Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has issued a tender to install 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects under Central Financial Assistance (CFA) scheme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
The solar PV modules used for the project need to be made in India.
The project will be developed on rooftops of domestic and institutional (registered under Societies Act) consumers of Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (JKPDD) under CAPEX model.
The brief scope of work includes the supply, design, installation, and commissioning of the project. The rooftop solar project will have a warrantee of five years from the date commissioning and a bidder will also have to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) for the first five years.
The last date for bid submission is January 14, 2018. The techno-commercial bid will open on January 15, 2018.
To be eligible to bid for the project, a bidder should have executed at least 100 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects through state or central government organizations or under MNRE-sponsored programs.
The minimum aggregate turnover of the bidder should not be less than ₹30 million (~$ 0.43 million) in the last three financial years. For all the JAKEDA empanelled firms, minimum aggregate turnover during the last three financial years should not be less than ₹5 million (~$ 71,000).
In February 2017, Jammu & Kashmir had approved solar rooftop policy under which the state planned to install 450 MW by 2022.
Recently, Mercom reported that the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a notification stating that the request for selection (RfS) for setting up of 2.5 GW of grid-connected solar projects in Kargil region will be issued by December 31, 2018.
This capacity comes under phase-I of the government’s plan to set up of 23 GW in the Leh and Kargil regions of Jammu & Kashmir.
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