Punjab invites bids for 12 MW solar projects

Punjab Genco, a subsidiary of Punjab Energy Development Agency has issued requests for proposals (RfP) for installation and commissioning of 12 MW solar projects. Three projects of 4 MW each will be developed and located across various locations in the Bhatinda district of Punjab.

According to the tender guidelines, the bidders are required to submit an earnest money deposit of Rs 4 million for each 4 MW solar power project. The developer is required to furnish a performance bank guarantee equaling 5 per cent of the contract value within 15 days of issuance of the work order. The developer is also required to look after operations and maintenance for a period of five years. The project should be completed within ten months of receiving the letter of award. Furthermore, the bidder should be a producer or system integrator or a solar energy generator, with experience in designing, manufacturing, testing, supplying, erection, and commissioning of a minimum one ground-mounted solar project of 2 MW or more in India. Additionally, Punjab Genco has mandated the use of indigenously manufactured solar modules listed in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers.

In May 2023, PEDA issued a RfP to commission 7 MW of grid-connected rooftop and ground-mounted solar installations for government buildings throughout Punjab, including Chandigarh.

In the same month, PEDA issued a RfP to commission 8.7 MW of solar projects at the state’s 970 rural piped water supply systems.