SECI announces deadline extension for solar tenders totalling 7.9 GW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has extended the deadline for the submission of bids for its mega solar tender of 7.5 GW capacity from January 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020. The extension in deadline was made due to finalisation of details regarding land and connectivity.. The total capacity of 7.5 GW has been divided into three packages of 2.5 GW each. These grid-connected solar power projects are slated to be developed in Leh-Kargil districts.

In January 2020, SECI issued an RfS document to set up 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected solar projects. According to the tender document, interested bidders are expected to pay an earnest money deposit of Rs 400,000 per MW. A tariff cap of Rs 2.78 per kWh has been set for the tender and project installation will be done on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis. The projects should range between 50 MW and 300 MW, and must be undertaken only in the multiples of 10 MW.

In the same month, SECI floated a tender for 100 solar street lights and 50 solar fox lights to be installed in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh. The scope of work includes the design, supply, development, manufacturing, installation, testing and commissioning of solar street lights including annual maintenance for two years.

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