News Brief | February 2016
Procurement of 100-MW of solar power from grid in Bihar cleared
To encourage faster growth of solar power in the state and to fulfil solar power purchase obligations as per the existing Regulations, the Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) approved the procurement of 100 MW of solar power on a long-term basis (25 years) selected through competitive bidding process for its procurement.
Bihar state power holding company limited (BSPHCL) had invited bids for setting up of grid connected solar (photovoltaic) PV projects of total 100 MW aggregate capacity in the state in compliance of the direction of the state energy department.
Government of India has set an ambitious target of 100,000 MW solar power generations by 2022. The Commission observed that although solar power potential is very high in the state, there has not been much development in grid connected solar power generation in the state.