The Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam (UPJN), state utility managing water supply and sewerage facilities has announced a tender to develop a 1.8 MW solar project. The rooftop/ground-mounted solar project will be constructed at its third water works site located in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.
The scope of work for the project includes the survey, investigation, design, supply, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of the 1.8 MW rooftop as well as ground-mounted photovoltaic project. The tender mandates a four months long trial run followed by a two-year defect liability period of the project. UPJN will be the long term owner of the project.
According to UPJN, this solar project is important to the Government of Uttar Pradesh and was planned in order to utilize the spare land at the organizations water treatment plant to save on power costs. The UPJN has taken up the proposed work under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). AMRUT is an initiative promoted by the UP government which aims to provide all households in the state with water supply and sewage connections, and reduce pollution.
The bidders are to quote rates for the complete work on turnkey basis which will be evaluated by UPJN before allocation. Selected contractors are also expected to provide operation and maintenance services for the solar project.
Last year, the Irrigation and Water Resource Department in the state of Uttar Pradesh had issued a tender for the development of 100 MW of grid-connected canal top solar photovoltaic projects under public private partnership model.
Shaurya is a staff reporter at MercomIndia.com with experience working in the Indian solar energy industry for the past four years in various roles. Prior to joining Mercom, Shaurya worked with a renewable energy developer and a consulting company. Shaurya holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.