Tripura plans to installs microgrids in 23 rural villages

The state government has planned to spend Rs 23 million to build solar microgrids in 23 rural villages. Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) would install systems in these villages. Each system is expected to provide electricity to 14 households due to increase in demand of the villagers. As per reports, a 2 kW solar microgrid was also inaugurated at Sarkipara in Nunacherra autonomous district council village in Khowai district. Further, around 12,000 solar lights were already distributed in several remote areas across Tripura, and plans to distribute another 15,000 solar lights were also in the pipeline.

In August 2021, under Phase-II of the rooftop solar programme, the Tripura State Electricity Corporation (TSECL) had issued a tender to empanel developers to design, supply, construct, and commission 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on residential buildings across the state. The winning bidder will also be responsible for maintenance activities of the project for five years. The bid submission deadline is September 27, 2021.

Earlier in January 2020, TREDA had floated a tender for the solarisation of 1,300 grid-connected agricultural water pumps in the state. The scope of work comprises the design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the 2 horsepower solar pumps in the state on a turn-key basis. According to the tender guidelines the selected bidder will provide mandatory annual maintenance for five years, including insurance coverage for the installed systems.

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