Mumbai Municipal Corporation all it's tender for 100 MW floating solar-hydropower hybrid project

The last date for submission of bids is December 10, 2020.

Mumbai (Natural Energy News): The Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has issued a tender to develop 100 MW floating solar-hydropower hybrid power projects at Madhya Vaitarana Dam in the state. Out of 100 MW, 80 MW will be floating solar projects, and 20 MW will be hydroelectric projects.

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The required generation of electricity per year from the hydroelectric project is 67.98 million units (MU) and 140.58 MU from the floating solar system.

Interested bidders are expected to make earnest deposits (EMD) of (4.7 million (~ $ 63,225) and ₹ 42.5 million (~ $ 571,712). The last date for submission of bids is December 10, 2020.

To be eligible to participate in the tender, bidders must have a net worth of at least ₹ 4.72 billion (~ $ 63.5 million) by March 31, 2020. For temporary solar projects, applicants must complete at least three similar projects. At least 32 MW each. Alternatively, they must have finished two solar operations of at least capacity of 40 Mega Watt or a 64 Mega Watt solar project.

Related operations here imply to the advancement and commissioning of solar projects in the nation, comprising the formation, operation and maintenance of projects for at least 10 years.

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For hydroelectric projects, developers are expected to perform similar tasks related to the design, construction and operation of at least one 10 MW hydroelectric project in the state with a working head of at least 55 meters in the last 15 years. The facility should have been for at least ten years at a 50% plant load factor. It should have generated at least 67 MU per year in the last ten years.

Similar work, in this case, refers to the development and commissioning of a small hydroelectric project involving the engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the project for at least ten years from the date of commercial operation.

Commercial operation deadlines have been set for 24 months from the date of financial closure for the hydroelectric project and 18 months for the temporary solar component.

The declared annual CUF should not exceed 30% for hydro and 19% for solar generation.

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Last year, Maharashtra announced its plans to install floating solar power projects at its four dams.

According to a research report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in addition to solar projects floating on top of water bodies, which already have hydropower stations, solar photovoltaic systems alone can generate about 7.6 TW of clean energy annually.

In India, floating solar has gained attention mainly due to the availability of a large number of dams, lakes and reservoirs where such projects can be easily installed, enabling them to obtain land for the development of large-scale projects. Given the increasing difficulty.

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