Uttarakhand retenders 40 MW grid-connected solar project

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The Irrigation Department of Uttarakhand, in Dehradun, has retendered the 40 MW solar project in district Udham Singh Nagar that has had multiple bidding extensions, the last being until June 28.

The project—to be developed on ‘build, own, operate and transfer’ model—shall come up on dams at Haripura (27 MW) and Tumariya (13 MW), near Kashipur.

To be eligible, the bidder should have experience of installing at least one solar PV project of 10 MW in the last five years, along with operation and maintenance of an equivalent capacity in the last two years.

The project—estimated to cost Rs 1613.18 million—must be completed within a year.

Bidding for the re-tendered project closes on December 3. Technical bids will open on December 6. The irrigation department will sign a power purchase agreement for 25 years with the successful bidder.