Pune Metro to set up 5 MW of solar projects at stations and depots

The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MAHA-METRO) has floated a tender for the development of 5 MW of rooftop and ground-mounted solar power projects. Projects will be developed under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model at ten elevated stations and two depots of the Pune Metro Rail Project. Developers will be responsible for the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, testing, and commissioning of solar projects. Additionally, the developer will also be responsible for the comprehensive maintenance services for 25 years. The tender document also specifies that the modules used should be manufactured in India only for availing subsidy or incentive. The project must be completed within 52 weeks of awarding of the contract. Prospective bidders are required to submit Rs 0.89 million as the bid security amount. Winning bidders must submit Rs 17.9 million as the performance security deposit. The deadline for submission of bids is December 29, 2020.

Maharashtra is one of the state leaders in rooftop solar deployment with a portfolio representing 9 per cent of India’s total installed rooftop capacity. As of December 2020, 14.06 MW of rooftop tenders have been issued for metro projects in the state. In February 2020, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority invited bids for the development of 4.43 MW of rooftop solar projects at a Mumbai Metro Rail station. In January 2019, the authority floated a tender for 7.63 MW of solar capacity Mumbai Metro Rail lines.

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