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Jammu & Kashmir

About:

Jammu & Kashmir has solar potential of 111.05 GW.

Scenario:

The Jammu and Kashmir government has signed an MoU with the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), for the installation of solar power projects of the capacity of 7,500 MW.

Under the MoU Solar Projects of the capacity of 5,000 MW will be commissioned in Ladakh and 2,500 MW in Kargil.

The Union Joint Secretary, MNRE, Tarun Kapoor and Jammu and Kashmir State Commissioner Secretary, Science and Technology Bipul Pathak signed the MoU on behalf of the duo governments.


Himanchal Pradesh

About:

Himanchal Pradesh has solar potential of 33.84 GW with solar isolation between 4Kwh/m2/day to 5.25 Kwh/m2/day.

Target:

Himanchal Pradesh has solar generation targets of 300MW solar capacity by 2022.

Scenario:

In its revised solar power policy Himachal Pradesh has increased its solar target to 700 MW which was previously 300MW to be achieved by 2022.

“State Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has prescribed a long term Renewable Power Purchase Obligation (RPPO), in line with National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), under which by 2022 the HPSEBL has to purchase at least 19% of electricity including 3% from solar source of total energy consumption, from renewable sources, as against 17% under NAPCC.”

It will need a huge investment of about Rs. 1600 Crs. to setup about 220 MW capacities to meet RPPO of 3% set by the HPERC and about Rs. 5000 Crs. to achieve the target of 700 MW.

The state government previously had plans to achieve 300MW of which 50MW installation during phase II that was 2013-2017 and other 250MW in phase III that was 2017-2022. Outline of it has given below:

Scheme Maximum Capacity to be developed
  Phase II Phase III
Under JNSSM 20 MW 50 MW
Upto 500Kwp 10 MW 50 MW
Above 500Kwp 20MW 150 MW
Total Capacity 50 MW 250 MW

Chhattisgarh

About:

Chhattisgarh has solar potential of 18.27 GW with average solar radiation of 5.5 Kwh/m2 and around 300 sunny days.

Target:

Chhattisgarh has solar generation targets of 1GW solar capacity by 2017 and 2 GW by 2022 and the total solar capacity of state till now is 73.18 MW.

Scenario:

The state government endeavors to achieve 500MW to 1000MW solar energy generation by 2017. CREDA, nodal agency will work as a single clearance system.

Past Bids:

Bids Released Medium Max received bid Min received bid
750 MW Projects Under RPSSGP/GBI Scheme 200 10
824.09 MW Under State policy 40.11 1

 

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
100 MW GRID CONNECTED

SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC POWER PROJECTS UNDER JNNSM PHASE-II BATCH-III TRANCHE-VI

IN

CHHATTISGARH

18/03/2016

West Bengal

About:

West Bengal has solar potential of 6.26 GW.  West Bengal has on an average 300-330 sunny days, with solar insolation 5-5.5 (kwh/m2/day).

Target:

West Bengal has solar generation targets of 100 MW by 2017 and 500 MW by 2022 and the total solar capacity of state till now is 7.21 MW.

Scenario:

In the implementation of National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), a share of 15% of India’s total energy requirements is targeted to be met from renewable sources by 2020.

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has mandated 4% of total procurement of electricity from RE sources as Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by 2012-13.


Delhi

About:

Delhi has solar potential of 2.05 GW which is approximately 3,500 million Kwh annually.

Target:

Delhi has solar generation targets of 1 GW by 2020 which is 4.2% of energy consumed and 2.0 GW by 2025 which is 6.6% of energy consumed.

Scenario:

Total cumulative solar installation of Delhi by 14 Jan 2016 was 6.712. To achieve its solar generation target this policy mandates solar installation to be completed within 5 year on all government-owned rooftops. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Centre (EE&REM), a sub-division of the Department of Power, shall act as the State Nodal Agency (SNA).

The target is outlined as:

Fiscal Year Targeted solar power generation Cumulative Solar Energy (approx.)
FY 2016 30 35
FY 2017 84 119
FY 2018 193 312
FY 2019 294 606
FY 2020 385 991
FY 2021 285 1275
FY 2022 228 1503
FY 2023 187 1690
FY 2024 161 1850
FY 2025 145 1995

Kerala

About:

Kerala has solar potential of 6.11 GW with average solar radiation of 5.0 Kwh/m2 and around 300 sunny days.

Target:

The Kerala government has target to add solar capacity of 500 MW by 2017 and 2500 MW by 2030.

