The government has decided to postpone second wind power auction for 1 GW capacities which was scheduled for 19 September, 2017 to 4 October, 2017 in view of some issues about transmission connectivity between states. Certain bidders and developers are grappling with the issue of inter state transmission connectivity. The government is waiting for a Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) clarification on inter state power transmission connectivity.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), which is nodal agency for conducting this auction, has informed developers about this decision. According to the tender, one of the conditions in the bid is to have connectivity with Inter State Transmission System (ISTS). The responsibility to get connectivity is with the bidders.
The renewable energy players had sought immediate relief pertaining to connectivity for successful bidders for first wind power auction conduced earlier this year. The developers had also pleaded for providing long term solution for issue of squatting over the infrastructure in terms of bay space in ISTS substation. Read More…
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