Coal India floats bids for 20 MW captive solar projects

CIL Navikarniya Urja Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coal India Limited has invited bids to build a 20 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic project for the captive consumption by Bharat Coking Coal Limited. The project’s scope of work includes installation, testing, and commissioning of the 20 MW (AC)/28 MWp (DC) solar plant. It also includes establishing a transmission line or cable from the plant’s take-off point to interconnecting substations and bays at substations.

The project will be implemented at BCCL’s Dugdha Washery area in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district. The successful contractor will also provide five years of operation and maintenance support for the plant and its associated transmission system. The total duration of the contract is 2,190 days.

Recently, in February 2023, Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coal India has issued a request for proposals for the installation and commissioning of 2.48 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering arrangements at 44 locations in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The project is expected to cost Rs 149.72 million. The successful bidder will also be responsible for the project’s operation and maintenance for the next five years.

Additionally, in December 2022, Mahanadi Coalfields, a Coal India subsidiary, floated bids for the installation and commissioning of 2.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering on residential and non-residential buildings in Odisha. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 122.29 million.