Tender & Policy Buzz India: CERC Releases REC Regulations, 2022; BHEL Requests Bids For O&M Of NTPC’s 22 MW Floating Solar Facility and More

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CERC Releases REC Regulations, 2022


Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) notified amended regulation pertaining Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) named CERC (Terms and conditions for Renewable Energy Certificates for Renewable Energy Generation) Regulation, 2022″. Certificate Multiplier has been determined based on the tariff range of various renewable energy sources, by taking into account the Tariffs of renewable energy projects discovered through bidding process under Section 63 of the Electricity Act, Tariff Orders issued by the Commission, Tariff Orders issued by State Electricity Regulatory Commissions , Renewable Energy Project Specific Tariffs determined by the Appropriate Commission, if any. Certificate Multiplier for other renewable energy technologies, not covered in the table provided in the draft Regulations, shall be notified by the Commission on a case-to-case basis.

BHEL Requests Bids For O&M Of NTPC’s 22 MW Floating Solar Facility

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has published an operation and maintenance (O&M) tender notice for NTPC’s 22 MW floating solar power facility in Kayamkulam, Kerala for a period of three years. The last date for bid submission is May 23, 2022, which will be opened on the same day. The project is expected to cost Rs 58.13 million. Bidders must provide Rs 500,000 as an earnest money deposit. As a security deposit, the selected bidder must pay 5% of the project cost. The scope of work includes the operation and maintenance of the floating solar array on the reservoir, the inverter platform cum transformer yard, the central monitoring control station (CMCS), and 33 kV power cables laid from inverter stations along the reservoir and terminating at NTPC’s CMCS close to the switchyard.

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MERC Adopts Discovered Tariff For 385.3 MW Capacity Under MSKVY Scheme

In a recent order Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) adopted tariff for long term power procurement of 385.3 MW solar power under ‘Mukhyamantri Solar Krishi Vahini Yojana’ scheme, awarded by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). In line with the mandate under section 63 of the electricity act, 2003, the commission deems it fit to adopt and approve tariff for 385.3 MW cumulative solar projects on a long term basis for the period of 25 years. B. The commission allows MSEDCL to sign the PPA with M/s SMJS for 1.168 MW solar project at Rs 3.05 per unit. C. The commission rejected M/s SMJS claim for project completion time extension to 18 months from initial 12 months as per the issued LoA (Letter of Award).

Coimbatore City Corporation Plans to Set Up 2 MW Solar Plant at Kavundampalayam

Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC) is looking to harness solar energy for its energy needs. The corporation is planning to build a 2 MW solar plant, with a budget of 14.5 crore at Kavundampalayam. Sources claim that the plant will be funded by grants from the Asian Development Bank under the Tamil Nadu Urban Flagship Investment Program (TNUFIP). The new plant will be built on 7.6 acres. It will increase CCMC’s power generation by 5.6 MW to 7.6 MW once it is commissioned. The petition is submitted by the corporation to the commissioner for municipal administration (CMA). Once the proposal has been accepted, tenders will be distributed.

CERC Revisits The Methodologies Of Transmission Corridor Allocation For Power Exchanges

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Recently CERC revisited the methodologies of transmission corridor allocation for power exchanges after the giving registration to third power exchanges named “Hindustan Power Exchange Limited”. At present, two Power Exchanges are in operation in India, namely, the Indian Energy Exchange Limited (IEX) and the Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL). The Power Exchanges run an unconstrained process of trade matching where they consider all the buy-sell orders and assume infinite flows on their inter-regional transmission corridors. The orders derived in this process are used to derive net flows of each region and the flows required on each inter-regional transmission corridor. Thereafter, NLDC compares the power flow request sent by both the Power Exchanges with the actual flow feasible on the corridor and allocates the corridor to both Exchanges proportionate to the flows requested by the Exchanges. The above process called pro-rata allocation of transmission corridor.

NLC Issue Tender for Supply of 100 MW ISTS Connected Solar Project

NLC India Ltd issued a tender for Setting up of 100 MW ISTS connected Solar Power Project on PAN India basis with Operation & Maintenance for 3 years. Cost of Tender Document is Rs 20,000 Nonrefundable and Bid Guarantee is Rs 9,85,06,000. Date of Pre-Bid Meeting is 19.05.2022 and Last Date of submission of on line Bids is 08.06.2022. Date of opening of Price Bids will be be informed later. NLC invited bids on 100 MW ISTS-connected, solar power projects across India earlier this year. The scope of work involves obtaining approval for connectivity (LTA), design, engineering, land procurement, site development, supply erection, testing and commissioning the total 100 MW solar power plant’s capacity and associated evacuation system. April 8 was the deadline for online submissions.

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MPUVNL Requests Bids For 1,250 MW Solar Projects Development Under PM-KUSUM

Under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) initiative, Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has requested bids for 1,250 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in Madhya Pradesh. The federal financial aid will be Rs 10.5 million/MW, which is 30% of the anticipated cost of project installation at Rs 35 million/MW. The last date for online bids submission is June 7, 2022, which will be opened on June 10. There is no limit on total bid capacity. Bidders must deposit Rs 100,000/MW as bid security. The winning bidder would be required to provide a performance bank guarantee in the amount of Rs 500,000/MW for a period of 12 months. Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) would purchase the power generated by the plants. The power purchase agreement (PPA) will last 25 years from the date of commercial operation.

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