Madhya Pradesh Floats Tender for 45 MW of Solar Projects for Residential Consumers

The capacity tendered has been split between three separate DISCOMs


The Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited has invited bids for 45 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in various capacities for the residential consumers of the state.

The scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of the projects.

Bids have been invited from eligible bidders in various capacities (1 to 3 kW, above 3 kW and up to 10 kW, above 10 kW and up to 100 kW, and above 100 kW and up to 500 kW).

The tender has been floated for residential consumers of three distribution companies (DISCOMs) of Madhya Pradesh:

  • Lot 1: Central DISCOM -20 MW
  • Lot 2: East DISCOM -10 MW
  • Lot 3: West DISCOM -15 MW

The estimated cost of the project is expected to be approximately ₹2.43 billion (~$32.04 million), and the pre-bid meeting will take place on May 20, 2020. The date for the opening of the tender has been scheduled for May 30, 2020.

Other important details regarding the projects will be made available later, said the tender notice.

Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) had issued a request for proposal (RfP) to select contractors for grid-connected and off-grid rooftop solar projects within the state. The scope of work for the 25 MW of projects at various locations with and without battery energy storage involves the design, engineering, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the projects. Bidders are also expected to provide insurance, warranty, spare parts, and the operation and maintenance of the projects.

In November last year, the NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), had floated a tender for 7.2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under the CAPEX model. The projects will be developed in the Mandideep area, around 25 km from Bhopal.

The state of Madhya Pradesh currently has an installed rooftop solar capacity of  49.41 MW (as of December 2019), according to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker. The state has 2.6 GW of large-scale solar projects in operation while 100 MW capacity is currently in the pipeline.