Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for 4.8 MW of Solar Power Projects

Tiruppur Smart City Limited, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, has issued a tender to develop 4.8 MW of solar power projects at Iduvai village.

The brief scope of work includes the supply, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of the project. The successful bidder will also have to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for a period of 10 years.

The last date for bid submission is February 25, 2019. The techno-commercial bids will open on the same date.

Other smart cities in Tamil Nadu, Salem Smart City Limited and Thoothukudi Smart City Limited have also invited bids for solar projects in the recent past.



To be eligible to bid, a bidder should be an empaneled vendor by the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency. In order to participate, a bidder should also have commissioned grid-connected solar PV projects of cumulative capacity of at least 2.4 MW in central or state governments’ properties, local bodies, or public sector units.

Moreover, the minimum average annual turnover of the bidder should be ₹250 million (~$3.52 million) in the last three years.

Under the central government’s Smart Cities Mission, scores of states have announced their plans to make their cities sustainable by the installation of solar panels, net metering and various other infrastructural revamps. Here are a few examples:

Previously, the Tirupati Smart City Corporation Limited invited Request for Proposal for 6 MW of grid-connected solar projects.

In March 2018, Karnataka’s Tumakuru Smart City Limited tendered 2.7 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be established on the city’s government buildings.

In November 2018, the Greater Chennai Corporation announced its plan to install solar panels on 662 of its buildings under Smart City Program.