UPNEDA Announces Winners of 500 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

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Results for Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) auction to develop 500 MW of grid connected rooftop solar projects on government/ semi-government buildings and other institutions have been announced. To be located in Uttar Pradesh, the projects will be set up under the renewable energy service company model on a net metering basis. The projects have been divided into category 1 (which includes projects ranging from 25 kW up to 200 kW) and category 2 (which includes projects ranging from 200 kW to 2,000 kW). The determined tariff for category 1 projects is Rs 4.9 per kWh. For category 2 projects, the tariff is Rs 4.85 per kWh.

The winners and their respective capacities under category 1 are Kosuke Service – 10 MW, NRGY 6– 6.37 MW, Lords Mark Industries – 50 MW, KLK Ventures – 5 MW, and G P Edible Foods – 10 MW. While, the winners for category 2 are HFM Solar – 10 MW, OMC Power – 10 MW.

UPNEDA required that each project’s size range between 25 kW and 2,000 kW. A single project can include multiple rooftop units, each capable of having an independent grid connection and individual meters. However, only one project is allowed per meter consumer number, with the maximum project size capped at 2,000 kW. The solar modules and cells utilised in these projects must be manufactured in India and comply with the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (Compulsory Registration Requirement) Order 2019.

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