OREDA Invites RFP for 500 MW of Solar Project Under KUSUM Scheme

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Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) invites request for proposal (RFP) for the selection of solar power generation (SPG) for the development of project under KUSUM-A A scheme in Odisha on Build-Own-Operate (B-O-O) basis.


The last date to submit the bids online is June 22, 2021, and bids will be opened on June 24. The pre-bid meeting will be held on May 21.

In India, it was planned to develop 10,000 MW of decentralized ground mounted grid connected solar power plants of individual plant size from 500 kW up to 2 MW
under the Component A of KUSUM scheme. OREDA planned to go ahead with a procurement process for a capacity of 500 MW in this initial implementation phase of the KUSUM-A scheme, as per the target given by MNRE as per the notification dated 13 Jan 2021.


This Scope of Work shall be for the selection of Solar Power Generator (SPG) for the development of Project under KUSUM-A scheme in Odisha on Build-Own-Operate (B-O-O)
basis. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Model Land Lease Agreement (LLA) shall form an integral part of the RFP

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The objectives of implementing this Project are to Support the Individual Farmers/ Group of Farmers/ Cooperatives/ Panchayats/ FPO/ WUA to either develop the Project or increase their earning by leasing the land to set up Project by a Developer; Support GRIDCO in meeting the solar RPO and to reduce carbon footprint to an extent of 6,66,500 tons per annum for a period of twenty-five (25) years; and Generate local employment.

The Bidder shall ensure the use of solar photovoltaic modules and cells are manufactured and made in India as per specifications and testing requirements fixed by MNRE.

If a developer is developing the project, the bidder’s net worth should not be less than ₹10 million (~$135,999)/MW for the capacity applied during the last financial year.

The SPG shall be responsible for the designing, engineering, procuring, supplying, taking insurance, packing and forwarding, loading, transporting, unloading, safekeeping of Equipment, constructing, installing, erecting, testing, commissioning and achieving the SCOD of the Project.

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