Rajasthan Invites Bids for 56 MW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program
The last date to submit the bids online is July 31, 2023
Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam (JDVVNL) has invited bids for the installation and commissioning of 55.72 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in the Baori, Mathania, Osian, and Tinwari subdivisions of Jodhpur Circle under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program.
The projects will be developed under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model.
The last date to submit the bids online is July 31, 2023. Bids will be opened on August 2.
Bidders will have to submit ₹100,000 (~$1,218)/MW of the quoted capacity as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder must furnish an amount equivalent to ₹500,000 (~$6,091)/MW of the allotted capacity as a performance bank guarantee.
The project’s estimated cost is ₹35 million (~$426,328)/MW.
The project must be completed within nine months of signing the power purchase agreement (PPA).
A PPA for 25 years at the levelized tariff will be executed between the select bidder and the Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam within seven days of submitting the performance bank guarantee.
Only commercially established and operational technologies can be used for the projects to minimize the technology risk and achieve the project’s timely commissioning.
For landowners, farmers, and any individual possessing the required land for the project, an undertaking certifying the ownership of assets of at least 20% of the total cost of the quoted capacity must be submitted.
To be eligible, the minimum average annual turnover of bidders should be at least 30% of the total cost of the quoted capacity during the last three financial years.
JDVVNL has mandated the use of indigenously manufactured solar modules, which are also on the latest Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM).
According to the tender documents, the solar power generator will be responsible for installing the required number of solar modules and associated equipment necessary to achieve the required minimum capacity utilization factor (CUF) of 19%.
Recently, the Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam floated a tender for developing a 4.24 MW grid-connected solar power project under Component C of the PM-KUSUM program for feeder solarization.
Earlier, JDVVNL had floated seven tenders for installing and commissioning 531.12 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in various subdivisions of Jalore Circle under Component C of the PM-KUSUM program.
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