September 4 (Solar) – The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) is looking for contractors for 100 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at Chandrapur district of the western Indian state.
The utility run by India’s Maharashtra state last week invited expressions of interest (EoIs) for the development of the specific projects at the ash bund lagoon 1 and 2 near the Chandrapur thermal power station. The deadline for submitting proposals is October 3.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of the PV plants and their operation and maintenance (O&M) for 25 years. The evacuation of power and its transmission up to nearest substation will also be the developers’ responsibility. Land for the projects will be provided by MAHAGENCO, according to the EoI document.
Abandoned ash bund areas that are owned by MAHAGENCO can accommodate up to 500 MW of grid-connected solar power capacity, an unnamed MAHAGENCO official told consultancy Mercom Capital.