Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEBL) has issued a request for proposals to acquire 150 MW of solar electricity on a short-term basis in order to satisfy its renewable purchase obligation target for the period of June 15, 2022, to March 31, 2023. The bid submission deadline is May 30, 2022.
As per the tender guidelines, the bidding process is open to all generators, state utilities, captive power projects, distribution licensees, state electricity boards, and trading licensees who have a valid trading licence from the appropriate regulator. The power supply can be offered from more than one source subject to the condition that offers from each source must not be less than 10 MW. The winning bidders must pay a Rs 30,000 earnest money deposit per MW of capacity quoted. Within seven days of selecting winning bids, they must also submit a performance bank guarantee of Rs 200,000 per MW of quoted capacity. The successful bidder must begin supplying power on June 15, 2022, or the date specified in the letter of award, whichever comes first.
In April 2022, under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan feeder level solarisation programme, KSEBL invited bids for the appointment of engineering, procurement, and construction contractors to develop 11 MW of ground-mounted, grid-connected solar power projects at various locations in Kerala. The total project cost is approximately Rs 500 million.