Tirupati Smart City Corporation Limited (TSCCL) has invited Request for Proposal (RfP) for 6 MW of grid-connected solar projects.
The brief scope of work includes the supply, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of the project. A bidder will also have to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) for a period of 10 years.
The last date for bid submission is January 4, 2019. The technical bid will open on January 8, 2019.
To be eligible to bid for the project, a bidder should have executed grid connected solar project in India with a cumulative capacity of at least 30 MW, including a single project of minimum 5 MW capacity.
The average annual turnover of the bidder should not be less than ₹300 million (~$ 4.27million) in the last three financial years.
Under the central government’s Smart City Program, scores of cities have announced their plans for the installation of solar panels to make these cities sustainable.
Recently, the Greater Chennai Corporation also planned to install solar panels on 662 of its buildings under Smart City Program.
In April 2018, the Diu Smart City became the first in the country to run on 100 percent renewable energy during daytime hours. It has developed 9 MW solar park in the city along with rooftop solar panels located on 79 government buildings, generating 1.3 MW annually.
In October 2018, Indore Smart City Development Limited also issued a tender for smart meters to be installed under Indore Smart City project. This is a percentage rate tender for the supply, installation of smart energy meters with RF Mesh Communication Module in area-based development (ABD) area.
Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer