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The 4th Delta Advanced Automation Design Contest

The 4th Delta Advanced Automation Design Contest

Gurgaon, Haryana, India – Business Wire India

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Photo Caption: “Seeking Smart Manufacturing Talents” – The 4th Delta Advanced Automation Design Contest at Wujiang, China

Delta Electronics, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions organized the 4th Delta Advanced Automation Design Contest at Delta’s Wujiang Plant in China, from July 24-26. The contest which is participated by students from various countries aims to build awareness in automation, to learn new automation trends and to enhance system integration skill among the students.

The 4th Delta Advanced Automation Design Contest adopts the concept of advanced industrial automation development from “Industry 4.0” and “Made in China 2025”. Under the theme of “Seeking Smart Manufacturing Talents”, the competition included three major categories: “smart machines”, “smart robot”, and “smart manufacturing”. This year, the 74 teams from China, Taiwan, Thailand and India who were shortlisted for the final contest making this competition an international event. Aside from the Special Awards, the First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize and Editor’s Awards were also presented among the other 72 teams at the award ceremony on July 26.

Many creative and outstanding ideas were brought up by contestants during the contest. Three teams from India representing Lovely Professional University, The NorthCap University and Vellore Institute of Technology, participated in the contest for the first time and presented their design and projects to the judges. All three teams walked away with the appreciation and prizes.

  • LPU University, Punjab (India) - PICASO Team (First Prize):

PICASO 4.0: The PICASO 4.0 is a Vertical Laser Engraving Automated Solution that integrates Delta’s CNC controller and a multi-axis motion control robot. The solution allows the equipment to move horizontally, and can directly perform laser engraving on various materials including brick walls, concrete, glass, timber, and more. As an utterly innovative solution that does not constraint by horizontal workspace, it can also opt for a variety of tools for painting and cutting.

  • The NorthCap University, Gurugram (India) – TVN Team (Second Prize):

Self-Checkout System in Retail: It is an integrated system consisting of an Android application, a bulk scanning/sealing station with a custom PC-based UI and a boom barrier, all controlled by a local server so as to facilitate faster checkout, reduce waiting time and avoid shoplifting from the retail stores.

  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (India) – Futurtronics Team (Second Prize):

Mobile Bin Picking Robot: So far, bin picking robots are stationary. In order to extend the workspace of the robot and to make bin picking available for industries, this project implemented bin picking using an autonomous mobile robot. This concept is motivated by industrial applications. The robot grasps the desired object, and then places it in a basket with itself. It then transports to a processing station where the object is to be placed. After the object is unloaded, the robot moves back to the initial point for further picking.

Addressing at the award ceremony, Mr. Yancey Hai, chairman, Delta Electronics, Inc., said, “The manufacturing industry worldwide is going through a major transformation toward smart manufacturing. Delta, focusing on caring for “Environmental Protection, Energy-saving, and Our Green Earth”, values the development of advanced education and conducts various academia-industrial cooperation projects. The Delta Advanced Automation Design Contest is one of the most important projects, and we have successfully discovered many talents with innovation and creation through this contest.”

Mr. Andy Liu, general manager of Delta Industrial Automation Business Group, pointed out at the opening speech, “Smart manufacturing is the future of manufacturing industry. To achieve this goal, we need more talent, and that is why Delta, as a world-class industrial automation brand, keeps working on academia-industrial cooperation to cultivate and find more talent. We provide great opportunities like Delta Advanced Automation Design Contest to encourage more students devoting to this field, experience the industrial environment and prepare for their future career in this field.”

As a world-class Industrial Automation brand, Delta has been working on enhancing industrial technology while sharing experience and techniques to talents through academia-industrial cooperation. Since 2008, Delta has launched academia-industrial cooperation project with dozens of colleges and universities in Taiwan and China, including donating automation products, build up “Delta Laboratory”, and more. Delta also plans to extent this project to other Asian countries such as Thailand and India, hoping to cultivate and find more talents for the “Automation for a Changing World.”

About Delta Industrial Automation

As a world-class Industrial Automation brand, we are dedicated to the development of AC motor drives, servo and motion control systems, programmable logic controllers, human machine interfaces, machine vision systems, meters and sensors, industrial control and monitoring software, and industrial robots.

Our Industrial Automation solutions extend to a broad range of industry applications, including electronics, textiles, food, pharmacy, rubber and plastics, packaging, printing, woodworking, and machine tools. We integrate our automation products, equipment networking, system software, IoT technology, and big data analysis to build innovative and reliable smart, green factory automation solutions for global customers, and to realize our promise of “Automation for a Changing World”.

