NVVN has provided details on the developers of all 28 PV and seven concentrating solar power (CSP) projects with power purchase agreements (PPAs).
The report follows a scandal where authorities were accused of creating false commissioning notices for PV plants in the state. NVVN has also provided details on the developers of all 28 PV and seven concentrating solar power (CSP) projects with power purchase agreements (PPAs) through phase 1 batch 1 of the JNNSM, and 27 PV projects through phase 1 batch 2.
In January 2011 PPAs were signed for 28 PV projects totaling 140 MW in phase 1 batch 1 of the JNNSM. NVVN notes that these projects were to be commissioned within one year, from January 7th, 2012 to January 9th, 2012.
However, for the 20 projects located in Rajasthan, the NVVN investigating committee assessed actual commissioning dates between January 1st, 2012 and March 1st, 2012.
The majority of concentrated solar thermal power with PPAs under phase 1 batch 1 are also in Rajasthan, with 5 solar thermal projects totaling 350 MW. One additional 50 MW CSP project is located in Andhra Pradesh, and one 20 MW CSP project is in Gujarat.
Rajasthan also dominates the JNNSM’s phase 1 batch 2, with 24 of 27 PV project holding PPAs in the state. Two of the remaining three totaling 25 MW are in Maharashtra state, with one 20 MW project in Andhra Pradesh.
The one project-per-developer rule was lifted in phase 1 batch 2, and as a result some companies have won bids and PPAs for multiple projects. NVVN identifies Welspun Solar AP Pvt Ltd. (Mumbai, India) as holding PPAs for three projects totaling 50 MW in Rajasthan.
Additionally, Mahindra Suryaprakash Pvt Ltd. (Mumbai, India), Azure Solar Pvt Ltd. (New Delhi, India) and Jackson Power Pvt Ltd. (New Delhi, India) each hold PPAs for two projects under phase 1 batch 2. All of these plants will be located in Rajasthan.