Daman and Diu – Tender – Engaging EPC Contractor for Solar PV projects

The Electricity Department of Daman and Diu has invited tender to Engage EPC contractor for setting up (i) 1 MW Grid connected Solar PV project at Daman and (ii) 3 MW  Grid connected Solar PV project at Diu. The original tender noticed published on the department’s website can be accessed here. Given below are the some of the important points from the 1 MW and 3 MW tender documents: Project Location: For 1 MW project - Magarwada, Daman For 3 MW project - Fudam/Malala, Diu Eligibility:  Bidder’s qualification – Indian manufacturer of SPV cells and Modules with at least 10 years experience in the field of SPV cell/module manufacturing  EPC contractor who has designed, supplied, installed, tested and commissioned at least 10 MW grid connected solar PV plants. Out of which, 5 MW should be installed at a single location only and running for at least 1 year at the time of bid submission Technical Criteria – Deploy commercially established technology wherein there are at least 2 grid connected projects of the proposed …

List of successful bidders – SECI – Grid connected Rooftop Solar PV Phase II

The list of successful bidders for Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) second RFS for allocation of Rooftop Solar PV projects in selected cities has been released on SECI’s website. According to the bid document, 30th May was the date of techno commercial bid opening . As per the RFS released earlier in May, this allocation is for an aggregate capacity of 11.1 MW (±20%) grid connected rooftop solar PV plants in six cities – Bhubaneshwar/Cuttack, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Noida/Greater Noida and Raipur/ Naya Raipur. Selection of bidders is based on the final project cost offered in Rs./Wp basis with an upper limit on project cost at Rs. 90/ Wp. SECI will provide 30% of the project cost as subsidy which will be released in three installments. More information on this RFS document is available here. The total capacity allocated to the successful bidders is 11.3 MW as per the list published online. Azure Power quoted the lowest price – Rs.58/Wp in Noida/ Greater Noida and they have been allocated capacities …

APTRANSCO notification regarding closure of Solar bidding process

APTRANSCO recently published a notification intimating the closure of Solar bidding process. As per the notification, all those bidders who have decided not to go ahead with the tariff of Rs.6.49/unit are required to collect their BGs from APTRANSCO in person or can request the same to be sent through post. The last date for collecting the BGs has been mentioned as 19-08-2013. The notification may be downloaded here. As previously intimated by APTRANSCO, those who have not participated in the bidding process may also come forward to setup Solar Power plants and sell power to the DISCOMs at Rs.6.49/unit. While this has not yet started, a notification by APTRANSCO is soon expected in this regard. Though there have been news about more than 350 MW being agreed to for the APTRANSCO tariff of Rs.6.49/unit, it is not yet clear how many bidders have finally decided to go ahead with the tariff. Those bidders who have already collected the LoI also seem to be re-thinking about their plans to go …

Bihar – Further extension of last date for its 150 MW Solar PV bid

After conducting a Pre-Bid meeting on 1st June, Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited (BSPHCL) released Corrigendum No. II with responses to the clarifications/queries raised during the meeting. This document also mentioned the extension of the last date for online sale of tender document to 14th August and date of opening of Technical bid to 16th August. Our blogpost for more information on this Corrigendum can be accessed here. The details of this RfP released in May are available here. On 14th August, BSPHCL released Corrigendum No. III announcing further extension of the last date. These new deadlines are given below: Last date for online Sale of Tender document: 14th September, 2013 up to 17.oo hrs Last date for online Submission of Tender: 16th September, 2013 up to 13.00 hrs Date and time of opening of Technical Bid: 16th September, 2013 at 15.00 hrs The original Corrigendum document can be downloaded here.

Punjab 300 MW Solar PV bidding – Letter of Awards issued to 26 developers

In response to the RfP for setting up 300 MW Solar PV projects, Punjab opened its financial bids earlier in June and a total of 251 MW capacity bids were opened. WAA Solar was awarded L1 for two projects in Category – I (1 to 4 MW) and Azure Urja Pvt. Ltd was awarded L1 for two projects in Category – II (5 to 30 MW).  Our blogpost on these financial bids opened can be accessed here. According to an article published in Business Standard today, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has handed over Letter of Awards (LoA) to 26 developers for setting up 250 MW solar PV projects having joint investment of Rs. 2500-3000 crore. He also mentioned at a function organised by Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) that they are looking at the possibility of setting up a mega solar park to promote clean energy on a large scale (Source: Business Standard). The next step is signing of Implementation Agreement which is within 30 days from issue of LoAs. Following …

AP Solar Bidding Update – More companies allowed to set up Solar PV plants

After receiving offers from 35 bidders (contributing to 418 MW capacity) who accepted the solar purchase price of Rs. 6.49/unit, the Andhra Pradesh Government has now decided to allow any company to set up a solar PV plant assuring them of Rs. 6.49/unit. This information was published in The Hindu Business Line on July 10th. According to this article, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy approved the proposal of AP Transco to give an opportunity to all the solar power developers, including those who did not participate in the recently concluded competitive solar bidding for 1000 MW. Interested developers are required to submit their applications within four weeks. The original article published in The Hindu Business Line can be accessed here.

