The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has
issued a notice
inviting tenders (NIT) to set up a 50 MW solar project in the Theni and
Dindigul districts in Tamil Nadu. The NHPC has also mandated that the bidder
should be a single entity to participate in the bidding.
The scope of work includes, engineering, procurement and
construction (EPC) of 50 MW of grid connected solar PV projects (including evacuation
arrangements) and comprehensive operation & maintenance for ten years.
The EPC contract will be awarded through a reverse auction.
The bid-submission deadline is November 28, 2016. Land for the project will be
provided by NHPC. The successful bidder must complete the projects within nine months
from the date of issue of Notification of Award including commissioning period
with a provision of incentive for commissioning before March 31, 2017 for
availing viability gap funding (VGF).
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, NHPC has
a project pipeline of 100 MW, a 50 MW solar project in Uttar Pradesh and another 50 MW project in Tamil