PATNA: The Patna Smart City Limited (PSCL), under the smart city mission, has started the bidding process to rope in firms for installing solar grid on 42 government buildings in Patna under the ‘grid connected rooftop solar (PV) system’.
These buildings include Bankipur Girls High School, Bihar School Examination Board, Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir, Biscomaun Bhavan, Bihar Rajya Jal Parishad, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Bankipur Bus Stand, Chamber Of Commerce and City SP Office near Gandhi Maidan, divisional commissioner office, DM residence, DM office, fire brigade office, Gandhi Museum, GPO Patna, Planetarium, Bihar Rajya Khadi Gram Udyog Board, LIC office on Exhibition Road, Sinha Library, Akashwani and Patna Museum.
Besides, the overall current demand for power in these 42 buildings is approximately 42MW and each building would be able to generate 15.75% of the total required potential renewable energy, which is around 6.6MW.
Other buildings include LIC office on Fraser Road, New Police Lines, New Patna Club, Magadh Mahila College, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Dakbungalow, Red Cross, Srikrishna Science Centre, Pataliputra Co-operative Bank, Youth Hostel, Bihar Grih Raksha House (NDRF), Telegraph Recreation Club, Officers Hostel, Mahalekhakar Bhavan, Kotwali police station, Kedar Bhavan (Bihar state office), Engineers Club, Electricity Board office, Doordarshan Kendra, Bihar Rajya Police Parivahan Mukhyayalaya, Bihar Pashu Chikitsa Sangh Bhavan and Maurya Lok Complex.
“The generated solar power will be prioritized for internal consumption first. Any excess power can be exported. The solar power tariff is not under the PSCL purview. Decisions of appropriate authority like power distribution companies and state regulator may be followed,” said one of the PSCL executives.
He said the estimated outlay for the project is around Rs99.92crore. Officials said the bidders would be finalized by the first week of August. The selected firms will work on the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, testing and commissioning of the grid connecting the rooftop solar PV project. The work will also include comprehensive maintenance of the project for a period of five years.