he electricity department of the Union Territory of Puducherry has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) for 30 MW of solar. The bid-submission deadline is April 28, 2017.
The Government of Puducherry proposes to buy 30 MW of solar at a tariff determined by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC).
The power purchase agreement will be signed by the Electricity Department of Puducherry, which has mandated that bidders who have prior experience commissioning solar projects of minimum 5 MW capacity can participate in the EoI. It has also been stated that any bid below 10 MW will not be considered.
Bidders can choose to construct the project elsewhere and supply power to Puducherry, but preference will be given to bidders who plan to construct the project within the boundaries of Puducherry.
Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.