The latest tariff discovered for rooftop solar at Power Grid Corporation in Madhya Pradesh is INR 1.58 kWh/unit. This is the lowest tariff discovered so far in the country. AMPSOLAR, a New-Delhi based company bid for the lowest tariff for putting rooftop solar plants on the 10 government buildings. The highest tariff of INR 4.3 kWh/unit was by Renew solar for a private company. The tender auctioned under the RESCO model attracted 31 international as well as domestic developers who oversubscribed the 35 MWp tender capacity by 630%. The project will get a subsidy from MNRE of 20% and 25% from the state government.
In a RESCO model, the Bidders intend to use a Premise owned/used by the Procurer and enters into the PPA with Procurer for the supply of solar power as per RFP.
List of bidders and tariff is as below:
|Municipal buildings||Rs 1.69|
|Medical colleges||Rs 1.74|
|Police establishments||Rs 2.33|
|Government engineering colleges, ITIs, and polytechnics||Rs 2.35|
|private institutions||Rs 2.28|
“The solar rooftop sector has been struggling with issues like the significant upfront cost for individual consumers and lack of enabling the framework for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to develop a scalable business model. The bid results for 35 MWp Solar Rooftop tender are testimony to numerous policy, contractual and procedural innovations deployed in the RESCO programme to find solutions to these gaps,” said Manu Srivastava, principal secretary, renewable energy, in the Madhya Pradesh government.