Power Grid Corporation floats bids to evacuate solar power in Karnataka

The Power Grid Corporation of India has requested proposals for the installation of a transmission line package for the pooling station linked with the transmission programme for the solar energy zone  with capacity of 2,500 MW in Bidar, Karnataka. The project must be finished within 21 months of receiving the award letter and it will be created on the basis of build, own, operate, and transfer.

According to the tender guidelines, the bidders must have completed the construction of at least 100 km of 345 kV or higher voltage class transmission line during the last seven years. Additionally, they must have completed the tower foundation, erection, and stringing, as well as the provision of tower and tower parts, including the supply of project-related line material. The deadline for proposal submissions is May 15, 2023.

In February 2023, the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) issued a tender for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of a 10 MW solar project. The 33 kV transmission line up to the 110/33/11 kV Shiggoan substation will be maintained as part of the project’s scope. After opening, the tender would be valid for 180 days.