Daily News Wrap-Up: Gujarat Approves Tariffs for 1.1 GW Solar Projects

Government issues compensation guidelines for transmission line Right of Way

June 20, 2024


The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission has adopted the tariffs discovered under the competitive bidding process conducted by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam to procure 1,125 MW of solar power from projects to be established in the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation’s (GSECL) solar park at Khavda. The approved tariffs are as follows: Engie Energy at ₹2.62 ($0.031)/kWh for 200 MW, NHPC, JSW Neo Energy, and SJVN Green Energy at ₹2.66 ($0.032)/kWh for 200 MW, 300 MW, and 200 MW, respectively, and NTPC Renewable Energy at ₹2.67 (~$0.032)/kWh for 225 MW.

The Ministry of Power has issued new guidelines addressing the payment of Right of Way (RoW) compensation for transmission lines, including those in urban areas. These guidelines aim to streamline transmission line construction and ensure timely completion by effectively addressing RoW issues. The compensation guidelines apply to transmission lines supported by tower bases with a voltage level of 66 kV and above, excluding sub-transmission and distribution lines below 66 kV.

Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency has invited bids for the design, supply, testing, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of 10 MT solar cold storage units in Bihar. The last date for submitting bids is July 8, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day. Bidders will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the project for five years. Bidders must pay ₹5,000 (~$59.9) for the document fee and an earnest money deposit of ₹500,000 (~$5,996).

Jakson Green has been awarded a flue gas CO2 to 4G ethanol project for a power project in Lara, Chhattisgarh, by NTPC. NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the research and development arm of NTPC, conceptualized and designed the project, which is expected to be ready for operation within two years. Jakson Green will be the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction partner for the project.

Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency has invited bids for supplying, installing, and commissioning grid-connected rooftop solar power projects on government buildings in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The scope of work includes comprehensive maintenance of the rooftop solar systems for five years. The tentative cumulative capacity of the project is 70 MW, which may increase or decrease by 25% depending on the demand and availability of funds.


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