Tender and Policy Buzz: TCIL Ivites Bids For Setting Up 5 GW Solar Projects Under CPSU Scheme, UPNEDA Issues Empanelment Tenders For Three Solar Off-Grid Projects in Uttar Pradesh, GUVNL Tenders For 700 MW of Solar Power Through Competitive Bidding amd more


TCIL Ivites Bids For Setting Up 5 GW Solar Projects Under CPSU Scheme


Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) a prime engineering and consultancy company, a wholly owned Government of India Public Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Telecommunications(DOT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India has invited bids for Selection of partner for setting up of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Project in India under Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme. TCIL has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI), seeking bids from eligible firms for the selection of a partner for setting up grid-connected solar PV power projects in India under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) scheme. The Govt. of India enterprise is seeking partners to tie-up with and bid for project capacity in the tender issued for setting up of 5 GW solar projects in India (CPSU program – Phase II) by the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency’s (IREDA).
The last date for bid submission is March 24, 2021 and The technical bids will be opened on March 25, 2021.


UPNEDA Issues Empanelment Tenders For Three Solar Off-Grid Projects in Uttar Pradesh


The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has issued 3 tenders to empanel agencies for development of solar project in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Scope of Work: tenders to empanel agencies for the supply, manufacture, erection, testing, and commissioning of off-grid solar power projects at various places in Uttar Pradesh. The successful bidder will also have to take care of the maintenance activities for five years.
Bid End Date/Time 31-03-2021 18:00:00 and Bid Opening Date/Time 31-03-2021 18:30:00
Tender Detials:

  • 1st Tender: Off-Grid Solar PV Power Plant 500W To 1000W ( 1000000 Watt )
  • 2nd Tender: Off-Grid Solar PV Power Plant Above 1000W To 10000W ( 6000000 Watt )
  • 3rd Tender: Off-Grid Solar PV Power Plant Above 10000 W To 50000 W ( 3000000 Watt )

GUVNL Tenders For 700 MW of Solar Power Through Competitive Bidding

GUVNL invites Tenders for procurement of 700 MW Solar Power through Competitive Bidding (followed by e-reverse auction) from grid connected Solar PV Power Projects to be located in 1000 MW Dholera Solar Park, Gujarat through RfS No. GUVNL / 700 MW / Solar (Phase IX-R) dated 15.03.2021. The selected companies will set up solar power projects in Dholera park on Build-Own-and-Operate (BOO) basis in line with the provisions of the tender conditions and the standard power purchase agreement (PPA).

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BESCOM To Purchase Additional Solar Energy At INR 4.11/Unit From Walwhan Renewables, Says KERC

Recently Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) had filed a petition for relief from purchasing extra power from a 50MW solar project. BESCOM had suggested two options a. Redetermine the tariff for purchase of additional energy at Rs. 2.36 per unit; or b. Relief from its obligation to purchase additional
energy beyond the contracted capacity specified in the PPA’s dated 14.01.2015. The petition was filed against Walwhan Renewable Energy Limited previously known as Welspun Solar Kannada Private Limited. Walwhan entered into a Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) dated 14.01.2015 with BESCOM for the sale of solar energy from its Solar Photo Voltic (PV plants) of 50 MW each established at Kushtagi Taluk in Koppal District. As per PPA, the maximum energy to be purchased by the Petitioner was 91.980 MU with a maximum of 21%. As per an earlier case for the same project, the Commission partly allowed the petition and directed BESCOM to purchase the additional energy injected at a tariff of Rs. 4.11 per unit via a supplemental PPA. However stating major shifts in the solar industry and stating current low-level tariffs, BESCOM was seeking either redetermination of the Tariff or relieving the Petitioner from its obligation to purchase additional energy beyond the contracted capacity specified in
the PPA which was denied by the commission.

NTPC Set To Commission 100 MW Floating Solar Project in Telangana

An announcement in this regard was made by NTPC southern region executive director CV Anand during a virtual press conference in Hyderabad, Hindustan Times reported. “These floating solar projects are coming up at Ramagundam power project (100 MW), which will be single location largest floating solar plant in the country as of now. NTPC also has a 92MW floating solar project that is planned to come up in Kayamkulam kayal in Kerala state. In addition, we are setting up a 230 MW ground mounted solar power plant in Ettayapuram near Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu by next year,” CV Anand, Executive Director, NTPC Southern Region said. The NTPC release pointed out that NTPC has significant presence in Southern Region with a total installed capacity of 9125 MW through Coal, Gas/Liquid Fuel and Solar PV, including 1500 MW through JV NTECL Vallur. The 100 MW floating solar PV project at NTPC Ramagundam will be spread over 450 acres water surface area in the reservoir and will have Rs 430 crore project value.

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MoP Recommends Adoption of Tariff Based Competitive Bidding for Intra-State Transmission Projects

Ministry of Power requests the state governments to adopt tariff-based competitive bidding to develop intrastate transmission systems. In a notification issued by the Ministry of Power (MoP) dated 15th March 2021, it says that as intra-state transmission systems has a major share in the transmission sector in the country, adoption of Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) in development of intra-state transmission system can effectively reduce burden on State Government’s finances as well as reduce tariff of intra-state transmission system, leading to consumers’ benefit. The Central Government had notified its revised tariff policy in January 2016, and according to that: Investment by transmission developer including the central transmission utility and state transmission utilities, would be invited through competitive bids per the central government’s guidelines from time to time. While all future inter-state transmission projects should, ordinarily, be developed through a competitive bidding process, the central government may give exemption from competitive bidding for a specific category of projects of strategic importance and works required to be done to cater to an urgent situation on a case-to-case basis.

Cabinet Approves Revised Cost Of Arunachal, Sikkim T&D Strengthening System

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in a major step towards economic development of the States of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim through strengthening of Intra – State Transmission and Distribution systems has approved the Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of Comprehensive Scheme for Strengthening of Transmission & Distribution in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs. 9129.32 crore. The scheme is being implemented through POWERGRID, a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under Ministry of Power in association with Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh and is targeted to be commissioned in phased manner by December 2021 for awarded scope of works and 36 months from RCE approval for un-awarded packages. After commissioning, the created transmission and distribution system will be owned and maintained by the respective State Utilities. The main objective of the scheme is Government commitment for the total economic development of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim and to strengthen the Intra-State Transmission & Distribution Infrastructure in the states by providing grid connectivity to remote distant locations.

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MPUVNL Invites Bids For Connecting Existing Non-Functional Solar Projects to Grid with Net Metering

Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited, invites Bids from the eligible Bidder to participate through this Request for Proposal (RFP) for “Conversion of Existing Non-Functional Off Grid Solar Plant at State Govt. Institutions along with five (5) years of Comprehensive Operation and Maintenance, Connectivity & Synchronization of the
System with the Grid and Net Metering”. “Existing System” shall mean an Off-Grid Solar rooftop plant comprises of Solar Panels, Mounting Structure, AC & DC Cables, PCU, Batteries, and all other accessories; The system is presently not functional. For the implementation of above-mentioned work, Bidder should submit their bid proposal along with non-refundable Bid Processing Fee and all requisite documents complete in all respects on or before 25/03/2021 up to 04.00 PM at online portal in prescribed format. Bid proposals received without the prescribed Bid Processing Fee and Bid Security will be rejected. In the event of any date indicated above is a declared Holiday, the next working day shall become operative for the respective purpose mentioned herein.

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