The floating plant will be set up at a raw water reservoir at the Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant in Khedar, Hisar.
The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has floated a tender for developing a 10 MW floating solar PV power plant in the state.
The HPGCL will provide the site for free and the successful bidders will operate and maintain the solar system for a period of 25 years during which they will sell the power generated to the HPGCL at a fixed leveled tariff.
The floating plant will be set up at a raw water reservoir at the Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant (RGTPP) in Khedar, Hisar. Being close to the thermal plant should be an advantage, from the perspective of power evacuation from the solar set up. Haryana, which recently came out with its new solar policy, will also have its first significant floating plant with this tender, if it goes through.
The last date of bid submission is March 01, 2019 and the bids will be opened on the same date.
To be eligible, the bidders should have an experience of design, supply, installation, commissioning and operation of single order capacity 4 MW or two orders capacity of 3 MW each or three orders capacity of 2 MW each floating type/canal top/ground-mounted solar power plants in India, which have been successfully commissioned on and after November 1, 2013, and must be in operation for at least one year as on the deadline for submission of EoI.
Additionally, the average annual turnover of the bidders for the last three financial years must be Rs 5 crore.
As a relatively untested and new concept still, floating solar is still being handled carefully, with no tariff ceilings on such tenders.
Recently, the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) issued a tender for selection of bidders for commissioning a 20 MW rooftop solar PV in the state under the RESCO mode.
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