Madhya Pradesh’s RUMSL Extends Bidding Deadline for 1.5 GW of Solar Projects
The solar parks will be developed in Shajapur, Agar, and Neemuch districts
The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has extended the deadline to submit bids for 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed across three solar parks in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
RUMSL is a joint venture of the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL).
RUMSL has extended the deadline for bid submission for 450 of grid-connected solar PV projects at Shajapur Solar Park. The bid submission date has now been extended to July 15, 2020. The earlier deadline for bid submission was May 25, 2020.
Besides this, it has also extended the bid submission deadline for 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects at Neemuch Solar Park. The last date for the submission of bids for this project has now been extended to August 4, 2020, from June 15, 2020, as announced earlier.
Further, the new date for the submission of bids for 550 MW of solar projects at the Agar Solar Park is now July 1, 2020. The earlier deadline for bid submission was May 4, 2020.
In 2018, RUMSL had tendered a total of 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed across these three solar parks in the state. However, due to impending central and state elections, the tenders were delayed, the state authorities had earlier informed Mercom.
In January 2020, it was reported that the same capacities were reissued. The World Bank will finance the entire 1,500 MW capacity.
Earlier, Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited had invited proposals from interested consultants for setting up solar parks in the state. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) was to provide technical assistance for the projects through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA).
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, three projects developed by ACME Solar, Sprng Energy, and Mahindra, totaling 750 MW, are currently operational in Rewa Solar Park. Madhya Pradesh has total large-scale installations of approximately 2.2 GW.
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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.