The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC Limited), a government-run entity, has received a go-ahead from State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) for setting up of 260 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state of Bihar.
These projects are scheduled to be developed in Gaya district (250 MW) and another up to 10 MW project in Khagaria district of Bihar.
NHPC has just received the initial nod from SIPB. This is the beginning stage and so cannot comment on the timeline of these projects. As of now, there are many processes and formalities to be done. The outlook of Bihar state government is very positive in this regard.
The project will be allocated to an engineering procurement construction (EPC) firm through reverse bidding. When developed, this will be NHPC’s second large-scale grid-connected solar PV project.
In March 2018, NHPC commissioned a 50 MW solar project in Theni and Dindigul districts of Tamil Nadu. Larsen & Toubro had won the contract to develop the 50 MW grid-connected solar project in Tamil Nadu in June 2017.
Reference- NHPC website, Mercom