Astonfield seems to have submitted an application for a 5 MW solar power plant in Osiyan, Rajasthan and the project was submitted prior to the new Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission ( JNNSM) and hence is eligible to be approved under the new migration policy. The company has indicated that the land for the project has been obtained on a long-term lease and an agreement of execution has been entered into by Astonfield and Belectric. Belectric has already completed site designs and engineering on the plant. The construction will begin immediately following Migration approval and the company has indicated that the solar power plant will be commissioned and come online in FY2010-11.
Astonfield has listed two 5MW solar projects in addition to a 10MW biomass as projects currently under execution. The second 5MW solar and the biomass project are being implemented in West Bengal.
The company seems to have a very ambitious pipeline of projects with concessions in hand in 7 states and active business development across 13 states for a total of 778MW of solar and 110MW of biomass currently in the MOU/Allocation stage.
The company’s project pipeline indicates 300Mw of Solar and 100MW of biomass in Bihar, 5MW of Solar in Rajasthan, 200MW of Solar in Gujarat, 10 MW of Solar in Karnataka, 250MW Solar in Andhra Pradesh, 2*5 MW Solar in and 10MW Biomass in West Bengal.
The company has not indicated the projects that has been submitted as new application under the JNNSM policy and those that are eligible to be approved under the new migration policy like their 5MW, Osiyan, Rajasthan project.