Rajasthan Sun Technique Energy, the wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Power has been awarded through competitive bidding a Letter of Intent (LOI) by NTPC Vidhyut Vyapar Nigamn (NVVNL) for purchase of 100 MW of solar power under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).
Reliance Power started operations at its 100-MW solar energy plant - claimed to be the world´s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project - built at Rs 2,100 crore in Rajasthan´s Jaisalmer district.
NTPC, Reliance Power and Lanco Infratech are among the 12 companies to receive coal for their newly commissioned power projects with a combined capacity of 12,200 MW.Projects to be commissioned in the first quarter this year will get only 40 percent of assured supply by Coal India
Tata Power, Larsen & Toubro, Adani and Vedanta are among the 20 companies that have bid for the government's fifth ultra mega power project (UMPP) at Bedabahal in Orissa's Sundargarh district; so have government owned Nalco and NTPC, besides companies from groups such as Essar, Aditya Birla, RPG, GMR, GVK, CESC, Welspun, Jaypee, Torrent and Videocon.
In a move to benefit power projects based on imported coal, the power ministry plans to make amendments in the bidding documents for upcoming ultra mega power projects to accommodate changes in international coal prices.