JDVVNL invites bids for 66 MW solar projects under PM-KUSUM

Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JDVVNL) has issued a request for proposals (RfP) for two tenders for setting up 65.96 MW solar power projects under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) programme for feeder level solarisation. The tender has been issued for capacities of 34.24 MW across (Khajuwala and Chattargarh subdivisions), and 31.72 MW across (Bajju, Lunkaransar, and rural subdivisions).

The scope of work under the project includes planning, survey, supply, installation, testing, initiation and maintenance of the projects along with operations and maintenance. The projects will be developed on the basis of renewable energy service company model. According to the tender guidelines, the bidders are required to submit earnest money deposit of Rs 100,000 per MW of the quoted capacity. The developer will also be required to submit Rs 500,000 per MW of allocated capacity as a performance bank guarantee. The project developer will be responsible for the supply and installation of the relevant 33 kV or 11 kV line linking the solar power projects to the concerned 33/11 kV substation and implementing a remote monitoring system. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 35 million.

The company is required to sign the power purchase agreement with Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited for a period of 25 years. The project is scheduled to be commissioned within five months of the signing of PPA. The last date of bid submission is September 26, 2023.

In July 2023, JDVVNL issued a RfP for three tenders for the installation and commissioning of 65 grid-connected solar power projects. The projects have a total capacity of 163.52 MW under Component C of the PM-KUSUM.