HPCL Seeks Bids for 81.5 MW Rooftop and Floating Solar Project

The last date for the submission of the bid is May 9, 2024


HPCL Renewable and Green Energy (HPRGE), a subsidiary of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL), has invited bids for a detailed feasibility report (DFR) and project management consultancy (PMC) services for grid-tied rooftop and floating solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 81.5 MW.

The last date for submitting the bid is May 9, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

HPRGEL intends to develop a grid-tied floating solar PV project for HPCL’s and its subsidiary/JV locations for HPCL’s captive use.

The quantities stated in the tender are tentative. HPRGEL reserves the right to modify the linewise quantities.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹400,000 (~$4,790), and a performance bank guarantee at the rate of 5%.

The selected consultant must conduct a site survey at the identified reservoir and canal locations by HPRGEL to assess the feasibility of floating solar projects.

The site details include potential reservoir and canal locations for solar power projects. At the Nachna site, the reservoir complex spans approximately 97.05 acres and is situated around 20.88 kms from the STU substation, with a connected load of 5400 KVA.

It is estimated that about 30 MW of floating solar power could be installed here. Further exploration is required to assess the feasibility of meeting captive consumption needs for the specified load through net metering and open access.

Any surplus generation could be utilized at HRRL, Pachpadra, via open access.

At the HPCL Rajasthan Refinery (HRRL) site, the reservoir area covers around 167 acres, potentially accommodating about 50 MW of solar power for captive usage through open access or net metering.

At the Vizag Refinery, the reservoir spans approximately 5 acres, with scope for installing approximately 1.5 MW of solar power for captive use via open access or net metering.

Bids for the project are open to various types of entities, including sole bidders, newly formed incorporated joint ventures (JVs) with less than three financial years of operation, and subsidiaries/affiliates of Indian or foreign companies. Sole bidders, whether individuals or entities, are eligible to participate.

Newly-formed JVs, provided they have not completed three financial years since their inception, and subsidiaries or affiliates of Indian and foreign companies can place bids.

In January last year, HPCL invited bids to select an EPC contractor for a 7 MW solar power project in Maharashtra.

In December, Soshe Power Tech, a Hyderabad-based solar power project developer, won the EPC contract from HPCL for a 1.9 MW solar power project to be developed at Hiriyur in Karnataka.

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