Uttar Pradesh Launches Rooftop Solar Tender for 60 MW Under Net Metering

The deadline for the submission of the bids is October 10, 2019


The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has floated a tender for grid-interactive rooftop solar power projects between 1 kW to 25 kW at various locations in the state which will be eligible for subsidies by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The floated tender aims to install a cumulative capacity of 60 MW.

The last date for the submission of the bids is October 10, 2019, with the technical bid opening date scheduled for October 9, 2019.

The scope of work covers the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of the projects. It also includes five years of comprehensive warranty maintenance and operation of the projects that would be under the state’s net-metering policy.  The successful bidder will also have to coordinate with the distribution companies for procuring necessary approvals on behalf of the purchasers.

All components and parts used in the SPV power projects should conform to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) or International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) or international specifications.

The solar PV modules should be manufactured in India. Some of the specifications of the solar PV modules include that they must have a test certificate as per the MNRE guidelines and the nominal power of a single PV module should not be less than 200 Wp.

According to UPNEDA, interested bidders need to pay ₹29,500 (~$411.85) which includes 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST) as tender fees while the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) will be based on the bid capacity proposed by the bidder.

Last week, UPNEDA also floated tender for 16 MW of grid-interactive rooftop solar projects for captive use (CAPEX mode) atop various government buildings across the state.

In July 2019, Mercom had reported that UPNEDA announced a tender to install 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects atop government and semi-government buildings in the state under the RESCO model.

Recently, the MNRE issued a clarification regarding the subsidy applicable for rooftop solar installations by individual residential households under phase-II of grid-connected rooftop solar program. In its official memorandum, the MNRE stated that subsidy under Phase-II of the grid-connected rooftop solar program would be available to all eligible households for installation of rooftop solar as per regulations of respective State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) and provisions of program implementation guidelines.

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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.