Jodhpur DISCOM Issues Tender for 66 MW Solar Projects Under KUSUM

The last date for the submission of bids is September 26, 2023


Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam (JDVVNL) has floated two tenders to develop 65.96 MW solar power projects across its different subdivisions in Bikaner under the Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program for feeder level solarization.

The two tenders include 34.24 MW solar power projects across Khajuwala and Chattargarh subdivisions of Khajuwala Division under Bikaner (DC) circle and 31.72 MW solar power projects in Bajju, Lunkaransar, and rural Bikaner subdivisions of DD-I Bikaner and DD-II Bikaner division under the Bikaner (DC) circle.

The scope of work involves planning, surveying, supplying, installing, testing, initiating, and maintaining the projects for 25 years under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model.

It also includes establishing 33 kV or 11 kV lines to connect the project to various 33/11 kV substations and implementing a remote monitoring system (RMS).

The last date for the submission of bids is September 26, 2023. Bids will be opened on September 29.

The estimated cost of the projects under each of the tenders is ₹35 million (~$420,790)/ MW.

Bidders must submit ₹100,000 (~$1,202)/ MW of the quoted capacity as an earnest money deposit.

The successful bidder must submit a performance bank guarantee (PBG) of ₹500,000 (~$6,010)/per MW of the allotted capacity.

A power purchase agreement is to be signed between the chosen bidders and the buyer – Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (RUVNL), within seven days of submitting the PBG, covering a 25-year duration and based on the tariff set by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC).

The project must be commissioned within nine months of signing the PPA, followed by operation and maintenance for 25 years.

Individuals who own land, farmers, or any individuals possessing suitable land for the project as the sole bidder must furnish an affidavit certifying ownership of movable and immovable assets amounting to at least 20% of the total cost of the quoted capacity by the bidder.

Other entities, such as firms, must demonstrate a minimum annual average turnover equivalent to 30% of the total quoted capacity cost during the last three financial years.

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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