SECI recently launched chain of tenders for various sectors in the country. The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) recently issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity in the country. One for solar, one for solar with storage, and one for the solar-wind hybrid. They also said they would soon issue a tender for 1,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity to be developed in the states of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, and Assam. The ceiling tariff will be set at ₹3/kWh.
The first tender is for setting up 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected solar power projects (tranche-IV) on a pan India basis. The detailed Request for Selection (RfS) will be available for downloading by March 8, 2019.
The second tender is for setting up of 1,200 MW ISTS-connected solar-wind hybrid power projects (tranche-II). The detailed RfS will be available for download from March 8, 2019.
The third tender is for setting up of 1,200 MW ISTS-connected solar power projects with 3,600 MWh storage (ISTS-V) on a pan India basis. The detailed RfS will be available for download from March 8, 2019.
SECI had initially tendered 2,500 MW of ISTS-connected solar-wind hybrid power projects (tranche-I). Later, the capacity of ISTS-connected solar-wind hybrid power project was reduced to 1,200 MW. Since the tender was undersubscribed by 150 MW, SECI auctioned only 80 percent of the bid capacity (1,050 MW), which is 840 MW.
This month, SECI also issued a tender for 20 MW of floating solar PV projects with 60 MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on a turnkey basis in the union territory of Lakshadweep.
According to SECI for the north eastern tender, these solar PV projects will be developed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II Batch-IV. The request for selection will be made available online on or after March 20, 2019.
SECI has also invited bids for implementation of 97.5MWp grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems on government buildings in different States/Union Territories of India. The projects, under both CAPEX and RESCO models, will be awarded through international competitive bidding. The deadline for bid submission is March 27.
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