Jodhpur DISCOM Invites Bids for 105 MW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM
The successful bidders must oversee the project’s operation and maintenance for 25 years
The Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam (JDVVNL) has floated three tenders to install and commission 39 grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 105.68 MW in the subdivisions of Churu Circle under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program for feeder-level solarization.
The projects will be developed under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model.
The tenders are for 24.16 MW, 30.68 MW, and 50.84 MW of solar projects.
Successful bidders must also oversee the project’s operation and maintenance for 25 years.
Project developers will be responsible for providing and installing the relevant 33 kV or 11 kV line (depending on the specific case) that will connect the projects to the respective 33/11 kV substation. This will encompass the provision of bays, breakers, and the metering system at the substation.
The estimated project cost is ₹35 million (~$425,549)/MW.
Bidders must submit ₹100,000 (~$1,215)/MW of the quoted capacity as an earnest money deposit for all three tenders.
Successful bidders must furnish ₹500,000 (~$6,079)/MW of the allotted capacity as a performance bank guarantee.
Selected bidders must enter into a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam based on the levelized tariff approved by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission. The PPA must be executed within seven days of submitting the performance bank guarantee.
Only well-established and operational technologies are permissible for the projects to reduce technology risks and ensure timely commissioning.
To participate in the bidding process, landowners, farmers, or any individual possessing the required land for the project must submit an undertaking certifying the ownership of assets of at least 20% of the total cost of the quoted capacity.
Bidders must have a minimum average annual turnover of at least 30% of the total cost of the quoted capacity over the past three financial years.
Project developers will be accountable for installing the necessary number of solar modules and related equipment to achieve a minimum capacity utilization factor of 19%.
JDVVNL has mandated using domestically produced modules listed on the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
If RUVNL fails to make the monthly bill payments to the solar power generator by their due date, it will result in a late payment surcharge of 1.25% per month on the outstanding amount, calculated daily.
Tender for 24.16 MW of Solar Projects
In the first tender, JDVVNL has invited bids for eight grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 24.16 MW in the Rajaldesar-Rural and Ratangarh Rural subdivisions.
The last date to submit the bids online is September 13, 2023. Bids will be opened on September 15.
Tender for 30.68 MW of Solar Projects
The second tender is for installing and commissioning 28 grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 30.68 MW in the Taranagar, Churu, and Churu-Rural subdivisions.
The last date to submit the bids online is September 11, 2023. Bids will be opened on September 13.
Tender for 50.84 MW of Solar Projects
The third tender is for 29 grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 50.84 MW in the Sadulpur and Sadulpur -Rural subdivisions.
The last date to submit the bids online is September 15, 2023. Bids will be opened on September 21.
Earlier, JDVVNL had floated three tenders for installing and commissioning 108 grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 295.32 MW in various subdivisions of Hanumangarh Circle under Component C of the PM-KUSUM program for feeder-level solarization.
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