Uttarakhand tenders 10 MW grid-connected rooftop solar

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State-owned Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has invited bids to set up an aggregate 10 MWp of grid connected rooftop solar capacity across the state.

The overall capacity comprises 6 MW of 1-10 KW plants, 3 MWp of 10-100 KW plants, and 1 MW of 100-500 KW plants.

To be eligible, the bidder should have installed at least 50 KWp of grid-connected solar capacity, which should have been commissioned at least six months prior to techno-commercial bid opening date.

Further, the bidder’s minimum annual average turnover for the best three out of last five financial years should be at least Rs 3 crore.

Minimum bid capacity is 2 MWp—20% of the overall capacity.

The scope of work includes design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning including 5 years of comprehensive warranty, operation and maintenance.

Initially, no bidder shall be allocated more than 20% of the total capacity. However, in case of fewer number of successful bidders, more capacity may be allocated as per decision of UPCL.

Contract period is 12 months.

As notified by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the benchmark cost (Rs/Wp) for Uttarakhand is Rs 54 for plant sizes of 1-10 KW, Rs 48 for 10-100 KW and Rs 45 for 100-500 KW.