Scenario:

By the end of 2015, the state government has achieved 12.025 MW solar power capacity and is aiming to add 500 MW capacity of solar power by 2017 and 2500 MW by 2030.


Karnataka

About:

Karnataka has solar potential of 24.70 GW with average solar radiation of 5.5 Kwh/m2 and around 300 sunny days.

Target:

The Karnataka government plans to add aggregate clean energy capacity of 2,000 MW by 2021.

Scenario:

By the end of 2015, the state government has achieved 104.22 MW solar power capacity and is aiming to add 2000 MW capacity of solar power by 2021.

 

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
% of solar on total consumption of energy 1.5 1.75 2.0 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00
Description FY 2014-2015 FY 2015-2016 FY 2016-2017 FY 2017-2018 FY 2018- 2019 FY 2019- 2020 FY 2020- 2021 Total
Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant 350 150 150 150 200 200 200 1400
Solar Rooftop 100 100 100 100 400
Total 450 250 250 250 200 200 200 1800

Past Bids in state:

Bids Released Medium Max received bid Min received bid Max tariff      Min Tariff
500 MW Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited(KREDL) 50 3 8.29 6.71
130 MW Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited(KREDL) 10 3
50 MW Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited(KREDL) 10 3
1200 MW Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited(KREDL) 180 3 4.69 6.51

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
DEVELOPMENT OF 750 MW (6X125 MW EACH) SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PROJECT AT PAVAGADA SOLAR PARK IN KARNATAKA 25/1/2016 300 MW Under Farmer scheme, PPA signed
DEVELOPMENT OF 250 MW SOLAR PV PROJECT(S) AT PAVAGADA SOLAR PARK IN KARNATAKA 29/1/2016
240 MWS GRID CONNECTED SOLAR POWER PROJECTS IN 12 TALUKS OF KARNATAKA STATE. . 19/3/2016

Odisha

About:

Orissa has solar potential of 25.78 GW with average solar radiation of 5.5 Kwh/m2 and around 300 sunny days.

Target:

The Orissa government plans to add aggregate clean energy capacity of 1,000 MW by establishing solar parks in the state by 2020 and 3,000 MW by 2022.

Efforts:

The target, fixed by the state government in its draft Orissa Solar Park Policy, 2014, primarily aims at facilitating accelerated deployment of solar energy in the state to support sustainable development and address the climate change issues.

Past Bids:

Bids Released Medium Max received bid Min received bid
25 MW OREDA (Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency) 50 3
10 MW solar power plant at Paradip Port, Jagatsinghpur, ODISHA SECI 10 3
50 MW Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited(KREDL) 10 3

 

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
500 MW by SECI 05.04.2016  

 


Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

About:

Tamil Nadu has solar potential of 17.67 GW with reasonably high solar potential of 5.6-6 Kwh/m2 and around 300 sunny days.

Target:

To meet the power requirement of the state, Tamil Nadu has a target of 8000 MW by 2022.

Efforts:

Tamil Nadu has come up with objective to install 8GW solar power plants by 2022. Currently state has installed solar power capacity of 418.945 MW.

Past Bids in state:

Bids Released Max received bid(MW) Min received bid(MW)
1000 MW 50 1
15 MW 15 15
5 MW 5 5

 

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
1284 MW   700MW  Expected commissioning in 2016-17
Development of 50MW Solar PV Power Project at Salem in Tamil Nadu 03/06/2016  
35 MW in Puducherry under NSM Ph-II, Batch-III 29/04/2016  

Andhra Pradesh

About:

Andhra Pradesh has solar potential of 38.44GW. The State government is keen to tap its immense solar potential and promote this clean source of energy to meet the rising energy requirements of the State. The following factors make Andhra Pradesh an ideal location for setting up Solar Power Projects:

Target:

Andhra Pradesh is one the state that has been selected by Ministry of Power as one of the pilot states for implementation of the 24X7 – Power for All (PFA) scheme and the state is also poised for rapid industrial growth driven by infrastructure investments, Solar energy can become an important source in meeting the growing power requirements of the State.

To meet the power requirement of the state Andhra Pradesh has a target of 9834 MW by 2022 and 5000 MW by 2020.

Efforts:

Andhra Pradesh has come up with its new solar power policy which has an objective to install 5GW solar power plants in 5 years. Currently Andhra has solar capacity of 357.34 MW.

The solar policy of the state aims to promote widespread usage of solar power and to meet the following objectives.

