Uttar Pradesh Issues EoI For Setting Up EV Charging Stations

UPEIDA has issued an EoI for setting up of charging stations for EV in cities and highways/ expressways in Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh EV Charging

The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for setting up of charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) in cities and highways/ Expressways in Uttar Pradesh.

The Ministry of Power had in 2018 issued the Guidelines and Standards for charging infrastructure for EVs. The Department of Energy, GoUP, UPEIDA as the Nodal Agency for development of charging infrastructure for EVs.

The objective of floating the EOI is essentially to gauge the market and interest of the stakeholders, so as to formulate an appropriate policy/methodology for setting up of charging stations for electric vehicles in cities and highways/expressways in Uttar Pradesh. The submission of EOIs will not provide any right to the applicants for staking any claim for setting up charging stations. The EOIs have been invited for enabling the authority to formulate a further methodology for the development of charging stations in UP.

The scope of work for the implementing agency will include the installation, operation and maintenance of public charging stations (PCS)/ fast charging stations (FCS)/ battery charging stations (BCS)/ battery swapping facility (BSF) for a designated period as per parameters laid down in the GOI guidelines.

The last date for bid submission is June 28, 2019, and the EOIs submitted by the applicants will be opened on the same date.

The following cities/expressways have been identified in the First Phase for development of charging infrastructure : Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Agra, Noida, Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Agra Lucknow Expressway, Delhi Agra Expressway (for U.P. portion), Eastern Peripheral Expressway (for U.P. portion), Purvanchal Expressway (under implementation), National Highway No AH-1 (U.P. Portion), National Highway No. 24 (Lucknow-Bareilly-New Delhi up to UP Border), National Highway No 27 (Lucknow-Gorakhpur-Kushinagar).

To be eligible, the applicant firm should have sufficient technical expertise and requisite infrastructure to execute a similar assignment and should have successfully implemented at least one public charging station. It should also have a minimum average annual turnover of Rs 50 lakh during the last two Financial Years (2016-17 & 2017-18) and should have a net worth of at least Rs 5 lakh as per the last audited annual accounts.

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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.