- The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (WBSEDCL) has launched a tender to develop 63 MW of grid-connected PV capacity
- It will be installed across various districts in different locations within the Indian state of West Bengal
- The capacity will be developed under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model
- The winner will have to provide operation and maintenance services for 5 years
- The last date to submit complete bid documents is Feb. 26, 2018
The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (WBSEDCL) has issued a tender to develop a total of 63 MW of PV capacity within the Indian state. The grid-connected solar power plants will be located across various locations in different districts of the state using an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model.
The scope of work will include design and engineering; manufacturing and procurement; supply, packing and forwarding; transportation; loading; unloading; storage at site and site development; construction; erection; installation; testing; and commissioning. Operation and maintenance for a period of 5 years is also part of the job.
The last date for bid submissions is Feb. 26, 2018. Technical bids will be opened on March 5, 2018. Details about the tender are available on the WBSEDCL’s website.
Mercom India reported that West Bengal has an installed solar power capacity of just 42 MW. However, a 500 MW solar power park is scheduled to be constructed in West Bengal’s Purab Medinapur district, according to the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI). In the absence of a stretch of land to develop this entire capacity, the state government plans to break it down into several small solar power parks (see West Bengal Solar Parks).