A Request for Proposal (RfP) to install 10 MW of rooftop solar projects was recently issued by the Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) for sale of power under RESCO model.
RESCO model has been very popular recently as multiple states have issued tenders for rooftop solar as well. For example, the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited recently tendered 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed on an aggregated basis in August 2017. The auction for this project yielded unexpectedly low tariffs for rooftop solar PV in India as AMP Solar India quoted the lowest tariff (L1) of ₹1.58/kWh.
For the 10MW tender, the brief scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, testing and the commissioning of solar projects. The solar PV systems are to be installed at various buildings in Bihar.
BREDA has also issued a minimum bar for the bidders. The minimum capacity to be quoted by a bidder is 1 MW. The last date for the submission of bids is April 9, 2019. The technical bids will open on the same date.
Eligibility defined by BREDA is such that a bidder should have commissioned at least 250 kW of cumulative rooftop solar power project capacity in the last five years in which one project should be of minimum 40 kW. Net worth a bidder should be ₹ 5 million/MW Net in the last two financial years.
Various tender announcements were done for solar projects in Bihar lately. Recently Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited had invited bids for 2 MW of solar projects to be developed on a turnkey basis. Bihar Sharif is a town located in Nalanda district of Bihar. In January 2019, BREDA also issued RfP for the installation of 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems. Last year in February 2018, BREDA had invited bids for the development of 40 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic rooftop projects at various locations across the state.
The cumulative installed solar capacity in Bihar is 110 MW.
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