Web Exclusive | August 2018
KREDL tenders 200 MW of solar PV across 10 talukas
The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development (KREDL) has rolled out tenders for the development of 200 MW of grid-connected solar photo voltaic (PV) projects across 10 talukas of the state. Under the open category, the project will be developed on the Build Own Operate (BOO) basis and every taluka will be having solar project aggregating 20 MW each. For a period of 25 years, the power will be sold exclusively to BESCOM, while a single bidder is required to quote a minimum 20 MW for a taluka that they want to develop the project in. Also, a bidder can bid for the entire capacity tendered. The project is expected to be completed within 18 months from the date the KREDL approves the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The talukas included in the project are Mundargi, Gajendragad, Lakshmeshwar, Savanur, Haveri, Kushtagi, Maski, Kuragodu, and Gurmatkal and Hanur.
Earlier, out of 860 MW of grid-connected solar PV which were to be developed across 43 talukas in Karnataka as per KREDL, PPAs for 640 MW grid-connected solar PV projects were signed. Also, with a ceiling of 20 MW per taluka under phase V of State Policy, KREDL had allocated 1,200 MW of solar projects across 60 talukas.