Top Wind Energy Tenders in 2022 [Infographics]
MSEDCL and GUVNL issued two tenders each
December 29, 2022
In 2022, a total of 8 GW of wind energy tenders were floated by various agencies, and 1.8 GW of wind projects were auctioned, according to Mercom India Research.
Here is a list of the top wind tenders in 2022:
#1 The largest wind tender in 2022 was floated by the Solar energy Corporation of India (SECI) to develop 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects (Tranche XIII) in the country. The scope of work included identifying land, installation, and ownership of the project, obtaining connectivity, long-term access, and necessary approval and interconnection with the ISTS network to supply power to SECI.
#2 The second largest tender was floated by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) to purchase power through a competitive bidding process from 500 MW of grid-connected wind power projects (Phase-III) with the greenshoe option for an additional capacity of up to 500 MW. GUVNL will enter into power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the successful bidders for 25 years from the scheduled commercial operation or the date of full commissioning of the project, whichever is earlier.
#3 The third largest tender was also floated by GUVNL to purchase power from 300 MW of grid-connected wind power projects (Phase-IV) with a greenshoe option of an additional 300 MW. These projects could be set up anywhere in the country. GUVNL would enter into a PPA with successful bidders for 25 years from the project’s scheduled commercial operation date or full commissioning date, whichever is earlier.
#4 Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) issued a tender to procure 325 MW of power from intrastate wind projects. MSEDCL set a ceiling tariff of ₹2.65 (~$0.034)/kWh for the tender. MSEDCL will enter into a PPA with bidders to buy wind power for 12 years. This period will begin from the execution of the PPA or the end date of the energy purchase agreement for existing wind power projects, whichever comes first.
#5 The fifth largest tender was issued by MSEDCL to procure 300 MW of wind power on a long-term basis from intrastate wind power projects. The agency set a ceiling tariff of ₹2.65 (~$0.032)/kWh for the tender. MSEDCL will enter into a PPA with the successful bidder for 12 years.
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