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JNNSM Phase II – Grid Connected Rooftop SolarPV – SECI’s second RfP

by Sindhura

In January 2013, SECI released an RfS for developing rooftop PV plants of relatively larger scale (100-500 KW) to be connected to grid. It targeted a total 10 MW spread across six cities of which it allotted 5.5MW in April.

Now SECI has once again released an RfS (RFS No: SECI/Cont./SRT-II/58/2013) as Phase II for implementation of grid connected rooftop solar PV plants of 11.1MW (±20%) capacity in six cities:

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The developers will be responsible for identification of buildings/leasing rooftop of buildings, obtaining No Objection Certificate (NOC) from DISCOM for grid connectivity, complete design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning including warranty, operation & maintenance for a period of 2 years.

The bidders will be selected by the final project cost they offer @ Rs. /W basis. The upper limit on project cost is Rs. 90 /W.

SECI will provide 30% of the project cost as subsidy which will be released in three installments -

  1. 20% after commissioning and acceptance.
  2. 5% at the end of 1 year of O&M period, from date of commissioning.
  3. 5% at the end of 2 years of O&M.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The size of each project has to be 100-500 kW and the total capacity each bidder can apply is between 250kW – 2MW.
  • Bidder has to be a corporate entity incorporated in India and engaged in Solar Power, must have a valid CST/state VAT/TIN registration.
  • Experience criteria – Should have installed a minimum of 25 kW at least six months prior to techno-commercial bid opening date
  • Financial criteria – annual turnover of 5Crore/MW
  • Net worth 3 Crore/MW
  • Bid Bond- Rs. 6,75,000 / 250kW, valid for six months after bid deadline
  • Performance security – Within 10 days of acceptance of allocation letter
  • SECI charges – 3% of the 70% of project cost
  • Penalty for delay – Projects have to commissioned in 6 months. Penalty will be per day basis, performance security over a period of 6 months, and project gets cancelled after 6 months.

 Time lines:

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Bidding Information:

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The RfS document by SECI can be downloaded here.

 

12 thoughts on “JNNSM Phase II – Grid Connected Rooftop SolarPV – SECI’s second RfP

    1. Harini

      Dear Kumar,

      Thank you for your message. There is no update available on the SECI website regarding this. However, we will publish the list of successful bidders on our blog once we get the information.

      Thank you and have a good day.

      Regards,
      Harini

      Reply
  1. Maninder pal singh brar

    Dear Sir,
    Being new to the solar business,I would like to take training in this field and request you to advise any organisation who can impart a short term training either in haryana .

    Reply
    1. Sindhura (Post author)

      Dear Mr. Maninder,

      Steinbeis Consulting conducts short term training on Solar PV Technology including Design, Engineering & Installation of Solar PV Power Plants. Please contact them to get details of relevant sessions. Here is their website address:
      http://steinbeisindia.com/

      Alternately, you can also contact First Green Consultants – http://www.firstgreenconsulting.in/, they occassionally conduct training sessions.

      Thanks,
      Sindhura.

      Reply
  2. RK

    Dear Sindura,
    Being new to the solar business,I would like to take training in this field and request you to advise any organisation who can impart a short term training either in hyderabad or vijayawada.

    Reply
    1. Sindhura (Post author)

      Dear RK,

      As I said earlier, I discussed with my colleagues to see if they have any other alternatives than bidding as a consortium to solve your issue of technical criteria fulfillment. It seems, there is none. So you have to bid as a consortium with another company that has experience of installing atleast 25kW. Should you need any assistance with the bidding process, we can help. You can contact Pradeep, our Managing Partner, at: pradeep@efficientcarbon.com / +91 9052224701.

      Regards,
      Sindhura.

      Reply
  3. Sindhura (Post author)

    Dear Dr. Raghavaiah,

    Yes, the RfS is not clear on the aspects you asked. However, after the phase I of SECI, it published a clarification document -http://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/advertisement/seci-clari-bid.pdf. So we can assume, these conditions hold for the phase II as well.

    It seems the developer is responsible for sale of power and tariff negotiations. The SECI is expecting those buildings whose roofs are being used to be the primary consumers, and the excess power to be exported to grid (technical clarifications – question 5). The tariff for exported power has to be determined by the DISCOM or the state ERC or any other appropriate authority. The developer can also the lease the plant to building owner or an EPC contractor. (commercial clarifications – questions 3, 7).

    So the SECI just pays the 30% subsidy. The developer has to either find a building owner willing to buy the solar power at a mutually agreed tariff or export everything to grid for a yet unknown tariff or lease the plant to the owner himself to maintain.

    Thanks,
    Sindhura

    Reply
  4. Dr.Raghavaiah

    What will happen to the project– who owns it and who pays for the production and how much?

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  5. RK

    Dear Sindura,
    We are intrested to participate in the bid and require some information like – being the first time entering into this business and having all elgibilities except “Bidder should have installed atleast one grid connected solar PV power project of min 25 kW”
    we require your advise and thank ful If you have a solution for it.

    Reply
    1. Sindhura (Post author)

      Dear RK,

      The best way to resolve the problem would be to bid as a consortium with another company which can meet the 25kW experience criteria. There might be someone with the experience but not the financial capability. In a consortium, you could be the lead member and fulfill the financial criteria, while the partner company meets the technical criteria (since any member of the consortium can do so). I also think it will be advantageous to have the tie up since you say you are new in the field.
      [reference: section 1.3.2 (c) of the RfS].

      I hope this helps. I have also asked my colleagues for any other alternative solutions. I shall post to you as soon as I can think of other ways to get round.

      Regards,
      Sindhura.

      Reply

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