Haryana begins competitive bidding process to buy power
Chandigarh, June 5 (UNI) To tide over acute shortage of electricity, the Haryana Power Generation Co-orporation Ltd (HPGCL) has initiated the process of competitive bidding for power purchase.
A HPGCL spokesman said the Corporation has already invited bids to procure power to the tune of 2000 MW under case 1 and 1000 MW to 1000 +20 per cent MW under case 2 of tariff based bidding guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Power.
He said the existing prospective generators or traders have been invited to give proposals to supply a minimum of five MW and a maximum of 2000 MW of power for case 1. Power could be supplied from next year onward and the power purchase agreement would be for a minimum of seven years.
For Case 2, he said, the Corporation has identified a site at Matenhail in district Jhajjar where sufficient land was available for developing a 1200 MW power plant.
The State was planning to set up 600 MW power projects at Yamunanagar and 1000 MW at Hisar. About 1000 MW of power was expected against state's share from the Central Sector projects.
Besides, addition in generation capacity, the HPGCL plans to procure power in the range of 3000 to 3200 MW for long term for the State to bridge the gap between demand and supply.
The Corporation has a plan to procure power to the extent of 75 per cent of the proposed plant at Matenhail under Case 2. The bidder is free to have contract with anyone other than the licensee or a consumer within the state of Haryana for the remaining project capacity.
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