Eight states will issue tenders worth Rs 5,000 crore for projects in a renewable energy transmission network. Six of these states have issued notices for tenders, inviting companies to bid for parts of this green corridor.
Tamil Nadu, which issued the largest tender worth Rs 1,593 crore, has informed the renewable energy ministry it has awarded the contract. Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh will issue their tenders later this year. Rajasthan has awarded a contract worth Rs 383 crore and Andhra Pradesh has awarded a contract worth Rs 529 crore. The country’s renewable energy capacity is 40,000 Mw, of which wind power’s share is 26,000 Mw and solar power’s 7,000 Mw.