JdVVNL Issues 2 Tenders For Solarization Of 17 Agricultural Feeders


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Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JdVVNL) has floated two tenders for the solarization of 17 agricultural feeders at the Dera and Nosar substations in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district. The deadline for proposal submissions for both of the tenders is January 25, 2022, and bids will be opened on January 27.


The projects must be completed within nine months of the signing of the power purchase agreement.

JdVVNL has issued the first tender for the supply, design, testing, installation, and commissioning of 8.57 MW of solar power undertakings and the related 33 kV line. 

The tender is for the solarization of 12 agricultural feeders at the Nosar substation in the Rajasthan district of Jodhpur under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM). 

The initiatives will be created for a total of 262 agricultural users. The anticipated cost of the project is Rs 299.95 million. The renewable energy service company (RESCO) model will be used to create the projects. 

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The selected bidder will be accountable for the project’s operation and maintenance for a term of 25 years and will be required to provide a performance bank guarantee in the sum of Rs 4.285 million.

Additionally, the bidder must have had a positive net worth over the previous three fiscal years, with an average yearly turnover over for top 3 years of the past five fiscal years must be at least Rs 52.5 million.

The developer will get central financial support equal to 30% of the anticipated cost of constructing the solar power plant.

JdVVNL has requested proposals for the solarization of five 11 kV feeders at the Dera substation in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district in the second phase. The total capacity of projects to be constructed under PM-KUSUM Component C is 3.45 MW. 

The projects will be designed for a total of 188 agricultural users and its anticipated cost is Rs 120.75 million. 

The selected bidder will be required to provide Rs 1.725 million as a performance bank guarantee.

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For both of the projects, to be qualified, the bidder must have experience constructing and completing solar power projects with a cumulative capacity of 2 MW and a minimum capacity of 100 kW or more over the past five years, according to the tender criteria.

Furthermore, in Rajasthan, the bidder must have a Class A/B electrical contractor licence. 

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