Through two tenders, the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has called developers to build 73 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state.
The bid-submission deadline for both the tenders is July 17, 2019.
HPGCL has tendered 57 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects to be set up at three different locations. A 30 MW grid-connected solar PV project will be set up at new ash dyke area, FTPS Faridabad, 15 MW will be set up near ash dyke DCRTPP, Yamuna Nagar, and a 12 MW project will be set up at WYC Hydel, Yamuna Nagar.
These grid-connected solar PV projects will be set up on a build operate and transfer (BOT) basis. This is an international competitive tender, and the successful bidder will provide operation and maintenance services for 25 years.
The scope of work includes the installation, commissioning, grid synchronization, and operation of the grid-connected solar PV projects. The estimated project cost is ₹1.88 billion (~$0.027 billion), and the project completion timeframe is ten months from the date of award of the contract.
HPGCL is also looking for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to set up 16 MW grid-connected solar PV projects. A 10 MW project is to be constructed at village Dhandlan, in district Jhajjar, and another 6 MW grid-connected solar PV project at Chandpur located in district Faridabad of Haryana.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, supply, construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of the grid-connected solar PV projects for five years. The operation and maintenance contract can be extended by another five years.
Project commissioning timeframe will be 190 days from the date of issue of the letter of intent.
In January 2019, HPGCL had invited an expression of interest (EoI) to set up 16 MW canal-top solar projects at WYC Hydel Power Station at Bhudkalan, in Yamuna Nagar.
Recently, in an attempt to promote solar energy in the state, the Haryana government decided to install solar projects on gram panchayat lands through HPGCL.
Image credit: ACME Solar
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