The project is to be developed on Independent Power Producer (IPP) mode and the deadline for submission of the bid is February 1,2019.
The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has recently issued a tender for the development of 200 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Kerala.
The project is to be developed on Independent Power Producer (IPP) mode and the deadline for the submission of bid is February 1,2019.
The scope of work includes the selection of site, possession of land, obtaining mandatory approvals from appropriate authorities, design, engineering, construction, testing, and commissioning of the grid-connected solar PV project.
The tender maintains that a single bidder must bid for a minimum 1 MW capacity and the upper ceiling for tariff has been fixed at Rs 3.50 by the KSEB.
Kerala State Electricity Board will enter a 25 years power purchase agreement with the successful bidder and the timeframe for the completion of the project is 21 months from the date of signing the PPA.
According to the KSEB, “After a period of 15 years from the commercial operating date (COD) of the project, the minimum capacity utilization factor (CUF) will be reviewed based on past performance and will be brought down up to 14 percent to take care of panel degradation.”
Prior to this around forty one government/aided schools in Kerala had set-up solar power unit in their premises to get uninterrupted power supply.