The Meghalaya New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (MNREDA) has recently issued a tender inviting bids for the design, supply, installation, and maintenance of grid-connected solar projects and solar plus battery storage projects. This initiative is part of the Meghalaya Community Intervention Project, which aims to promote the use of renewable energy in the region.
Funding for these projects will be provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which has granted $2 million linked to a loan of ₹9,885.06 million (INR 988.5 crore) to support the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation (MePDCL).
The proposed grant will primarily focus on providing solar power, battery hybrid systems (both on-grid and off-grid), and rooftop solar systems for schools falling under the scope of the loan. Additionally, the project includes the installation of solar LED lighting, grid improvement, and the development of buildings.
Interested bidders are required to submit their bids online by June 7, 2023, with the bid security deposit set at ₹8,000,000 (INR 80 lakh). The project is expected to be commissioned within nine months from the issuance of the award letter.
To participate in the bidding process, potential bidders must have a successful track record of completing similar projects valued at more than ₹500 million (INR 50 crore).
This initiative highlights the commitment of Meghalaya to harness renewable energy sources and promote sustainable development while providing access to clean and reliable energy to its rural communities.