Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued the revised Request for Selection (RfS) bids for 150 MW Rihand Dam floating solar power project. The project will be developed on the Rihand Dam, also known as Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Reservoir, located in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. The entire project having cumulative capacity of 150 MW is sub-divided into three different packages:
- Package A : 50 MW (Connectivity at Anpara)
- Package B : 50 MW (Connectivity at Bina)
- Package C : 50 MW (Connectivity at Pipri)
For each 50 MW package, 0.6 square km (sq m) of water body will be allocated within minimum draught down level (MDDL) for development of the project. However, for each package, approximately 1.2 sq km of water body within MDDL is identified of which, the solar power developer (SPDs) has to demarcate 0.6 sq km of water body for development of each package. A single bidder must bid for a minimum 50 MW and maximum of 150 MW capacity against all the three packages.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the floating solar power project. A power purchase agreement (PPA) will be signed by the successful developers with SECI for a period of 25 years.
The project would be established on build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis. The last date for bid submission is September 28, 2018.