For more information, please visit: www.deltaelectronicsindia.com

About Delta

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta’s business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. Delta has 163 sales offices, 64 R&D centers and 39 manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 6 consecutive years. In 2016, Delta was selected out of 5,800 large companies by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level.

For detailed information about Delta, please visit: www.deltaww.com

Azure Power Taps IBRD (World Bank) Loan to Scale its Azure Roof Power Platform

Azure Power Taps IBRD (World Bank) Loan to Scale its Azure Roof Power Platform

 

New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

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Azure Power | New York Stock Exchange

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading independent solar power producer in India, has been granted INR 678.3 (US$ ~10.5) million of low-cost debt financing through the SBI-World Bank: Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program. The loan is for 15 years with an interest rate of 8.35% per annum, one of the lowest interest rates availed by a solar power developer in the Indian solar sector to date. The loan will be utilized to scale Azure Roof Power, Azure Power’s solar rooftop platform.

Azure Roof Power offers superior rooftop solar power solutions for commercial, industrial, government, and institutional customers in cities across India to lower their energy bill and meet their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. With over 100 MWs of high quality, operating and committed solar assets across 14 states, Azure Roof Power has one of the largest rooftop portfolios in the country. Azure Roof Power customers include large commercial real estate companies, a leading global chain of premium hotels, distribution companies in smart cities, warehouses, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Indian Railways and a Delhi water utility company.

Speaking on this occasion, Inderpreet Wadhwa, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “We are pleased to announce our partnership with SBI and World Bank which will enable us lower the energy bills of our customers by providing clean and sustainable solar energy. We are excited to expand our Azure Roof Power platform in India with the support of SBI and World Bank.”

Under the SBI-World Bank: Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program, the World Bank and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) approved a line of credit of $625 million to support the Government of India’s goal to expand rooftop solar to 40,000 MWs. 

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading solar power producer in India with a portfolio of over 1,000 MWs across 18 states. With over 100 MWs of high quality, operating and committed solar assets, the company has one of the largest rooftop portfolios in the country. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power provides low-cost and reliable solar power solutions to customers throughout India. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Highlights include the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009 and the implementation of the first MW scale rooftop project under the smart city initiative in 2013.

For more information, visit: www.azurepower.com.

Azure Power Commissions 100 MW NTPC Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

Azure Power Commissions 100 MW NTPC Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

Azure Azure Power | New York Stock Exchange Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading independent solar power producer in India, has announced that it has commissioned a 100-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Andhra Pradesh. The project was auctioned by NTPC, which has a AAA debt rating and is the Government of India’s largest power utility. The solar plant has been set up at Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park with a total capacity of 1,000 MWs. The solar park is being developed by Solar Park Implementation Agency (SPIA) and Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Limited (APSPCL). Azure Power will supply power to NTPC for 25 years at a tariff of INR 5.12 (~USD 7.9 cents) per kWh. Spread across 500 acres of land in Andhra Pradesh, the project will help in electrifying the nearby areas. Speaking on this occasion, Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “With the commissioning of this plant, we have once again demonstrated our strong project development, engineering, and execution capabilities. We are delighted to make a contribution towards realization of our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation. Our sincere gratitude to NTPC and the State of Andhra Pradesh for all the cooperation and support extended.” About Azure Power Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading solar power producer in India with a portfolio of over 1,000 MWs across 18 states. With over 100 MWs of high quality, operating and committed solar assets, the company has one of the largest rooftop portfolios in the country. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power provides low-cost and reliable solar power solutions to customers throughout India. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Highlights include the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009 and the implementation of the first MW scale rooftop project under the smart city initiative in 2013. For more information, visit: www.azurepower.com.

Azure Power(s) Defence Establishments in Maharashtra

Azure Power(s) Defence Establishments in Maharashtra

Azure Power becomes the first private solar company to power the Defence Ministry under the National Solar Mission

New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

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Azure Power | New York Stock Exchange

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading solar power producer in India, commissioned 7 MWs of solar plant capacity in the state of Maharashtra and is the first private solar power project to be set up at defence establishments under Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The project was done in collaboration with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) which is the designated nodal agency for implementation for Ministry of Defence and Para Military Forces. Azure Power won this project under the National Solar Mission. The power generated is sold to Ministry of Defence establishments under a 25-year power purchase agreement at a blended tariff of INR 5.36 (~US 8 cents) per kWh. In addition, SECI will provide viability gap funding of INR 1.73 million for this project.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “We are pleased to be the first private company to supply solar power to the Defence Ministry in the country. This project demonstrates the value of solar as an innovative and affordable resource at the point of consumption by eliminating transmission costs.

