The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has announced that it has tendered 2 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed atop Mumbai monorail stations and sites.
The project will be developed under RESCO mode. The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, storage, civil work, installation, testing, and commissioning of the rooftop solar PV project.
The successful bidder will also be accountable for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project for a period of 25 years. The projected project cost is Rs.120 million ($1.7 million) and the project completion timeframe is 12 months from the issuance of the letter of allotment.
“The MMRDA has issued this tender because it wants to cut down on power costs and make the monorail premises carbon zero. We will soon be making two new monorail corridors operational in the city. This will substantially add to our operational electricity costs,” acknowledged a MMRDA official aware of the tender.
The official further stated, “This 2 MW project, once installed and operational, will help us save in millions. The entire project cost will be recovered in a few months in terms of power savings.”
Likewise, earlier this year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tendered 10 MW of grid-connected solar projects on behalf of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC). Other latest efforts to raise DMRC’s solar capacity consist of a December 2017 tender issued by the organization for the development of 8 MW of grid-connected rooftop and ground-mounted solar PV projects at various DMRC sites in the national capital. In July 2017, DMRC also tendered a 2.2 MW rooftop solar project to be developed at its premises.
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