SJVN Floats Tender For DC Fast Chargers at Nathpa Jhakri Dam

SJVN Floats Tender For DC Fast Chargers at Nathpa Jhakri Dam

The last date for bid submission is May 15,  2019

SJVN Fast Chargers

SJVN Ltd. has issued a tender for setting up of  DC EV fast chargers for the Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) in Himachal Pradesh.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the supply, installation and commissioning of two 20 kW DC EV fast chargers (compatible with Bharat BEVC-DC001 specifications) at NJHPS Jhakri and the SJVN Central Headquarters in Shimla.

The selected bidders will also be required to sign an annual maintenance contract (AMC) for a period of 4 years after the expiry of the 1 year warranty period. As per the AMC agreement, the developer must provide quarterly inspections. In addition to this, the vendor shall provide services as and when required by the EIC for the smooth operation of EV chargers.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 9.4 lakhs and all bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 19 thousand along with their bids.

The last date for bid submission is May 15,  2019, and techno-commercial bid opening will be opened on the same date. After the award of the contract, the bidders will have a period of 35 days to complete the work on the project.

According to the tender documents, after the initial procurement of 2 DC EV chargers is processed and successfully operated. An additional charger can be procured from the same bidder. The chargers should be capable of output for the charging of 48V and 72V vehicle battery configuration. The device shall be capable of DC output voltage of 0-100 VDC and have to fast charge two electric vehicles simultaneously. The Device should also have all the necessary communication requirements for the communication between EVSE and the vehicle as per the standards and specifications.

Recently, NITI Aayog had asked the Petroleum ministry to help set up electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at 1,000 petrol stations across the country. The industry executives, however, have doubts over the plan and say the move requires redesigning of stations and a viable business model.

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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