NTPC has Deferred Auction of 2,000 MW Solar Projects

NTPC has deferred auction of 2,000 MW solar capacities to the first week of June as developers have sought resolution of inter-state connectivity issue before going ahead with the sale.

Previously the bid submissions was scheduled for May 21, 2018, which has now been deferred to June first week after considering concerns expressed by developers about difficulties being faced for getting power evacuation connectivity through the inter-state transmission system.

Developers had also raised the issue in the pre-bid meeting with MNRE and SECI officials last week. Power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission approved the procedure for grant of connectivity through inter-state transmission system in its order on May 15, 2018.

However, the sources said that the industry feedback is awaited on the approved guidelines whether all concerns raised on the draft procedures have been resolved in the final order.