The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a state-owned oil and natural gas company, has floated a tender to construct a 1.3 MW ground-mounted solar project at its Yediyur Receiving Station in the Tumakuru district, Karnataka. The scope of work comprises the design, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar project. The bid submission deadline is October 13, 2021.
As per the tender guidelines, to be eligible, the winning bidder must complete the project within five months from the date the letter of intent is issued. The winning bidder will also be responsible for the operations and maintenance services for five years. In the last seven years, the winning bidder must have completed three 500 kW ground-mounted solar projects, each costing Rs 29 million, or two 500 kW projects costing not less than Rs 36.25 million. The bidders must also have completed at least one 500 kW project worth more than Rs 58 million. In addition, the winning bidder must use the Bureau of Indian Standards -approved half-cut photovoltaic panels with a capacity of 445 W or above for the project. The panels must be made in India and have a module efficiency of at least 19.5 per cent.
In July 2020, Tata Power had signed an agreement with HPCL to provide end-to-end electric vehicle charging stations at HPCL’s retail outlets (petrol pumps) in multiple cities and major highways across the country. The charging will be enabled with the Tata Power EZ Charge mobile platform.