The bids will be opened on 2nd May 2022. The module must be enlised under MNRE’s ALMM list. The delivery period is of 3 months. To qualify, the bidder should have manufactured and supplied Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) Modules of cumulative capacity of 3840 KWp or above, out of which at least one such supply order should be for 960 KWp or above capacity. The reference plant of 960 KWp or above capacity must have been in successful operation for at least six months prior to the date of techno-commercial bid opening.

MPPKVVCL Invites Bids For 7.5 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Madhya Pradesh Poorv Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company (MPPKVVCL) has issued a tender for the development of 7.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar systems of varying capacities. The anticipated cost of the project is Rs 353.5 million, and the last date to submit proposals is April 30, 2022. The project is part of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program’s Phase II. The scope of work includes design, erection, installation, testing, supply, and commissioning, as well as warranty and comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) for a period of 5 years. The work must be completed within 2 months after the date of MNRE’s permission letter. Rs 100,000 must be submitted by bidders as an earnest money deposit in addition to the tender cost of Rs 11,800. The selected bidder’s performance bank guarantee (PBG) will be derived by multiplying the assigned capacity by 3% of the project’s total cost, which must be submitted within 30 days of the letter of the award being issued.

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NITI Aayog Launches State Energy & Climate Index-Round 1, Gujarat Tops Among Larger States

NITI Aayog has launched the State Energy & Climate Index-Round. The State Energy & Climate Index (SECI) Round I ranks the states’ performance on 6 parameters, namely, (1) DISCOM’s Performance (2) Access, Affordability and Reliability of Energy (3) Clean Energy Initiatives (4) Energy Efficiency (5) Environmental Sustainability; and (6) New Initiatives. The parameters are further divided into 27 indicators. Based on the composite SECI Round I score, the states and UTs are categorized into three groups: Front Runners, Achievers, and Aspirants. Gujarat has topped Niti Aayog’s State Energy and Climate Index-Round 1 (SECI) among larger states, which ranks states and Union territories (UTs) on six parameters, including discoms’ performance, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Gujarat was followed by Kerala and Punjab, according to the government think tank’s report.

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