Rooftop Solar – SECI invites RfS for 11.1 MW in 6 cities in Phase II

After allocating 5.5 MW of Solar rooftop projects in 4 cities(details available here), Solar Energy Corporation of India(SECI) has invited RfS for allocation under Phase II. This covers 6 cities, including Bhubaneswar and Raipur which were part of the Phase I, but did not receive allocation, and Gurgaon, which received only a partial allocation of 0.5 MW out of 2 MW. The new cities in the list are Jaipur, Hyderabad and Noida.

Phase 2

Some of the highlights are as follows

a. The size of each project can be in the range of 100 kWp to 500 kWp. This can be achieved through aggregation. A bidder can apply for projects in the range 250kWp and 2 MWp.
b. Technical eligibility criteria – The bidder should have installed at least one grid connected solar PV project of minimum capacity 25 KW 6 months prior to the Techno-commercial bid opening date.
c. Financial eligibility criteria – Average Annual turnover  of Rs. 5 Crore/MW for the past 3 years or Net Worth of at least Rs. 3 Crore/MW.
d. Scope of Work : “Identification of buildings/leasing rooftop of buildings, Obtaining “No ObjectionCertificate (NOC)”from Distribution Company (DISCOM)for grid connectivity, complete design, engineering,manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, testing & commissioning of the grid connected rooftop solar PV project including operationand maintenance(O&M)of the project for a period of two years after commissioning. ”
e. Plant Performance Evaluation : “The successful bidder shall be required to meet minimumguaranteed generation with Performance Ratio (PR ) at the time of commissioning and related Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) as per the DNI levels of the location during the O&M period. PR should be shown minimum of 75% at the time of inspection for initial commissioning acceptance to qualify for release of 20% subsidy.Minimum CUF of 15% should be maintained for a period of 2 yearsfor release of performancerelated subsidy.”
Important dates:
a. Pre-bid meeting – 08 May 2013
b. Bid deadline – 30 May 2013, 2:30 PM
c. Date of Techno-commercial bids opening – 30 May 2013, 3:00 PM
The bid document is available here.
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