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Floating solar power projects: Maha mulling Swiss Challenge method

June 10, 2018 04:54 PM

Tagged Sector(s) : Renewable

The state government is mulling adoption of Swiss challenge method to finalise a bidder to set up floating solar plants across various reservoirs and water bodies in the state. Under the Swiss challenge system, any person with suitable credentials can submit a development proposal to the government for a public project. The proposal will be then put online and a second party can give suggestions to improve and challenge that proposal. A committee comprising officials of the water resource and energy departments along with the representatives of the Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA), Mahagenco and state-run power utility MSEDCL has been set up to examine various models for floating solar, including the Swiss challenge system and tariff-based bidding. It is poised to boost solar rooftp installation targets and achieve 40 GW installations.

Article By:
Amit Sharma


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