Kolkata: Hills and mountains are the new corridors of power, it seems. Close on the heels of firming up 7,500 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in J&K’s Leh and Kargil districts, the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) is well set to issue a tender for 1,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity to be developed in another picturesque mountainous terrain–the North-East.
The ceiling tariff could be set at Rs 3 per kilowatt for the solar project covering the states of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland and Assam.
Quoting SECI officials, Mercom India, an arm of global clean energy consultants Mercom Capital Group, said that while the finer details are being worked out and would be made public in the request for selection (RfS) to be issued this month, these solar PV projects will be developed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II Batch-IV. The RfS will be made available online on or after March 20.