Kerala to Float Tenders for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under SOURA Program

Joining the other states in achieving 100 GW of solar capacity together by 2022, the state of Kerala is now planning to develop 1,000 MW of solar projects under the SOURA program.

The SOURA scheme is to be jointly implemented by Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT), the state nodal agency for renewable projects.

In the first phase, projects aggregating 200 MW, both rooftop and ground-mounted, will be issued. It has been proposed to float the tenders under two models, namely Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) tender and tariff-based competitive bidding.

Kerala board has prepared the draft of bid documents and wants to take opinions of prospective stakeholders before finalizing them. The date of the meeting has been fixed on January 14, 2019…read more


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