The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has awarded 1.2 GW of hybrid wind-solar projects with energy storage for guaranteed peak power supply. As per the notification, AMP Energy Green won capacity for 100 MW at tariff of Rs 4.64 per kWh. On the other hand, ReNew Vikram Shakti was awarded a bid capacity of 600 MW for Rs 4.69 per kWh. Hero Solar Energy received 120 MW for Rs 4.72 per kWh and ACME Cleantech Solutions received 380 MW for Rs 4.73 per kWh.
The projects will be deployed across India on a “build-own-operate” basis and will be linked to the interstate transmission network. SECI will enter into a 25-year power purchase deal with hybrid power developers at the discovered pricing.
Recently, SECI requested domestic proposals to establish a 300 MW (AC) ground-mounted solar photovoltaic plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Ramagiri district. The scope of work for the successful bidder includes design, engineering, supply, building, erection, testing, and commissioning of the solar project. Additionally, it will also offer the plant with five years of operations and maintenance support.