EESL Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The solar projects to be developed are in the range of 1-2 MW or higher at different locations and sub-stations across Maharashtra


The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the central government, has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) to install 100 MW of solar power generating systems in the state of Maharashtra.

The EESL has called for bids for developing projects in the range of 1-2 MW or higher at different locations and sub-stations across Maharashtra.

The bid submission deadline is July 9, 2019. The techno-commercial bid opening date is also July 9, 2019.

This tender is in line with the advisory issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNREin July 2017 that addressed the utilization of empty land near pooling substations to allow for better usage of the transmission infrastructure.

The scope of the tender includes the design, engineering, supply, construction, installation, testing, commissioning, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of the various systems starting from 1 MW capacity. The earnest money deposit (EMD) to be paid is ₹6.25 million (~$89,961) valid for 225 days from the date of techno-commercial bid opening.

Previously, the EESL had floated a tender to set up 100 MW of solar projects across Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Jharkhand.

Then in December 2018, EESL floated a tender for 160 MW of solar PV projects to be developed near pooling substations across the state of Maharashtra. In 2017, EESL had issued another tender for 200 MW of solar projects to be developed near pooling substations in Maharashtra.

In an exclusive interview with Mercom last year, Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director of EESL, underlined the different ways in which this government organization has been on the forefront of implementing clean energy initiatives in the country.


Ramya Ranganath is an Associate Editor and Writer for Mercom Communications India. Before joining Mercom, Ramya worked as a Senior Editor at a digital media supply chain solutions company. Throughout her career, she has developed end-to-end content for various companies in a wide range of domains, including renewables. Ramya holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and is passionate about environmental issues and permaculture.