BSNL Tenders for Rooftop Solar Plants Across its Buildings in Maharashtra

BSNL has tendered for grid-connected rooftop based solar PV system scheme for BSNL Buildings in different zones of Maharashtra under the RESCO Model

BSNL Rooftop Solar Maharashtra

State-owned telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for the implementation of grid-connected rooftop based solar PV system scheme for BSNL Buildings in different zones of Maharashtra under RESCO Model from the approved vendors by Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA).

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the site survey, design and proposal for highest power generation capacity plants of rooftop based solar scheme for BSNL buildings in Maharashtra under the RESCO model.

The projects will be developed under the Central Governments’ Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) which now has a target of 100,000 MW of grid solar power by 2022, out of which grid-connected rooftop Solar PV systems is considered as very potent area and has a target of 40,000 MW. To achieve energy security and for having good optics, BSNL is envisaged to develop solar rooftop projects on large scale by utilising vacant roofs of buildings and adjoining lands of the campus, etc.

Only Government of Maharashtra departments /establishment, government institutions including Ministries/ Departments/ Organisation of both Central & State Governments and PSUs interested to set up rooftop solar power projects under CAPEX /RESCO model can approach MEDA empanelled Solar Project Developers /System Integrators /RESCO’s.

The tender also lists the eight developers/system integrators/ RESCOs empaneled by MEDA for the development of solar PV power plants in RESCO mode for Government sector buildings in Maharashtra.

As per the terms of a RESCO deal, the SPDs will have to incur a 100 percent cost for the development of the project. The selected bidders can develop solar power plants in RESCO mode from above eight developers at a competitive tariff of Rs. 2.74 per kWh (>10- 100 kW) & Rs.2.7395 per kWh (> 100500 kW) fixed for 25 years.

The last date for bid submission is July 17, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on July 18, 2020.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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