CESL Tenders for 10 Million LED Lamps Under Gram UJALA Program

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has invited bids from interested bidders for seeking private participation on a revenue-sharing basis for distributing 10 million LED Lamps under its Gram Ujala program.

The last date to submit the bids is March 31, 2021, while a pre-bid meeting will be held on March 22, 2021.

CESL will obtain 70 lakh 12-Watt LED lamps for Rs 75 per bulb and 30 lakh 7-Watt lamps for Rs 42 for a bulb. The company said it will guarantee payment of 50 percent of the last discovered price, giving private companies assurance of a floor price.

The interested bidder will have to quote a differential price per bulb i.e. the price the bidder wants to receive for their LED bulb over and above the floor price. The differential will be called the participation price.

However, the bidder will need to quote a participation price for both types of bulbs separately. The lowest bidder will be determined based on the least participation price in each type of bulb.

The company announced that under this program it will distribute high-quality LED lamps at an affordable cost in rural areas. “Through this tender, we are asking private companies to share 50 percent of the cost, and therefore 50 percent of the revenue, arising from the sale of carbon credits and the opportunity to participate in nation-building,” Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Mahua Acharya said.

Recently, this February, CESL had issued a tender, seeking bids from eligible firms for setting up 100 MW solar power generating systems (SPGS) across various locations in Maharashtra. The lands used for the projects will be of MAHAGENCO and the energy generated from these project(s)/ SPGS will be evacuated to the nearest MSEDCL substation. A total of 17 locations have been selected for the installation of projects across seven districts of the state.

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika is a science graduate, with a strong interest in seeing how technology can impact the environment. She loves covering the intersection of technology, environment, and the positive impact it can have on the world accordingly.

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