Haryana to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power on Short-Term Open Access Basis

Haryana Power Purchase Company (HPPC) has issued a tender to procure 300 MW of solar power under a short-term open access arrangement.

The tender has been floated on behalf of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN).

Interested bidders have been invited to offer a maximum of up to 1,324 million units (MUs) of electricity (112 MUs per month) at the Haryana periphery for a period starting from November 1, 2019, up to October 31, 2020.

Prospective bidders should either be a generator, trader, or utility. Further, the tender mandates that they bid for capacity higher than 5 MW.

Bidders will have to quote a single tariff, which will include the capacity charge, energy charge, trading margin (in case the bidder is a trader), applicable point of connection charges, transmission and wheeling charges up to the delivery point. The charges would include dispatch center fees and other taxes and duties, as well. HPPC has set an earnest money deposit amount of ₹30,000 ($423) per MW under this tender.

The last date of submission of bids for the tender is October 15, 2019.

Meanwhile, HPPC issued an expression of interest to develop 100 MW of solar or solar-wind or small hydro projects with energy storage systems on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis. Through this tender, HPPC is looking to procure 1.2 million units of electricity per day and aims to fulfill its RPO.

Last month, Haryana Power Generation Company had issued a tender for three grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects of a total capacity of 57 MW.

In July 2019, the HPPC retendered projects for the procurement of power from 300 MW of solar projects.

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