- The Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) floats a tender to develop 37.8 MW grid connected rooftop solar power capacity
- MNRE channel partners holding valid channel partner certificates for rooftop projects in the range of 1 to 1,000 kW are eligible to participate in the tender
- Successful bidders will also have to contact consumers and procuring work orders
- Last date for bid submission is February 28, 2017; projects must be completed within 12 months from the date of awarding the contract
The Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has invited bids to develop 37.8 MW of grid connected rooftop solar power capacity. Successful contractors will be required to sign a tripartite agreement with JAKEDA and operation and maintenance (O&M) vendors.
Bidders who hold valid channel partner certificates for the design and supply of grid connected solar rooftop projects in the range of 1 kW to 1,000 kW capacity, are eligible to participate in the tender. These ought to be Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) empaneled channel partners.
Selected bidders will be tasked with identifying locations, design, manufacture, supply and warranty of 5 years. They will also have to secure NOC from the state distribution company (DISCOM) and get approval to implement the project and facilitation of net metering. Contacting the consumers and procuring work orders also forms a part of the tender.
As per information available with research and communications firm Mercom Capital Group, the maximum allowable project cost is 65.00 INR ($0.97) per W. The maximum capacity for the winning bidder is 7.56 MW, while the remaining 30.24 MW capacity will be distributed equally among all other channel partners. The latter will have to match the cost quoted by the lowest bidder.
Speaking to Mercom, a JAKEDA official informed that whiel the MNRE sets the upper limit of project cost at 75.00 INR ($1.115) per watt, but since this tender is only for supply, the upper limit has been estimated to be $0.967 per watt.
These projects will be eligible to receive central financial assistance of 70%. Excess power from these rooftop systems will be sold to Power Development Department of Jammu & Kashmir.
Projects need to be completed within 12 months from the date of awarding
the contract. Last date to submit bids is set as February 28, 2017.
The NIT documents can be searched on the state government’s tender information system website.
Recently the state government was reported to have signed a MoU to develop 7,500 MW solar power capacity in the mountainous region of Ladakh (see 7.5 GW Solar For Ladakh?).