NOIDA Tenders for 10 MW Rooftop Solar Projects on RESCO Model

The NOIDA Authority has issued a tender for the commissioning of rooftop solar projects worth 10 MW on the RESCO model at identified buildings

The NOIDA (New Okhla Industrial Development Authority) Authority has issued a tender (RfP) for the commissioning of rooftop solar PV power projects worth 10 MW (ac) on the RESCO model at identified buildings of NOIDA.

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The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, procurement and supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the rooftop solar systems. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the plants for 25 years from the date of commissioning of the plants.

The Solar policy – 2017 for Uttar Pradesh was issued by the state government to promote adoption of solar energy in the state, and the target under the policy now stands at 10,700 MW of grid-tied solar power by 2022, out of which rooftop Solar PV systems is considered as very potent area and has a target of 4,300 MW. In line with this, NOIDA desires to implement rooftop solar PV projects on the roofs of NOIDA buildings/ identified locations as a part of its renewable energy initiatives.

The tender also states that since the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Authority (UPERC) has issued a new regulation that disallows net-metering in all consumer categories except domestic (LMV-I) & Agricultural consumer (LMV-5), the NOIDA authority has planned to implement the project under RESCO model.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 40 crore and the bidders will be required to submit a security deposit of Rs 2 crore (5 percent of the total estimated cost). Additionally, the bidders will also be required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 50 lakh along with their bids.

To be eligible, the bidders must have experience in design, supply, installation, and commissioning of solar systems under RESCO mode of cumulative capacity of not less than 5 MWp in the last seven financial years from the last date of bid opening. And the plants must be commissioned and operational. Financially, the bidders must have a positive net worth in the previous financial year and have a minimum annual turnover of Rs 5 crore during the previous financial year, i.e. FY 2018-19.

The last date for bid submission is August 13, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on August 14, 2020.

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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