Tender Buzz India: MNRE Reduce Tariff Ceiling For 12 GW Solar Project, NHPC Declares Result For 2000 MW Solar Project, SECI And NTPC Extends Its Bid Deadline, TREDA, MPEB, SECI Release New Tenders

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SECI Issues RfS for Karnataka’s 2500 MW Ultra Mega Renewable Power Park

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issues Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 2500 MW ISTS-connected Solar PV Power Projects at Ultra Mega Renewable Power Park (UMREPP) in Koppal District, Karnataka (ISTS-X) under tariff-based competitive bidding has been issued under the Standard Bidding Guidelines. Project Site has been tentatively identified in Talakal and surrounding villages of the Koppal District in Karnataka. The document stated that details of the Solar Park will be intimated in due course and The contract will be for 25-year. A pre-bid meeting will be held on 5th May 2020 at 2:30 PM and the Last date of bid submission is 29th May 2020 at 6:00 PM. For this project, a Single Stage Two Envelope Bidding Procedure will be adopted. The date and time of the e-RA shall be intimated through email. Along with the bids, bidders are also required to submit Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of INR 4 Lakh/ MW per Project in the form of Bank Guarantee which should be valid for 09 months from the last date of bid submission. Tender fee of Rs. 29,500/- including GST should also be submitted either through NEFT or RTGS transfer.

First Indian Floating Solar + Storage Project Bids Extended Again, 5th Extension

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notification, extending the bid submission deadline of its 4MW Floating Solar With 2MW of BESS Tender. The last date of bid submission is hereby extended till 04.05.2020 (18:00 HRS) and The techno-commercial bid opening shall be carried out w.e.f. 11:00 HRS on 07.05.2020. The project consists of 2 MW of battery energy storage system (BESS). The projects will be established at Kalpong Dam in Diglipur which is located in northern Andaman and it will evolve on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis. As the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) interested bidders must remunerate ₹5.4 million. The highest tariff payable to the developer is ₹8 /kWh for 25 years which includes all statutory taxes, levies, duties, and cess. To participate in this tender the minimum annual turnover of the bidder should be ₹48 million while net worth should be minimum ₹54 million.

TREDA Tenders for Battery Bank for Existing Off-grid Solar Plants in Health Establishments

The Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) has issued a tender for the establishment of a battery bank for the existing solar PV off-grid power plants in Health Establishments in the state of Tripura on a turn-key basis. The last day for submission of online e-bid is 24/04/2020 up to 3:30 PM. Online Bid Opening Date & time of Technical bid is 24/04/2020 at 04:00 PM. Date & time for Price bid opening shall be communicated to Technically Qualified Bidders through the e-tender portal. The bid will be Valid for 180 (One hundred eighty) days from the date of opening of the Price Bid. The last date for seeking clarification regarding this tender is 16/04/2020 at 05:30 PM. It has been stated in the document that clarifications sought by the bidders will be clarified either through e-mail or through e-procurement Portal on 18/04/2020 by 5:30 PM. The total period for the work for this project is 120 days from the date of issue of Letter of Award (LoA).

MPEB Tenders 45 MW Solar PV Power Projects For Residential Consumers

Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Co., Ltd.(MPMKVVCL) has floated a tender for 45 MW grid-connected Solar PV Power Plants in various capacities for residential consumers in Madhya Pradesh. The scope of work for this project includes Design, Supply, Installation, testing, and maintenance of 45 MW grid-connected Solar PV plants. Capacity for this project is 1 to 3 kW, above 3 kW and up to 10 kW, above 10 kW and up to 100 kW, and above 100 kW and up to 500 kW. The date of the pre-conference meeting is at 20.05.2020 at noon and the date of opening of tender is 30.05.2020. The project capacity is divided into three Discoms in Madhya Pradesh. The first lot includes Central Discom for the capacity of 20MW. The second lot consists of East Discom for the capacity of 10MW and the third lot consists of West discoms for the capacity of 15 MW. Along with the bid, the bidder should submit a tender document fee of 24780 which includes GST. The estimated cost of this project is 243 crores.

