The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) awarded Naviya Technologies Renewables, a Mumbai-based solar developer with an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract. The contract comprises a 2 MW grid-connected canal-top solar project at Sikidiri Canal in Ranchi. The company quoted Rs 153.27 million for EPC works, Rs 17.53 million for the operationss and maintenance contract, and Rs 27.12 million for the ten year net electrical energy generation guarantee.
The company will be responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, supply, and construction of the grid-connected canal-top solar project, as well as the testing, commissioning, and evacuation of a 33 kV solar power substation. The company will also be in charge of the project’s operations and maintenance for the next ten years. The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited will build the transmission line from the canal-top solar project switchyard to the pooling station.
Within 15 days of issuing the work order, JREDA will enter into an agreement with Naviya Technologies. The project must be completed within 210 days of receiving the work order. According to the tender document, Naviya Technologies must submit a security deposit of 10 per cent of the EPC contract price within 15 days of receiving the work order. They must also provide a bank guarantee of Rs 1 million per MW against the warranty of the photovoltaic modules.
In September 2022, the JREDA invited bids for the installation and commissioning of 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects. The projects will differ in capacities and will be placed on various government buildings in Jharkhand. The project is estimated to cost Rs 400 million and is expected to be completed within four months of the bid being awarded.