860 MW Tender In Karnataka

India’s Karnataka Tenders 860 MW PV Capacity Spread Over 43 Sub-Districts Across The State
07:01 PM (Beijing Time) - 08. December 2017

Key Takeaways

  • Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has tendered 860 MW of grid connected PV capacity
  • This capacity will come up across 43 taluks or subdistricts in the state with 10 reserved for domestic module manufacturers
  • Minimum size capacity that can come up per taluk is 3 MW, and it is capped at 20 MW
  • Last date to submit bids is January 8, 2018

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) is tendering 860 MW of grid connected solar PV projects. KREDL is the nodal agency for facilitating and implementation of Karnataka’s solar energy policy. All projects will be spread across 43 taluks or subdistricts in the state.

KREDL has invited short-term bids in all these taluks for procurement of power by electricity supply companies (ESCOMs). Projects will have capacities between 3 MW and 20 MW per taluk. The request for proposals (RFP) is open to power producing companies, solar power developers and domestic module manufacturers.

The agency has reserved 10 taluks for state-based module manufacturers.

Queries regarding the tender need to be directed to KREDL by December 13, 2017. The pre-bid meeting is scheduled for December 14, 2017 and the last date to submit a bid proposal is January 8, 2018. Technical bid opening is scheduled for January 10, 2018. Details about the tender are available on the website of KREDL.

KREDL had earlier this year launched a tender for 200 MW at Pavagada, which it withdrew a month later in August 2017 without citing any specific reason (see Karnataka Withdraws 200 MW Tender). It re-tendered this capacity in November 2017. Four projects of 50 MW capacity with associated transmission system and comprehensive O&M for 10 years are planned to come up at the Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park in Tumakuru district. Bids for this 200 MW can be submitted by January 3, 2018. RFP details for this tender can also be viewed on KREDL website.

Anu Bhambhani

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