Bids invited for 800 MW wind power projects in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to procure power from 800 MW of wind power projects. These include requests for selection (RfS) to procure 500 MW wind power from intrastate wind power projects and an RfS to procure 300 MW wind power from grid-connected new inter-state and intrastatewind projects.

For the first RfS, an e-bidding will be carried out followed by an e-reverse auction. The ceiling tariff has been set at Rs 2.65 per kWh.Bidders are also required to submit Rs 500,000 per MW per project as earnest money deposit in the form of a bank guarantee along with the RfS. Only certified wind turbine models listed in the revised list of models and manufacturers are permitted to repower wind turbine generators. The winning bidder is required to install the real-time data visibility system as per the norms and conditions of the State Load Dispatch Centre, Kalwa, within six months of executing the PPA with MSEDCL. The last date for the bid submission is September 13, 2021.

Under the second RfS, bidders are also required to submit Rs 600,000 per MW per project as EMD in the form of a bank guarantee along with the RfS. Additionally, the net worth of the bidder for the last financial year should exceed Rs 12 million per MW of the quoted capacity.The bidder must also have a minimum annual turnover of Rs 2.5 million per MW of the quoted capacity during the FY 2020-21. Before depreciation interest and taxes, the bidder’s profit must be at least Rs 1 million per MW of the quoted capacity for financial year 2021-22. For intra-state projects, bidders must have a bid capacity of at least 25 GW and an individual size of 5 MW wind power. For inter-state projects, bidders must have a minimum bid capacity of 50 GW and an individual size of 5 MW wind power. The last date for the bid submission is September 20, 2021.

A bidder, can only submit a single application or bid for a single or multiple project location, subject to minimum bidding capacity. The scope of work for the successful bidder includes operation and maintenanceof the transmission network up to the delivery point and bearing the cost.

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