In March 2015, the government of India announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.



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Guidielines Batch II Phase II

Press release -
"Implementation of Project for setting up of 15,000 MW of Grid-connected Solar PV Power plants through NTPC/ NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited under National Solar Mission "

Inception date: 05 Mar 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Public procurement localisation

 On 5 March 2015, the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy released guidelines for establishing 3000 MW of solar PV projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). These targets are part of the Batch II of the Phase II of the program and are part of a scheme for 15,000 MW of solar PV projects approved by the government on 25 February 2015.

In order to support the development of the projects under Batch II a 'bundling' mechanism has been provided whereby expensive solar power will be bundled with cheaper coal based power (by the Ministry of Power) in the ratio of 2:1 to be sold to the distribution utilities.
The scheme guidelines do not provide specific domestic content requirements but mentionthat domestic requirements for solar cells and modules will be prescribed based on the prevailing market conditions.

The JNNSM is a major Indian programme to develop local solar energy and domestic production capacity. The latter is sought to be achieved by setting domestic content requirements. The Mission aims to install 20,000 MW of solar projects divided in three phases in the period 2010-2022. As of 17 June 2015, the target capacity installation has been increased 100,000 MW.