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Indian Railways at the Modern Coach Factory in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh is soon going to be operated via solar power. Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture (JV) of Indian Railways and Rail India Technical & Economic Service (RITES) Limited, has requested proposals to create a 14 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project for the aforementioned location.
The last date for submitting proposals and the date of disclosing the bids is the same, which is May 17, 2022.
For participating in the competitive bidding, the applicant must have paid for or received payment for successful commissioning of at least 100 kW at a single location in the last three years, achieving a minimum value of 35% of the provided capacity.
Additionally, bidders shall have paid or received at least 150% of the anticipated project cost in the three fiscal years before the bid due date.
There is no central financial assistance (CFA) or any other sort of economic aid from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy or Indian Railways for this tender.
Following the issue of the letter of award, the successful bidder would be required to provide a performance bank guarantee in the sum of Rs 1.07 million per MW.
Apart from developing the project, for the next 25 years, the selected bidder will be responsible for the project’s operations and maintenance (O&M).
Further, the solar developer will be responsible for obtaining connectivity with the transmission system operated by the state transmission utility (STU), if necessary. The developer will also be liable for the transmission of power up to the connecting point or delivery point when the metering for energy accounting is done at his own expense.
The solar developer must follow the necessary grid connectivity standards, grid code, guidelines on communication systems for power transmission, and other requirements issued by the competent commission and the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) for grid connecting and metering.
The 14 MW solar project will be used to meet the state’s renewable purchasing requirement commitments, along with being used at the Modern Coach Factory in Raebareli, as well as other places around Uttar Pradesh.