Azure Power has led the Indian solar industry with many firsts and innovative applications of solar power. Azure set up India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009, followed by India’s first MW scale distributed rooftop solar power project in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in 2013 and became the first solar power producer in the country to supply affordable solar power to border outposts in Rajasthan under the National Solar Mission.

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading solar power producer in India with a total portfolio of over 1,000 MWs across 15 states. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Azure Power has a strong track record in delivering solar power projects, from the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009, implementation of the first MW scale rooftop under the smart city initiative in 2013, to the largest solar plant (100 MW) under India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) policy in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power manages the entire development and operation process, providing low-cost solar power solutions to customers throughout India.

For more information about Azure Power, please visit www.azurepower.com.

Azure Power Wins Indian Railway’s Largest Rooftop Auction; Rooftop Portfolio Surpasses 100 MWs

Azure Power Wins Indian Railway’s Largest Rooftop Auction; Rooftop Portfolio Surpasses 100 MWs

New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

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Azure Power | New York Stock Exchange

  • Azure Power wins 46 MWs of solar projects from Indian Railways across 11 states in India
  • Azure Power’s rooftop portfolio now more than 100 MWs across 14 states in India

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading solar power producer in India, announced that it has won 46 MWs of solar rooftop projects across eleven states pan India for Indian Railways.  Indian Railways is the largest rail network in Asia and is owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways.

The power purchase agreement (PPA) will be signed with Indian Railways for their respective zones and coach factory for 25 years. The average tariff for the project is INR 4.63 (~USD 7 cents) per kWh with an additional capital incentive of INR 933.5 million (~US$ 14 million) upon commissioning.

Out of the 46 MWs total allocation, 20 MWs has been allocated by Northern Railways division, 10 MWs by the Western Railways division, 10 MWs by the North-Central Railways division, 3 MWs by the North Western Railways division, and 3 MWs by the Rail Coach Factory division.

Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “Azure has superior rooftop solar power solutions for infrastructure, commercial and industrial customers in cities across India to lower their energy costs and meet their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. We are pleased to partner with Indian Railways in reducing their GHG emissions through deployment of solar energy at their facilities across locations pan- India.”

With this win, Azure Power rooftop solar portfolio surpassed 100 MWs across 14 states in India. Azure Power recently announced the successful installation and operation of the first phase of its rooftop solar power plant for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The 14 MW project is one of the largest allocations by DMRC to a solar power company. The project covers DMRC metro stations, workshops and parking lots. Azure Power’s rooftop customers also include large commercial real estate companies, a leading global chain of premium hotels, distribution companies in smart cities, warehouses, DMRC and Delhi water supply company.

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading solar power producer in India with a total portfolio of over 1,000 MWs across 18 states. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Azure Power has a strong track record in delivering solar power projects, from the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009, implementation of the first MW scale rooftop under the smart city initiative in 2013, to the largest solar plant (100 MW) under India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) policy in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power manages the entire development and operation process, providing low-cost solar power solutions to customers throughout India.

For more information, visit: www.azurepower.com

Azure Power(s) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Rooftops with Solar Energy

Azure Power(s) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Rooftops with Solar Energy

New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading independent solar power producer in India, announced the successful installation and operation of its rooftop solar power plant for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) at the Sultanpur facility. This is the first phase of a 14 MW allocation by DMRC to Azure Power, one of the largest by DMRC to a solar power developer. The tariff on the project is INR 5.55 per kWh (US$ 0.083), with a total subsidy of INR 167.4 million (US$ 2.514 million). The company will supply power for 25 years which will be utilized for DMRC’s operations. The 14 MW project will be completed in phases and will cover several metro stations, workshops and parking lots.

Commenting on the occasion, Anup Kumar Gupta, Director (Electrical), DMRC said, “Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken a number of Green initiatives and steps to reduce its carbon footprint. The power generated from solar energy will not only fulfill our energy requirements but will also help in making the city cleaner and greener. DMRC has signed a PPA for 25 years with Azure Power to help us in this endeavour.”

Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “Azure has unique rooftop solar power solutions for infrastructure, commercial and industrial customers in cities across India to lower their energy cost and meet their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. We are pleased to partner with DMRC in reducing their GHG emissions through deployment of solar energy in their facilities across the capital city of New Delhi.”