Bihar 150 MW Solar PV bidding Update – Extension of last date

In May this year, Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited (BSPHCL) issued an RfP for the development of 150 MW Solar PV projects on Chaur lands where pisci-culture shall be undertaken. Details of this RfP are available here. Following the pre-bid meeting conducted on 1st June, 2013, BSPHCL issued Corrigendum No.II with responses to clarifications/queries raised by the bidders at the pre-bid meeting. Some of the changes made to the RfP along with the extension of last dates as mentioned in this corrigendum document are given below: Bank Guarantees: Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) @ Rs. 20 Lacs/MW for each project (Previously Rs.50 Lacs/MW for each project) Performance Guarantee @ Rs. 50 Lacs/MW for each project (Previously Rs. 80 Lacs/MW for each project)   Capacity of projects: Maximum capacity of any individual project – 30 MW (Previously 10 MW with total aggregate capacity of 30 MW per bidder)   Power Purchase Agreement (PPA): BSPHCL shall decide the Discom entity who shall sign the PPA. In case, BSPHCL executes PPA with the successful developer, back-to-back PPA …

SECI – RFE of Companies – Mini and micro grid Solar PV implementation for rural electrification

Under the directions of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a document inviting Request for Empanelment (RFE) of companies for implementation of Mini and Micro Grid SPV power plants for rural electrification in India. Through this RFE document, SECI is inviting applications from eligible and competent entities for participating in the empanelment process to execute projects across India. They intend to empanel a maximum of 10 applicants on the basis of merit Process – 2 stage Empanelment process: SECI will empanel a list of applicants who meet the minimum requirements as set out in this RFE document Bid Stage: SECI will call for bids from empanelled applicants by issue of proposal (bidding documents) Duration of empanelment – 2 years from the date of notification of the panel Eligibility criteria -  Technical: Applicant should have successfully commissioned projects of a minimum aggregate capacity of 50 kW with 10 kW as the minimum project size in the last three years before the bid deadline Financial: Minimum …

Rajasthan – Draft RfP for 50 SPV projects (1 MW each)

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RREC) has issued a draft RfP to undertake the selection of solar power producers for setting up of 50 Projects each of 1 MW capacity to be connected at 11kV voltage level to nearest 33/11kV GSS of Discom(s). This proposal for setting up 50 SPV projects through competitive bidding process is as per clause 5.1.7 (ii) of Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy, 2011. Given below are some of the important points from this draft RfP: Total Capacity - 50 MW Capacity of each project – Min: 1 MW DC Max: 1.1 MW DC Out of total 50 projects – 20 projects to be set up in Jaipur Discom, 14 projects in Ajmer Discom and 16 projects in Jodhpur Discom All 1 MW projects shall be at different locations and two projects shall not be connected to same 33kV substation Qualification – Financial criteria: Net worth of the bidder should be equal to or greater than Rs.3 crore per MW or equivalent US$ Technical criteria: Should deploy established technology. …

Punjab 300 MW Solar PV bidding – Financial bids opened

Subsequent to the notice issued by Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) on Wednesday, the financial bids of the techno-commercially qualified bidders were opened earlier today. The total capacity of  the financial bids opened was 251 MW with 51 MW for category-I and 200 MW for category-II. Mr.Bikram Singh Majithia, Non Conventional Minister Punjab in a statement issued in May said that they received bids for 270 MW as against the targeted 300 MW capacity (source: Daily Punjab Times). This could indicate the possible disqualification of 19 MW capacity of the received bids. In Category – I (1 to 4 MW), WAA Solar Pvt. Ltd was the L1 for two projects, Project-1 (2 MW) – Rs.7.20/kWh and Project-2 (2 MW) – Rs.7.47/kWh. In Category -II (5 to 30 MW), Azure Urja Pvt. Ltd., was the L1 for two projects, Project-1 (15 MW) – Rs.7.67/kWh and Project-2 (15 MW) – Rs.7.97/kWh. The complete list is given below: As per the RfP, this is a tariff based competitive bidding process with the final …

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