Himachal Pradesh floats a tender for 32 MW solar project
Himachal Pradesh is a state in northern India, known for its picturesque landscapes and rich cultural heritage. In recent years, the state has made significant strides in adopting renewable energy sources, particularly solar power. One of the latest developments in this regard is the 32 MW solar tender launched by the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) in January 2023.
The objective of this tender is to procure 32 MW of grid-connected solar power from developers who can set up projects in the state. The power generated from these projects will be sold to HPSEB, which will then distribute it to various consumers across the state. The tender is expected to help Himachal Pradesh meet its renewable energy targets and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.
The tender has a few key specifications that developers need to comply with in order to participate. Some of the important requirements include:
- The minimum capacity of the project should be 1 MW, and the maximum should be 5 MW.
- The project should be designed to generate power for a minimum of 25 years.
- The successful bidder will be required to set up the project within 12 months from the date of signing the power purchase agreement (PPA).
- The power generated should be injected into the grid at a voltage level of 33 kV or higher.
The tender process has been designed to be transparent and efficient, with a clear timeline for various stages. The deadline for submitting the bid is set for 31st March 2023, and the bids will be opened on 4th April 2023. The successful bidder(s) will be announced on 18th April 2023, and the PPA will be signed within 30 days of the announcement.
The Himachal Pradesh solar tender is a significant development in the state’s efforts to promote renewable energy. It is expected to attract a large number of developers and help drive down the cost of solar power in the state. This, in turn, will benefit consumers and help reduce the carbon footprint of the state.
|Tender Capacity||32 MW|
|Minimum Project Capacity||1 MW|
|Maximum Project Capacity||5 MW|
|Project Life||Minimum of 25 years|
|Voltage Level||33 kV or higher|
|Bid Deadline||31st March 2023|
|Bid Opening||4th April 2023|
|Successful Bidder||To be announced on 18th April 2023|
|PPA Signing Deadline||30 days from the announcement of successful bid|