Bids Invited for 3.41 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on Railway Station in Navi Mumbai

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City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) has invited expressions of interest (EoI) from developers to install 3.41 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems atop CBD Belapur railway station and its parking lot in Navi Mumbai under the public-private partnership (PPP) model. The systems will be built under a gross-metering arrangement.

The selected bidder will be responsible for installing 1.06 MW rooftop solar capacity at the CBD (Central Business District) Belapur station and 2.35 MW at the station’s parking lot.

The work must be completed within 18 months of receiving the work order. The developer must enter into a power purchase agreement with CIDCO and will be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance for 25 years.

The last day to submit the bids is November 17, 2022.

The selected developer will be responsible for the survey, designing, financing, procurement or manufacturing, installation, testing, commissioning, and grid connection of the project for the contracted capacity and supply of power. CIDCO will provide support to get approval for the interconnection point with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company.

To be eligible, bidders must have previously installed one rooftop solar system of 2.7 MW or above in a single contract in the last five years, of which at least 1.3 MW should be grid-connected.

Developers can participate in the bid if they have installed two rooftop systems of  1.7 MW or above in a single contract during the last five years, of which at least 800 kW should be grid-connected.

Alternatively, developers will be eligible to submit bids if they have installed three rooftop solar systems of  1.3 MW or above in a single contract during the last five years, of which at least 600 kW should be grid-connected. All the reference projects should have been operational during the last twelve months.

Bidders must have had a net worth of ₹40 million (~$485,702) in the last financial year. They should have been profitable during the last three financial years ending March 31, 2022, and must have an average annual turnover of ₹95 million (~$1.15 million).

Earlier, CIDCO had invited bids to set up 1.24 MW of rooftop solar systems under the net metering arrangement atop selected railway station buildings and bridges in Navi Mumbai under the PPP model.

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