Developers net 16 govt MoUs for solar power

Projects will generate 84 MW of solar energy by 2013


Neha Sethi | July 26, 2010

The government signed 16 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with private solar power project developers on Sunday. These memorandums will enable the developers to generate 84 MW of solar energy by 2013. This was done under the migration scheme of the government. The memorandums were signed by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) on behalf of the government. NVVN is the nodal agency to purchase solar power generated by independent solar power producers.

Under this, 54 KW will be generated through solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and the rest 30 KW through solar thermal technology. These projects are expected to be commissioned by middle of next year.

NVVN will purchase solar power generated by independent solar power producers at rates fixed by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for a period of 25 years. For 2010 -11, the CERC has fixed the rate of Rs 17.91 per unit for PV and Rs 15.31 per unit for solar thermal power projects.

The rates will be applicable for solar PV projects commissioned by March 2012 and solar thermal projects commissioned by March 2013. The government will provide equivalent MW of power from the unallocated quota of NTPC for bundling with solar power. NVVN will select projects to set up about 1000MW capacity of solar power plants based on solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies. The utilities will be able to account for purchase of solar power against their RPO obligations.


Following is the list of the project developers:

1    Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Limited, (MAHAGENCO), Mumbai   
2    Clover Solar Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai   
3    Videocon Industries Ltd, Mumbai
4    Enterprise Business Solutions, USA
5    Azure Power (Punjab) Pvt. Ltd., Amritsar
6    Acme Tele Power Limited, Gurgaon
7    Comet Power Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
8    Refex Refrigerants Limited, Chennai
9    Aston Field Solar (Rajasthan) Pvt. Ltd.
10    Dalmia Solar Power Limited, New Delhi
11    Entegra Ltd, Ansal Bhawan, New Delhi
12    Entegra Ltd, Ansal Bhawan, New Delhi
13    AES Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana
14    Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd., New Delhi
15    OPG Energy Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu
16    Swiss Park Vanijya Pvt. Ltd.



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