Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects in Karnataka

Hubli Electricity Supply Company (HESCOM) has invited bids to empanel vendors to design, supply, erect, test, and commission 10 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects of various capacities. The projects are to be developed under Phase-II of the grid-connected rooftop Solar program of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The successful bidder will have to take care of operation and maintenance activities of the project for five years.

The projects will be executed under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model.

The last date to submit the bids online is February 24, 2022. Bids will be opened on February 25.

Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹450,000 (~$6,005) as an earnest money deposit.

The time period for the completion of the project has been set as six months from the date of the letter of allocation or 24 months from the date of MNRE approval to HESCOM.

Hubli Electricity Supply Company's Proposal to Empanel Vendors to Set Up 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar SystemsThe bidder must quote the price for the solar systems through reverse bidding based on the benchmark cost provided by MNRE.

The bidder should be a system integrator or a solar module manufacturer to participate in the bidding process. It should have been in the solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) or panel manufacturing business for at least three years as of the bid submission date.

To participate as a system integrator or module manufacturer, the bidder should have executed a cumulative capacity of 300 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the last five years.

The bidder’s annual turnover should not be less than ₹15 million (~$200,184) in any one of the last five financial years. The liquid assets of the bidder should not be less than ₹3.75 million (~$50,046) as of the bid submission date.

HESCOM has stated that rooftop installations of up to 3 kW would be eligible for a subsidy of 40%. Installations in the range of 3kW-10 kW will get a subsidy of 40% for the first 3 kW and 20% for the remaining capacity. The central financial assistance (CFA) will be restricted to 20% for the common facilities up to 500 KW for group housing societies and residential welfare associations.

Last September, the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company reissued the tender to empanel agencies to design, supply, install, and commission 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under net metering arrangement on residential buildings in seven districts of Karnataka.

Earlier, HESCOM had invited bids for the empanelment of agencies for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on residential buildings under the net metering program.

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