Tuesday, 10 March 2015

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS; BIOMASS POWER PROJECTS: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India (GOI) is currently implementing a Biomass Power / Cogeneration and Gasifier programme with the main objective of promoting these technologies for optimum use of country’s Biomass resources for grid & off grid power generation or heat applications. 

Various promotional incentives in the form of capital subsidy, excise duty exemption, concessional custom duty, tax holidays, etc., are provided to the sector in these programmes. As of now, the cumulative biomass power capacity realized is around 4,300 MW. In addition, Ministry is also implementing a MNRE-UNDP/GEF Project on “Removal of Barriers to Biomass Power Generation in India”. 

Considering that biomass is a promising source for generation of power and has the potential to provide large productive employment in rural areas, the outcome of the study may be useful in securing term loan from Banks and other Financial Institutions. This would provide an impetus to the sector through timely and adequate credit. 

As most biomass based power plants rely on agricultural residue, a significant part of the fuel supply chain is managed by the rural farmers and traders. Given the above, there exists a need for a detailed study on the social, economic and environment impacts of Biomass Power project, especially in the local rural economy. 

MNRE invites sealed offers under two bids system (Part I : Techno - Commercial Bid & Part II : Price Bid) from the Consultancy Organizations/Firms having experience and expertise in Renewable Energy(especially biomass) and livelihood for undertaking the assignment on “Study on Socio-Economic and Environment Impacts of Biomass Power Projects” under the MNRE-UNDP/GEF Project on “Removal of Barriers to Biomass Power Generation in India”. 

Interested organizations/firms may submit their proposal to the Project Management Cell (PMC) established in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Block 14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003, Telefax: 011- 24369788, Email: jainvk@nic.in. 

Last date for submission of the proposal is 30 March 2015

For more details please refer to http://www.mnre.gov.in/file-manager/advertisement/RFP-Socio-Economic-Study_2015.pdf

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