The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has extended the bidding deadline for a 100 MW solar project to be set up in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The tender document was published in July 2021 and has been subject to extensions since then. The work of scope comprises design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning. The winning bidder will be responsible for operations and maintenance of the solar plants for 15 years. The initial bidding date of September 9, 2021, has been moved out to September 24, 2021.
The 100 MW solar project including land handover will take 18 months to complete after the contract is awarded. The project requires a minimum of 400 acres of land, and bidders must take this into account when submitting their proposals. The project’s cells and modules must come from the models and manufacturers included in the first list (solar modules) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) order, which was issued on March 10, 2021.
In May 2021, Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) had floated a tender that seeks to standardise the rates for the supply of solar modules for solar applications in the state. This had covered a range of capacities from 75 W to 315 W. The modules were also needed to have ten years onsite warranty conforming to the standards put out by the Bureau of Indian Standards and MNRE.