Delhi Metro Floats Tender for 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Delhi Metro Floats Tender for 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited open e-tenders (including eReverse auction) to set up a 2 MWp rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model. The deadline for bid submission is November 16, 2021, and the bids will be opened on the next day.

This project’s scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, storage, civil work, erection of suitable structure, installation, testing, and commissioning of the 2 MW rooftop solar PV project, including operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project for a period of 25 years on depot sheds and other elevated depot structures of DMRCL Ltd.

The work is to be completed within 12 months from the date of the issue of allocation letter. The solar power generated will be added to the grid on a net metering basis or applicable metering. The approximate cost of the project is Rs. 7.82 crores. Bidders are required to pay Rs. 23,600 as the cost of the tender documents, as per Delhi Metro’s notice.

The project will have a fixed tariff for 25 years with a cap on tariff at Rs. 4/kWh. The size of each project can range from 10 kW to 400 kW or more on each rooftop. Each unit may be connected with the individually, with separate energy meters.

  • In order to qualify for the tender, the bidder must have the following qualifications:
  • The applicant should be incorporated in India and engaged in the solar power business.
  • The applicant can belong to a foreign country, be either a single entity or a joint venture under an existing agreement.
  • The applicant should have installed and commissioned a grid-connected solar PV project of at least 1 MW and a rooftop solar PV project of at least 250 kW in the last ten years ending June 30, 2021.
  • The applicant’s annual turnover in any one of the last five financial years should be more than or equal to Rs. 7.82 crores.
  • In the case of a joint venture, the lead partner must have a minimum of 26% participation. Partners with less than 26% participation will not be considered for evaluation.

Delhi Metro has recently revealed that it sold 3.55 million carbon credits between 2012 and 2018, earning Rs. 19.5 crores.

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.