Maharashtra DISCOM Invites Bids to Procure 200 MW of Wind Power
The last date to submit the bids is March 15, 2023
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has invited bids to procure 200 MW of wind power on a long-term basis from intrastate projects.
The last date to submit the bids online is March 15, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.
MSEDCL has set a ceiling tariff of ₹2.65 (~$0.032)/kWh for the tender.
Bidders will have to submit ₹10,000 (~$120.9) plus GST as a bid processing fee. They will also have to furnish ₹100,000 (~$1,209)/MW per project as an earnest money deposit.
MSEDCL will enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the successful bidders for the purchase of wind power for a maximum period of up to 12 years or the balance useful life of the wind turbine generator from the date of execution of the PPA or the date of expiry of the energy purchase agreement (EPA) for existing wind power projects.
The minimum capacity of the wind power project has been set as 0.225 MW and above at one site with a minimum bid capacity of 0.225 MW.
The intrastate projects which are already supplying power to MSEDCL or any other distribution company (DISCOM) under long-term energy purchase agreements (EPAs), which have already expired or are due to expire on or before March 31, 2024, are eligible to participate in the bidding process.
Also, wind power projects currently wheeling or selling the power under open access or short-term PPAs, are also eligible to participate in the bidding process.
The transmission of power up to the point of interconnection and energy accounting infrastructure will be the responsibility of the successful bidder.
The successful bidder must comply with the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission’s regulations on forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement, as applicable, and will be responsible for all liabilities related to connectivity.
Further, the successful bidders will be free to operate their projects after the expiry of the maximum period of 12 years from the date of execution of the PPA or terms of agreement for existing wind power projects. However, any extension of the PPA period beyond 12 years should be through mutual agreement between the successful bidder and MSEDCL.
As per tender documents, the wind power generator will be allowed to repower the project as per its requirement for a maximum cumulative period of six months during the entire PPA term of up to 12 years. The generator will not be in default for non-supply of power during this period of repowering.
To ensure only quality systems are installed, the type-certified wind turbine models listed in the Revised List of Models and Manufactures (RLMM) will be allowed in the case of the repowering of wind turbines.
Last December, MSEDCL invited bids to procure 300 MW of wind power on a long-term basis from intrastate wind power projects.
Earlier, MSEDCL had invited bids to procure 325 MW of power from intrastate wind projects.
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