Rajasthan DISCOM Invites Bids for 75 MW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM

The last date to submit the bids is August 25, 2023


The Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam (JDVVNL) has invited bids to install and commission 29 grid-connected solar projects with a total capacity of 74.8 MW under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program for feeder level solarisation.

The projects will be located in Sri Ganganagar, Kesrisungpura, Lalgarh, Sri Ganganagar (Rural), and Sadulsahar subdivisions of Sri Ganganagr Circle in Jodhpur and developed under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model.

The successful bidder must take care of the projects’ operation and maintenance for 25 years.

The successful bidder will also be responsible for the supply, erection, and maintenance of the associated 33 kV or 11 kV line connecting the solar project with the substation, including bay, breakers, and metering systems.

The last date to submit the bids online is August 25, 2023. Bids will be opened on August 29.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹35 million (~$427,081)/MW.

Bidders must submit ₹100,000 (~$1,221)/MW of the quoted capacity as an earnest money deposit.

The successful bidders must furnish ₹500,000 (~$6,101)/MW of the allotted capacity as a performance bank guarantee.

A power purchase agreement (PPA) for 25 years, at the levelized tariff approved by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission, will be executed between the selected bidder and the Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam within seven days of the submission of the performance bank guarantee.

The project must be commissioned within nine months of signing the PPA.

To be eligible, landowners, farmers, and any individual possessing the required land for the project must submit an undertaking certifying the ownership of assets of at least 20% of the total cost of the quoted capacity must be submitted.

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.

The solar project developer will be responsible for installing the required number of solar modules and associated equipment necessary to achieve the minimum capacity utilization factor of 19%.

Only commercially established and operational technologies can be used for the projects to minimize the technology risk and achieve the project’s timely commissioning.

JDVVNL has mandated the use of indigenously manufactured solar modules listed in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Recently, JDVVNL floated three tenders to install and commission 108 grid-connected solar projects with a total capacity of 295.32 MW under Component C of the PM-KUSUM program.

Earlier, JDVVNL had floated two tenders to install and commission 40 grid-connected solar projects with a total capacity of 108.68 MW in Jodhpur Circle.

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