West Bengal Tenders 10 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV

The tender is set to increase the state’s installed solar capacity by 24 percent


The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has tendered a 10 MW grid‑connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in Bhajanghat in the state’s Nadia district.

The bid-submission deadline is March 17, 2018.

The project will be developed on a turnkey basis and the scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning.

The successful bidder will be responsible for providing a project warranty as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) services for five years. The estimated cost of the project is ₹507 million (~$7.93 million).

The completion timeline for the project is one year from the date that the Letter of Award (LoA) is issued.

In February 2017, Mercom reported on another tender for 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar that was issued by WBREDA in West Bengal. The capacity included 1,000 grid-connected rooftop solar PV installations each with a capacity of 10 kW.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, West Bengal has an installed solar capacity of just 42 MW.

West Bengal is one of least developed solar states in India. Considering its size, the state has so far failed to attract any meaningful investments into solar projects so far.

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Saumy Prateek Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.