Page 69

energetica-india-57_asiapowerweek

quest for Qualification (RfQ) containing qualifying criteria for selection of bidders. The RfQ documents submitted by the bidders are evaluated to identify those bidders who will be eligible to participate in the second stage of the process. The second stage of the bidding process invites Request for Proposals (RfP) from the bidders so qualified. After evaluation of the RfP documents, the successful bidder is identified on the basis of the lowest levellised tariff. Selection of Sites for Setting up of UMPPs Originally nine such projects had been identified to be taken up, 4 at pithead and 5 at coastal locations. Later few more sites have been identified. Concept of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) PFC is the nodal agency for the development of these projects. PFC sets up separate Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) for each UMPPs to act as authorized representatives of the procurers (distribution companies of the power procuring States). The SPVs are responsible for carrying out various activities on behalf of the procurers. Completion of these activities prior to award of the project is considered necessary to enhance the investor’s confidence, reduce risk perception and get a good response to the competitive bidding process. Some of the main activities undertaken by the SPVs are:- 1. Appointment of Consultants to undertake preparation of Project Report, preparation of Rapid Environment Impact Assessment Report etc. 2. Appointment of Consultants for International Competitive Bidding (ICB), document preparation & evaluation 3. To carry out bidding process and award of project 4. Initiation of land acquisition process for the project 5. Allocation of Coal blocks for pit-head projects 6. Getting clearance regarding allocation of water by the State Govt. for pithead locations 7. Approval for use of sea water from Maritime Board/ other Govt. Agencies for coastal locations 8. Obtain clearance from the State Pollution Control Board, initiate forest clearance etc. as are required for the project and for the coal mines, followed by environment and forest clearances from the Central Government. POWER SECTOR 9. Obtaining geological reports/ other related data from CMPDI for the coal blocks. 10. Tie up the off-take/ sale of power Role of States 1. From the initial step to the final commissioning of the UMPPs, the role of concerned State Governments is of immense importance. In fact, no major activity can be started without a clear identification of a suitable site by the State Government concerned (including water linkage in case of a pit head project). 2. After the site identification, the host State and the other power procuring States are required to continue to play a highly pro-active role. In particular, some of the activities in which the concerned States are required to play a decisive role include implementation of the R&R Plan, provide authorization to the PFC/SPV to carry out the bidding process on behalf of the distribution utilities, participate through its representatives in various committees set up for undertaking the competitive bidding process, facilitate signing of the Power Purchase Agreement, ensure proper payment security mechanism with the distribution utilities etc �� STATUS OF AWARDED UMPPS Sl. No . Name of UMPP Location Levelised tariff Status 1 Sasan UMPP (6x660 MW) Sasan in District Singrauli. Madhya Pradesh 1.196 Project awarded and transferred to M/s. Reliance Power Ltd. On 07.08.2007. All units (6x660 MW) have been commissioned. 2 Mundra UMPP (5x800 MW) Mundra in village Tundawand in District Kutch, Gujarat 2.263 Project awarded and transferred to M/s.Tata Power Ltd. On 24.04.2007. Project is fully commissioned. 3 Krishnapatna m UMPP (6x660 MW) Krishnapatnam in District Nellore, Andhra Pradesh 2.330 The project was handed over to Reliance Power Ltd. on 29.01.2008.The developer has stopped work at site, citing new regulation of coal pricing in Indonesia. Lead Procurer namely Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL) has issued termination notice to Coastal Andhra Power Ltd (CAPL). The case is subjudice in division bench, Delhi High Court. 4 Tilaiya UMPP (6x660 MW) Near Tilaiya village in Hazaribagh and Koderma Districts, Jharkhand 1.770 Project awarded and transferred on 7th August, 2009 to M/s Reliance Power Ltd. The developer (Jharkhand Integrated Power Ltd, a subsidiary of RPL) has issued notice of termination of Power Purchase Agreement on 28.4.2015 citing non transfer of land to the developer by Jharkhand Government. 69 energetica INDIA · MAY | JUN16


energetica-india-57_asiapowerweek
To see the actual publication please follow the link above