Past Bids:

Bids Released Medium Max received bid Min received bid
750 MW Projects Under RPSSGP/GBI Scheme 160 10
500 MW APGENCO 100 3

 

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
500 MW 2/1/2016
NTPC Ltd.( Own Projects)500 MW 3/11/2015
NTPC Ltd.( Own Projects)350 MW 14/12/2015
500 MW by APGENCO 30/11/2015
500 MW in Ananthapuramu Solar Park 2/1/2016

Maharashtra

About:

Maharashtra is a state in western India and has the solar potential of 64.32 MW.

Target:

Maharashtra is so ambitious about its solar power capacity and has a target of 7500 MW.

Scenario:

Maharashtra Government has finalized its final Renewable Energy Policy. The policy will be known as Maharashtra Renewable Energy Policy 2015. Regional committee will be established to monitor the overall progress of the policy and will be headed by the principal secretary of energy.

State has a target of 7500 MW, of which 2500 MW will be used to fulfil RPO through Public private partnership in association with MahaGenco. And rest 5000 MW will be developed by other developers.

Past Bids in the State

Bids Released Medium Max received bid Min received bid Max tariff      Min Tariff
500 MW (450 MW(open) + 50 MW(DCR)) SECI 100 10

 

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Company Name Remark
Maharashtra- 450 MW(Open)+50 MW(DCR) )(Bids of 450 MW is closed) SECI Expected commissioning in 2016- 17
500 MW SECI- VGF Scheme Expected Tender in February 2016 to March 2016
100 MW NTPC Ltd.( Developer mode) Expected commissioning in 2016- 17
2 MW- OFB, Bhandara Other CPSU (Coal India, IREDA, THDC) Expected commissioning in 2016- 17
5 MW- OFB, Ambajhari Other CPSU (Coal India, IREDA, THDC) Expected commissioning in 2016- 17

Madhya Pradesh

About:

Madhya Pradesh: state of central India has the solar potential of 61.66 MW.

Target:

Madhya Pradesh is doing well in solar sector and has target of 5675 MW to be achieved by 2022.

Scenario:

The Madhya Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Department in its latest notification has proposed a policy for Net Metering based Solar Rooftop systems. The policy will come in force from the date of its notification in the state official gazette. The Office of the Commissioner, New and Renewable Energy department, Govt. of MP will act as the nodal agency.

Madhya Pradesh has commissioned 120MW capacity by 31.01.2016.

Past Bids in state:

Bids Released Max received bid Min received bid
150 MW 51 2
100 MW 30 5
7.35 MW 2 0.1
11.75 MW 2 0.5

 

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
Rewa Ultra Mega Solar is a proposed solar power plant with a total solar installed capacity of 750 MW.   Expected to commission by 2017
300 MW Financial Bids opened on 15.07.2015. PPA signed Expected commissioning in 2016-17
250 MW (NTPC) 24/05/2015,

(Reverse auction-Feb 2016)

 

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

About:

Rajasthan is bestowed with significant amount of solar energy potential and an overwhelming response from Developers/IPPs has already been received for establishing solar power projects. Rajasthan has solar potential of 143.31 GW.

Target:

Rajasthan has a huge potential in solar power sector to be harnessed for which it has target of 5000MW by 2022.

Scenario:

Rajasthan has commissioned 1264.35MW capacity till now.

Past Bids in state:

Bids Released Max received bid(MW) Min received bid(MW)
420 MW 140 70
100 MW 10 5

 

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
Setting up of 4 blocks of Grid Interactive Solar PV Power Project of each 65 MW AC capacity 2 blocks in Neyveli Tamilnadu and 2 blocks in Barsingsar Rajasthan 19/01/2016
Rajasthan  130 MW(open)+100 MW(DCR)

=230 MW

21/05/2015 Expected commissioning in 2016- 17

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand

About:

Uttarakhand has solar potential of 16.80GW. The state receives good amount of solar isolation, 4.5-5.5 kW/m2.

Target:

Uttarakhand has a target of 900MW to be achieved by 2022 and 500 MW to be achieved by 2017.

Scenario:

Past Bids in state:

Bids Released Max received bid(MW) Min received bid(MW)
170 MW 50 0.2
30 MW 4.398 0.636

Gujarat

About:

Gujarat is called the Jewel of the Western part of India. It has an area of 196,204 km2 with a coastline of 1,600 km and a population in excess of 60 million. Gujarat is very rich in solar potential too which is 35.77GW with solar radiation ranges between 5.5-6 Kwh.

