The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has issued a request for selection for the purchase of power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Phase VIII). The maximum tariff payable to the selected bidder has been set at Rs 2.65 per kWh. The power purchase agreement will be for 25 years. The successful bidder is expected to set up the solar project including the transmission network up to the delivery point. The projects will be technology agnostic. The interested bidders are expected to pay an earnest money deposit of Rs 400,000. The last date for the submission of bids is March 7, 2020.
In January 2020, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited floated a tender for a 5 MW solar park to be set up in Gujarat. According to the tender guidelines, the solar park will be developed on a turnkey basis at ONGC’s Hazira plant site. The scope of work includes project management, pre-engineering surveys, detailed design and engineering, procurement, supply, storage, dismantling, modification of the existing facilities and hydro testing. Interested bidders need to furnish Rs 3.6 million as the earnest money deposit. The last date for the submission of bids is February 11, 2020.