Maharashtra Issues Tender For 184 MW Solar Projects for AG Feeders

The last date for bid submission is April 16, 2019.

Maharashtra Solar Projects

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO) has issued a tender inviting online bids for the development of 184 MW of grid-interactive solar PV power plants at various locations in the state.

The successful bidder will also have to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) for 25 years. The solar project will be developed on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis and cater to the agricultural (AG) feeder load of various substations in Maharashtra.

The company had previously drawn two tenders for grid-connected solar projects of 50 MW each totaling a 100 MW to be developed in the western region of Maharashtra. To be developed under the public-private partnership, the solar projects provide power to the agricultural needs of the various sub-stations in the region.

The last date for bid submission is April 16, 2019.

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In February, the power company had issued a similar tender for selection of solar power developers (SPDs) for the deployment of 138 MW cumulative capacity of grid-connected solar PV power projects at various locations in the vicinity of the power stations of the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MSPGGCL).

The projects are to be developed under a public-private partnership and will supply power under a power purchase agreement (PPA) of 25 years.

In December 2018, MAHAGENCO invited an expression of interest for the development of a 10 MW grid-connected floating solar power plant at the in Nashik district at Upper Vaitarna’s reservoir. The power sale agreement was signed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) in Pune has also recently issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for empanelment of Solar Project Developers System Integrators RESCOs for Implementation of 10 MW grid-connected rooftop Solar PV Systems under RESCO mode on Government Sector Buildings at various location in Maharashtra.

The brief scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning along with comprehensive operation and maintenance for a period of 25 years of the GCRT Solar PV Projects.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at 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