Top Five Stories In India: TCIL Floats Tender For 2 MW of Floating Solar Project at Tamarind Falls Reservoir, Mauritius; SJVN, GRIDCO To Form JV To Develop 2000 MW Solar and 1000 MW Hydro Project in Odisha; And More

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TCIL Floats Tender For 2 MW of Floating Solar Project at Tamarind Falls Reservoir, Mauritius


Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL),a Govt. of India Enterprise, under Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications has floated a tender for selection of partner for The Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of a 2 MW Floating Solar Power Plant (FSP) at Tamarind Falls Reservoir (TFR), Republic of Mauritius.EOIs are invited from eligible bidders for Pre-Tender Tie-up with TCIL.


TCIL is having presence in Mauritius since 1991 and intends to participate in this tender as the lead bidder. Bid needs to be submitted offline for this EOI. Last date & time for submission of Bids is 21.12.2022 till 15:00 and the bids will be opened the same day at 15.30.Bid shall remain valid for 210 days after the date of bid opening. The bid valid for a shorter period shall be rejected as non-responsive. In exceptional circumstances, TCIL may request the bidder for an extension to the period of bid validity if same is requested by the tendering authority and accordingly, the bid securing declaration shall also be suitably extended by the bidder.

SJVN, GRIDCO To Form JV To Develop 2000 MW Solar and 1000 MW Hydro Project in Odisha

State-run SJVN Ltd on Thursday said its arm SJVN Green Energy and Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) will form a joint venture to develop a 1,000 MW hydro electric project and 2,000 MW solar project entailing an investment of Rs 20,000 crore.The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Bhubaneswar for developing hydro and solar projects by incorporating a joint venture company, SJVN said in a statement.

The development of 1000 MW Hydro Electric Project and 2000 MW Solar Power Project will attract an investment of Rs 20,000 crores in Odisha, Nand Lal Sharma said.The present total portfolio of SJVN is around 42,000 MW and out of this around 97 per cent is based on non-fossil fuel sources with presence pan India and abroad.

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Tata Power to Support ‘Make in Odisha’ Through its Clean and Green Energy Products and Solutions

Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies which also manages the power distribution in Odisha in partnership with the state government, while participating in the Make in Odisha conclave, announced its vision to transform Odisha into a clean energy hub through its clean and green energy solutions and offerings. To promote clean mobility, Tata Power plans to install 1,000 charging points across the state in the next five years. It has already set up 50 EV charging points while 97 additional charging points are under various stages of installation and commissioning.

Tata Power is also working with the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) in deploying charging infra at Multi level Car Parking Lots and Public Utilities like Hospitals, Universities, Malls, and at important city hubs. Tata Power is working towards the solarisation of the agriculture sector in association with the state government. It has already installed over 700 solar pumps in addition to 1200 dual pump for community drinking application across the state. It has planned to install 1, 00,000 solar pumps over the next five years.

In the Rooftop Solar space, the company has over 25 MW of installations across the state which is equivalent to 7.07 lakh tonnes of CO2 emission reduction and planting 11.31 lakh trees. Odisha’s nine districts in the south-west region can become forerunners in harnessing solar power. Taking only 25% of the available wasteland in these districts into account, about 44 GW solar power plants can be installed.

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Additionally, the Floating Solar capacity is estimated to be around 5000 MW across the various water reservoirs of Odisha and Tata Power would like to utilize its expertise in setting up such plants.Tata Power is also creating job opportunities for local youth in the operations, maintenance, and metering work of the Discoms.Through its Discoms and green energy solutions, Tata Power is well poised to power the juggernaut of progress in Odisha and looks forward to synergizing its efforts with Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik’s vision for the State’s economic and social growth.

JSW Group To Invest Rs 1 Lakh Crore in Steel and Solar Projects in Odisha

The JSW Group has committed to invest another Rs one lakh crore in Odisha, its Chairman Sajjan Jindal said on Thursday. While addressing the Make in Odisha Conclave, JSW Group Chairman Sajjan Jindal said the company has already committed Rs 60,000 crore during the previous event in 2018 and of which, over Rs 30,000 crore has been invested and the remaining amount will be pumped in soon. Earlier this year, the company had announced that it has set aside Rs 10,000 crore to reduce its carbon footprint. This sum will be used to boost the use of renewable vitality and other inexperienced initiatives.

The firm’s ongoing enlargement tasks are oriented in direction of producing metal with greater use of renewable energy, best-in-class digitalisation to obtain operational effectivity and finest out there applied sciences to reduce related CO2 emissions. “We are consciously going beyond basic steel and are consistently maintaining the share of VASP (value added and special products) in our product mix to over 50 per cent,” Jindal stated.

Brookfield Selects Amazon Web Services to Enhance Its Renewable Energy Operations

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), today announced that Brookfield Asset Management, one of the world’s leading investors in renewable power, has selected AWS as a preferred cloud provider to accelerate its digital transformation and become a more data-driven company in the cloud. Brookfield migrated its legacy systems to AWS and is using AWS’s analytics, containers, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and storage capabilities, as well as AWS’s extensive partner network, to modernize its technology infrastructure, optimize operations, and boost innovation.

In addition to its agreement with AWS, Brookfield Renewable, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management and one of the world’s largest publicly traded renewable power platforms, will provide 601.6 megawatts (MW) of clean wind and solar energy capacity to power Amazon’s operations in Europe, North America, and India.

The collaboration announced today keeps Amazon on track to power its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years ahead of its original 2030 commitment, and to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The committed 601.6 MW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) will provide electricity to seven Amazon projects—three in the United States (in Arkansas, Illinois, and Mississippi), three in Europe (in Spain, Northern Ireland, and Italy), and one of Amazon’s first projects in India.

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