Tender Issued for 50 MW Off-Grid Solar Plant in Meghalaya

Nov 12, 2020 04:40 PM ET
  • MePCDL has actually provided a tender for the setup of aggregated 50 MWp off-grid Solar Power Plants in various areas in the state of Meghalaya.

The Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) has actually recommended the style, supply, installment, screening, appointing, operation & upkeep in RESCO Model of aggregated 50.0 MWp off-Grid solar SPV power plants in various locations in the state of Meghalaya.

The last day of bidding for the tender, dated November 9, 2020, has actually been set as November 30, 2020. The earnest money down payment has been taken care of as Rs 4,00,000.

According to the tender, the bidder needs to have a minimal typical Annual turn over of 25% of Bid Capacity, stemmed from the last 3 three fiscal years ending on March 31, 2020, on the basis of audited annual accounts.

Project information:

  • MePCDL is setting up a 50 MW solar photovoltaic (SPV) nuclear power plant at various places in the state of Meghalaya.
  • This includes layout, supply, Installation, testing, commissioning of SPV Power Plants with all accessories as well as devices, and also it's maintenance solutions for 5 years with cost-free replacement service warranty on spare components against producing defects as much as five years.
  • The upkeep contract must make certain lasting sustainability of the system for the SPV Power Plants upto 10 kWp Capacity (10 Year project life time) as well as greater than 10 kWp as well as upto 25 kWp (15 Year life time) and also satisfy the Daily Minimum Guaranteed Energy (DMGE) based on the latest MNRE Guidelines.
  • It also includes getting all the relevant approvals from MePDCL and the respective Electrical Inspectorate of the state (if needed).

Of a previous order issued in April 2020, the Ministry of New as well as Renewable Energy (MNRE) had discussed that under the prolonged Scheme, off-grid solar energy packs will be installed just in RESCO setting for which Ministry will be issuing different Guidelines. Under the Phase III of Off-grid as well as Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme of the MNRE, off-grid solar energy plants of private size up to 25 kWp can be set up in locations where grid power has not gotten to or is not reliable.

This plan had actually been prolonged till March 31, 2021, and is applicable just for the North-eastern States for the setup of off-grid solar PV plants with RESCO mode with Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of 90 percent of the benchmark price of the system.

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