REIL floats bids for 50 MW rooftop solar projects

Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) has issued a request for proposals to develop 50 MWp of grid-connected rooftop solar capacity on government buildings across India’s states and union territories. The scope of work for the winning developer will include rooftop solar PV power system, along with the related power evacuation and transmission systems alongwith site assessment, design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning.

The bidder will also provide operation and maintenance assistance for the next 25 years. The plants will be established using the RESCO model. The ceiling tariff for general category states and union territories is Rs 5.15 per kWh. However, for special category states and union territories, it is Rs 6.25 per kWh.

In September 2022, REIL issued a tender to appoint agencies to identify, install, operate, and maintain 738 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across India. The appointed agency will invest in upstream electrical infrastructure for charging stations such as transformers, cabling, load enhancement, a new electrical connection from the distribution company, and recurring expenses such as data charges, maintenance, and workforce for operation.