Madhya Pradesh seeks EPC contractors for 20MW of residential rooftop solar

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Madhya Pradesh discom MP Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited is looking to empanel EPC contractors for an aggregate 20MWp of grid-connected residential rooftop solar capacity under Capex model.

The plants are to be set up in various sizes as follows:

The empanelled installers will provide their services at the price/rate discovered through a transparent bidding process. Their scope of work includes design, supply, erection, testing, commissioning, and five years of comprehensive operation and maintenance for the grid-interactive rooftop solar PV power plants. They shall also make necessary arrangements for evacuation and injection of surplus power to the grid at the interconnection points as agreed with the Discoms.

The modules and cells used for the plants should be manufactured in India and should comply with the prevailing Approved List of Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order 2019 and subsequent amendments.

“The projects are eligible for central financial assistance (CFA) from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, which would be limited to 40% of the prevailing benchmark cost or discovered rate, whichever is lower, for a project capacity up to 3 kW. For project capacity above 3 kW and up to 10 kW, the available CFA would be 20% of the prevailing benchmark cost or discovered rate, whichever is lower. Group housing societies/residential welfare associations, etc are allowed to install RTS projects up to 500 kW capacity (@ 10 kWp per house), with the upper limit being inclusive of individual rooftop plants already installed by individual residents in that association,” as per the tender document.

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