Andhra Small Hydro

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NREDCAP) has invited bids from consultants to prepare detailed project reports for the establishment of small hydropower projects at Sri Pothuluri Veerabramham Reservoir, in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh.

The scope of work includes the review of pre-feasibility reports and drawings, collection of hydrological data, a topographical survey of the project area, review and analysis of all hydraulic and field data, and the geological evaluation of the region.

The successful consultancy firm will also have to carry out power studies to formulate the program’s basic parameters and optimize installed capacity. It should also carry out a preliminary study for the evacuation of the power to the nearest substation and preparation of project implementation schedule indicating the timelines for various important activities, starting from preparing tender documents to the testing and commissioning of units.

The last date to submit the bids is March 25, 2021.


Bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹100,000 (~$1,363) as the earnest money deposit.

To participate in the bidding process, the consultancy firm should have the financial capability to undertake the assignment and key personnel with the requisite experience in small hydro development. The bidder should have undertaken similar assignments involving survey, investigation, and detailed project report preparation for at least ten hydropower projects during the last twenty years.

The bidder’s minimum annual turnover in the last three years should be ₹30 million (~$409,007).

In September last year, NREDCAP invited bids for preparing a pre-feasibility report and a detailed project report for 6.3 GW pumped storage hydroelectric projects at various locations in the state.

Earlier, Mercom reported that NREDCAP had floated a tender for reports on techno-commercial feasibility of pumped storage power projects at 30 tentative locations in the state. The scope of work included conducting studies to verify the feasibility of setting up pumped storage power projects on and off-rivers at the 30 identified sites across the state.

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