Kerala Invites Bids for Developing 13 Public Electric Charging Stations

The last date for the submission of the bid is May 17, 2023


The Kerala government’s Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids to select an agency for developing 13 public electric vehicle fast charging stations in Thiruvananthapuram.

The scope of the work includes the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and maintenance of the charging stations for five years.

The developers must install 9 fast Combined Charging System (CCS) charger connectors with a minimum power rating of 120 kW with two charging points with two charging guns at a single site. The remaining 4 fast CCSs must have a minimum power rating of 240 kW with similar requirements for a single site.

The projects will be installed under the Solar City project funded by Smart City Thiruvananthapuram.

The last date to submit the bid is May 17, 2023. Bids will be opened the next day.

The project’s estimated cost is valued at ₹100 million (~$1.2 million).

Bidders should furnish ₹500,000 (~$6,118) as an earnest money deposit.

The successful bidder must deposit 3% of the contract as a performance bank guarantee, which should have validity for three months from the date of the agreement.

The bidder must have installed a total capacity of at least 300 kW in electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI) public charging stations, including DC fast chargers with a minimum capacity of 50 kW.

Additionally, the bidder or an electrical contractor authorized by the bidder must have successfully commissioned electrical infrastructure for high-tension connections with a combined capacity of at least 2 Mega Volt Amp (MVA) in India.

This infrastructure must include the supply of 11 kV cable, a main ring unit, and an 11/0.415 kV transformer with a minimum capacity of 250 kVA or more.

The bidder must have a positive net worth for at least two of the last five financial years. Additionally, the bidder must have had a minimum average annual turnover of no less than ₹120 million (~$1.4 million) during any two of the last five financial years.

The agency had recently invited bids to develop rooftop solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 100 MW in Thiruvananthapuram.

Earlier in the month, ANERT had invited bids to implement a 1 MW grid-connected solar project at a government medical college campus in Thiruvananthapuram.

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