- A 100 MW solar PV project tender has been floated by Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL)
- It will come up at Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Power Plant (GNDTP) on government land
- Successful bidder will be selected on the basis of the lowest tariff offered along with lease money to be paid to PSPCL for the land
- Scope of work includes site survey, reconditioning of land as part of building and later operating the plant
- Last date to submit completed EoI documents to PSPCL is November 30, 2017
The Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) is seeking expressions of interest (EoI) for a 100 MW solar power plant in Bhatinda. Successful bidders will be required to install and operate the plant on a build, own and operate (BOO) basis.
The state utility wants to set up the grid connected solar power plant at Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Power Plant (GNDTP). Government land is being provided for the purpose on lease for 25 years in the first stage. Thereafter, it will be on a mutually agreed basis.
Once the plant is commissioned, the generated power will be purchased by PSPCL after signing the power purchase agreement (PPA). Bidders will be selected on the basis of tariffs offered. They will have to quote a rate per unit to be charged from PSPCL along with lease money to be paid to PSPCL.
Interested bidders will have to carry out a site survey, reconditioning of land including leveling, compaction and provision of earth cover to ash dyke area, drainage of land and separation of earth cover to ash dyke area, drainage of land and separation of dyke earmarked for the solar PV plant from active dyke, among others.
Last date to submit EoI documents is November 30, 2017. Further details about the tender are available on the website of PSPCL.
In March 2017, a 50 MW solar power plant was commissioned in Punjab by Hindustan Cleanenergy Limited which is selling all the power generated to PSPCL (see Hindustan Power Commissions 50 MW).