Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has invited bids for the development of 10 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at its thermal power stations in Koderma, Jharkhand. According to the tender guidelines, the successful bidder will also undertake operations and maintenance of the project for a period of ten years. The bid submission deadline is July 28, 2022.
In June 2022, DVC had sought contractors for the installation and commissioning of 30 MW of grid-connected floating solar capacity at its thermal power stations in Jharkhand and West Bengal. The bids for this project are being accepted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India, and the application for bidding will be closed on August 1, 2022.
It aims to set up 30 MWac of grid-connected floating solar capacity on raw water reservoirs for DVC thermal power plants in Jharkhand (6 MW at Koderma) and West Bengal (14 MW at Mejia and 10 MW at Raghunathpur). However, the total amount of 30 MW will be awarded to a single contractor.
The cells and modules for the PV plants will be procured from manufacturers that are included in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers, notified by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The contractor will be working on handling designs, engineering, supply, construction, testing, and commissioning. It will also provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for 10 years after the project is commissioned.