Daily News Wrap-Up: Uttarakhand Invites Bids for 17.25 MW of Solar Projects

Madhya Pradesh invites bids to procure 500 MW energy storage capacity

October 31, 2023


UJVN Limited, a Uttarakhand Government undertaking, has floated four tenders for setting up a cumulative 17.25 MW of ground-mounted grid-connected solar projects. The last day to submit the bids is November 28, 2023. Bids will be opened on November 30. The projects must be commissioned within 18 months from the issuance date or date of signing the power purchase agreement, whichever is earlier.

M.P. Power Management Company, Jabalpur has invited tenders for the procurement of 500 MW energy storage capacity for six hours of discharge with a maximum of four hours of continuous discharge for 40 years from Inter-State Transmission System -connected pumped hydro storage projects through competitive bidding. The projects have to be developed under a “Build-Own-Operate-Maintain” basis from the projects commissioned or to be developed anywhere in India.

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction package to develop 650 MW grid-connected solar projects at Bikaner, Rajasthan. The last date for the submission of bids is December 12, 2023. Bids will be opened the same day. Bidders have to submit ₹22500 (~$270) as the cost of the bidding document.

Solar module manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced it is setting up a 5 GW solar photovoltaic cell production facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana in the United States with an investment of $800 million. Production at the Jeffersonville facility is expected to begin by the end of 2025. The solar cells produced at this facility will be used at the previously announced 5 GW module assembly plant in Mesquite, Texas.

China’s renewable energy additions surged to 172 GW during the first nine months of 2023, ending September, a 93% increase from the same period last year, according to the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA). As per the NEA, renewable energy installations accounted for 76% of China’s total newly added installed generation capacity during the period. Further, by the end of September, China’s total installed renewable energy capacity touched 1,380 GW, exceeding that of coal-fired power.

Gentari, the clean energy division of Malaysia’s Petronas, has entered into an agreement with AM Green, a green energy platform initiated by the founders of India-based Greenko, to produce 5 million tons per annum of green ammonia by 2030 using renewable energy sources. Gentari, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Gentari International Renewables, will co-invest progressively in AM Green Ammonia Holdings.