The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has
commissioned projects aggregating 115 MW at the Bhadla Solar Power Project
being developed in Rajasthan. The NTPC, through a Bombay
Stock Exchange (BSE) filing, announced the commissioning of 115 MW out of
the 260 MW project being developed.
The entire capacity of 260 MW had been divided into four
projects of 65 MW each. The 115 MW includes partially commissioned projects,
stated a NTPC official. Each developer can break down their project capacities
into blocks of 5 MW for commissioning purposes. There has yet to be a fully
commissioned project of 65 MW. The
entire 260 MW is expected to be commissioned by the end of April 2017, stated
another NTPC official.
According to Mercom’s India
Solar Project Tracker, this project is being developed under the NTPC self-owned
projects program. Vikram Solar won bids to construct two projects of 65 MW each
by bidding a tariff of Rs.0.05628 billion (~$839,586)/MW; Tata Power and Jackson
Engineers are developing one project apiece (each project is 65 MW) by bidding
a tariff of Rs.56.4 billion (~$809,750)/MW and Rs.56.34 billion (~$840,482)/MW
capacity had been tendered
in May, 2015.