SECI floats tender for 8 MW grid-connected waste-to-energy project in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has floated a tender to set up an 8 MW grid-connected waste-to-energy project in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The scope of work comprises securing connectivity, approvals, installation, and interconnection of the project with the grid network to supply power to SECI.

As per the tender guidelines, to be eligible for the bidding process, the winning bidder should also make storage arrangements for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) supplied by the Department of Urban Development or Urban Local Body for 45 days of plant operation. The winning bidder must complete the project within 18 months of signing the power purchase agreement. In addition, the waste-to-energy plant must be installed, operated, and maintained to provide power on a round-the-clock basis, with an annual availability of at least 80 per cent.  If the project availability is less than 80 per cent yearly, the bidder shall be liable for liquidated damages for the deficit in performance. The liquidated damages will be equal to 200 per cent of the cost of the energy deficit. It will be determined at the current year’s applicable tariff.  The bid submission deadline is February 10, 2022.

In December 2021, SECI floated an engineering, procurement, and construction tender for a 5 MW (AC) grid-connected solar project at V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. The scope of work comprises the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of the 5 MW solar project. The winning bidder will also be responsible for operations and maintenance of the project for a period of 10 years.

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