SECI floats tender for 1,200 MW wind-solar hybrid projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has requested bids for 1.2 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind-solar hybrid power projects with energy storage (Tranche-VI) across India. The bid processing fee for projects of capacity 50 MW to 99 MW is Rs 500,000 and the fee for projects of capacity 100 MW and above is Rs 1.5 million. The bidding documents are priced at Rs 29,500. Also, the bidders must submit Rs 1.22 million per MW per project as an earnest money deposit.

Each project should have a minimum capacity of 50 MW. The maximum capacity that could be allocated to a bidder would be 1,200 MW. As part of the project, an energy storage system with at least 100 MWh capacity must be deployed for every 100 MW of project capacity. The projects must be completed within 24 months of the power purchase agreement’s effective date.

Wind turbine models listed in the Revised List of Models and Manufacturers, as well as solar modules registered in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will be permitted for deployment. The hybrid projects must be structured for interconnection with the central transmission utility’s transmission network at a voltage of 220 kV or higher. The bid submission deadline is December 12, 2022.

Recently in September 2022, SECI invited proposals to develop a total of 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV capacity on buildings owned by various Central Armed Police Forces. SECI will serve as a bidding and empanelment agency for the selection and empanelment of project developers for rooftop solar projects on Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and other organisational buildings. The successful developers will also be appointed by the SECI to work for government organisations other than the MHA at the tariffs discovered through this tender.

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