16 MW Rooftop Solar Tender By UPNEDA

Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency Seeking Bidders For 16 MW Rooftop Solar PV Capacity For Captive Use Of Government Buildings In State; SECI Re-Launches 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender
06:21 AM (Beijing Time) - 03. September 2019
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Rooftop Solar tender capacity of 113.5 MW has been launched by UPNEDA and SECI through separate tenders for government buildings.

Key Takeaways

  • UPNEDA has issued a new tender seeking bids for 16 MW of cumulative rooftop solar PV capacity
  • It needs to be developed on government buildings under the CAPEX model for captive use
  • Last date to submit bids under the tender for grid interactive PV capacity is September 23, 2019
  • SECI has also reissued a 97.5 MW rooftop solar tender it originally launched in February 2019 with last date to submit proposals being September 30, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has launched a tender to set up 16 MW of cumulative rooftop solar PV capacity on various statengovernment buildings within the state. This grid interactive capacity needs to be installed in the form of system ranges of 1 kW to 500 kW for captive use.

Tender documents describe the scope of work as design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning along with comprehensive warranty maintenance for a period of 5 years post commissioning.

Prospective bidders can apply for the rate contract tender under the so-called CAPEX model latest by September 23, 2019. Details about the tender are available on UPNEDA website.

In June 2019, UPNEDA’s 500 MW solar tender received lukewarm response from developers as total bids received amounted to 90 MW and awarded 72 MW in total (see 100 MW Solar Tender By EESL; UPNEDA Tender Results).

Another rooftop solar tender has been launched by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) which is actually a re-issue of the 97.5 MW tender issued in February 2019 (see SECI Tenders For Over 1 GW Solar). The central government agency is seeking bids to implement 97.5 MW of grid connected rooftop solar PV system for government buildings across India under a CAPEX/RESCO model. Bids received against the previous tender will not be considered for this one. Bidders need to submit fresh responses.

Mercom India Research believes the tender has been relaunched after multiple deadline extensions owing to inadequate bidder participation.

As per the revised tender schedule, SECI will accept proposals from interested developers till September 30, 2019.

Anu Bhambhani

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