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Country’s first round-the-clock solar power tender closes at Rs 2.9/unit


India’s first tender for providing round the clock (RTC) disovered the lowest tariff of Rs 2.9 per kwh (unit). ReNew Power was the winning bidder with the whole 400 megawatt (Mw) capacity. Other bidders were Greenko, Ayana and HES Renewable.

The tariff would escalate by three per cent annually for 15 years taking the levellised (average) tariff of the project to Rs 3.6 per unit, said industry executives. This rate is closer to the average rate of thermal power in India.

The RTC tender was floated by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to supply power from plant all around the day. SECI is the nodal tendering agency under the ministry of new and

The project developer will have the option of building a hybrid plant with wind and hydro power or have energy storage systems.

There is flexibility given in using type of storage system as well. It could be battery system or pump storage or any of the available technology.

The tender was oversubscribed by the industry which quoted close to 950 Mw capacity against the 400 Mw offered by

NLC on war footing to operationalise boiler units after Thursday mishap


India said today that it is taking measures on a war footing to operationalise the boiler units at its facility in Neyveli, after an accident occurred in one of the boilers on Thursday evening. The company has asked an expert to investigate the mishap, even as two of the eight workmen who sustained injuries are under special care in a tertiary care hospital.

The company today said that in order to meet power requirement at this critical time, action is being taken on a war footing to ensure that all units, other than the affected Unit 6, are operationalised at the earliest. The accident at the Unit 6 has impacted the conveyor that caters to Units 5 and 7.

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Unit 5 will be brought back into service on Friday itself, while Unit 4, which was under annual scheduled maintenance will be lighted up and synchronised within two days. Unit 7 is expected to be back in service within a week’s time. All the safety measures are being ensured before resuming the power generation from these units, it

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