The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputed consultants and experts to undertake an evaluation of Component-A and Component-C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme.
This scheme was launched during the month of March last year and has three components:
- Component-A: Installation of 10 GW of renewable energy power plants of individual plant capacity up to 2 MW on barren and fallow land.
- Component-B: Installation of 17.5 lakh standalone solar pumps of capacity up to 7.5 HP.
- Component-C: Solarization of 10 lakh existing grid-connected agricultural pumps of pump capacity up to 7.5 HP.
Both, components A and C have been implemented in pilot mode during 2019-20 with target of 1 GW capacity and 1 lakh solarizations respectively.
Now, as per approval of the scheme, an evaluation of Component A and C has to be conducted before scale-up of the scheme for targeted capacities of 10 GW of grid-connected renewable power and 10 lakh solarizations of existing pumps, the Ministry said in a statement.
The motive behind the study is to evaluate the implementation of both Components A and C of the scheme via collecting information from state implementing agencies, beneficiaries, Discoms and other stakeholders, assess the performance of these components for different stakeholders and recommend for further scale-up along with required modifications in the implementation process of these components of the scheme.
For the eligibility criterion, reputed consultants or consulting organizations having an experience of at least 5 years in conducting similar assignments and an annual turnover of at least Rs 1.50 crore per year during the last 3 years will be eligible. Also, those having sector-specific experience and in-house capability to manage the assignment will be an added advantage.
After shortlisting eligible EoI, the shortlisted consultancy firms will be invited to submit a detailed proposal which contains technical bid, financial bid and earnest money deposited (EMD).
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