April 16 (Renewables Now) - The electricity distribution utility in the Indian state of Maharashtra has launched a tender for up to 250 MW of grid-connected wind power generating capacity, an e-bidding tender notice shows.
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) will be accepting technical and financial bids by May 10, on which date the bids will be opened. The winners are expected to be announced on May 22, 2018.
MSEDCL has set a ceiling tariff of INR 2.52 (USD 0.038/EUR 0.031) per kWh.
The state discom says in a Request for Selection (RfS) document released on April 12 that by launching this tender it seeks to fulfill its non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and meet future power requirements.
The plan is to award 8-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) to successful bidders for the output of either new or existing projects. Any new or under-construction project should be completed by the end of March 2019, according to the documents.
(INR 10 = USD 0.153/EUR 0.123)