CMPDI Announces Tender for 6.25 MW Grid-Connected Solar PV Plant with Central Coalfields Limited

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In a significant development, the Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDI) has issued a tender for the design, engineering, construction, fabrication, erection, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of a grid-connected ground-mounted solar PV plant with a capacity of 6.25 MW.


The project encompasses a minimum 32.5 percent DC overload, including power evacuation, and entails a comprehensive 5-year operation and maintenance commitment. The tender, with an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of ₹50,00,000, presents a substantial opportunity for green energy expansion.


The project is aligned with the vision of Central Coalfields Limited, the project owner and land holder, to diversify energy sources and contribute to sustainable practices. The proposed plant is distributed across multiple sites: Jarandih Old OB dump site (3 MW), Behind Russian Colony site (1.5 MW), Old Regional Store site, Jarandih (1.25 MW), and CPP Colony site (0.5 MW). The venture’s specifications reveal a total available land area of approximately 8.6 hectares, with a remarkable 6.25 MW AC plant capacity.

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The project aims to optimize efficiency, incorporating a minimum 32.5 percent DC overload for enhanced performance. The solar modules to be employed are 535 Wp, Mono-PERC type, and their quantity will be determined by project requirements. String inverters will be used, as required, to manage the plant’s energy output. The plant’s projected lifespan is 25 years, ensuring long-term contributions to the renewable energy landscape. Furthermore, a dedicated operation and maintenance commitment for 5 years underscores the project’s commitment to sustained performance.

The bidding process is set to conclude on August 31, 2023, at 05:00 PM, followed by the bid opening on September 1, 2023, at 12:00 PM. This endeavor reflects a strategic stride towards bolstering India’s renewable energy capacity while reinforcing the commitment to sustainable energy practices.

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