Indiaâs first-ever mushy for offshore wind tasks, which will have to have come now, is caught on two countsâone, who will submit the transmission line from the offshore website to the touchdown level onshore and two, time given to the mission builders to put in force the mission, business resources informed businessline right here these days.Â
In March, it was once mentioned through an authentic of the Nationwide Institute of Wind Power that the rusticâs first mushy for seabed leasing for offshore wind tasks could be out through the top of the month. There may be nonetheless no signal of the much-awaited mushy.
The mushy will Â be for 4 blocks of seabed within the Gulf of Mannar, off the coast of southern Tamil Nadu, each and every of which is able to accommodate 1 GW of wind energy vegetation. The mushy is underneath the âmodel-IIIâ scheme of the ministryâs pointers for offshore wind construction. Below this scheme, an power corporate that has received a seabed hire thru a bidding procedure would find out about the seabed, submit a wind farm, and promote the electrical energy immediately to consumers (open get right of entry to path).
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Bidders could be given marks for his or her technical features (70 in step with cent) and the hire hire they provide for the seabed (30 in step with cent); the absolute best 4 bidders gets a consent letter from NIWE for carrying out the survey.
Then, with the consent letter, they move to the Ministry of New and Renewable Power (MNRE), to signal the âSettlement to Rentâ, then âSurvey Rent Deed Settlementâ after which the âBuilding and Operation Rent Deed Settlementâ. As soon as those agreements are in position, the profitable bidders go back to NIWE to get the âConcessionaire Settlementâ.
Consistent with the proposed mushy paperwork, the time given to bidders for even arising with an in depth mission file (DPR) is 3 years, extendable through two years. However the business feels extra is wanted.
As for the cable between the offshore website and the onshore touchdown level, which in relation to Tamil Nadu, is ready 35 km, it was once to begin with concept that the federal government of India-owned, Energy Grid Company of India would do it. Alternatively, there were some objections to PGCIL doing it.
On each counts, the Minister for Energy and New and Renewable Power, R Ok Singh, should take a choice. Handiest after those two problems are resolved would the mushy be floated, resources mentioned, at a gathering on offshore wind power, arranged right here collectively through MNRE and the Indian Wind Turbine Producers Affiliation.Â
Tamil Naduâs be offering
In the meantime, Tamil Nadu, after negotiations with Govt of India, has presented to shop for âas a lot energy as imaginableâ from the proposed offshore wind farm off Tamil Nadu coast, for â¹4 a kWhr.Â
The primary mushy could be underneath âmodel-IIIâ, or âopen get right of entry toâ path, the place power corporations promote energy immediately to consumers for negotiated price lists. Alternatively, additionally at the ministryâs anvil is every other scheme (model-II) underneath which the developer would get a competitively received viability hole investment in step with MW of capability, however the energy could be bought simplest under a definite tariff.Â
S Krishnan, Further Leader Secretary, Tamil Nadu executive, informed reporters right here these days that the State executive had advised to MNRE that each model-II and model-III be put out similtaneously. The State executive would pay â¹4 in step with kWhr to the developer.Â
First of all, the State executive had mentioned it might pay â¹3 a kWhr, however after negotiating with the ministry, the federal government agreed for â¹4 a kWhr, Krishnan mentioned.