LEDA Invites Expression of Interest to Develop 10 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Lakshadweep


The Lakshadweep Energy Development Agency (LEDA) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) from developers and contractors to develop 10 MW of floating solar projects in Lakshadweep.

The floating solar projects will be developed in and around the nine islands comprising the union territory of Lakshadweep.

According to LEDA, this EoI is calling for the best available technology so the Union Territory of the Lakshadweep administration can prepare a detailed project report and request for proposal.

LEDA has asked participants (bidders) to prepare their offers after verification of topography and climatic conditions of the Lakshadweep islands. The administration of Union Territory of Lakshadweep will extend all logistic support to bidders.

According to LEDA, peak demand in Lakshadweep is 8.73 MW. The maximum energy requirement of the union territory is 17.45 million units of electricity out of which only 15.6 million units of electricity supply is guaranteed every year.

The floating solar projects will help the union territory meet its energy demands in an ecofriendly way. The Lakshadweep Islands are devoid of any large industries with mega power needs. Developers need to prepare a detailed report so that the prices are viable and the project does not get stuck in a bureaucratic quagmire.

Mercom previously reported that the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) invited an expression of interest from companies with experience in the field of installing floating solar power projects or having technology to install a 5 MW large scale floating solar project in Andaman and Nicobar.

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Saumy Prateek Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.