India’s Karnataka seeks bids for 200 MW of solar capacity

July 21 (Renewables Now) – The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDL) said on Thursday it is accepting proposals for the construction of a 200-MW solar park and related transmission infrastructure as part of the Pavagada photovoltaic (PV) complex.

KREDL is looking for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor to design, build, test and commission the solar plant and also deliver operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 10 years.

Interested parties can take part in the request for selection (RfS) by September 20.

The 200-MW solar park will be situated in Karnataka’s Tumkur district. Its output will be supplied to local electricity supply companies (ESCOMs) for 25 years.

The Pavagada project was proposed in 2015 by the Karnataka Solar Power Development Corp Ltd (KSPDCL), a joint venture between KREDL and the Solar Energy Corp of India (SECI). The scheme calls for the installation of 2,700 MW of PV capacity in portions by the end of 2018.

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