150MW solar

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd. (MAHAGENCO) has tendered 150 MW of solar to be developed across Maharashtra. The bid-submission deadline is August 21, 2017.

Out of the tendered capacity, a 50 MW project will be developed in the Vidarbha region, another 50 MW project in the Marathwada region, and the remaining 50 MW will be developed in the western or northern regions of Maharashtra.

The MAHAGENCO has asked bidders to submit separate bids for each project. A single bidder can bid for all three projects, a MAHAGENCO official told Mercom.

The scope of work includes, design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the solar project. The successful bidder will also provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for a 25-year period.

Mercom previously reported that MAHAGENCO invited an expression of interest from developers, engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors, and investors to develop a 500 MW solar park in Dondaicha and 1,500 MW of solar for agriculture feeder across the state.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Maharashtra has installed capacity of 551 MW of solar and approximately 860 MW are under various stages of development.

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