Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd. (GIPCL) has announced the commissioning of a 75 MW solar PV power plant at Gujarat Solar Park, on 7th June 2019. Moreover, this project will be carried out in a phased manner in Patan, Gujarat in the coming months.

GIPCL had also emerged as one of the successful bidders for the 75 MW solar power plant. This happened in the e-reverse auction of September 2017. It was conducted by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL). In this case, the agenda were the 500 MW solar power projects in the state.

Recently, the discom had its second attempt to auction solar projects worth 700 MW at the Raghanesda Solar Park. They received tariff bids which they deemed low enough to award contracts.

Also, in the latest round of auctions for 500 MW solar capacity, Electro Solaire Pvt. Ltd. won 200 MW capacity with the L1 bid of Rs 2.65/kWh.
State-owned Gujarat State Electricity Corporation was awarded 100 MW capacity with the L2 bid of Rs 2.68/kWh.
And GIPCL also won the same capacity with their bid of Rs 2.68/kWh.

This is great news as this contributes to the 175 GW renewable energy goal set by the Indian government for 2022. Out of that, the 100 GW solar gets direct contribution from Gujarat with this large scale solar project. Who knows, with the ample sunlight that Gujarat gets, solar city possibilities make a pragmatic case indeed.

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