West Bengal issues 10 MW solar tender

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has floated a tender for 10 MW of solar projects. The projects will be developed at Chuasole and Kasturia Mouza in the Jhargram district of West Bengal. The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, supply of equipment, testing, inspection, packing, and safe storage at the site. It also includes associated civil works, including the site development, installation, testing, and commissioning with a warrantee obligation of 10 MW with a minimum of 12 MW capacity. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 494.2 million, and the interested bidders will have to submit an amount of Rs 9.884 million as the earnest money deposit. The last date for the submission of bids is February 26, 2020.

In November 2019, The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission approved the investment proposal of Rs 4,092.4 million for 70 MW of solar projects in four districts of the state. These districts are Paschim Bardhaman, Purulia, Bankura, and Paschim Medinipur. The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited submitted seven applications and the total annual generation from all the proposed seven projects is expected to be 131.48 million units. The WBERC also ordered the state distribution companies to submit their power requirement plans to fulfil their renewable purchase obligations compliance within a period of three months from the issue of the order.

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