Maharashtra Invites Bids to Set Up 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Maharashtra Invites Bids to Set Up 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to install 50 electric vehicle charging stations in the state.

These charging stations will be spread across seven locations.

The brief scope of work includes the planning, designing, engineering, supply, testing, erection, and commissioning of the charging stations. The successful bidder will get three months to execute the project and must provide comprehensive on-site warranty for five years.

According to the tender notice, charging stations should be compatible with Bharat DC-001 charger specification.

The last date for the submission of bids is February 20, 2019. Technical bids will open on the same date.

The estimated cost of the project is ₹10 million (~$0.14 million).

To propel the growth of EVs in India, many government and private companies have taken the initiative to establish charging stations.

Recently, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) issued a tender for setting up 100 electric vehicle charging stations in and around Bangalore.

In January 2019, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) announced that it was setting up a network of solar-based electric vehicle charging stations on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. The project will be developed under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) program of the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Government of India.

In the same month, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) signed an agreement to deliver 15 electric vehicles to the Department of Economic Affairs and 28 charging points (24 slow charging points, 4 fast charging points) have been installed in Delhi’s North Block for charging these vehicles.

In September 2018, Tata Power and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, an Indian state-owned oil and natural gas company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for setting up commercial-scale charging stations for electric vehicles at the HPCL retail outlets and other locations across India.

Recently, the Ministry of Power announced guidelines and standards for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in India.

These guidelines are expected to bring clarity to consumers and businesses such as EV charging station providers and equipment manufacturers in creating their respective development strategies.

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