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Bids for Upcoming Solar Park in Manipur

  by NEWSNER , 2021-01-27 14:36:22


Bids for  Upcoming Solar Park in Manipur

The Manipur Tribal Development Corporation Limited (MTDC) has invited bids to develop the Bukpi solar park within the Pherzawl district of Manipur.

 

The project’s estimated cost is ₹22.62 million (~$309,215) and must be completed in six months.

 

Bids need to be submitted by February 05, 2021.

 

Bidders will need to submit an amount of ₹452,000 (~$6,178) because of the earnest deposit.

 

 

 

 

To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have completed similar works during the last five years. The bidder should have successfully executed three similar works costing a minimum of 30% of the value of the project, or two similar works, each costing a minimum of 40% of the value of the project, or one similar work costing 70% of the value of the project.

 

The bidder should have a mean annual financial turnover of labour amounting to a minimum of 30% of the project’s cost within the last three financial years. The bidder should also not have incurred any loss in additional than two years during the past five financial years ending on March 31, 2020. The bidder should have a banker’s solvency of 20% of the value.

 

Recently, the Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA), an autonomous agency under the state’s power department, invited bids to develop 100 MW of grid-connected solar energy projects at Jiribam in Manipur. The ceiling tariff for the tender has been fixed as ₹3 (~$0.040)/kWh.

 

Previously, Mercom reported that the solar power Corporation of India (SECI) had said that it might issue a young for 1,000 MW of solar PV capacity to be developed in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, and Assam. consistent with SECI, the solar PV projects would be developed under Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II Batch-IV.

 

Northeastern states are behind in developing solar projects due to their topographical challenges. Though the govt has approved solar parks in Arunachal Pradesh (Lohit), Assam (Amguri), Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland, the progress has been slow.

 

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