Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Tenders 14 MW of Solar


The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) tendered 14 MW of solar to be installed on 37 stations and other premises owned by Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation (NMRCL). The bid-submission deadline is July 15, 2017.

The capacity tendered consists of both rooftop and ground mount solar projects. The MMRCL has regulated, the size of each solar PV cluster will be in the range of 100 kW to 500 kW or more on each rooftop unit, depot, boundary wall and track wall which will be separately connected with the grid at different locations and will have separate energy meters.

The project will be developed on RESCO mode and the scope of work includes, design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, testing, commissioning of the rooftop, boundary walls and ground mounted solar PV projects. The successful bidder will also provide operation and maintenance services for a 25-year period.

The MMRCL has fixed Rs.6 (~$0.092)/kWh as upper levelized tariff limit for this tender. Bidders will have to provide year on year tariff for 25 years starting from the date of commissioning of the project. Tariff stream quoted by the bidder will be then levelized with a discounting rate of 11 percent.

The project will be funded by equity from Government of India and Government of Maharashtra besides, bilateral funding from KfW (Germany) and AFD (France).

The project had been initially tendered in January 2017.

Sampath KrishnaSampath has been part of the Mercom India research and news team since the company’s inception. He currently oversees all data and research relating to news published on the platform. Sampath received his Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from Kuvempu University and Post Graduate Diploma in Management, from Indira Gandhi National Open University. More articles from Sampath Krishna.