India's Odisha calls tender for 200 MW of solar capacity
April 3 (Renewables Now) - The Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO), responsible for power supply in the state of Odisha, has launched a tender for 200 MW of grid-connected solar projects across the eastern Indian state.
The Request for Selection (RfS) was issued on Thursday with the goal to identify companies willing to engineer, procure, design, supply, construct and commission solar projects under the build-own-operate (BOO) model. A single candidate will be able to bid for at least 10 MW and up to 100 MW of capacity.
The competitive bidding process will be followed by an e-reverse auction. GRIDCO will accept proposals by April 29.
Successful bidders will be awarded 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with GRIDCO. The government-owned company said it has provided the bidders with a pass through option in the quoted tariff in case there is any change in the statutory laws such as anti-dumping or safeguard duties on solar module imports.
According to the tender regulations, bidders will have to identify land for their projects and will also be responsible for obtaining all needed approvals, permits and clearances for the schemes. They will be required to commission their plants within 18 months of the PPA award date.