The Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) has floated a tender for the development of a 50 MW off-grid rooftop solar power projects in sites across Meghalaya. The scope of work includes the supply, installation, testing, commissioning of SPV Power Plants with all accessories and equipment. Winning bidders will also be required to carry out maintenance services for five years along with a free replacement warranty for all its spare parts. Under the guidelines for off-grid solar projects released by the MNRE in July 2020, the project will receive Central Financial Assistance. The project must be completed within three months of the release of the work order with an option to extend by three more months if there are delays. To be eligible, the bidder should have supplied solar components or installed projects of a total capacity of at least 2 MW. Prospective bidders must also submit an earnest money deposit of Rs. 400,000. The deadline for submission of bids is November 30, 2020.
The current announcement is with reference to the third phase of MNRE’s program for off-grid solar projects under the renewable energy service company model. Under the programme, off-grid solar projects less than 25 kW can be installed in areas where grid power is limited. Meghalaya has so far issued tenders for 23 MW of solar projects under various programmes. In November 2020, MePDCLinvited expressions of interest for the development of 10 MW of solar projects under component A of the Pradhan Mantri KisanUrja Suraksha evamUtthanMahabhiyan (PM–KUSUM) programme.