SECI invites EOIs for 160 MW of solar wind hybrid projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from global engineering, procurement and commissioning (EPC) contractors to develop a 160 MW solar-wind hybrid power project with an energy storage system in Ramagiri district of Andhra Pradesh. The successful bidder will have to set up the associated transmission facility as well as provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for a period of five years from the date of project commissioning. SECI has applied for a $200 million financial support from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Clean Technology Fund. Meanwhile, the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh will provide project infrastructure. Although SECI will own the project, it will supply power to discoms under long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs).