After Karnataka, it is the turn of the Solar Energy Corporation of India(SECI) to release RfS documents for implementation of Rooftop PV systems in 6 cities across India. These projects are under the Phase 2 of the JNNSM. Other states like Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have also announced their intention to set up rooftop PV projects in the recent past. Some salient features are given below.
1. The total allocation will be 10 MW in the following cities – Delhi, Bhubhaneswar(1 MW each), Gurgaon, Chhattisgarh, Bangalore and Chennai(2 MW each). The size of each project shall be in the range of 100kWp to 500 kWp and each bidder can bid between 250 kW and 2 MW capacity.It should be noted that MNRE had recently increased the size of the projects eligible for subsidy to 500 kWp. It had also made grid-tied systems eligible for subsidy. Click here for more details.
The minimum capacity of the plants can be achieved by aggregating the buildings in the same campus, but the grid connectivity should be at a single point in the building.
2. The bidder should separately bid for each city.
3. Earnest Money Deposit – Rs. 3.9 Lakhs/100 kWp
4. Scope of work – Identification of building, getting No Objection Certificate for grid connection from Distribution Company(DISCOM), Turnkey Engineering Procurement and Construction(EPC) of the project and Operation and Maintenance(O&M) for 2 years. This includes warranty of components for 2 years and the bidder will be responsible for the insurance of the plants.
5. Metering and Grid connectivity will be responsibility of the bidder.
6 Plant performance – Minimum Performance Ratio(PR) 75% at the time of initial project acceptance and Minimum CUF of 15% shoule be maintained for 2 years. (For more details about the difference PR and CUF, please click here).
7. Qualifying Criteria
– Net worth – Rs. 3 Crore/MW or annual average turnover of Rs. 5 Crores during the past 3 years.
– Bidder should have minimum 2 years’ experience in successful installation of grid connected PV projects. At least one project should be 25 kWp or more and the aggregate capacity should be more than 250 kWp.
8. Bidders to quote their bids in Rs/Wp separately for each city.The bid price cannot be above the reserved price of Rs. 130/Wp.
9. The bidders will be selected with lowest price up to the target capacity for each city.
10. Identification of rooftop space will be responsibility of the bidder, but it is not mandatory to submit the details of the rooftop project at the time of RfS submission.
11. Subsidy disbursal – SECI will release 30% subsidy for the projects as per the following schedule
– 20% after commissioning and acceptance of the project
– 5% at the end of the 1 year O&M period
– 5% at the end of the 2 year O&M period
13. Pre-bid meeting – 21.01.2013; Last date for bid submission – 07.02.2013(2 pm); Date of financial bids opening – 21.02.2013 at 2 pm.
The document can be downloaded here.
Update: SECI has notified certain amendments and issued some clarifications. The details can be accessed here.
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