Daily News Wrap-Up: Maharashtra Issues EPC Tender for 600 MW Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh invites bids for 1 MW rooftop solar system at temple premises

October 16, 2023


Maharashtra State Power Generation Company has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction package for 600 MW of grid-connected solar projects along with the associated power evacuation system to the state transmission utility substation in Maharashtra. The successful bidder must also oversee the project’s operation and maintenance for three years. Bidders can bid for a minimum capacity of 50 MW and a maximum capacity of 300 MW.

New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh has floated a tender to develop a 1 MW grid-connected rooftop solar system on Siva Sadan, Vishnu Sadan, and Hari Hara Sadan Choultries at Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Vari Devastanam, Satyagiri, Annavaram, Kakinada District. The last date for the submission of bids is October 26, 2023. Bids will be opened on the next day.

Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam has floated eight tenders to install and commission  415 grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 1.123 GW in various subdivisions of Bikaner District Circle under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan program for feeder-level polarization. The projects will be developed under the renewable energy service company model.

Suniva, a United States-based monocrystalline silicon solar cells manufacturing company, has announced the restart, upgrade and expansion of operations of its solar cell manufacturing facility in Norcross, Georgia. The first phase, expected to commence production in early 2014, will increase Suniva’s capacity to 1 GW. A second phase of expansion aims to further raise annual production capacity to 2.5 GW.

Independent energy solutions company Azure Power has appointed M.S. Unnikrishnan, a Non-Executive Director, as the new Chairman of Azure Power Global and Azure Power India, effective immediately. The announcement comes on the heels of the resignation of Alan Rosling as Chairman. The company said Unnikrishnan, who became a board member in August 2020, has over three decades of experience in the energy and environmental sector. He had previously served as Managing Director and CEO of a prominent power systems and equipment company.