CESC Invites Bids to Procure Power from Solar and Other Renewable Sources

CESC Limited, the Kolkata-based company of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, has invited bids for the procurement of power from solar and non-solar renewable energy sources in or outside West Bengal on a short-term basis to meet its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets.

Offers are invited from commissioned projects, distribution companies (DISCOMs), and trading licensees. The bids should be submitted within a week of the publication of the expression of interest (EoI).

The delivery point will be the West Bengal periphery or interconnection of the project with the West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL). The tariff will be quoted at the delivery point.

The minimum quantum of power should be 5 MW. The open access charges up to and beyond the delivery point must be borne by the seller and CESC respectively.

The power can be scheduled on a day-ahead or firm based on the availability and requirement of the parties. The renewable energy power can be scheduled on weekdays from 08:00 to 18:00 hours and on Sundays and holidays from 12:00 to 18:00 hours.

In September last year, the West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) published amendments to the regulations on cogeneration and generation of electricity from renewable sources 2020.

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