Telangana has invited global competitive bids for setting up rooftop solar projects totalling 31.12MW.
The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited, the nodal agency for development of renewable energy, has invited eligible bidders for setting up of grid-connected rooftop solar photo voltaic systems.
These solar units are to be set up on roofs of pump houses, sewage and water treatment plants, office buildings of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board at various locations in the State.
The project scope includes design, supply, installation and commissioning under grid-connected net metering or captive units through Resco (Renewable Energy Service Company) mode.
The bids have been placed online from March 8, 2019 and open for submission by April 8, 2019 through www.tender.telangana.gov.in. The price bid opening is slated for October 12, 2019.
Telangana has solar PV project installations of over 3,400 MW, making it the second biggest solar PV project installations after Karnataka.
Telangana plans to increase the solar PV capacity to 5,000 MW in the near term. It is also exploring the possibility of encouraging the wind power generation.
Though Telangana has not been on the radar of leading wind energy companies in the past due to low wind speeds, the latest and more efficient wind turbines have made it possible to install wind farms in the State.
Already some of the Independent Power Producers like Mytrah Energy have set up solar power projects in the State and many other companies are also exploring opportunities to set up units.
The recent Central Government move to promote setting up of rooftop solar PV units too has begun to encourage State utilities to encourage setting up of solar plants. The Centre has also announced a corpus which facilitates subsidy depending upon the size of the project.