Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids to procure 325 MW of power from intrastate wind projects.
The last date to submit the bids is June 9, 2022.
MSEDCL has set a ceiling tariff of ₹2.65 (~$0.034)/kWh for the tender.
Bidders will have to submit an amount equivalent to ₹100,000 (~$1,291)/MW/project as an earnest money deposit.
MSEDCL will enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the bidders to purchase wind power for 12 years from the execution of the PPA or the date of expiry of the energy purchase agreement (EPA) for the existing wind power projects.
The intrastate projects which are already supplying power to MSEDCL or any other distribution company under long-term PPAs, which have already expired or are due to expire on or before March 31, 2023, are eligible to participate in the tender.
Wind power projects that are currently wheeling or selling the power under open access or short-term power purchase agreements will be eligible to participate in the tender. Such successful bidders should supply power from their projects based on the terms of the new PPA from the date of the new PPA or after the expiry of the existing PPA, whichever is later.
The wind power projects should have an individual size of 500 kW and above at one site with a minimum bid capacity of 500 kW.
The transmission of power up to the point of interconnection and energy accounting infrastructure will be the successful bidder’s responsibility at its own cost. The maintenance of the transmission system up to the interconnection point will also be the successful bidder’s responsibility.
The successful bidder should install the complete system for real-time data visibility as per the norms and conditions of the state load despatch center (SLDC) within six months of executing the PPA with MSEDCL.
The successful bidder will have to sign the PPA with MSEDCL within one month of the letter of award.
The wind power generator will be allowed to repower the project as per its requirement for a maximum cumulative period of six months during the entire PPA term of 12 years.
The type-certified wind turbine models listed in the Revised List of Models and Manufactures (RLMM) will only be allowed in case of repowering of wind turbine generators.
Last December, MSEDCL issued two tenders to procure 342 MW of energy from grid-connected intrastate wind projects and 300 MW from interstate and intrastate wind projects.
Earlier, MSEDCL issued requests for selection (RfS) to procure 500 MW of wind power from intrastate wind power projects and 300 MW of wind power from grid-connected new interstate and intrastate wind projects.
According to Mercom’s India Tender Tracker, NTPC has so far floated tenders for 2 GW of wind power projects.
Rakesh Ranjan is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.