The Bihar State has come out with Request for Proposal by BSPHCL for Setting up of Grid connected Solar PV Projects (total capacity 150 MW) coupled with Pisci-culture to catalyze the growth of rural economy in State of Bihar for supply of power to North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited and/or South Bihar
Power Distribution Company Limited (Procurers).
Govt. of Bihar has proposed to pioneer a movement towards adoption and promotion of establishment of Solar PV projects on the lands identified for the development of inland fresh water aquaculture including maun/ chaur/ ponds as a potential solution for the inclusive development of rural areas. Providing sustainable livelihood to the usually poor, backward and unorganized fisher communities through the development of Ponds/ Mauns in different districts and integrating it with the development of solar energy projects on such lands will not only reduce the burden on the fertile land for such projects, but shall also empower people at the grassroots level by sharing of benefits of the project between the project developer & the fisher community.
There are inherent benefits from the coexistence of Solar PV projects with aquaculture as the project provides required shading from high temperature and helps to improve the productivity of fisheries and at the same time the required foot-print area for the solar power projects is made available to these projects.
The selected Solar Power developers shall enter into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited/South Bihar Power Distribution Company limited as intimated by BSPHCL. The term of PPA will be for a period of 25 years.
Bids are invited for the procurement of 150 MW power at the Delivery Point, from the Grid connected solar PV projects located in Bihar, to be developed on the maun/chaur/pond where pisci-culture is being practiced, for a period of 25 years from the Scheduled Commissioning Date in accordance with the terms of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
The size of each project to be Considered will vary from Minimum capacity of any individual Project - 2 MW (with a tolerance of +5%) to
Maximum capacity of any individual Project - 10 MW (with a tolerance of +5%).
More details can be found on the link below:
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News published on 18 / 02 / 2013 by Bharat Vasandani