SECI has invited RfS bids for the implementation of the 1,200 MW inter state transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power project (ISTS-VI) in the state. The last date for the submission of bids is August 9, 2019. The projects may consist of any number of blocks, each in multiples of 10 MW with a minimum capacity of each block being 20 MW. Besides, SECI will enter into a PPA with the successful bidder for 25 years. The project involves the development of 1,200 MW of solar PV plants in Madhya Pradesh on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis which will be connected to the designated ISTS network in the state under tariff-based competitive bidding. The project is expected to be completed in 24 months.