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The Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has issued a tender for the operations and maintenance of a 5 MW solar PV power project at Gujarat Solar Park, located in Charanka village of Patan district.

The last date for the bid submission is January 15, 2019.

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL), a power generation company, had tendered 150 MW (3×50 MW) of solar projects to be developed in the solar park back in May 2017.

In June 2018, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking involved in the manufacturing of electrical equipment, announced that it had acquired orders worth ₹1.25 billion (~$0.019 billion) for the development of two solar projects in the same park.

Previously, Mercom reported about BHEL’s  announcement stating that it had bagged a 75 MW grid-connected solar PV project to develop in Gujarat Solar Park, located in Charanka village of Patan district.

Recently, the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) issued Request for Selection (RfS) for the purchase of power from 500 MW grid connected solar photovoltaic power projects to be set up in the state (Phase IV).

Gujarat, which has been making steady progress in terms of solar capacity addition and is home to not one but two solar parks. In April 2018, the Gujarat government announced that the state will soon have the largest solar park at a single location in India as it had approved the establishment of a 5,000 MW in Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) in the state. Then in August, the GUVNL invited expression of interest from project developers to develop 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in the Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) in the state.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Gujarat has commissioned ~1.5 GW of large scale solar projects and ~1.7 GW of projects are currently in the development pipeline.

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