Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 25,000 Solar-Powered Water Pumps

The New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (NREDCAP) has issued a tender for 25,000 off -grid solar PV water pumping systems.

Out of 25,000 solar pumping systems, 20,000 will be AC solar pump sets and 5,000 will be equipped with DC motor.

The scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of water pumping systems. Apart from these, the successful bidder will also be responsible for 5 years of operations and maintenance (O&M) services.

The successful bidders will be issued LoA and invited to sign tripartite agreement with the procurer, NREDCAP and the supplier.

Pre-bid meeting will take place on August 7, 2018 and last date for bid submission is August 21, 2018. Technical bids will open on the same day and the financial bids will open on August 31, 2018.

In January 2018, NREDCAP had issued another tender to procure and set up 5,000 solar-powered water pumps in the state as part of the off-grid and decentralized solar applications program.

Recently, the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) invited tender for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of Solar PV water pumping systems across the state.

Before that, the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), a state government agency, issued a tender to procure and set up 1,013 five horsepower (hp) solar-powered water pumps.

Recently, talking about the initiatives undertaken by the government on solar pumps, India’s Minister for Power, R. K. Singh, had said in Lok Sabha, “During the financial year (FY) 2017-18, a total of 96,376 solar pumps were sanctioned in various states for both irrigation and drinking water purposes, and 10 percent of the pumps were sanctioned to the states to be utilized for drinking water purposes.”

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Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer