MNRE issues tender for 4 GW offshore wind power projects in Tamil Nadu

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a tender to lease sea-bed blocks for carrying out survey and subsequent development of offshore wind energy projects off the coast of Tamil Nadu.

The selection of developers will be through an international competitive bidding process. Grid connectivity and long-term open access to the grid will be in the scope of  the offshore wind power developer and the energy generated will be consumed in captive mode or sold to third parties under open access framework or sold through power exchange. The minimum capacity for acceptance of first part commissioning will be 100 MW or 50 per cent of the allocated project capacity, whichever is lower. The projects with capacity more than 500 MW can be commissioned in parts of atleast 200 MW each.

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