SECI has further extended the Request for Selection bid due date for development of 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects at government buildings in different states/ union territories (UT) of India under capital expenditure (CAPEX)/renewable energy service company (RESCO) mode from April 30, 2019 to May 21, 2019. The bids for the same were invited in February 2019. The project has been divided into three parts (Parts A-C) and the scope of work under each part is as follows:
- Part A: It includes development of 10 MW capacity under CAPEX model. Of the total capacity, 7.275 MW is for general category states and 2.725 MW is for 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 RESCO model. Of the total capacity, 78.75 MW is for general category states and 6.25 MW is for special category states. A bidder must apply for a minimum aggregate capacity of 1 MW and maximum aggregate capacity of 10 MW.
- Part C: It includes development of 2.5 MW capacity under CAPEX model and is for new entrepreneurs. Of the total capacity, 1.75 MW is for general category states and 0.75 MW is for 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 design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, and testing, commissioning, submission of project proposals along with ensuring net metering as per the state / UT policies.
The developer will also be responsible for the quality control of the grid connected rooftop solar PV projects including operations and maintenance of the plant for a period of five years under Part A and Part C and for a period of 25 years under Part B after commissioning of the project.
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, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.