India states seek bids for independent power

Two India state electricity boards invite applications for pre-qualification from independent power producers to build power plants of any technology, including hydropower, to sell electricity to the state-owned utilities.

Punjab State Electricity Board

Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) invites applications for pre-qualification by 11 a.m. May 4 for long-term supply of 1,000 MW. Bidders could be existing or prospective generators, licensed traders, or consortia of project developers or utilities offering a minimum of 5 MW. Power contracts would be for 15, 25, or 35 years, with the longest terms offered to hydro projects.

PSEB bid documents may be obtained until April 18 from the address below for 30,000 rupees (US$675) by demand draft to Accounts Officer (Cash), PSEB, at Patiala. A pre-bid conference is set April 28. For information, contact Chief Engineer, Hydel Projects (IPC Directorate), T-8 Thermal Design Complex, Punjab State Electricity Board, Patiala 147001 Punjab, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 175-2220784; E-mail: ipcpseb@sancharnet.in; Internet: www.psebindia.org.

Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board

Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board (MPSEB) invites applications for pre-qualification by June 9 for long-term supply of power. Bids are to be sought from developers or generators setting up power plants in Madhya Pradesh, offering a minimum of 100 MW and a maximum of 2,000 MW. Power contracts would be for 15, 25, or 35 years, based on the type of generating technology.

MPSEB bid documents may be obtained until April 24 from the address below for 100,000 rupees (US$2,250) by demand draft to Regional Accounts Officer (CAU), Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board at Jabalpur. For information, contact Chief Engineer, (IPC:Gen), Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board, Block No. 1 (Basement), Shakti Bhawan, Rampur, Jabalpur 482008 Madhya Pradesh, India; (91) 761-2702628; Fax: (91) 761-2661696; E-mail: ceipcgen@yahoo.com; Internet: www.mp.nic.in/energy/mpseb.

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