Goa to Set Up Floating Solar Plants on 4 Dams

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Department of New & Renewable Energy (DNRE) Government of Goa, intends to invite Expression of Interest (EOI) for selection of Solar Power Developer (SPD) from prospective Floating Solar Power Plant Developers/ eligible Bidders/Companies for setting up of Grid connected Floating Solar Power Plant on Salaulim, Amthanem, Anjunem and Chapoli Dams in the State of Goa on Design, Built, Finance and Operate Model for a period of 25 years.

Scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the plants with operation and maintenance and the evacuation of the power and its transmission up to the nearest substation. The bidder is also to assess the potential of the grid connected floating solar power plant capacity at each location.

The last day to submit the EoI is October 25.

The objectives of the EoI includes solar power generation, conservation of water due to less evaporation, creation of employment to the rural community and higher solar generation due to maintained temperature of solar panels.

The projects would be technology agnostic within the technology approved by the MNRE i.e. crystalline silicon or thin film. Only commercially established and operational technologies can be used, to minimize the technology risk and to achieve the timely commissioning of the Projects

The DNRE will assist in providing the required area at all the four sites from the water resources department (WRD) for installation of floating solar power plant projects.

The bidders will be asked to submit their concept note and feasibility report along with technical and financial feasibility of the concept and the bidder’s technical and financial capability.

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