SECI floats a tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS connected wind project

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has floated a tender for the development of 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected wind generation plants in India (Tranche XIII). The scope of work comprises identifying land, installation, and ownership of the project, obtaining connectivity, long-term access, and necessary approval and interconnection with the ISTS network to supply power to SECI.

As per the tender guidelines, to participate in the bidding process, the bidders must have a net worth of Rs 13.26 million per MW of quoted capacity as of the end of the preceding financial year. The bidders must have a minimum annual turnover of Rs 5.18 million per MW of quoted capacity in the previous financial year. Further, the wind project developers will be responsible for the land acquisition required to construct the projects. SECI will not be accountable for it in any manner. At the time of financial close, bidders must additionally provide information regarding the wind turbine that will be proposed to install in the project. The bid submission deadline is February 18, 2022.

Earlier this month, SECI floated a tender to set up an 8 MW grid-connected waste-to-energy project in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The scope of work comprised securing connectivity, approvals, installation, and interconnection of the project with the grid network to supply power to SECI. The winning bidder must complete the project within 18 months of signing the power purchase agreement.  The bid submission deadline is February 10, 2022.

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