SECI has invited the Request for Selection bids for the development of 97.5 MW of grid-connected roof top solar projects to be installed at government buildings in different states and union territories (UT) of India. The projects will be set up using both capital expenditure (capex) and operating expenditure (opex) model. There are three parts of the projects:
- Part A: It includes development of 10 MW capacity under the capex model. Of the total capacity, 7.275 MW is for the general category states and 2.725 MW is for the special category states. A bidder must apply for a minimum aggregate capacity of 100 kW and maximum aggregate capacity of 1 MW.
- Part B: It includes development of 85 MW capacity under opex model. Of the total capacity, 78.75 MW is for the general category states and 6.25 MW is for the special category states. A bidder must apply for a minimum aggregate capacity of 1 MW and a maximum aggregate capacity of 10 MW.
- Part C: It includes development of 2.5 MW capacity under capex model. The projects will be awarded to new entrepreneurs. Of the total capacity, 1.75 MW is for the general category states and 0.75 MW is for the special category states. A bidder must apply for a minimum aggregate capacity of 50 kW and maximum aggregate capacity of 250 kW.
The scope of work includes- identification and site survey of roof tops, site visit, solar potential assessment, finalisation of feasibility report for identified locations. It also includes the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, testing, commissioning of the project. The scope also includes the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the plants for a period of five years under Part A and Part C and for a period of 25 years under Part B.
The locations include Tamil Nadu, Assam, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Kerala, Delhi, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Goa, Puducherry, Gujarat and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The last date for submission of bids is March 27, 2019.