The Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) is expected to tender 15
MW of rooftop solar soon.
“We have submitted proposal to
management and are awaiting approval, once approved IOCL will tender 15 MW of
rooftop solar,” stated an IOCL official. The
official also confirmed that the IOCL has commissioned 6.5 MW of rooftop solar
as requested by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
When asked whether the expansion in capacity is being done
keeping in mind profits through sale of power, the official stated: “we are thinking on those lines, but
rates for rooftop solar energy are so low that it’s very
early to comment on that.”
IOCL had recently tendered
a 3 MW ground mounted solar PV project to be constructed at Indian Oil
Kadapa Bottling Plant premises located in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh.