SECI- Amendments and Clarifications – Rooftop Solar PV Phase III

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) had released a RfS document earlier in September inviting bids for Phase 3 of it’s development of Rooftop Solar PV systems in selected cities. Our blogpost on this RfS can be accessed here. Further to the pre bid meeting conducted on 26th September, they recently released a document containing Amendments and Clarifications to this RfS. Given below are some of the important points from this document. The Performance Security (PBG) shall be valid for a minimum period of 18 months from the date of issue of Allocation letter Technical eligibility criteria has been modified as – “Bidder should have installed at least one Grid connected Solar PV project having a minimum capacity of not less than 25 kW..” instead of “Bidder should have installed at least one Grid connected Solar PV project in India having a minimum capacity of not less than 25 kW..” Revisions have been made to Annexure A – Documents required for project sanction and Annexure B – Site details for …

Andhra Pradesh to host the 2nd Save Power – Renewable Energy Exhibition

After conducting the 1st Save Power – Renewable Energy Exhibition in Cochin, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh will be hosting the 2nd Exhibition this week in association with New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP). It will provide a platform for stakeholders in Renewable Energy sector to explore new business opportunity in this state. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency products and solutions from all over the world will be showcased here for potential buyers from Utility, Independent Power Production (IPP), Captive Power Production (CPP), Industrial, Commercial and Domestic Sector. There is also a one day seminar on Solar Captive Power Plants and Industrial/ Commercial Rooftops that is being organised along with this exhibition. Dates: 3rd – 5th October, 2013 Venue: HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad Further information regarding this Exhibition including details of registration are available here and information regarding the seminar is available here.  

SECI – RfS for Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV – Phase III

After successfully concluding Phase 1 and 2 bidding process for developing Rooftop Solar PV systems in selected cities, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released a RfS document inviting bids for Phase 3. The total tendered capacity for this phase is 10 MW spread across 9 cities. Given below are some of the important points from this RfS document. Selected cities: Eligibility criteria: Bid capacity For Palatana – minimum bid capacity is 1000 kWp i.e. tender capacity, which will be allocated to only one bidder For other cities- Minimum: 250 kWp Total maximum bid capacity: 2 MWp Size of each project: 100 kWp to 500 kWp General Bidder must be a corporate entity duly incorporated in India and engaged in the business of Solar Power Must meet the eligibility criteria either independently as a Bidding Company or as a Bidding Consortium with one of its members acting as a Lead Member of the Consortium Technical criteria: Bidder should have installed at least one Grid connected Solar PV project in India …

Punjab – Net Metering Guidelines – Draft

Government of Punjab has recently released a draft document with Guidelines on Net Metering for Grid Interactive Roof Top SPV Power plants. Given below are some of the important points from this draft document. Eligibility: Individual households, industries, offices, commercial establishments, institutions, residential complexes etc. Capacity:  Minimum – 1 kW Maximum – 500 kW and this capacity should not more than 80% of Sanctioned connected load/ Contact demand Metering and Billing: Bidirectional energy meter with both import and export recording feature should be installed at the cost of the SPV plant owner At the end of the billing cycle an Energy Account Statement is issued. This will show quantum of export/injected energy from roof-top Solar PV System, import/drawal of energy from grid, banked energy from previous cycle, net billed for payment by consumer for that billing period or net banked energy carried forward to the next billing period separately Banking – In the case of net surplus injected/exported to the grid then this quantum of energy is treated as energy banked with the …

Rajasthan – Tender to select suppliers for Rooftop Solar scheme

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RREC) released a tender document for Rate Contract to select a MNRE approved Channel Partners/ SPV Module manufacturers for work under its Roof top Solar power Generation Scheme. Given below are some of the important details from this tender document. Scope of work: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and free Maintenance for 5 years for Off-Grid/Grid connected SPV power plants on Turn key basis Cities for implementation: Ajmer, Jaipur and Jodhpur Eligible beneficiaries for these systems: Institutions Industries Hospitals/Nursing Homes Hotels/Resorts Government organisations Commercial organisations Estimated maximum capacity: 5MW Tentative Target Capacity: Minimum capacity of proposals: Bidder shall bid for at least 250 kW PV capacity systems Estimated project cost: Rs. 50 Crores (For 5 MW) Earnest Money Deposit (EMD):  Rs.10 Lakh Experience and Competence of bidder: Minimum 2 years experience of successful installation of off-grid/grid connected PV projects Installed at least one grid connected Solar PV plant with capacity not less than 25 kW commissioned during the last two years (FY: 2011-12 and 2012-13) …

