Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids to Set up 58 EV Charging Stations

The last date to submit the bids online is July 24, 2023


The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) has invited bids to set up and operate 58 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across all its 33/11 kV substations and DISCOMs in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Mathura, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur district areas.

The last date to submit the bids online is July 24, 2023. Bids will be opened on July 24.

Bidders will have to submit ₹100,000 (~$1,219) as an earnest money deposit for charging stations in the Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida).

For charging stations in Ghaziabad, Mathura, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Ayodhya, Varanasi, and Gorakhpur, bidders will have to submit ₹75,000 (~$914) as an earnest money deposit.

The successful bidder must furnish an amount equivalent to 10% of the estimated project cost as performance security.

The select bidder will be contracted for ten years with a lock-in period of three years after the acceptance of the notification of award.

The operator should install DC-type EV chargers for four-wheelers and AC-type (up to 3 kW) chargers for two-wheelers at the premises.

Also, the operator will be responsible for arranging electricity connections per the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (UPERC) regulations to run the charging stations.

Further, the agency will be allowed under the UPERC regulations to procure power from open access, for which it will be liable to pay the applicable charges.

To be eligible, bidders should have experience executing at least three similar assignments during the last five years.

Also, bidders should have minimum experience executing work for 40 EV charging stations in the last three financial years under the engineering, procurement, and construction or operational expenditure modes.

The bidder must have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹10 million (~$121,886) from the business of EV charging systems or renewable energy transactions during at least three out of the last five financial years.

Also, the bidder should have a positive net worth during the last financial year and liquid assets of ₹2 million (~$24,377) as of the bid submission date.

Last October, Uttar Pradesh released the ‘Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and Mobility Policy 2022,’ under which the first 2,000 charging stations will receive a capital subsidy of 20% or up to ₹500,000 (~$6,051) each on the eligible fixed capital investment. The first 1,000 swapping stations will receive a capital subsidy of 20% or up to ₹500,000 (~$6,051) each.

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