Maharashtra Seeks EPC Contractors to Set Up 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Projects will be developed at Koradi and Chandrapur thermal power stations


The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) is on the lookout for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to set up rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid-submission deadline is February 5, 2019.

The rooftop solar PV projects will be set up on available spaces at the Koradi and Chandrapur Thermal Power Stations in Maharashtra. A single project at a single location will be of 1 MW capacity.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the rooftop solar PV projects. The successful bidder will also be responsible for operation and maintenance of the rooftop solar PV projects for a duration of two years.

Recently, MAHAGENCO invited an expression of interest (EoI) to set up a 10 MW grid-connected floating solar project on the Upper Vaitarna reservoir in Nashik district.

In September 2018, the generation company also invited EoI to develop 100 MW of solar projects at Chandrapur. The projects will be set up at the ash bund lagoon 1 and 2 near Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (CSTPS).

In the same month MAHAGENCO also invited EoI to set up solar component (modules and cells) manufacturing unit in the state.

In March 2018, MAHAGENCO tendered 50 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects to be developed in the northern region of the state. Then in June 2018, it tendered 750 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects to cater to the agricultural (AG) feeder load of various substations across the state.


Saumy Prateek Saumy is a senior staff reporter with covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.