Target:

Gujarat has a huge potential in solar power sector which is being harnessed. To maximize and improve the share of solar power capacity in the state Gujarat has a target of 8020 MW to be achieved by 2022.

Scenario:

Gujarat came up with its new solar power policy on 13th August 2015, which would be operative till March 31, 2020. This new policy intends to facilitate and promote large scale promotion of the solar power generation capacities in the state and the interests of all the investors, developers, consumers and various other stakeholders.

Past Bids:

Bids Released Medium Max received bid Min received bid
750 MW Projects Under RPSSGP/GBI Scheme 200 10
824.09 MW Under State policy 40.11 1

 

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
250 MW Grid Connected Solar PV Project in Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka 29/12/2015
NTPC Ltd.( Own Projects)700 MW Gujarat 2/1/2016

Punjab

About:

Punjab showing a tremendous growth in solar sector but if we talk about the solar potential it has only 2.81GW of solar potential.

Target:

Punjab has considerable potential in renewable sector which is being harnessed. To maximize and improve the share of new and renewable sources of energy to 10% of the total installed power capacity in the state by 2022.

Scenario:

Past Bids in state:

Bids Released Max received bid(MW) Min received bid(MW)
250 MW 78 28
200 MW 21 1
50 4 1

 

Upcoming Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
NEW GRID CONNECTED SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC POWER PROJECTS 500 MW CAPACITY UNDER PHASE III
NEW GRID CONNECTED SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC POWER PROJECTS 15 MW CAPACITY OF CANAL TOP 5/01/2016

 


Haryana

About:

Haryana with 320 sunny days has a solar potential of 4.56GW.

Target:

The state of Haryana has a target to 1300MW by 2022 against it the state of Haryana has achieved 12.8 MW installed capacity.

Scenario:

By March 2017, HAREDA shall promote and get installed 100 MW capacity of MW Scale Grid connected Solar Power Project in two phases. In each phase, 50 MW capacities shall be selected through reverse bidding on the basis of maximum discount offered on the levelized tariff fixed by Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) for SPV solar power plants. The entire power from the Solar Power Plant shall be purchased by DISCOMS of Haryana at tariff so discovered.

The possibility of setting up of 50 MW capacity scale Solar Power Plants on barren Panchayat lands in the State shall also be explored. The department shall identify such suitable chunks in consultation with the Department Rural and Panchayat Department. The Panchayats interested in leasing the land under their possession shall be paid as per the prevailing state policy up to 25 years.

To achieve it’s 1300 MW target Haryana had released a bid of 150MW. Aditya Brila won the bid of whole 150 MW capacity with tariff of ₹5.08/Kwh.

Haryana currently has the total commissioned capacity of 12.8 MW.

Past Bids:

Bids Released Medium Max received bid Min received bid
7.8 MW JNNSM Phase 2 Batch I 1 0.8
5 MW CPSU
150 150 1

 

Present Bids:

Tender Release date Remark
250 MW 2/1/2016 SECI-VGF Scheme250 MW Haryana

Jharkhand

About:

Jharkhand is a state in eastern India carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand is ideal for producing power through solar. Jharkhand is prosperous with coal mines but to fulfill the power demand of state and reduce the carbon emission, solar power seems to be the best option.

Target:

By the end of 2015, the state government has achieved 16MW solar power capacity and is aiming to add 2600 MW capacity of solar power by 2020.

Description FY 2015-2016 FY 2016-2017 FY 2017-2018 FY 2018-2019 FY 2019- 2020 Total
Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant 100 250 500 500 750 2100
Solar Rooftop 50 50 100 125 200 500
Total 150 300 600 625 950 2600

Scenario:

Jharkhand currently has the total commissioned capacity of 12.8 MW. Description of this outlined below:

Bids Released Medium Max received bid Min received bid
16 MW Projects Under RPSSGP/GBI Scheme 2 2

 

To achieve it’s 2600 MW target Haryana had released a bid of 1200 MW solar park. Interested developers will compete for 25-year power purchase agreements at tariffs will be signed with the Jharkhand state distribution company Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited.

Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd is authorized to buy the output of the solar photovoltaic parks. Eligible projects may include both crystalline silicon and thin-film solar technology, as well as concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) and trackers are not mandatory.


Uttar Pradesh

About:

Uttar Pradesh, a northern state of India, has a solar potential of 22.83GW with 2774 annual sunny hours.

