NVVN Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects Under PM Surya Ghar Yojana

The program aims to cover 10 million households by March 31, 2027

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NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), a subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids from channel partners to facilitate the installation of grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems under the PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana.

These projects will be implemented in three locations: districts of Telangana under the Northern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSNPDCL) and the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSSPDCL), and Maharashtra.

The PM Surya Ghar Yojana was launched by the government on February 13, 2024, to promote the adoption of residential rooftop solar, offering central financial assistance to consumers.

The program aims to cover 10 million households by March 31, 2027.

NVVN seeks to engage channel partners to collaborate with EPC vendors and DISCOMs to install residential rooftop solar projects in the two states.

Bidders of all the tenders have to pay 10% of the total payment as a performance bank guarantee.

Only bidders who meet the Class I Local Supplier requirement for supplying goods or services related to this tender are eligible to participate.

Telangana Tenders

The last date for submitting bids for the TSNPDCL tender is June 25, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

The last date for submitting bids for the TSSPDCL tender is June 24, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Two channel partners will be selected for the districts of Telangana covered under TSSPDCL: the L1 bidder and one non-L1 bidder who matches the L1 price based on their ranking, with additional bidders.

These channel partners will act as aggregators and collaborate with multiple EPC vendors to complete the solar project installations.

Similarly, two channel partners will be chosen for the districts of Telangana covered under TSNPDCL under the same selection criteria and responsibilities.

Maharashtra Tender

The last date for submitting bids is June 24, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Twelve channel partners will be chosen for Maharashtra: the L1 bidder and eleven non-L1 bidders who match the L1 price based on their ranking. Additional bidders, excluding the one with the H1 price, will be placed on a reserve list.

The selected channel partner will be an aggregator in Maharashtra and collaborate with multiple EPC vendors to complete the solar project installations.

If a channel partner reaches a cumulative milestone of 2 MW within the enlistment period, it will receive an incentive of ₹500 (~$5.98) per kW for any future capacity beyond the initial 2 MW allocated.

The bidders for all the tenders can qualify through two routes:

Route-1: The channel partner must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Acted as an EPC contractor involved in the construction or supervision of the construction and commissioning or supervision of the commissioning of a grid-connected solar project with a minimum cumulative capacity of 1 MW in the previous financial year.
  • Engaged in manufacturing solar PV modules listed in the latest Approved List of Models and Manufacturers.
  • Functioned as a distributor or dealer of solar PV modules, having supplied modules with a cumulative capacity of at least 2 MW in the preceding financial year.
  • Engaged as a distributor or supplier of module mounting structures for solar projects, having supplied such structures for projects with a cumulative capacity of at least 2 MW in the preceding financial year.

Route-2:

  • The channel partner should be a distributor or dealer of consumer durables or a combination of switchgear and/or control gear components with offices or warehouse facilities in more than one district.
  • The channel partner should have agreements with at least five vendors, each of whom has installed at least five rooftop solar systems since April 1, 2023.

The bidders’ average annual turnover should be at least ₹30 million (~$359,007) during the preceding three financial years.

Their net worth as of the last day of the preceding financial year should not be less than 100% of the bidder’s paid-up share capital.

Recently, NTPC invited bids to select developers to supply 1,200 MW of firm and dispatchable power (assured peak power supply) from interstate transmission system-connected renewable energy projects anywhere in India on a built-own-operate arrangement.

Last month, NTPC Renewable Energy invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction package for 225 MW of grid-connected solar power projects to be set up in the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation renewable energy park at Khavda.

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