Chhattisgarh – Tariff for power procurement from Rooftop PV by State Discom – Draft

Chhattisgarh has recently released a draft tariff document adding itself to the list of states that have announced Rooftop Solar PV schemes. This draft document released by their State Renewable Development Agency (CREDA) is to determine the tariff for procurement of power from Rooftop Solar PV projects by the state distribution licensees. The guidelines given in this document are applicable for electricity generated from Rooftop PV and other ground mounted solar power projects which fulfill the requirements of a captive generating plant. Given below are some of the important points from this draft document: Project Capacity: Rooftop PV projects with a capacity more than 50 kW and up to 1 MW are eligible Grid Connectivity: Projects should be connected to the distribution level at voltage levels below 33kV with the following prescribed quantum for injection/drawal Metering arrangement: A Grid Meter and a Solar Meter are required Solar Meter would keep a record of energy generated by the plant and net solar energy exported Grid meter would keep a record of energy …

Uttarakhand – Scheme for setting up Grid Interactive Rooftop and Small SPV Power Plants

Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has released a document with three options as a part of their scheme for setting up of grid interactive rooftop and small Solar PV (SPV) power plants. This state has a good potential for setting up solar plants with about 300 sunny days available. The aim of this policy is to utilize the existing roof space for setting rooftop SPV systems which would replace DG gensets and also harness the available potential for generating solar power using unutilised space. Thereby, reducing the dependency on conventional source of energy. As per this document, excess power generated from such a SPV will be fed into the grid and during non availability or insufficiency of solar power generated, energy can be drawn from the grid. Connectivity of such projects will be either at 33 kV/ 11 kV three phase lines or 440/220 Volt three/single phase line depending on system installed. This scheme for grid interactive solar rooftop systems can also work on net metering basis wherein the beneficiary …

AP Net Metering Policy – Guidelines for implementation

Earlier in June, the Government of Andhra Pradesh released an Order (G.O.Ms.No.27) containing guidelines for making payment for surplus energy injected into the grid as a part of the AP Rooftop Solar Net Metering policy. As per this order, payment shall be considered by the concerned APDISCOMS at pooled cost as decided by APERC for that year and this payment will be made effective for 7 years from the date of establishment of such a plant. Our blogpost for more details on this order can be accessed here. Following this, guidelines for implementation of this net metering policy have recently been released on the APTRANSCO website. Given below are some of the important points from this document. Meters: A single bi-directional BIS/ISI certified meter is to be installed for export and import For PV systems up to: 10 kW – Class 1 accuracy meters, Above 10 kW – 0.5 class accuracy, HT systems (56 kW and above) – 0.2 class accuracy meters are to be installed Subsidy: MNRE subsidy, Government of AP subsidy and any other subsidy relevant …

Exhibition on Solar Roof Top PV systems in Hyderabad – 24th-25th August

New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) is organizing an exhibition on Solar Roof Top PV Systems in Hyderabad. All those who are interested to know about Roof Top Solar PV systems can attend the same. Following are the particulars of the exhibition.   Date: 24th – 25th August, 2013 Venue: People’s Plaza (Necklace Road), Hyderabad Timings: 10 AM – 8 PM Entry Fee: None   The official notification by NREDCAP can be viewed here.  

List of successful bidders – SECI – Grid connected Rooftop Solar PV Phase II

The list of successful bidders for Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) second RFS for allocation of Rooftop Solar PV projects in selected cities has been released on SECI’s website. According to the bid document, 30th May was the date of techno commercial bid opening . As per the RFS released earlier in May, this allocation is for an aggregate capacity of 11.1 MW (±20%) grid connected rooftop solar PV plants in six cities – Bhubaneshwar/Cuttack, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Noida/Greater Noida and Raipur/ Naya Raipur. Selection of bidders is based on the final project cost offered in Rs./Wp basis with an upper limit on project cost at Rs. 90/ Wp. SECI will provide 30% of the project cost as subsidy which will be released in three installments. More information on this RFS document is available here. The total capacity allocated to the successful bidders is 11.3 MW as per the list published online. Azure Power quoted the lowest price – Rs.58/Wp in Noida/ Greater Noida and they have been allocated capacities …

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