SJVN floats tender seeking services for 1 GW of solar projects

Indian SJVN Ltd. has announced a tender seeking services from firms to arrange for land, connectivity, open access, and power purchase agreements for 1 GW of grid-connected solar projects in the country, says consultancy Mercom India. The scope of work includes identifying potential consumers, checking project feasibility, assisting in feasibility and finalization of agreements, signing bank agreements and long-term open access approvals with state regulators, providing land acquisition assistance, and dealing with any right of way issues. The work must be completed within six months from the date the letter of award is issued.
The company, a joint venture between the central government and the Himachal Pradesh government, and predominantly a hydropower producer, is also keen on acquiring operational solar projects. According to Mercom’s India Tender Tracker, SJVN has already tendered 1.2 GW of solar power projects.
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