PEDA Floats Tender to Set Up 220 MW Solar Plants in Punjab

Highlights :

  • The tender is under the PMKUSUM scheme for plants ranging from 1 to 2 MW in size.
  • The prime target for the scheme is farmers, although other categories are also allowed with conditions.

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited applications from interested farmers for setting up solar PV power plants of individual capacity 1, 1.5 or 2 MW in Punjab under the PM-KUSUM Scheme for sale of power to Punjab State Power Cooperation Limited (PSPCL).

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The total aggregate capacity of solar power plants to be set up in the state is 220 MW. Interested farmers, groups of farmers, panchayats, cooperatives, farmer producer organisations, and water user associations can apply for the tender.

The solar power generated by the plants will be purchased by PSPCL at the prefixed Levelised tariff of Rs. 2.748/KwH for 25 years notified by Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC). In case the total aggregate capacity of eligible applications received for a particular 66Kv sub-station is more than the capacity notified for connectivity at that sub-station, then reverse e-competitive bidding (discount on pre fixed levelled tariff at Rs 2.748/Kwh) will be carried out for selection of solar power generators (SPGs) and allocation will be based on the lowest tariff offered in ascending order until the target capacity is achieved.

The RfS document, which gives the procedure and other terms and conditions for allotment of solar power plants, along with the application form can be downloaded from http://eproc.punjab.gov.in.

The e-registration fee is Rs 2,300, RfS document/processing fee is Rs. 10,000 and earnest money deposit for different solar power plants is as follows: Rs. 1,00,000 for 1 MW; Rs. 1,50,000 for 1.5 MW; and Rs. 2,00,000 for 2 MW.

The online pre-bid meeting will take place on October 13, 2021, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. The last date and time for the submission of applications on the website is October 25, 2021, at 4 pm.

In May this year, PEDA released an e-tender for 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV plants on government buildings anywhere in Chandigarh and Punjab.

In February, under its ‘Har Ghar Paani, har Ghar Safai’ mission, the Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Department set up the first of many planned solar-based water supply projects at Jagrawan-Muradpur and Talwara villages of the Jalandhar district.

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.

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