To improve on its capacity of renewables, the Jhansi Smart City Limited has floated tenders for hybrid rooftop solar power projects with zero export devices on government buildings and offices in the city. The smart city has invited the bidders to take up the project under the CAPEX (capital expenditure) model. The successful bidder will be responsible for comprehensive operation and maintenance services for five years.
The company that wins the bid will be responsible for the galvanic isolation of solar rooftop power systems whose capacity is at least 100 kW with the grid. For a single point, the permissible capacity for the solar rooftop system should be no more than 100 kW. Also, in case of large PV systems, commercial installations having a large load, low voltages of solar power can be generated and can be further stepped up to 11kV by using a step-up transformer. The switchgear and transformer would be provided by the successful bidder.
As a mandatory requirement, the successful bidder must have a service network in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, or Uttarakhand. The bidder selected, who does not have a service network in the abovementioned places will be required to open a service centre in Jhansi within 30 days of the issuance of the acceptance letter. For any installation of PV systems above 10kW capacity, the data acquisition system should be provided.
The solar power project of the Jhansi Smart City has an estimated cost of Rs 51.437 million and the period of completion is six months. An amount of Rs 1.029 million has to be paid by bidders as earnest money deposit (EMD) who are interested in contesting for the project. The last date of submission is April 14, 2020. On April 6, 2020, a pre-bid meeting was conducted.