The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the initiation of a district (circle) wise competitive bidding process for the procurement of solar power under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) granted this approval.
These solar PV projects will connect at the 11/22 KV level and will have an individual project capacity ranging between 2 MW and 10 MW.
MERC heard a petition filed by MSEDCL that sought approval for a deviation in the standard bidding guidelines for the long-term procurement of solar power under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana. Under this petition, 2 MW to 10 MW capacity projects would connect to the distribution network, with a total of 1,400 MW connected through competitive bidding.
MSEDCL proposed that the installed district wise maximum capacity should be 50 MW (cumulative) for 26 circles, having a load greater than 100 MW. It also proposed that 25 MW be the maximum installed capacity for the remaining four circles having a load between 50 to 100 MW. Read More
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