Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for 420 MW Solar Projects Under KUSUM

The last date for submitting bids is February 26, 2024


Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has floated a tender to set up 420 MW of solar power projects under Component A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program.

The last date for submitting bids is February 26, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Individual farmers, groups of farmers, cooperatives, panchayats, farmer producer organizations, and water user associations are eligible to establish solar power projects with capacities ranging from a minimum of 1 MW to a maximum of 2 MW at a single location.

Additionally, renewable project developers can set up these projects on behalf of farmers, referred to as renewable power generators (RPGs).

The projects are expected to facilitate TANGEDCO’s procurement of solar power through power purchase agreements (PPA) with a contractual period of 25 years, promoting long-term sustainability in solar energy generation.

Bidders will have to furnish a non-refundable processing fee of ₹5,000 (~$60.25)/MW plus applicable GST @18% for the capacity applied and submit an earnest money deposit of ₹100,000 (~$1,205)/MW.

Bidders, including farmers, groups of farmers, cooperatives, panchayats, farmer-producer organizations, and water user associations, must provide necessary documentary proof of their eligibility.

They must submit scanned registered documents for the land, with an approximate requirement of 3.704 acre/MW, where the project is intended to be established.

If the bidder is an independent developer representing farmers or groups, they need to submit a scanned copy of the registered lease document for the project land.

Independent developers must also provide a scanned copy of the net worth certificate. The net worth should equal or exceed ₹10 million (~$120,538)/MW of the proposed project capacity. The original net worth certificate must be submitted by the due date.

A renewable power generator (RPG) is restricted from applying for more than one renewable power project for a specific sub-station/feeder. Furthermore, if any RPG’s proprietor, partner, director, or member submits bids for another RPG for the same sub-station, both bids will be disqualified.

Bidding is also open to companies, limited liability partnership firms, partnership firms, sole proprietors, and consortiums.

Recently, the Tamil Nadu Cements Corporation invited bids from consultants to prepare a detailed project report to install a 20 MW solar power project at Alangulam Cement Works in Virudhnagar district.

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