OREDA Tenders 6 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project on Behalf of HAL

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has tendered a 6 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project on behalf of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Koraput, Odisha.

The bid-submission deadline is July 2, 2018.

The 6 MW grid-connected solar PV project will be developed over a land area of approximately 30 acres within the estate area of HAL, located in Odisha’s Koraput division at Sunabeda. HAL, Koraput division will enter into power purchase agreement (PPA) for the purchase of solar power from the selected developer at the lowest (L1) tariff for a period of 25 years.

The scope of work includes the design, construction, installation, testing, synchronization, and commissioning of the grid-connected solar PV project. The solar project developer (SPD) will also be required to construct a boundary with 3 feet high wall and 8 feet high fence all around the solar PV project with a suitable gate for access.

The SPD must submit a certificate stating that the technology proposed to be used for the project is commercially established technology and at least one project based on this technology has been successfully operational for a period of five year anywhere in the world.

The power generated from the project will help fulfil HAL’s power requirement and is a step towards the company’s target of installing 50 MW renewable energy.

In January 2018,  Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) gave its go-ahead to HAL to begin the development of a 4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV project in the city of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh.

In December 2016, HAL also commissioned a 3.5 MW solar PV project in Bengaluru for captive consumption.

Last year, OREDA tendered off-grid solar projects from 1 kW to 30 kW with different battery bank capacities to be developed across Odisha.

Saumy Prateek Saumy has been with MercomIndia.com as a staff reporter 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.