Jodhpur DISCOM Floats Tenders for 495 MW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM
The successful bidders must oversee the project’s operation and maintenance for 25 years
Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam (JDVVNL) has floated three tenders for installing and commissioning 185 grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 494.82 MW in Churu District 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 model.
The selected developers must oversee the projects’ operation and maintenance for 25 years.
The project developers will be required to install the associated 33 kV or 11 kV line (depending on the specific requirements) linking the solar power projects to the relevant 33/11 kV substation. This includes setting up the bay, breakers, and metering system at the substation.
The estimated project cost is ₹35 million (~$420,755)/MW.
Bidders must submit ₹100,000 (~$1,202)/MW of the quoted capacity as an earnest money deposit for all three tenders.
The successful bidders must furnish ₹500,000 (~$6,011)/MW of the allotted capacity as a performance bank guarantee.
A power purchase agreement (PPA) for 25 years at the levelized tariff approved by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission will be executed between the selected bidder and Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam (RUVNL) within seven days of the submission of the performance bank guarantee.
The projects must be commissioned within nine months of signing the PPA.
For landowners, farmers, and individuals possessing the required land for the project, a declaration confirming ownership of assets valued at a minimum of 20% of the total cost of the quoted capacity must be provided.
To qualify for either of the tenders, bidders must demonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of at least 30% of the total cost of the quoted capacity over the last three financial years.
Only well-established and currently operational technologies will be considered to minimize technological risks and ensure the project’s timely completion. JDVVNL has mandated the use of domestically manufactured modules listed on the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
In the event of a delay in payment of monthly bills by RUVNL beyond its due date, a late payment surcharge will be payable to the solar power generator at the rate of 1.25% per month on the outstanding amount calculated on a day-to-day basis.
The selected bidder should provide a minimum generation guarantee corresponding to a capacity utilization factor of 19% with respect to the AC capacity of the solar projects.
The tender involves installing and commissioning 44 grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 122.62 MW in various subdivisions of Churu, Ratangarh, and Sadulpur Divisions.
The last date to submit the bids online is January 1, 2024. Bids will be opened on January 3.
The tender involves installing and commissioning 74 grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 184.78 MW in various subdivisions of the Sujangarh Division.
The last date to submit the bids online is January 8, 2024. Bids will be opened on January 10.
The tender involves installing and commissioning 69 grid-connected solar power projects with a total capacity of 187.42 MW in various subdivisions of the Sardarsahar Division.
The last date to submit the bids online is January 3, 2024. Bids will be opened on January 5.
Earlier, JDVVNL floated a tender for installing and commissioning 45.8 MW grid-connected solar power projects in various subdivisions of Pali Circle under Component C of the PM-KUSUM program.
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