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Solar park tenders, power purchase on hold as Rewa bids disrupt market

To push low solar power costs, MNRE asked states to study Rewa model, redesign their solar tenders

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

The low bid received for the Rewa solar park in Madhya Pradesh has jolted the market in many ways. While most states are rethinking their tenders, many have gone slow on buying solar power contracted at higher rates.  Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for three solar parks, Charanka in Gujarat, Bhadla in Rajasthan and Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh. Sources said the tenders had been put on hold after solar tariffs declined to a levelised Rs 3.3 per unit at the Rewa solar power park.  At the Bhadla solar power park, the portion of the ...

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 01:34 IST
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