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Solar PV project bidders get time till month-end to submit proposals in AP

V. Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on September 01, 2013

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Solar photovoltaic power generation companies, who have submitted bids to set up units in Andhra Pradesh, or those now interested, have been given time till September 30, 2013 to submit their proposals.

The Government had recently decided to allow more companies interested in taking part in the projects under the State solar power policy.

As a part of development of green power, particularly the solar, the Andhra Pradesh Government represented by AP Transco has given opportunity to all the solar developers, including those who have not participated in the recently concluded competitive bidding for 1000 MW, to submit their applications for executing the solar projects.

They can do so with the tariff offer of Rs 6.49 per unit as decided by Group of Ministers (GoM).

Suresh Chanda, Chairman and Managing Director of AP Transco, while reviewing the progress of solar power projects bidding, has issued guidelines for prospective solar power developers to submit their applications along with non-refundable processing fee of Rs 2 lakh/location to execute the Solar project at a fixed tariff of Rs 6.49/unit for a period of 20 years. They have been given time till September-end.

In all 109 sub-stations were offered under this open offer for grid connectivity. However, the solar developers will also be allowed to connect to any other substation in the State subject to technical feasibility. Also the draft Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), list of substations and the detailed guidelines are being published in AP Transco website >www.aptransco.gov.in.

This decision to harness the solar power has given an opportunity to those solar power developers who have not participated in the bidding process to submit their bids subject to conforming to the tender specification issued earlier.

The State Government had come out with a solar power policy and issued orders for encouraging Solar power projects under captive and for 3rd party sale.

AP Transco and Distribution companies are in the process of issuing technical feasibility clearances commissioned under this policy. Approximately, 1200 MW have been given sanctions for Grid connectivity. Further, the State has issued directed AP Transco to ensure setting up of 1000 MW solar power plants through the process of competitive bidding route.

>rishikumar.vundi@thehindu.co.in

Published on September 01, 2013
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