The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for developing 1,070 MW of solar plants in Rajasthan. The plants will be developed on a build-own-operate basis. SECI will sign a power purchase agreement with the selected bidder for a period of 25 years. As per the tender guidelines, the power procured by SECI from the solar plants will be sold to the Rajasthan UrjaVikas Nigam Limited (RUVNL). The last date for bid submission is August 31, 2020.
The plants should have minimum individual capacities of 10 MW and shall be set up in integral values, with a cumulative capacity of 1,070 MW. Projects under construction or projects which are not yet commissioned may be considered, in case these projects are not already accepted under any other central or state schemes. The selected bidder will also be responsible for developing a dedicated transmission network to the interconnection and delivery point. All approvals, permits and clearances required for setting up of the project and dedicated transmission network upto interconnection or delivery point will also be the responsibility of the selected bidder.