SCCL Planning to establish 500 MW Floating Solar Plants in Telengana

Jul 14, 2020 12:31 PM ET
  • SCCL is planning to establish floating solar PV power plants on water bodies in the state of Telangana, with a combined generational capability of 500 MW.
SCCL Planning to establish 500 MW Floating Solar Plants in Telengana

Government-owned coal mining business-- Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has actually revealed that it is preparing to set up drifting solar PV power plants on water bodies in the state of Telangana, with the support of the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation. The suggested plants will have a mixed generational capacity of 500 MW, an official launch from the state-owned coal miner has actually exposed.

The state renewable energy company i.e. TSREDC has used up the usefulness research study for erecting floating solar energy plants on big water bodies and the division authorities offered a discussion to SCCL CMDN Sridhar, according to the release.

" With SCCL ready to embark on the building and construction of drifting solar energy plants, discussions were on the subject of whether every little thing should be at one place or in 5 stages of 100 MW each," the SCCL stated.

They discussed the opportunities offered on the water bodies situated at Karimnagar, Warangal and various other districts, it claimed. SCCL currently has solar power plants in 11 locations in the state and aiming to broaden its impacts.

Because March when they were first tendered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), 3 tenders for the advancement of ground-mounted as well as floating solar tasks for SCCL have seen numerous target date expansions.

The task tenders include the development of a 34 MW (Air Conditioning) ground-based solar PV power plant, a 32 MW (AC) OB Dump based solar PV power project, and 15 MW (AC) floating solar PV nuclear power plant for various bundles at SCCL, Telangana.

Nowadays several tenderers face numerous deadline extensions. Therefore, in order to get even more understandings on what are the possible factors for such extensions, we had actually spoken to a solar EPC developer. According to him, "this could be a mix of under-prepared tender papers or absence of technological expediency done before tendering because of which low feedback is received. The lockdown imposed throughout for COVID-19 did make it difficult for a couple of EPC and programmers to prepare appropriately, so we rejoice that many tenderers have actually taken this into advisement. Still, nevertheless, there are a couple of bigger tenders that have actually been re-tendered as well as postponed because of absence of reliable document solution, which is a time-consuming process for all stakeholders included."

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