SECI Issues Intimation Of Pre-bid Meeting For Its 3 Major Tenders

SECI has issued intimation about pre-bid meetings for its tenders of 2000 MW ISTS-Connected Solar PV Power Projects (ISTS-IX), 2000 MW ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects (Tranche-IX) and 5000 MW RTC with Thermal Power (RTC-II). The meetings will be held separately for each of the above-mentioned tenders, through Video Conferencing, the document stated.SECI also requested to limit the number of participants to 2 (two) from each company. Due to the global outbreak of Pandemic Novel Coronavirus, COVID 19 has significantly hampered the functioning of all sectors including institutions, commercial establishments, offices & various manufacturing units are also at standstill. Due to this, the pre-bid meeting scheduled for these tenders could not be conducted. The further document stated that details regarding the Pre-Bid Meeting (date and time) will be intimated through the meeting invitations. Interested participants for the Pre-bid should indicate the name of the tender (Solar/ Wind/ RTC-II) of which they wish to participate.

MNRE Reduces Tariff Ceiling from INR 3.5 to INR 2.8 For 12 GW Indian Solar Projects under the CPSU Scheme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government Of India has announced on Monday about reduction in solar power tariff by 70 paise reduction, now the tariff has been reduced from Rs 3.5 per unit to Rs 2.8 per unit under the second phase of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) program for development 12 GW of solar projects. The Ministry has also increased the timeframe for the implementation of these projects from 18 months to 24 months. Besides, now the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) would handle the scheme on behalf of the ministry instead of the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI). IREDA will be entrusted with the task of conducting bidding amongst the government producers for allocation of solar power project capacity under the scheme with viability gap funding (VGF) amount as a bid parameter to select project proponents. With regard to this notice, now every bidder would have to bid below Rs 2.8 per unit for this scheme. 

NTPC Extends Bid Submission Deadline of 1200 MW Solar Tender

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has issued a notice regarding the extension of bid submission for the selection of solar power developers to install 1200 MW Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected solar PV power projects in India. The last date for the submission of bids is extended from 19th March 2020 to 28th May 2020 and the date scheduled for the pre-bid conference is 12 May 2020. The minimum capacity that a bidder can bid for this project is 50 MW and in multiples of 10 MW up to a maximum quotable capacity of 600 MW. Bidders are only allowed to quote a single tariff. The ceiling tariff for the tender has been set at Rs.2.78.To be eligible to take part in the international competitive bidding process bidders must have a net worth of Rs.8 million as of the last financial year and should have a minimum annual turnover of Rs. 4.14 million.

India Mega Tender: Lowest Bid Of INR 2.55/kWh For 2000 MW NHPC ISTS-connected Solar Project

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Issued the results of its 2000 MW ISTS-connected solar power projects (ISTS-viii). The Shortlisted bidders for this project are SoftBank, O2 Power, Axis Energy Ventures India Private Limited, EDEN Renewables, and Avaada Energy. Softbank, Axis Energy, O2 Power, and EDEN quoted tariffs of ₹2.55 /kWh each whereas Avaada Renewables quoted a tariff of Rs 2.56/kWh. Awarded capacity for the shortlisted bidder is 600 MW, 400 MW, 380 MW,300 and 320MW respectively.NHPC has revised its minimum tariff payable to the project ₹2.78 /kWh from ₹2.65 /kWh. Initially, the NHPC had set a tariff ceiling of ₹2.95 /kWh but in October 2019, the ceiling tariff was revised to ₹2.65 /kWh. The amount of earnest money deposit has also been reduced from ₹1 million to ₹400,000 /MW. Additionally, the performance bank guarantee (PBG) has been revised to ₹2 million /MW from ₹2.5 million/MW.

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