Target:

Uttar Pradesh has a Target capacity of 500 MW of Grid connected solar power plant will be achieved till March 2017 and has achieved 140MW capacity.

Efforts:


Telangana

The State of Telangana

The newly formed Indian state Telangana has over 300 days of sunshine and has an average solar insolation of approximately 5kWh/m². Telangana is ideal for producing power through solar and also to meet its high agricultural consumption. To fulfill the power demand of state and reducing the carbon emission, solar power seems to be the best option.

By the end of 2015, the state government has achieved 342.39MW solar poer capacity and is aiming to add about 4,000 MW capacity of solar power.

Telangana floated a RfS in August, 2014 inviting bidders for the selection of a total capacity of 500MW solar projects. Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSSPDCL) & Northern Power Distribution Company Limited of Telangana (TSNPDCL) were being assigned for solar power procurement.

The highest capacity went to Renew Solar Power with 2 projects each of 100MW and 40MW; with tariff rate of Rs 6.73 and 6.80 respectively. 23 successful bidders were allocated a sum total of 30 projects with capacity of 509MW. One interesting thing to note here is the tariff rate between the highest and the lowest bidder with a mere 50 paisa difference. The selection was through reverse bidding, with no L1 bidding and interestingly, there was no project limits for a bidder. The scheduled operation of any project was fixed at 10 months from the date of signing the PPA.

This 500MW capacity of solar power has started to take affect with not much of tariff rate difference among the winning bidders.

The record 2000 MW push on 1st April, 2015 by the Telangana Government has placed the state of top of others in terms of solar power in India. The RfS and the PPA floated by the state has accounted for a total allocation of 2,500 MW capacity of solar power so far.

Like before, the energy procurement will be done by the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSSPDCL) & the Northern Power Distribution Company Limited of Telangana (TSNPDCL).

The selection will be through reverse bidding without any L1 bidding. With the minimum capacity of 2 MW, a bidder can submit bids for any number of projects. The maximum capacity of bid submission will depend upon the location’s evacuation capacity. With the PPA duration of 25 years, the Scheduled Commercial Operation Date is fixed at 12 months from the date of signing of PPA.

The allocation of the projects will be based on two categories as showcased below:

Category Project Size Benchmark Tariff Total Capacity Interconnection Substation
I < 8 MW Rs. 6.45/kWh 500 MW 33/11 kV
II > 8 MW Rs. 6.32/kWh 1500 MW 132/33 kV or 220/132 kV or 400/220 kV

For the set target, the following cap is proposed on the Requisitioned capacity:

District Category I (33/11 kV Substation) in MW Category II (132/33 kV or 220/132 kV or 400/220 kV Substation) in MW Total capacity in MW
Mahbubnagar 100 300 400
Medak 100 400 500
Nalgonda 150 450 600
Rangareddy South 25 75 100
Warangal 100 200 300
Karimnagar 75 225 300
Khammam 50 150 200
Nizamabad 100 300 400
Adilabad 50 150 200
Requisitioned Capacity 500 1500 2000

The injection capacity limits should be as mentioned below:

Interconnection Points AC Voltage level Limits for injection capacity
33/ 11kV 33 kV 2-8 MW
132/33 kV 33 kV 6-15 MW
132/33 kV 132 kV 11-50 MW
220/132 kV 132 kV 11-50 MW
220/132 kV 220 kV 41-100 MW
400/220 kV 220 kV 51-150 MW

It is been predicted that a lot of solar power developers will pave their way for Telangana primarily due the reason that after a long time such a capacity has been floated in the country. In addition, the minimum allotment of 2 MW will attract a lot of small developers willing to invest in solar power plants.

In its efforts to push solar power in the State, state government decided to set up 400 MW in Mahbubnagar, 500MW in Medak, 600MW in Nalgonda, 300 MW in Warangal, 300 MW in Karimnagar, 200 MW in Khammam, 400 MW in Nizamabad, 200 MW in Adilabad and 100MW in Ranga Reddy districts. Telangana is also planning to increase the present power generation target from 4000 MW to 25,000 MW over the next three-four years.

The Future:

With the latest move by the Telangana Government, it has shown its commitment towards clean energy and also the 100 GW ambitious plans by the Central Government.  It has also left behind the Indian Government’s allocation mark of solar power. This huge leap will definitely pave the way for compensating the state’s power deficits.

The state government is also planning to supply solar pumps for agricultural farms. A budget estimation of 500 crores have been proposed given by the Power Finance Corporation as loan.