EESL Subsidiary Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra
The last date for the submission of bids is March 17, 2021
Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has floated a tender for setting up 100 MW of solar power projects in Maharashtra with individual systems ranging between 2 MW and 10 MW.
Bidders are not required to make an earnest money deposit for the tender. The last date for the submission of bids is March 17, 2021.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of the projects. Selected bidders are also expected to provide operations and maintenance services for the systems for 12 years. The projects must be completed within 180 days from the date the letter of award is issued.
To be eligible to participate in the competitive bidding process, applicants must be solar module manufacturers, solar inverter manufacturers, or solar project developers. They must have executed between 600 kW and 4.5 MW of similar solar power projects cumulatively in the last three years, depending on the district.
Bidders must have an average turnover ranging between ₹22 million (~$303,956) and ₹164.7 million (~$2.3 million) based on their chosen district for project development. They must have a positive net worth and be profitable in the last financial year and one of the preceding two financial years.
Recently, Mercom reported that CESL would be the implementing agency for Goa’s electric mobility initiatives. The union territory’s clean mobility program will be applicable for the first 10,000 electric two-wheelers sold in the state, which will reduce 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year and remove 10% of the polluting vehicles off Goa’s roads.
Previously, EESL invited bids to hire a liaising agency for land acquisition for 50 MW solar power projects in Maharashtra’s Sangli district. The projects will be developed under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Trackers, Energy Efficiency Services Limited has floated 739 MW of tenders in Maharashtra as of January 2021.
Nithin Thomas is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. More articles from Nithin.