The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) tendered
a 30 MW solar PV project to be developed in the Jalaun district of
Uttar Pradesh. This is an engineering procurement and construction (EPC)
contract and the project will be developed on turnkey basis. The bid submission
deadline is March 1, 2017. The project is expected to be complete within 12
months from the notification of award.
Land for the project will be made available by NHPC which
has also asked
only single bidders to participate in the bid, no joint ventures are allowed.
The scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement,
manufacturing, quality assurance, testing, insurance, supply, packing and
forwarding, transportation, installation, commissioning, performance testing,
acceptance testing, training, and comprehensive operation and maintenance of
the project for a 10-year period from the date of successfully completing a
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, NHPC signed
a memorandum of understanding in 2015 with the Solar Energy Corporation of
India to set up 250 MW of solar projects in the country. Including this
announcement, the NHPC has so far tendered 130 MW of solar projects including an 50 MW solar project in Uttar Pradesh and
another 50 MW project in Tamil Nadu.
NHPC has made a commitment to the Ministry of
New & Renewable Energy to set up a minimum of 430 MW
of renewable energy projects in the next five years as part of the Green Energy