Maharashtra Calls Bids To Evacuate Power from 50 MW of Solar Projects

The deadline for the submission of bids is October 16, 2019


The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a turnkey contract for  the evacuation arrangements for 50 MW of solar power projects at Kaudgaon village located in Omanabad district.

The last date for the submission of bids is October 16, 2019, while the technical bids will open on October 17, 2019.

The estimated cost of the project is ₹67.6 million (~$0.95 million).

The scope of work includes the supply, construction, testing and commissioning of  HT lines, feeder bay, and other allied works, including five-year guarantee period for five major equipment and two years guarantee period for other items and works.

The successful bidders will be required to start work simultaneously in all areas

within the circle as per the requirements of the bidding document.

Regarding the eligibility criteria, interested bidders should be manufacturers, constructors, or authorized representatives of manufacturers who construct the specified equipment and should have adequate technical knowledge and manufacturing experience.

The successful bidder will be required to complete the work within six months. The indivisible turnkey contract implies that the entire material required for the completion of the project is to be supplied, erected and commissioned by the bidder.

Earlier this month, Mercom had reported that MSEDCL had issued a tender for the procurement of hybrid renewable power to meet its renewable purchase obligation (RPO).

Previously, it was reported that MSEDCL issued tender inviting bids to develop 1,350 MW of solar projects across 30 districts. The projects are to be implemented under the Mukhyamantri Solar AG feeder Program for giving daytime power to agricultural consumers.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, 1.4 GW of solar projects are in operation in Maharashtra while 2.7 GW are in the pipeline.

Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.