Coal India has granted Shreeji Infrastructure with an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for 35 MW solar projects and associated transmission lines in West Bengal. Shreeji won the auction with a bid of Rs 2.08 billion and will get the letter of award on June 16, 2023. The project must be completed within 12 months of the work order being received by the company.
The projects were put out to bid in February 2023. For the next five years, Shreeji Infrastructure will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the projects, which will be developed in Satgram (Kalidaspur 10 MW) and Kunustoria (Mahabir 12.5 MW and Amritnagar 12.5 MW) of West Bengal’s Eastern Coalfield (ECL). ECL will use the generated solar energy for captive use. West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company will supply and construct the transmission network for the projects.
In February 2023, 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.