Madhya Pradesh tenders for 40 MW rooftop solar

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Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has invited bids to set up an aggregate of 40 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar capacity at various locations in Madhya Pradesh.

The capacities—to be developed in RESCO mode ((capital expenditures covered by the installer)—shall come upon the buildings of different government departments and private institutions.

These capacities have been grouped into different projects as follows: municipal corporations 10,970 kW, municipal councils 6000 kW, public health engineering institutions 2620 kW, MP Jal Nigam 7500 kW, central government institutions 3600 kW, state government institutions 3200 kW, MP power utilities 3000 kW, private institutions/organizations (with site capacity>100 kW) 1630 kW and private institutions/organization (site capacity<100 kW) 750 kW.

Bidding is allowed for a minimum of one project group up to all of the project groups.

The ceiling tariff for each project group is INR 5/kWh.

“The departments have agreed that they will make timely payment of electricity bills to solar power developer and DISCOM. They will also submit payment security to solar power developer to cover any type of future risk to the developer,” reads the tender document.

The work scope includes design, engineering, supply, financing, installation, testing and commissioning, and comprehensive operation and maintenance for 25 operational years.

Only domestically manufactured solar modules are allowed for the projects.

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