The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has re-invited Request for Submission bids for the development of 200 MW of solar power projects in the state. The bids were earlier invited in December 2018.
The scope of work includes financing, selection of site, possession of land and obtaining of mandatory approvals from appropriate authorities. It also includes the design, engineering, construction, testing, commissioning of the projects along with the construction of transmission lines and interconnection facilities for evacuation of power. The scope also includes operations, maintenance, repair and repowering of the solar plants as well as the maintenance of transmission lines and interconnection facilities for a period of 25 years. According to the tender guidelines, a single bidder must bid for a minimum of 1 MW and can bid for a maximum of 200 MW. The KSEB will sign a PPA with the successful bidder for a period of 25 years. The period of completion of work is 21 months from the date of execution of PPA.
The land for the projects has to be arranged by the bidder at the location proposed by the bidder. The last date for submission of bids is April 17, 2019.