Karnataka Invites Bids for 2 MW Solar Project with 4.5 MWh of Battery Storage

The last date to submit the bids is January 11, 2023


Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has invited bids for the installation and commissioning of a 2 MW of solar project with a battery energy storage system (BESS) of 4.5 MWh at Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park in the Tumakuru district of Karnataka.

The successful bidder is required to carry out project’s operation and maintenance for 12 years.

The last date to submit the bids is January 11, 2023. Bids will be opened the following day.

Bidders will have to submit ₹4.9 million (~$59,351) as a bid security deposit.

Within 30 days from the receipt of the letter of award, the successful bidder must furnish 5% of the contract price as a contract performance security.

Further, bidders should have experience as engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors.

Alternatively, they should possess relevant experience as developers in having designed, supplied, and commissioned grid-connected solar power projects of at least 2 MW cumulative capacity, out of which one project should be of a minimum capacity of 1.5 MW or above at a single location.

The reference project should already be in operation for at least 12 months before the bid submission date.

Bidders should have manufactured or supplied batteries for BESS with a cumulative installed capacity of 5 MWh which includes a dispatchable capacity of 4.5 MWh or above.

Out of this, at least one BESS should be of 3 MWh or higher. The reference BESS must be operational for at least 12 months before the bid submission date.

Additionally, the bidders should have executed at least one electrical substation of a minimum 33 kV voltage level, consisting of equipment such as 33 kV or above voltage level circuit breakers and power transformers.

The average annual turnover of bidders should not be less than ₹960 million (~$11.63 million) in any two of the last five financial years.

If bidders cannot meet the average annual turnover criteria, their holding companies can do so.

The net worth of the bidders at the end of preceding financial year should be not less than 100% of their paid-up share capital.

The solar modules to be used for the project must be from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

In September this year, KREDL invited bids to install and commission a 1 MW floating solar power project with the associated transmission system at Apannakere lake in the Kalaburgi district of Karnataka.

Earlier, KREDL had issued a request for a proposal for selecting an EPC contractor for the design, engineering, erection, and commissioning of a 5 MW solar power project with 5 MW/16 MWh BESS at Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park.

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