The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) in partnership with MP Industrial Development Corporation has reissued its tender for 28 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems.
The project is for the sale of solar power under the RESCO model for industries located in the industrial area of Mandideep in Madhya Pradesh.
The last date for the submission of the bids is September 30, 2019.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, finance, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning along with the comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project for a period of 25 years.
The tender has now been divided into two parts—
- Grid-connected net-metered systems; and
- Grid-connected systems for consumption within premises with no export of power in line with the solar policy of Madhya Pradesh.
The total capacity has been divided into multiple packages of a similar kind. The size of each package is around 3.6 MW. A bidder can bid for a minimum of one package and can also bid for all the packages subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.
The upper ceiling tariff has been set at ₹5,500 (~$77.16) /kWh for the first year. Speaking to Mercom, a senior official of MPUVNL said, “From the pre-bid meetings, it was decided that this tender will follow the reverse auction process.”
According to the RfP, the interested bidder should have a minimum net worth of ₹10 million (~$140,294)/MW.
The developer can use domestic or imported mono or polycrystalline solar PV modules as per the specifications prescribed by the MNRE. Further, the PV modules used must qualify the latest quality certifications like the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) or the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
According to the tender, the power producer will also be responsible for the synchronization of the project with licensee’s network under the Madhya Pradesh Policy for Decentralized Renewable Energy Systems.
Earlier this year, the state had floated another tender for the installation of 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, which was later increased to 32 MW. These projects were also slated to be developed under the RESCO model for the industries located in the industrial area of Mandideep.
MPUVNL’s previous rooftop solar RESCO auction for the state’s institutions and government buildings, saw the emergence of lowest ever tariffs in the country’s rooftop segment.
Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.