MEDA Tenders for Rooftop Solar Systems at 34 Health Centres in Nagpur Again

MEDA has issued its tender for rooftop solar PV power plants under net metering at 34 primary health centres in Nagpur for a second time.

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has issued its tender for the commissioning of grid-connected rooftop solar PV power plants under net metering at 34 primary health centres in Nagpur, Maharashtra for a second time.

The last date for bid submission on the new tender os July 13, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on July 14, 2020. A pre-bid meeting was conducted virtually on May 21, 2020, but the agency has scheduled another one for July 6, 2020, to address any new concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

As per the tender, each site will get an 8 kW rooftop solar system with a full load battery back up for four hours. The total capacity to be developed under the tender will be 272 kW and will be done using the DPC, Nagpur fund.

The scope of work for the selected developers will include the design, fabrication, installation, testing and commissioning of the grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering with full load battery back up of 4 hrs (Hybrid) at all the 34 selected primary health centres in the district. The selected developers will have a period of 120 days from the date of issue of the work order to complete the work on the installation of the project. The developers will also be required to sign a Comprehensive Maintenance Contract for a period of 5 years.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidder should have installed and commissioned 500 kW capacity (single or cumulative) grid-connected rooftop net metering systems and 50 kW (single or cumulative) grid-connected system with hybrid inverter/off-grid during the last three years.

Furthermore, the bidders must have a cumulative turnover of minimum Rs 5 Crore during the last three years.

As per the tender, for the grid-connected solar systems with full load battery back up of 4 hrs (Hybrid) with net metering and capacity of 8 kW at each site the evaluation of yearly guaranteed generation for the solar PV system must be equal to 4 units * 320 days * 8 KW = 10,240 units/year for each power plants respectively. If the system produces units below guaranteed generation as mentioned above then a penalty of Rs. 6 per unit will be levied.

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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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