India : RITES Releases Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects on Railways Land Across India

RITES Limited, an engineering consultancy company that specializes in transport infrastructure, has floated a tender for setting up 1 GW of land-based solar photovoltaic power projects on various zonal railways land across India. Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit of ₹1 million (~$13,272), payable to the Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture of the Indian Railways and RITES Limited. Applicants must also pay a tender fee of ₹29,000 (~$385) to the REMCL. RITES has so far tendered nearly 366 MW of solar capacity.

 

A few months ago, Mercom had reported that the Indian Railways was planning to source approximately 1,000 MW of solar power and nearly 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22 across zonal railways and production units. Out of the 1 GW of solar projects, the ministry planned to install 500 MW on the rooftop of railway buildings while the remaining 500 MW were be used to meet both traction and non-traction requirements, according to a statement by the government. The Indian Railways is the single largest consumer of electricity, with about a 2% share of the national energy consumption.

Source : https://mercomindia.com/rites-tender-solar-projects-railways-land-india/

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