The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has invited expression
of interest to develop a 500 MW solar park. Indian as well as international
developers can participate. The last date of submission of expression of
interest is May 5, 2017. The TEDA has asked the bidders to deposit Rs.25 million
(~$381,647) as bank guarantee along with submission of expression of interest.
The TEDA has also regulated that the Solar Park will be set
up on a contiguous piece of land measuring not less than 1,000 Hectares in any
part of Tamil Nadu having solar irradiance ranging from 5 to 6 kWh/m2/day
throughout the year.
the capacity had been tendered in 2014. There were bottlenecks of high tariff,
transmission issues in the state due to which the plan had to be put on hold,
once the expression of interests are received, the actual tendering will be
done within a month, stated a TEDA official. The state is also lagging in renewable
purchase obligation (RPO) compliance and this park will lead to the state’s RPO compliance added the TEDA official.