Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Supply of 900 Solar Meters

The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has floated a tender for 900 single-phase (10-60a) whole current solar meters in the state.

Interested bidders are expected to submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹59,400 (~$785). The estimated cost of the tender is ₹1.98 million (~$26,172), and the last date for the submission of bids is May 27, 2020.

To be eligible to participate in the competitive bidding process, applicants must have had an average yearly turnover of ₹5.94 million (~$78,516) in the last three financial years. Bidders must be reputed original manufacturers and must have a valid Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for this class of meters. They must also have an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 certification or higher.

Additionally, the bidder must have manufactured and supplied at least 300% of the quantity of single-phase solar meters or for similar meters of higher capacity to government departments, undertakings, or public sector utilities in the last three financial years. They must also have performance certificates for at least 150% of the tendered quantity of meters.

Bidders must also have all necessary testing facilities at their establishments for carrying out routine and acceptance tests as per the prescribed standards.

Previously, Mercom reported that Andhra Pradesh’s Eastern Power Electric Company issued a tender to procure 600 HT TVR meters of the following specifications. The meters have to be of 0.2s class accuracy MD Integration 30 MIN. IP (Category-B for services) with DLMS (bi-directional solar net meter).

The APEPDCL had also invited bids for bidirectional solar net meters to be installed in the state. The tender calls for the supply of single-phase whole current electronic bidirectional energy meters and three-phase four-wire direct connected static tri-vector bidirectional energy meters. The tender has been floated for 2,000 single-phase bi-directional energy meters and 2,000 three-phase bi-directional energy meters.

More recently, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of public sector units under the Ministry of Power, said it successfully installed one million smart meters across India under the Smart Meter National Program (SMNP).