Punjab Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar Projects with Net Metering

The deadline for the submission of bids is November 14, 2019


The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued an empanelment tender to install approximately 30 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop projects in the range of 1 kW to 1,000 kW.

The projects will be developed under CAPEX mode with the net metering facility.  However, the tender states that the capacity is tentative, and the final capacity will vary as per the Ministry of new and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) allocation for the state.

As per the capacity distribution and eligibility conditions for bidders, PSPCL states that the tentative allocation of 30 MW will be distributed among all the eligible bidders in all the capacity ranges. The last date for the submission of tenders is November 14, 2019.

The selected bidders will design, supply, install, and commission the solar rooftop systems and also provide mandatory maintenance services for a period of five years. The solar photovoltaic (SPV) modules used in the projects should be warranted for 25 years.

According to the PSPCL, two types of bidders will be empaneled through this tender—category ‘A’ bidders and category ‘B’ bidders.

The prospective bidders are required to submit ₹50,000 (~$701) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).

Last week, Mercom had reported that the Punjab Government launched a draft version of its renewable energy policy, which aims to meet 21% of its power requirement through renewable energy by the year 2030. The policy has set a target of deploying 3,000 MW solar projects by 2030, which will include utility-scale, canal-top, rooftop, floating, and hybrid solar projects.

Recently, the Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited, a power distribution company of Andhra Pradesh, had also issued a request for selection for the empanelment of agencies for 1 kW to 500 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects under the net metering policy. The projects will be developed at various locations within the jurisdiction of APEPDCL under CAPEX mode.

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