Azure has a portfolio of over 1,000 MW with an excellent record in setting up and operating solar power plants, be it utility scale or commercial rooftop projects. Azure Power has a vast experience in delivering solar power projects, from the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009, implementation of the first MW scale rooftop under the smart city initiative in 2013, to the largest solar plant (100 MW) under India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) policy in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Azure has a portfolio of 500+ rooftops across 10 states under various stages for its customers, which include the country’s largest commercial real estate developer, and a leading global chain of premium hotels.

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leader in the Indian Solar Industry. Azure Power developed India’s first utility scale solar project in 2009 and has been at the forefront of developments in the sector as a developer, constructor and operator of utility scale and rooftop solar projects since its inception in 2008. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power manages the entire development and operation process, providing low-cost solar power solutions to customers throughout India.

For more information, visit: www.azurepower.com

Photo Caption: Azure Power Rooftop Solar Power Plant at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Rooftop Solar Panels on 300 Government Buildings

With the state government pushing for tapping of renewable energy sources, about 300 government buildings including 50 panchayat union offices would be harnessing solar power to meet their energy needs.
Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), the nodal agency to promote renewable energy, has floated bids to install seven-kilo watt grid tied solar rooftop power plants at 300 government buildings.
According to TEDA sources, the solar rooftop systems would be installed at 50 panchayat union offices and remaining in the 234 assembly constituencies.  The buildings in the assembly constituencies would be identified shortly, sources said, adding that once the contract is awarded, the solar system would be installed within 90 days.
The work on installing 30 kilo watt solar plant in secretariat would begin shortly. In Fort St George, government building housing the secretariat, will have a 10 KWp solar plant while 10 floor Namakkal Kavignar Maligai will have a 20 KWp plant. “Though the work order was issued long back, the renovation works in the secretariat delayed the works,” the sources said, pointing out the commissioning of 25 KWp plant at Raj Bhavan and 60 KWp system in TNEB headquarters.
According to TEDA estimate, a kilowatt capacity solar PV plant would be nearly generating 1,600 units per annum. With the installation of 300 seven KWp solar plants and 30 KWp plants in secretariat, the government buildings would be nearly generating 34.08 lakh units of energy a year.
As per the solar energy policy 2012, the government envisages to add 3,000 MW to the grid. All the new government buildings would be constructed with rooftop solar system while existing strucutres would get these units in a phased manner.

MNRE scheme to power Odisha villages

Each household to get a 10-200W peak solar PV system to power 3-5 LED lights, 1-2 fans, and other small appliances.

 

The  government has set in motion the task to identify un-electrified villages to be powered through .

The work is being taken up as per a pilot scheme to be launched by the Union ministry of new & renewable energy (MNRE). Under this scheme, solar PV () based home systems would be provided to every household in two villages/hamlets in every Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha constituency.

Each household will be provided with a 10-200 W peak solar PV system enough to provide power to 3-5 LED lights,1-2 fans, provision of mobile charging and running other small appliances at the discretion of the household. Each system is estimated to cost Rs 50,000. While MNRE will bear 60 per cent of the cost, state governments are being persuaded to provide 30 per cent subsidy. The balance 10 per cent will be contributed by the beneficiary.

In a letter to all district collectors, Surendra Kumar, secretary (science & technology), Odisha said, “You are requested to identify a least 25 un-electrified or power starved villages/hamlets in your district where there is an urgent need to provide power through solar system. Each vilage/hamlet may have 100 or more households. In case such households are not available, clusters of villages/hamlets with 100 or more households can also be selected.”

Though Odisha has a huge potential for renewable energy sources, especially solar power, it has remained largely un-utilized.

Renewable energy potential in Odisha has been assessed at 11820 Mw, with solar energy having the highest potential at 10000 Mw among all green energy sources.

The potential for solar photo-voltaic source is the highest at 8000 Mw followed by solar thermal and wind power at 2000 Mw and 910 Mw respectively.

Source: Business Standard

So far, solar power projects of 13 Mw have been commissioned in the state while new projects with a total capacity of 30 Mw are under various stages of implementation.

Investments to the tune of Rs 2500 crore are expected to flow to Odisha in the renewable energy sector during the 12th Plan Period (2012-17) as the state has targeted capacity augmentation of 350 MW from solar, wind and bio-mass sources in the period.

Over 2600 solar lamps installed at residential schools

Over 2,600 solar lamps have been installed in 148 residential schools of Kandhamal district. 

The project has been funded by Integrated Tribal Development Agencies (ITDA) of Phulbani and Baliguda with each lamp costing about Rs 2,100, officials said. 

