The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has bid for
50 MW of solar in the 500 MW tender floated by the state’s DISCOM, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution
Corporation (TANGEDCO). The nodal agency, TEDA, quoted a tariff of Rs.4.44
(~$0.067)/kWh, but had been asked by TANGEDCO to match Rs.4.40 (~$0.065)/kWh
which it did.
“Yes, we have bid for 50 MW
capacity,” stated an official at TEDA in Tamil Nadu, the tenders were not receiving the desired response. Being the
nodal agency for energy development in the state, TEDA is participating in the
bidding process to promote solar, further commented an official at TEDA.
When asked whether this tender will be filled, the TEDA
official stated, “we are doing what we can. With
the upcoming elections and state budget, there might be delays.”
A TANGEDCO official stated that the auction might be delayed,
but was expected to go through.
reported that the TANGEDCO had tendered 500 MW of solar to meet its
renewable purchase obligation and received bids to develop 300 MW of solar.