Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) has issued a tender to provide forecasting, scheduling, metering, and energy accounting services for 150.9 MW of wind power projects.


Proposed Wind Project Sites in Gujarat for Forecasting and Scheduling Services

The estimated value of the contract is ₹1.5 million (~$19,301). The services must be provided for one year from the work order.

The last day to submit the bids is June 28, 2022. Bids will be opened on June 29.

Bidders must pay ₹1,770 (~$23) towards the tender processing fee and an earnest money deposit of ₹45,000 (~$580). The successful bidder must submit a security deposit of 10% of the contract value within seven days from the letter of intent.

The scope of work includes the preparation and forwarding of forecasting and scheduling generation reports as per extant regulations for forecasting, scheduling, deviation settlement mechanism, and related matters. Successful bidders must provide real-time, day-ahead forecast and actual value in 96 time-blocks of 15 minutes each in MW with the graphical trend.

Bidders must procure weather data from international service providers or national agencies for wind power forecasting and scheduling activities. The software used by the bidders must have the capability to integrate historical and real-time wind generation data for the wind power farm.

Bidders must have a dedicated forecast of large rapid changes in wind generation for managing power system security. They should have a tailored forecast to minimize wind farm revenue loss and reduce wind forecasting obligations.

Bidders should have minimum experience of having completed three similar works, each costing ₹600,000 (~$7,721), two similar works each costing 750,000 (~$9,652), or one similar work costing ₹1.2 million (~$15,443).

They must have an average positive net worth for the last three financial years ending 2021-22. Their minimum average annual turnover must be ₹450,000 (~$5,791) for the last three financial years ending 2021-22.

If the successful bidder fails to start the work within 30 days, liquidated damages will be levied at 0.5% of the average contract value per week or part thereof. The maximum liquidated damages will be 5% of the average contract value.

In May, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) invited bids for the engineering, supply, procurement, installation, and commissioning of 100 MW of wind power projects at two sites on a turnkey basis.

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited recently invited bids to purchase power through a competitive bidding process from 500 MW of grid-connected wind power projects (Phase-III) with the greenshoe option for an additional capacity of up to 500 MW.