Hope all of you had a wonderful deepawali and are back from holidays !
It seems that the state of Madhya Pradesh is taking the solar project development within the state quite seriously after the announcement of Madhya Pradesh (MP) Solar Policy. Very recently MP Power Management Company Ltd. (MPPMCL) invites responses from interested companies and/ or Bidding Consortium for selection of successful bidder(s) for supply of Solar Power from Grid connected Solar Power Project at the rate fixed for 25 years through a competitive bidding process for upcoming 100 MW Solar Plants in the state.
Brief Overview of the tender :
- Size of Project – 100 MW Grid Connected Solar Plant through a competitive bidding process.
- Minimum Bid Capacity : Bidder can apply for minimum 5 MW however there is no upper ceiling limit of capacity.
- Eligible Bidder :
- Net Worth : Net-worth should be equal to or greater than the value calculated at the rate of Rs. 3.50 Crore per MW
- Technical Criteria : Minimum experience of having established at least 1/4th of the capacity of solar power being offered, either as Project Developer or as EPC contractor
- Documentary proof that required land for project development @ 2 Hectares/MW for Solar PV and @ 3 Hectares/ MW for Solar Thermal Power is under clear possession of the project developer
- Bid Bond : Rs. 20 Lacs/MW in the form of Bank Guarantee
- Bidding Document Cost : Rs. 10,000/-
- Submission Date : By 28-Jan-2014 Time: 1500 Hr
- Opening of Bid :
- Non-Financial Bid : 15.30 hours (IST) on 28.01.2014
- Financial Bid : 15.30 hours (IST) on 10.02.2014
The bidding document can be downloaded from MP Power Management Company Ltd. (MPPMCL) website.
Solar Power Projects & Policy in Madhya Pradesh (MP) :
The state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) has shown quite genuine interest towards the development of Renewable energy project including solar projects in the state and have provided support to the RE developers by various means in terms of Land, Local Clearances, Permits & Approvals, Solar park Policies, Regulatory provisions etc. For setting up of solar power projects, MP has also identified more than 8000 hectares of land which can accommodate development of close to 3000 MW of Solar Power possibly around Neemuch, Shahjapur, Mandsaur, Sheopur, Rewa areas & with solar park existing in Rajgarh spread arcoss around 140 hectares.
As per figures, the cumulative solar projects installed in MP till September 2013 appears to be around 220 MW !
Some of the key highlights & generic benefits proposed under NRE policy in MP are :
- No Electricity Cess For 10 Years.
- No Electricity Duty For 10 Years
- Wheeling Charge 2%
- Third Party Sale Allowed
- 100% Banking Permitted
- Contract Demand Reduction Permitted
- No Water Charges For Generation Of Power
- No VAT
- Entry Tax Exempted
- Benefits Of Industry Status
- Stamp Duty Exemption (50%) On Purchase Of Private Land
- No Land Related Inspection
- No Local Body Approvals Required
- No Surprise Inspection On Any Project Related Issues
- Single Window Clearance
- The state has launched solar park policy etc.
Solar REC Projects in Madhya Pradesh (MP) :
Madhya Pradesh is one of the first state in India to allow Third Party Sale for Solar Project developers willing to set up their solar projects under Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) scheme.
Till Dec 2nd, 2013 a total of around 51 Solar REC project of cumulative capacity close to 80.5 MW have been registered in MP. A detail list of solar projects in MP registeres under REC is as follows :
Upcoming Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh (MP) :
Definitely MP is one of the most preferred location for developers who wish to set up their solar projects within the state with attractive returns especially under the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) scheme with Third Pary Sale + REC benefits.
For any serious project developers planning to set up their solar projects in Madhya Pradesh (MP) under various state / central policies & schemes especially under Third Pary Sale + REC scheme , we as a Solar Project Consultant in India can help them entirely from the concept till the commissioning of the project within the shortest timeframe with best project returns. For more details write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile till we meet next time… enjoy the coming breezy winter days with garam chai & pakodas and also wishing you all a very “Happy Christmas” 🙂
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