Oil India Initiates Tender for 100MW Solar and Wind Power Plants
Oil India Limited (OIL) is the second-largest national oil company in India, with its headquarters in Duliajan, Assam. Established in 1959, it is a public sector undertaking (PSU) under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
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Indian National Oil Company Oil India has invited businesses to offer consultancy services for 100MW ground-mounted or floating solar and wind power plants in India.
In a document issued by Oil India, the successful candidate will be tasked with preparing a pre-feasibility report and a detailed project report.
Wind and solar energy potentials and markets, government wind, and solar policies, an analysis of technology available for the generation of wind and solar power plants, and the selection of suitable technology for the proposed plants, to name a few aspects of the reports.
In addition, the successful candidate will also provide project management consultancy services for the power plants. Inspection of materials at the workplace, site, and project
The contract period is two years, according to the document. The application will be accepted until June 27, 2023.
Oil India currently operates two 14MW solar energy power plants in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It also has 174.1MW of wind energy power plants spread across the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
Over the years, India has increased its solar PV capacity. According to JMK Research, India added 12.8GW of solar PV in FY2023, an 8% decrease from the previous year. In FY2023, approximately 8GW of utility-scale PV was added, a 21% decrease from FY2022, while approximately 2.2GW of rooftop solar was added, a modest 1.2% increase year on year.
Another 836MW of off-grid/distributed solar capacity went online, accounting for just over half of the capacity added the previous year.