New capacity edition for Nov-Feb: Govt asks Solar Energy Corp to bring tenders of 4000 MW


New capacity edition for Nov-Feb: Govt asks Solar Energy Corp to bring tenders of 4000 MW

With the government facing criticism over unfulfilled promises and unmet targets, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has been asked to bring tenders of 1000 MW each in the months from November to February for new capacity edition. The proposal to add around 4000 MW — to the already installed 25000 MW solar capacity — is not likely to expedite the process of meeting the central government’s target of one lakh MW of solar capacity by 2022.

The proposal that SECI may bring tenders of 1000 MW each in the months from November to February has come with an assumption that code of conduct for the next general election will be enforced in March 2019.

The solar capacity that is likely to be commissioned during 2019-20 is 4740 MW whereas solar capacity that is expected to be commissioned during this financial year is 4165 MW. Read More

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