Weekly Update: Clarification on projects commissioned under batch two phase one of the NSM
Last week in our April 2013 edition of the India Solar Compass we had mentioned that a number of projects under the Batch II, Phase I of the NSM had not been commissioned within the deadline of February 26th 2013. Since then, we have had a chance to interact with some company representatives and market stakeholders and would like to clarify that a few of these project have in fact been commissioned within the deadline.
- Pokaran Solaire Energy, Sai Mathili Power Co and NVR Infra & Services were also commissioned before the February 26th deadline
- For this update on Batch II, Phase I of the NSM, the list ‘Commissioning Status of Solar PV Projects under Batch-II, Phase-I of JNNSM’ was reffered to, published by the MNRE on its website on February 28th 2013
- The above projects were excluded from the list, but were incorporated in a revised list released on March 26th without any information on commissioning dates
SolaireDirect, the developer and EPC for Pokaran Solaire Energy Pvt. Ltd has reached out to us and shared the project’s commissioning certificate. The project was commissioned on February 24th 2013, before the deadline.
Further, Refex Energy, the EPC for Sai Mathili Power Co. Pvt. Ltd. and NVR Infra. and Services Pvt. Ltd. has reached out to us and shared the projects’ commissioning certificates. The Sai Mathili Power Co. Pvt. Ltd. project was commissioned on the deadline of February 26th 2013 and the NVR Infra. and Services Pvt. Ltd. project was commissioned a day before the deadline on February 25th 2013. The commissioning of the NVR Infra. and Services Pvt. Ltd. project on February 25th 2013 has further been confirmed by the Atha Group.
In our report released last week, we provided an update on the status of commissioning of projects under Batch II, Phase I of the National Solar Mission (NSM). For our analysis, we referred to a list entitled ‘Commissioning Status of Solar PV Projects under Batch-II, Phase-I of JNNSM’ published by the MNRE on its website on February 28th 2013. The list gave commissioning dates, and contained projects that were commissioned up to February 22nd 2013.
Until the completion of the writing of our report on March 20th 2013, this was the only publically released, government backed information available on the projects commissioned under Batch II, Phase I of the NSM. The commissioning deadline for the projects under this batch was February 26th 2013. Based on the MNRE list of February 28th 2013, we concluded that the projects excluded from the list were not commissioned on time.
On March 26th 2013, the MNRE released another list on its website entitled ‘Commissioning Status of Solar PV Projects under Batch-II, Phase-I of JNNSM as on 26 March 2013′. In addition to the projects mentioned in the list of February 28th 2013, this list includes commissioned projects by Pokaran Solaire Energy Pvt. Ltd, Sai Mathili Power Co. Pvt. Ltd., NVR Infra. and Services Pvt. Ltd., LEPL Projects Ltd. Sunborne Energy Raj. Solar Pvt Ltd, Symphony Vyapar Pvt. Ltd., Lexicon Vanijiya Pvt. Ltd., Jackson Power Pvt. Ltd, Enfield Infra. Ltd., Essel MP Energy Ltd. and Saisudhir Energy Ltd. This list does not mention the commissioning dates of the projects.
As for the other projects excluded from the MNRE list of February 28th 2013 but listed as commissioned on the list of March 26th 2013, there is no clarity on their exact commissioning dates. We have reached out to the MNRE, the NVVN and the respective project developers via telephone and email but have not received a response yet. We will provide a further update on these projects when we have more information.
The India Solar Compass April 2013 edition has been updated accordingly (refer).
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