Belagavi Smart City Floats Tender For 467 KW Solar PV Systems
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Belagavi Smart City Floats Tender For 467 KW Solar PV Systems

The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government ofIndia (GoI) has initiated the SmartCity Mission (SCM) and selected Belagavi city to be developed as Smart City. Under the Smart City Scheme, Government has emphasized to improve the basic civic amenities of the cities on one hand and the provision of modern technological advances for ease of living on the other hand.

The Smart City Proposal (SCP) for Belagavi envisions implementing a number of projects divided into Area Based Development (ABD) projects and PanCity components. Solar Rooftop PV project on roof top of Government buildings under PPP mode is one of these components.

Present Power demand of Belagavi city is about 40 MW and there is a shortfall in supply of about 12 percent leading to daily outage of few hours. As a process of achieving self-sufficiency in energy, a minimum of 18% of its energy demand is proposed to be achieved through on‐site power generation from solar energy.

Under smart city development, roof top solar PV installations are proposed for all new development structures and also for the existing Government Buildings. Various Government Buildings in the Belagavi City surveyed and assessed for the suitability of Rooftop Solar PV installations. Energy consumption pattern, sanctioned power from HESCOM, power evacuation facility and structural capability of the buildings were also evaluated.

The regulations and policies of Government bodies ‐MNRE, KERC, HESCOM for Rooftop PV installations were reviewed to assess the Financial viability of the Rooftop PV installation. As part of this initiative, the Belagavi SmartCityLimited (BSCL) (the “Facilitator”), invited proposal from reputed bidders to Design, Finance, Manufacture, supply, Install, Test, Commission, Operate and Maintain Rooftop Solar PV Systems for 25 years on Discount over Retail Tariff basis for selected Government Buildings of Belagavi (hereinafter referred to individually as the “Project”).

The indicative potential capacity across the Seven (07) Government Buildings (the
“Government Buildings”) under the current Bidding Process is as below –

Sl no.Name of BuildingAvailable Shadow-free
Roof area (m square)
Proposed Capacity of
SRTPV for installation
1Laxmitech Pumping Station1800120
2Hindalaga Pumping Station15010
3Basavankola Pumping Station100067
4Jackwell (near Hidkal Dam)30020
5GLSR Check Point40027
6Kundargi Pumping Station145697
7Tumerguddi Pumping Station1885126
TOTAL = 467

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