MNRE issues guidelines for procuring power from 2.5 GW ISTS solar-wind projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding mechanism for the procurement of 2.5 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind projects combined with solar power.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will serve as the nodal agency for the programme. The wind and solar projects may be located at the same site or nearby, but the individual wind and solar components of the project need to inject power into the grid at a single point. The minimum capacity that a developer can bid for is 50 MW. Further, the rated power capacity of the wind project should not be less than 80 per cent of the total contracted capacity blended with 20 per cent of solar power.

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