Meham Sugar Mills has tendered a 20 MW solar project to be developed on a build, own, operate and transfer basis. The co-operative sugar mill will provide 80 acres of land on lease for 25 years to develop the projects, stated a source at Meham Sugar Mills.
The scope of work will include, construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of the 20 MW project. The bid-submission deadline is May 7, 2017.
The state government of Haryana proposed the utilization of unused land owned by Meham Sugar Mills to generate extra revenue by developing a solar power project, added Mercom’s source at Meham Sugar Mills. The source further stated that the project will be developed in a public- private partnership and the power will be sold to Haryana distribution companies.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, as of March 2017 the state has an installed solar capacity of 32 MW and a pipeline of 175 MW.