State-owned hydropower producer NHPC, on behalf of Bundelkhand Saur Urja Limited, has invited domestic bids to set up a 65 MW grid-connected solar power project in district Jalaun of Uttar Pradesh.
Bundelkhand Saur Urja Limited is a joint venture of NHPC Ltd and Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency.
The ground-mounted plant—which shall come up at village Parasan under tehsil Kalpi—is to be developed on a turnkey basis and shall be awarded through domestic competitive bidding followed by reverse auction.
The successful bidders shall be responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of the plant, along with ten years of comprehensive operation and maintenance.
The completion period is 12 months from the award of the contract.
“The Kalpi solar PV power plant envisages the utilization of about 1822 kWh/sqm annual total insolation factor available at village Parasan. The power potential of about 65 MW is proposed to be harnessed through solar photovoltaic crystalline technology”—read the tender document.
The total land area available for the project is about 130.419 hectares, divided into two segments of about 63.491 hectares (156.89 acres) and 66.928 hectares (165.383 acres) 3 km apart. A 33 kV transmission line of about 3 km shall be constructed for connectivity between the two land segments.
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