While ITDA, Phulbani, provided around 2,200 lamps for 59 schools, ITDA Baliguda supplied about 420 lamps in 89 schools. More lamps would be provided in schools in the coming years after reviewing outcome of this year, they said. 

“The solar lamps are of immense help to hostel inmates in remote areas where there is either no power connection or a low voltage problem,” said Project Director of ITDA, Phulbani, Pranati Patra. 

These solar lamps would be highly useful for students during power cuts, he said. 

Unscheduled power cut is common in Kandhamal, while in rural areas it is very acute as it continues for long hours. The hostel inmates of residential schools are facing much difficulty due to the power cuts. “We have provided one solar lamp for a group of four inmates,” said Patra. 

The ITDA, Baliguda, has also decided to install solar pumps in different schools to supply water to the students. “We have prepared a detailed scheme, but it is yet to be worked out,” said another officer. 

The proposal was likely to be rolled out during the current year after obtaining approval from the government, he said.

Source: Business Standard

Draft Guidelines for 1500 MW NSM phase II batch II

The 1000 MW Bundling Scheme introduced under NSM Phase-I have been successful in incentivizing setting up of a large number of Solar Power Projects and minimizing the impact of tariff on the distribution companies. The same approach is now proposed for 1500MW Solar PV projects to be selected under Batch-II of NSM Phase-II scheme.

 

Here are some key points of the proposed scheme:

  • It is to be carried out by NVVN through a transparent, tariff based reverse bidding process.
  • NVVN shall enter into suitable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Solar Power Developers and Power Sale Agreement (PSA) with Distribution Companies/ Utilities/ other Bulk Consumers.
  • There will be two bid tranche: 750 MW in 2014-15, and remaining 750 MW in 2015-16.
  • DCR to be 500 MW out of the total 1500 MW. It was 50 % (375 MW) in Phase-II Batch-I scheme.

 

The total aggregated capacity of the grid connected solar projects to be developed under the bundling scheme shall be 1500 MW. This scheme provides for deployment of only Solar PV Technology Projects.

 

The main objectives of the scheme are as follows:

  • To facilitate the scale up of solar capacity addition under NSM Phase-II
  • To supplement grid power
  • To facilitate fulfilment of RPO requirement
  • To facilitate speedier implementation of the new projects
  • To promote manufacturing in the Solar PV

 

Guidelines for Selection of Solar PV Projects:

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Qualification Criteria for Short-Listing of Bids/ Projects

  • Financial Criteria: The Net Worth of the company should be equal to or greater than the value calculated at the rate of Rs2 Crores or equivalent US$ per MW of the project capacity. The computation’ of Net Worth shall be based on unconsolidated audited annual accounts of the company.

Net Worth= (Paid up share capital+ Free Reserves- Revaluation Reserves- Intangible Assets – Miscellaneous Expenditures)

 

  • Technical Criteria: Under this scheme, it is proposed to promote only commercially established and operational technologies to minimize the technology risk and to achieve the commissioning of the Projects.
  • Connectivity with the Grid:
  • The plant should be designed for inter-connection with the transmission network of STU/CTU or any other transmission utility at voltage level of 33 kV or above. The Project Developers should indicate to the transmission – licensee the location of its proposed project.
  • The responsibility of getting connectivity and open access with the transmission system owned by the STU / CTU or any other Transmission Utility, will lie with the Project Developer.
  • The arrangement of connectivity can be made by the SPD through a dedicated transmission line which the SPD may construct himself or get constructed by STU or Discom.

 

  • Domestic Content Requirement: Out of the total capacity of 1500 MW under Batch-II Phase-II, a capacity of 500 MW will be kept for bidding with Domestic Content Requirement (DCR). Under DCR, the solar cells and modules used in the solar PV power plants must both be made in India. The Developers at the time of bidding may opt for either “DCR” or “Open” or both the categories.

 

Bid Bond on graded scale

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It is interesting to note that out of the target capacity of 9000 MW in Phase 2 (2013-2017), 750 MW bids have been successfully completed, and as per this scheme 1500 MW bids will be completed by 2015-16. That leaves just 2 years i.e. 2016-17 and 2017-18 for the remaining 6750 MW of bid capacity. Target achievement will be difficult but not impossible, considering that by 2017 India aims to achieve Grid Parity with respect to Solar Power.

Interested stakeholders are required to send their comments by 23rd July, 2014.

The draft document can be accessed at: 

http://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/Draft-Guidelines-for-1500%20MW%20NSM-Ph_II-%20Batch_II.pdf

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