MSEDCL Issues Empanelment Tender For 200 MW of Grid-connected Residential Rooftop Projects

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Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids for vendors for 200 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model.

The scope of work for vendors includes the design, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of grid-connected rooftop systems. The successful bidder must also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for rooftop solar systems for five years.

The last date to submit bids is October 26, 2021.

The projects will be developed under Phase-II of MNRE’s rooftop solar program.

MSEDCL is allocated 525 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects under this phase with central financial assistance (CFA). MNRE has recently announced the benchmark cost for the residential rooftop solar projects.

All supplied components will need to meet laid down standards, and in case of modules, be a part of the approved list of suppliers (ALMM) too.

There are 5 categories for bidders to apply for. Category A, B, C, D, and Open Category.

To participate in Category A, B, C, and D, bidders should have successfully commissioned at least 100 kW of rooftop solar systems. Bidders must have an annual turnover of Rs. 10,000/kW of the capacity offered in its bids in any one of the last three financial years. Or bidders’ net worth should be over Rs. 5,000/kW for capacity offered by bidders.

Fresh entrants or new entrepreneurs would be considered as part of open category, and will be allowed to execute projects by matching the lowest bids received in the empanelment process.

Earlier in the year, MSEDCL has invited logn term bids for procurement of 500 MW of Solar Power through tariff based bidding process on e-Bidding portal as per the guidelines issued by Govt of India to mitigate renewable purchase obligation (RPO).

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