Tender for 1.7 MW Rooftop Solar Projects Issued in Punjab

PSTCL has issued a tender for deployment of 1699 kW of rooftop solar plants on buildings of PTSCL in Punjab under RESCO model.

Rooftop Solar Punjab

The Punjab State Transmission Corp (PSTCL) has issued a tender for deployment of 1699 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar plants on buildings of PTSCL under RESCO model.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) launched a pilot scheme for promotion of large scale grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects and PSTCL has been designated as implementing agency for this scheme.

The pilot scheme with an aggregate capacity of 50 MW in various states across the country envisages installation of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects on the roofs of government offices, PSUs, commercial establishments, hospitals, cold storages, warehouses, industry and educational institutions and private houses. The generated solar power will be utilised for captive application and the surplus power will be fed to the grid. The scheme aims to reduce the fossil fuel-based electricity load on the main grid and make building self-sustainable from the point of electricity to the extent possible.

As per the tender, the size of each project shall be in the range of 20 kWp to 100 kWp for each. One project shall comprise of one roof only. Each rooftop unit can separately connect with the grid and may have separate meters. Further, the successful bidders to whom letter of allocation has been issued will be allowed to submit a single proposal for an aggregate capacity not less than 750 kW for approval and issue of sanction letter by PSTCL.

To be eligible, the bidder should have installed & commissioned at least one grid-connected solar PV power project having a capacity of not less than 25 kW which should have been commissioned at least six months prior to the techno-commercial bid opening date.

And, the annual turnover of the bidders should be Rs 5 crore per MW in any one of the last 3 financial years preceding the bid deadline. The net worth of the bidder should be greater than Rs 3 crore per MW of capacity.

The last date for bid submission is August 20, 2019. Bidders will be required to furnish year on year tariff for 25 years starting from the date of commissioning of the rooftop solar project. 

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Ayush Verma

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.

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