SJVN Seeking 1500 Acre Land in Rajasthan for Solar Projects

SJVN Seeking 1500 Acre Land in Rajasthan for Solar Projects

SJVN has tendered for the purchase of 1500 acres of land within 20 km of the RVPN/STU GSS for setting up solar power projects in Rajasthan.

SJVN Ltd, a joint venture of the government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh, has issued a tender for the purchase of 1500 acres of land as a single connected patch within 20 km of the RVPN/STU GSS for setting up solar power project(s) in the state of Rajasthan.projects

Technical Criteria for Offered land: SJVN Solar Projects Land Rajasthan

  1. The area of the land offered must be a minimum of 1500 acres. The bidder may quote/offer a higher land area than 1500 Acres as prescribed above. However, SJVN shall reserve the right to purchase land in excess of or lesser than 1500 acres out of the total land offered subject to fulfillment of MQR and other Tender Conditions, in line with its own interests and future business strategy.
  2. The land offered must not be at a distance of more than 20 km from the Rajasthan Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (RVPN)/State Transmission Utility (STU) Grid Sub-Station (GSS) 220 kV and above, where estimated spare capacity (ESC) of at least 350 MW is/will be available as on December 2021.
  3. The land offered must have average Annual Global Horizontal Irradiation (GHI) of not less than 1800 kWh/m2. For this purpose, METEONORM Software shall serve as a reference.
  4. The land offered must not be in or within the prohibited range of any wildlife protected area or defence establishment and there should be no government restriction in setting up of solar power project at the offered land.

To be eligible for participation in the bidding process, the bidders must have successfully completed at least one assignment of aggregation of a minimum 500 acre land in Rajasthan against a single contract in the last 5 years as on the last date of bid submission.

The last date for online submission of bids is November 23, 2020, and the offline receipt of the documents must be done by November 30, 2020. The date and Tim elf opening of the techno-commercial bids is November 23, 2020. The dare and time of opening of the price bids will be intimated later to the techno-commercially responsive bidders through the e-tendering portal.

A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for November 6, 2020, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. The total (estimated) value of the tender is Rs 60 crore. All bidders must also submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 11.8 lakh along with their bids.

SJVN, primarily incorporated for the development of hydropower projects, has expanded its horizons and envisions developing itself into a fully diversified transnational Power Sector Company in all types of conventional and non-conventional forms of energy and in power transmission. The firm today has a footprint in a diversified set of power projects. Its present installed capacity is 2014.6 MW comprising of 1912 MW of hydropower (generating from 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri HPS + 412 MW Rampur HPS in Himachal Pradesh) and 97.6 MW of wind power (generating from 47.6 MW Khirvire WPP in Maharashtra & 50 MW Sadla WPP) and 5 MW Charanka Solar Plant. Also, Solar power projects of 200 MW capacity are under development stage in the state of Gujarat.

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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