Tender For 2 MW Canal-Top Solar Project Issued in Jharkhand

The project is to be developed at the Sikidiri Canal located near the Sikidiri Village and the last date of bid submissions is February 11, 2019.

Canal-Top Solar Project Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has issued tender seeking bids from eligible EPC firms to set up a 2 MW grid-connected canal-top solar project in Ranchi.

The project is to be developed at the Sikidiri Canal located near the Sikidiri Village. The last date of bid submissions is February 11, 2019, and the bid opening date is February 13, 2019. All bidders are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of Rs 32 lakhs along with their bids.

The brief scope of work for the successful bidder will include the design, engineering, procurement & supply, construction and commissioning of the 2 MW grid-connected canal-top solar Photovoltaic power plant at Sikidiri Canal. The bidders will also be responsible for the comprehensive Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of the project for a period of 10 years from the date of commissioning. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 16.4 crore.

To be eligible, a bidder must have experience of design, supply, installation and commissioning of solar photovoltaic-based grid-connected power plant(s) of cumulative installed capacity of 10MW or above in or outside India, with a minimum megawatt scale of plant.

Additionally, the average annual turnover of the bidder for the last three financial years shall be at least Rs 5 crore.

In a bid to promote these installations, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is also providing a subsidy of Rs 3 crore/MW of installed capacity for canal bank projects and a subsidy of Rs 15 lakhs/MW of installed capacity for canal-top projects.

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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.