• Northeast Frontier Railway floats tender to develop 1 MW solar power capacity
  • The capacity will come up at Carriage & Wagon Workshop in Bongaigaon
  • Capacity to be set up on BOT basis and based on public private partnership model
  • Last date for bid submission is April 11, 2017

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) of India has issued a tender to develop 1 MW rooftop solar power capacity in Assam. It will be located at NFR’s Carriage & Wagon Workshop in Bongaigaon and the power from the PV system will be used for captive consumption.

To be set up on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) format, the task also involves designing and financing for the system. It will be on a public-private partnership basis.

Total tender value is 75 million INR ($1.12 million). The last date for bid submission is April 11, 2017. Tender opening date is April 12, 2017. More details can be accessed here.

Last year in November, the Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways was reported to plan setting up 2 MW of cumulative solar power capacity at 30 locations (see Solar Power For Indian Railways). Earlier this year in January 2017, Central Electronics Limited (CEL) had floated a tender to set up 100 MW of grid connected solar rooftop PV systems to come up on railway stations of zonal railways across the country, among other government buildings (see 100 MW PV Rooftop Tender From CEL).

The Indian Railways is targeting to achieve a capacity of 1,000 MW of solar power and 500 MW of wind energy by 2020. By 2030, the idea is to generate 40% of cumulative electricity generation through renewables.