Madhya Pradesh’s RUMS Invites Bids for 1.5 GW of Solar Projects

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMS) has invited bids to develop three solar parks with an aggregate capacity of 1,500 MW in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

RUMS is a joint venture of the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL).

In 2018, RUMS had tendered a total of 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed across these three solar parks in the state. However, due to impending central and state elections, the tenders were delayed, the state authorities had earlier informed Mercom. The same capacities have been reissued now.

The first tender has been floated for developing 450 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects at Shajapur Solar Park. The last date for the submission of bids is May 25, 2020.


Besides this, RUMS has also invited bids to develop 550 MW of solar projects at the Agar Solar Park of the state. The last date for the submission of bids is May 04, 2020.

The state has also called interested bidders for 500 MW of solar projects at the Neemuch Solar Park. The last date for the submission of bids is June 15, 2020.

According to Mercom India Solar Project Tracker, three projects developed by ACME Solar, Sprng Energy, and Mahindra, totaling 750 MW, are currently operational in Rewa solar park while the state has total large-scale installations of over 2 GW.

Meanwhile, RUMS recently invited proposals from interested consultants for setting up solar parks in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) will provide technical assistance for the projects through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited.

In August 2019, RUMSL had issued a request for proposal for consultancy services for the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) of three solar parks in the state.