The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited bids to install rooftop solar power projects with a total capacity of 7.1 MW at stations and sites of the Mumbai metro rail project. The project aims to utilise solar power for the stations’ auxiliary and traction power requirements and export any surplus to the grid. The renewable energy service company (RESCO) model will be implemented for the project, allowing developers to own the installed solar panels while consumers pay only for the energy generated.
The successful bidder will be responsible for site survey, investigation, design, engineering, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of rooftop solar systems. They will also be required to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 25 years. Bidders must pay a tender fee of ₹3,000 and provide ₹13,87,500 as security.
Bidders must have experience in installing and commissioning solar power projects, including a rooftop solar project of at least 2.84 MW and grid-connected solar projects totalling at least 3.55 MW in capacity completed within the last ten years. Each rooftop project may vary in size, ranging from 100 kW to 800 kW or more for each station or depot. The deadline for submitting bids is May 24, 2023, with bids opening the next day.
This initiative is part of the MMRDA’s efforts towards increasing the use of renewable energy and promoting sustainable transportation. The project is expected to contribute significantly to reducing carbon emissions and promote the adoption of renewable energy in Mumbai.