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MNRE Issues Amendment in the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Power Procurement from Grid Connected Wind Solar Hybrid Projects

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an office memorandum dated November 02, 2022 on Amendment in the ‘Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of power from grid connected wind solar hybrid projects’ issued dated October 14, 2020”.

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MNRE had vide office memorandum dated October 14, 2020 issued ‘Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of power from grid connected wind solar hybrid projects’, which was subsequently amended vide memorandums dated July 23, 2021 and March 09, 2022.

MNRE has decided to further amend the aforementioned guidelines as below:

Delay in Commissioning on account of delay in LTA Operationalization:

Long Term/Medium Term/ Short Term Access shall be required to be submitted by the Generator prior to commissioning of the Project. However, for sale of power to procurer from SCD, the hybrid power generator shall have LTA. Subject to adherence to this, subsequent to grant of connectivity, in case there is a delay in grant/operationalization of LTA by the CTU/STU and/or there is a delay in readiness of the ISTS/InSTS substation at the Delivery Point, including readiness of the power evacuation and transmission infrastructure of the ISTS/InSTS network until SCD of the Project, and it is established that:

  • 1. The Generator has complied with the complete application formalities as per the Connectivity Procedure;
  • 2. The delay in grant of connectivity/LTA by the CTU/STU and/or delay in readiness of the ISTS/InSTS substation at the Delivery Point, including readiness of the power evacuation and transmission infrastructure of the ISTS/InSTS network, is a factor solely attributable to the STU/CTU/transmission licensee and is beyond the control of the Generator;
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The above shall be treated as delays beyond the control of the Generator and such Projects shall be eligible for suitable time extension in their SCD.”

All other provisions of the aforementioned guidelines shall remain unchanged.

View the Office Memorandum here:

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