The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) is inviting proposals from consultants willing to take up a project of setting up solar parks in the state of Madhya Pradesh, according to a news report.
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) will provide technical assistance for the projects through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA). The proposals to be submitted should be all encompassing to cover six separate scopes of work as listed below:
- Conducting environment and social baseline survey to identify land for the proposed solar parks in the cluster 1 (Sagar, Damoh, and Chhattarpur), cluster 2 (Morena), cluster 3 (Ratlam, Neemuch, and Mandsaur), and cluster 4 (Rewa and Satna). The last date for submission of bids for this first scope of work is February 20, 2020.
- Conducting a survey to identify land parcels for solar projects in ravine areas of Bhind, Morena, and Sheopur districts in Madhya Pradesh. The bids for this should be submitted by February 20, 2020.
- The installation, testing, commissioning, and post-implementation handholding support of the central remote monitoring system of projects. The last date for the submission of bids is February 24, 2020.
- RUMSL seeks vendors for the development of its website. The last date for this bid submission is February 17, 2020.
- Also bids for RUMSL’s business plan and capacity building should be submitted by February 24, 2020.
- Bids for media coverage, communication strategy, and its implementation need to be submitted by February 17, 2020.
In August 2019, RUMSL had issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for consultancy services for the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) of three solar parks in the state. The three solar parks with a combined capacity of 1,500 MW located in Agar, Shajapur, and Neemuch districts with individual capacities of 550 MW, 450 MW, and 500 MW respectively are under development stages, a news media report stated.
A tender by RUMSL in 2018 for a total of 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar projects, to be developed across three solar parks in the state of Madhya Pradesh is still on hold.