Uttarakhand Invites Applications From Permanent Residents to Install and Own Solar Plants

Uttarakhand has invited applications from permanent residents of the state for power generation from solar energy projects in the hilly areas of the state

Uttarakhand Residents Solar

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has invited online applications from permanent residents of the state for power generation from solar energy projects in the hilly areas of the state.

The state’s nodal agency for renewable energy projects has invited proposals from developers under the type-I category of the state’s Solar Energy Policy-2013 which was amended last year. The total planned capacity under the tender is 52 MW through a tariff-based competitive bidding process.

The cost of the bid bond is Rs 50000 per 100 kWp of bid capacity, and the processing fee will be Rs 2500 per 100 kWp.

The last date for submission of the proposals and the applications is August 22, 2019.

In February, In a bid to promote clean and green energy in the state, the Government of Uttarakhand had invited applications from the permanent residents of the state for power generation from solar energy projects as a part of a similar tender.

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In April, we reported that the Irrigation Department of Uttarakhand had issued a tender for the installation of 40 MW solar projects on two of its dams in the state.

The 40 MW cumulative capacity will be developed across two dams in the Udhamsinghnagar district of Uttarakhand. The first at the Haripura Jalasay, where a 27 MW solar plant will be developed. And the second at Tumariya Jalasay, where a 13 MW solar plant will be set up.

The projects will be developed on the Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis. The UID (Uttarakhand Irrigation Department) will provide the land for the development of the projects to the selected bidders free of cost. It will sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the full tenure of 25 years with the developer, after which the project in operational condition will be handed over to the UID.

This is the second such tender issued by the nodal agency, with a cumulative tendered capacity of 252 MW in solar power capacity planned to be developed in the hilly state.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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