State-owned oil and natural gas provider Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) intends to set up cumulative 1530 KW capacity of grid-interactive, ground-mounted solar PV plants at its 3 terminals in the states of Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The projects will come up in the cities of Secunderabad (750 KW), Kanpur (550 KW) and Bhatinda (230 KW), respectively. These will be awarded through bidding followed by reverse auction.
The scope of work for the selected developers includes design, supply, installation and commissioning along with 5 years of comprehensive operation and maintenance on a contract basis.
Only polycrystalline solar modules—with rated capacity of 325Wp or greater—are allowed to be used for the projects. The modules must be certified as per IEC 61215, IEC 61730 and IEC 61701 or equivalent standards.
On-grid string inverters with rated AC output capacities of 25 kW to 75 kW can be used. These must be IP65 or IP67 rated for outdoor applications.
Project completion period is five months.