Tender Issued for 41 MW Rooftop Solar Systems in Madhya Pradesh

Tender Issued for 41 MW Rooftop Solar Systems in Madhya Pradesh

MPUVNL has invited bids for the discovery of tariff and selection of SPDs for the implementation of 41 MW rooftop solar systems in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) inviting bids from the eligible bidders to participate in the discovery of tariff and selection of Solar Power Developers (SPDs) for the implementation of 41 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems for the sale of power under RESCO Model at various locations in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The grid-connected projects may be allowed under either category I or category III, as defined in the Policy for Decentralized Renewable Energy Systems, 2016, as follows: 

a)  Category I: Grid-connected net metered systems; 

b)  Category III: Grid-connected systems for consumption within premises with no export of power.

The scope of work for the selected bidder(s) will include the design, engineering, supply, financing, installation, testing and commissioning of the rooftop solar projects under RESCO Model. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive Operation & Maintenance (O&M) services for the solar systems for 25 operational years.

The last date for bid submission is May 5, 2021, and the technical bids will be opened on May 10, 2021. The tentative date for the opening of the financial bids of the technical cleared bidders is May 17, 2021, followed by the e-reverse auction on May 18, 2021. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for April 23, 2021, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

To be eligible, the bidder must have either a minimum Net Worth of Rs 80 lakh per MW or a turnover of Rs 2.4 crore per MW of connected rooftop Solar PV project.

The tender documents have also mentioned that the project(s) awarded under this RFP would not include energy storage with the rooftop solar project. However, if procurer(s) desire to have such an arrangement, they would need to pay separately for the battery storage, and the associated change in design and civil and electrical works. Such an arrangement would not affect the L1 tariff for the sale of power under this RFP.

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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.